By Cydni Richardson
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Summer is the season of sun-kissed adventures, enjoying the outdoor escapades, and endless moments of joy in the sun. As the sun graces us with its warmth during these summer months, it’s essential to adapt our skincare routine to embrace the beauty of the summer season while keeping our skin healthy and glowing. In this blog, we’ll share valuable tips and insights to help you achieve that vibrant summer glow.
Sunscreen, Your Skin’s Best Friend
As an advocate for healthy, radiant skin, I cannot stress enough the paramount importance of sun protection when aiming for that irresistible summer glow. Yes, embrace the sunshine, but also prioritize your skin’s well-being by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least Sun-Protection Factor (SPF) 30. Trust me, this step is non-negotiable, regardless of your skin type or tone – it’s a must for everyone, including melanated folks. Sunscreen works as a powerful shield against the damaging effects of UV rays, further preventing premature aging and potential skin damage. For those with melanin-rich skin, it’s true that we have a natural built-in defense against the sun’s rays due to the higher melanin levels. However, this doesn’t mean we can skip sun protection altogether. UV rays can still wreak havoc on our skin, causing hyperpigmentation, sunburn and an array of other concerns. So let’s make sure we are making sun protection a daily habit.
Hydration, Inside & Out
If you haven’t realized by now, staying hydrated is extremely important, not only for our overall health but also for the radiant glow of our beautiful skin. Hydration is truly the key to unlocking our inner and outer glow. Our skin thrives when it’s well-hydrated and the benefits are undeniable. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day is a simple yet powerful way to maintain our body’s moisture levels and support the skin’s natural functions. When we’re properly hydrated, our skin looks plump, youthful, and more vibrant. It helps combat dryness of skin, which can sometimes be a huge concern for people with melanated skin. By drinking water throughout the day you help your skin flush out toxins, regulate your body temperature, and will provide your skin with essential nutrients needed for your skin to give off that radiant glow!
Nourish with Lightweight Moisturizers
As the temperature rises during the summer months our skin tends to become naturally more prone to oiliness. Ditch those heavy creams and embrace lightweight, natural moisturizers that work wonders for your skin. Trust me, this simple switch can make all the difference in maintaining that healthy, radiant glow we all love. Try going for water-based and lightweight formulas like a Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Rosewater Toner or even Aloe Vera Gel. This will help you strike that perfect balance for your skin providing it with just the right amount of hydration, without weighing it down.
Lip Love and Care
Don’t overlook the importance of protecting your lips from those powerful sun rays. Just like we shield our skin with sunscreen, our lips need some love too. The skin on our lips is incredibly thin and lacks the protective pigment found in the rest of our skin. This makes them particularly vulnerable to the sun’s harmful UV rays. Exposing our lips to excessive sun can lead to dryness, chapping, and even painful sunburns — and trust me I don’t think that would be a good look for anyone. The secret to keeping your lips soft, supple and protected is as simple as using a lip balm with Sun Protection Factor SPF. No need to overcomplicate things. Switch to a Don’t forget it’s just as important to protect your lips from the harsh summer elements and the rays of the sun. You can opt for a lip balm with SPF to shield your lips from getting dry and sunburned. Be sure to look at the ingredients in your lip balm, choose ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, or jojoba oil. These plant based oils will not only moisturize but will leave your lips feeling nice and soft.
After-Sun Care Rituals
After a day of sun-soaked activities and adventures, taking care of your skin with a soothing after-sun ritual is a must. As the sun sets, and you wind down for the evening, start your after sun-care ritual by gently cleansing your skin to wash away all sweat, dirt, and any lingering sunscreen residues. However, the key to a successful after-sun cleanse lies in choosing the right products that not only effectively cleanse but also nurture your skin like RICH Soaps natural soap which won’t strip your skin of it’s natural oils, leaving it feeling hydrated, soft and refreshed without the additional dryness and discomfort.
Achieving a vibrant summer glow while maintaining healthy and glowing skin only requires a few essential steps. By incorporating these tips and insights into your summer skincare routine, you can confidently enjoy the beauty of the summer season to the fullest while keeping your skin feeling healthy and radiant. Remember, protecting and caring for your skin not only enhances its appearance but also contributes to its overall well-being. So go ahead, savor those sun-kissed moments and adventures and let your skin radiate with the joy from summer.
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