We don’t have to tell you that the Dog Days of Summer are here! Toasty temperatures and summer staycations are in full swing. We’re halfway through the summer, so we thought it would be a great time to share our Summer Skincare Glow Up suggestions.

Wash Away Impurities

It’s ironic that the time of year when we show more skin is precisely the same time of year when breakouts are most common. If you’re cleaning and exfoliating daily but still experiencing breakouts, it may be time to up your game with a detox. We recommend products made with charcoal to help absorb and remove bacteria and toxins from the skin. A quick 10-20 minute mask on the face, neck and décolleté or an all-over body wash with a charcoal soap will help purify your skin and banish breakouts.

Clearing Clogged Pores

Sweat, sunscreen, excess oil and pollution are inevitable when spending more time outdoors. Unfortunately, they can also lead to clogged pores. It’s super important to scrub away sunscreen and sweat after a morning workout or trip to the beach to avoid creating a perfect environment for breakouts and blackheads. Scrub away the sweat, dirt and sunscreen with a natural loofah and cleanser or a quality body scrub made with sea salt or sugar.

After You Take that Dip

Pool time goes together with summer-like salt on the lip of a glass of a delicious margarita. Taking a dip is a great way to cool off from the summer heat, but chlorine is notorious for drying out your skin and hair. To combat this, always rinse off with clean water after a dip in the pool until you can take an actual bath or shower. Chlorine breaks down your body’s natural oils, so quench your thirsty skin with a hydrating body butter or body oil. To combat straw-like, after-pool hair, leave-in your hair conditioner to help soften and revive your hair.

Summertime Is Not So Kind to Sensitive Skin

Heat, chlorine, sunscreen, sweat, and even frequent shaving can trigger itchy patches on your skin, especially if you suffer from eczema and psoriasis. Here are a few summer suggestions to prevent the “Summertime Sensitive Skin Itch:”

  • Take cool showers and limit exposure to warm or hot water
  • Use gentle, fragrance free products made with natural ingredients
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes made from natural materials like cotton or bamboo
  • Use mineral-based sunscreens
  • Avoid scratching itchy patches to avoid making it worse
  • Hydrate your skin often with body butter, body oil and face cream

Take Away This

This piece of advice is the mantra of 2020…Wash your hands and stop touching your face! Most importantly, this recommendation helps to prevent the spread of germs and will also help keep your skin clearer.

For more ideas on skin care, hair care, eczema relief and more, check out our recent blogs.

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