5 Ways to Love Your Skin This Summer
July 8th is National Love Your Skin Day, spreading awareness around taking care of your skin and developing a healthy skincare routine. This week on the Vibrant Health blog, we’re sharing five ways to love up your beautiful skin this summer.
5 Tips for Healthier Summer Skin
- Protect Your Skin From The Sun
- Invest in Clean Beauty Supplies
- Create a Daily Skincare Ritual
- Eat Clean and Hydrate
- Minimize Stress
1. Protect Your Skin From The Sun
One of the greatest acts of love you can show your skin: protecting it from sun damage. We’re all about beach days and spending as much time outside as possible, but be sure you’re doing it safely. That means applying (and re-applying) a broad-spectrum sunscreen that provides both UVA and UVB protection. Here are some more ways to take care of your skin this summer!
2. Invest in Clean Beauty Supplies
You care about what you put in your body, but what about what you put on your skin? This summer, make it a point to invest in clean beauty products (without parabens, harmful chemicals, or artificial fragrances). Find a brand you trust and make your own DIY products when in doubt.
3. Create a Daily Skincare Ritual
If you don’t have a daily skin routine you feel good about, it’s time to create one! Now that you’ve stocked up on clean beauty products, set aside time to apply your daily cleanser, moisturizer, SPF, and other essentials. Consider adding a face roller into your skin ritual— such as an ice roller or jade face roller — to help increase circulation while de-puffing. Win, win!
4. Eat Clean and Hydrate
Ready for a summer skin glow up? Be sure you’re staying hydrated — from the inside out! Eat clean, gut-friendly foods like whole grains, healthy fats, fermented foods, and fresh produce (especially water-packed foods such as watermelon and cucumber). And be sure to hydrate throughout the day with water or coconut water. We love adding cucumber, lemon, or fresh herbs — like mint or basil — for a refreshing summer twist!
5. Minimize Stress
Studies show that stress can wreak havoc on the skin — including causing acne and eczema flare ups. Turns out there is a brain-skin connection; skin is the largest organ of the body after all. Need to cool down and find a mindful moment? Here are some ways to help minimize-stress this season!
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