Do you have plans to spend all summer basking in the sunshine? Are you jumping on the next flight out to the coast? Are the mountains calling? Is the fam finally getting together for an overdue reunion?
No matter what is in store for you this summer, hopefully some vitamin D brought to you by sunshine is in the works for you. Heaven knows many Americans spent most of last summer abiding by the stay at home orders and unless you were one of the lucky ones to have a pool in your backyard, it’s likely you didn’t get the tan you were hoping for. But that’s all about to change.
It’s time we talk a little about skincare, and not just regular skincare, but summer skincare, from sun protection to wearing masks in the summer heat to keeping your skin hydrated especially in the unfortunate case of a sunburn. With a couple tricks up your sleeve - from collagen to aloe vera to plain old water - flawless summer skin is as achievable as ever.
Summer Skincare 101
So recently there’s been a bit of a hullabaloo surrounding sunscreen and whether or not it’s safe for the body, and while it’s entirely up to you whether or not you’ll be using sunscreen this summer, we found Dr. Jennifer Linn’s comments onthe safety of sunscreen to be quite convincing. In addition to preventing both skin cancer and the aging effects of the sun, the Harvard Medical doctor assures that the nanoparticles used in the physical blockers in sunscreen “have not been shown to penetrate beyond the level of the skin and migrate into the bloodstream, which means that they are unlikely to create health risks.” So if sunbathing is in your future, be sure to stock up on sunscreen to keep sunburn at bay.
Sunburn happens. And while it’s best to take preventative methods to avoid it in the first place, when those UV rays get the better of you it’s helpful to know what to do to ease discomfort and promote healing.
While wearing face masks during the winter time probably protected the skin on our cheeks and lips from getting ultra chapped, as well as provided a little extra unexpected warmth, wearing masks during the sweltering heat of the summer probably won’t provide the same amount of comfort. Unfortunately, sweaty skin beneath cotton masks is a battlefield we’ll have to learn to navigate, but these tips might help us get the upper hand on summer maskne:
Switching gears here, we’re not talking about cloth face masks, we’re talking about skincare masks, made with rich ingredients meant to cleanse, brighten and hydrate the skin. These are a great way to give your skin some love whether you spent all day out in the sun or suffocating it underneath a mask. For optimal skin lovin’, steer clear of store bought masks that contain nasties like sulfates and parabens, ormake your own DIY masks with the purest ingredients your pantry has to offer.
Skincare from the inside out
Taking good care of your skin starts with what you put into your body and ends with how you care for it on the outside. To prevent inflammation, boost hydration and keep it as clear and glowing as possible, drinking plenty of water every day is step one. Step two is mixing two scoops ofBUBS Naturals Collagen Protein Powder orThe Fountain of Youth Formula into one of your glasses of water to give added nutrients and proteins to your skin (and entire body). And step three is all those external treatments - applying sunscreen, keeping those cloth masks clean and bacteria-free, and exfoliating, moisturizing, cleansing and toning with facial masks when you need that extra TLC.