How to Kiss the Sun and Get Away With It! A 3-Step Approach for Summer
As the temperature soars and all you can think of is shedding away your clothes, you can do your skin a favor and shed the makeup too! Yes, we said it - #NoMakeup. Beat the heat and let your skin shine with a minimal summer skincare routine.
Step 1: First up HYDRATE, HYDRATE and Hydrate some more!
It’s as simple as sipping some water. One of the best health (and beauty) tips for summer is to drink plenty of water.
Eight cups (8 fluid ounces) is the daily average. However, the true amount of water intake depends on several factors including age, gender, level of activity as well as environmental factors. Doctors recommend at least 30ml/kg of body weight.
Water keeps skin cells hydrated and plumps up the skin cells making it look youthful.
Additionally, it flushes impurities and toxins out of the system keeping your skin fresh and clean aiding in reducing the breakouts and acne.
- If you do drink as much water but yet feel your skin is thirsty, you could try a moisturizer like OROGOLD 24K Bio-Brightening Skin Tone Moisturizer SPF 30, a moisturizer with the added benefit of sunscreen.
- Not only does it hydrate and moisten the skin, it also promotes a fresh, blemish-free skin.
- It protects your skin from sun damage with an effective SPF of 30 while Vitamin A Retinyl Palmitate, Vitamin E and Gold embellish the skin with a radiant and youthful-looking glow. Pure 24K Magic!
And finally, to quote the wise words of Mary Schmich, reiterated by Baz Luhrmann;
“If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists.”
So don’t forget to use a good sunscreen.
Step 2: The ultimate MAKEUP-Detox
If you are guilty of being a makeup addict, the first step is acceptance, the second like any good de-addiction center would recommend is Detox.
Since you’re already drinking 8 cups of water, squeeze a lemon in one of those cups and add all that Vitamin C goodness. A tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar works wonders too.
Pro Tip: A spoon full of raw honey takes away the bitter-sour after-taste of cider.
Maybe 8 cups of water is a bit too boring, drop a cup or two of water and drink more tea. Nettle, ginger, dandelion, and sarsaparilla root teas can do wonders for the skin and overall wellness.
Pro Tip: Don’t throw away the used tea bags. Chuck them in the freezer and use them as cooling pads for your eyes after a hard day’s work.
Remember that old adage an apple a day keeps the doctor away?
Well, apples are sure to help you going through the sweltering summers. Apples are packed with the fiber pectin that helps detox metals, and food additives that have accumulated in your body.
Ensure this summer you eat fresh to keep fresh.
Now for the big guns, a mud mask can slough away impurities of your skin, unclog clogged pores, and revitalize the skin. Slather on a nice thick coat and let it sit for a good 15-20 min. Follow it with sitting for a while in a warm bath to let the ingredients work their magic. Rinse off and enjoy the freedom. It keeps the oil in check, eliminating that pesky greasy build up.
If your skin is still feeling a bit of a hangover from all the makeup, time to step it up a bit and scrub those toxic pigments off. Well, not really scrub; gently exfoliate a few times a week.
You could use 1 cup of finely ground sea salt mixed with a quarter cup of extra virgin olive oil, but even this down-to-earth all natural exfoliation can be a bit too harsh for sensitive skin.
Instead facial peels act as a safer substitute, a good peel will sweep away rough, dry skin, dissolve remnants of makeup as well as remove excess oil and other impurities. A peeling gel does all of the above and safely takes care of blackheads and leaves your face looking flawlessly clean.
Let’s be honest you came here looking for a minimalist easy-to-do summer skincare routine. Most hard working ladies don’t have the luxury to lounge about in steam baths and mud packs. And, even the best of us stand guilty of forgetting to take proper care of our skin.
That’s exactly why this summer arm yourself with BeautyFrizz Green Tea Facial Wipes.
- These wipes are nothing short of an on-the-go facial cleanse and is an absolute must-have.
- Imbibed with the astringent properties of Green Tea these wipes penetrate deep, ridding the skin of dirt, oil and
- It will not only instantly cool your skin leaving it well hydrated but also get rid of oil and leave your skin look matte.
Step Three: Rejuvenate and Protect
After purging your system of toxins and your face of makeup, it’s time to add some wholesome goodness to bring back that inner glow and throw shade on summer’s sun with your flawless skin.
But first, you need to stay cool. Do that with a mint-cucumber cooler. Blend a cucumber with a sprig of mint with equal parts of ice in a blender; add a bit of lemon and a tiny pinch of salt to perk things up. P.S. Save two slices of the cucumber to cool down your weary eyes.
Alternatively, you could use the same recipe as a face pack that will act as a cooling face toner, just add powdered oats to it to thicken it to the consistency of a paste. Similarly, the tropical Papaya that contains naturally occurring BHA (beta hydroxyl acid) as well as papin and other enzymes, helps remove dead skin cells and leaves the skin looking bright and youthful. It also helps soothe sunburn!
If you find your skin getting a bit too dry try a papaya honey face mask, but if the heat has your face leaching oil, give Papaya and dried orange peel powder will help put that to rest.
If you want flawless skin it’s essential that you ensure you get an adequate amount of Vitamin C, especially in summer when your skin needs a boost of vitamin C the most.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined links between nutrient intakes and skin aging in 4,025 women aged 40-74. It found that higher vitamin C intakes were associated with a lower likelihood of a wrinkled appearance, dryness of the skin, and a better skin-aging appearance.
Vitamin C, aka ascorbic acid, is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues especially the formation of collagen. Vitamin C is also one of the most powerful antioxidants that can protect against damage caused by the dreaded free radicals, as well as toxic chemicals and pollutants.
Which is why Vivo Per Lei Vitamin C + Amino Day Moisturizer is really a must-have, it delivers a dose of Vitamin C directly to the skin. The moisturizer softens and hydrates the skin with Palm Oil and Shea Butter while Vitamin C, Pro-Vitamin B5, Gold help your skin look young and prevents hyper-pigmentation.
Keep the summertime sadness away from your skin with this #NoMakeup facial detox routine, and brace yourself to face the sun rays without compromising on your beauty.