You can’t be too careful when it comes to skin protection. Particularly during the hot months where we are more likely to experience sunburn.
Sunscreen is your best friend!
We all know that it’s important to apply sunscreen every day. We recommend using a 50 SPF sunscreen when you are out in the sun. However, it’s also important to identify any toxins that may be in the sunscreen product/s you are using. Harmful ingredients, such as octyl and methoxycinnamate are common additives that should be avoided.
Drink plenty of water
Water enables our bodies to function at optimum levels and will help keep our skin tight. We recommend drinking at least two litres of water every day. On very hot summer days or after exercise we may need to drink more because our body is likely to lose more water!
Cleanse your skin
Adopting a natural and regular face-cleaning regime can help remove unwanted toxins and dirt from the skin. This will help to achieve the naturally glowing complexion we all strive for.
What we eat comes through in our face. If we have a diet full of too much sugar and salt, our skin can often look dull or experience breakouts. Include high water content fruits in your diet, such as watermelon, cucumber, oranges and lettuce, which will give you nutrients and anti-oxidants. We also recommend including lots of green vegetables in your diet as they help to improve the immune system and decreases stress level in the body.
Spending too much time in the sun can dry out the skin. At the end of a long and hot summer’s day, rejuvenate skin in the shower! Mix the juice of one lemon with five tablespoons of sugar and one tablespoon of olive oil, apply in the shower and scrub before rinsing well. Lemon contains natural alpha-hydroxy fruit acids to loosen the “glue” that binds dead skin cells together, while sugar is a gentle exfoliator that cleans pores and increases cell turnover. Olive oil is rich in vitamin E to nourish and condition the skin.