How to Stay Radiant & Glowing All Summer Long
With Memorial Day fasting approaching, it’s hard to believe summer is already here! And while things are not how we imagined they’d be a few months ago, we’re excited about the sunshine and good weather.
The summer sun and heat can create skin challenges though so it is important to take the time to care for your skin while enjoying the season.
Here are some tips to help you get glowing for summer.
Limit your sun time. The sun’s rays are most intense between 10am and 2pm. During that time, stay cool in the shade by sitting under an umbrella or a shade tree to enjoy the outdoors without risking additional UV exposure.
Stay hydrated. Even if you’re being careful not to spend too much time directly in the sun, spending more time outdoors can lead to drier skin. Beyond drinking lots of water, keep skin hydrated by regularly using products like moisturizing toners, cleansers, & moisturizers.
Slather on the sunscreen and don’t forget to reapply. While we do not yet offer a sunscreen in our line, we are big believers that everyone (all skin tones!) should wear sunscreen every day to protect their skin from harmful UV rays.
We recommend using at least a broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen (or higher) and reapplying at least every 2 hours you are outside (more often if you are swimming or sweating). Your skin will thank you for it later.
Cover up. Make a wide brim hat your must-have fashion accessory of the season. Consider wearing clothing that covers skin exposed to the sun—such as long-sleeve shirts, pants, and sun protective clothing. And don’t forget your sunglasses, too!
Keep breakouts at bay. You’ll want to keep you skin clean to ensure you have removed the dirt and sweat from a day in sun. Natural ingredients such as Tea Tree Oil can also help to purify your skin and help promote a healthy skin microbiome. Our Rescue Pore-Minimizing Toner features Tea Tree Oil to help reduce the appearance of imperfections, like whiteheads, blackheads, and blemishes, so that you can reveal your natural glow.
Cool showers. After a hot day in the sun or a particularly intense workout, a cool shower can feel refreshing and invigorating. While hot showers can dry out your skin (especially long ones), cool showers can help tighten skin, improve circulation, and soothe skin conditions like acne or sunburn. Cool showers can also seal in moisture!
Repair the damage. Keep your skin hydrated and use products with antioxidants to keep your skin barrier healthy. Antioxidants can help fight against and prevent the effects of free radicals because they donate an electron to free radicals, thereby reducing their reactivity. The Nuria Defend Collection includes seven different products, each one rich with antioxidant benefits.
Exfoliate. Exfoliating your skin once or twice a week is a helpful addition to your routine for clearing away dirt and oil that can clog pores. It can also give you an instant glow by removing the dead skin cells that can make your skin look dull.
Eat a diet rich in antioxidants. Foods such as cantaloupe, watermelon, berries, citrus fruits, soy products, and carrots can help increase your blood antioxidant levels to fight oxidative stress and sun damage. Plus they are often refreshing on a hot summer's day.
So there you have it. Some easy ways to keep your skin healthy and “happy-glow-lucky” until well after Labor Day. Happy Summer everyone!