Due to the dry nature of the winter months, our skin can be often left dehydrated and flakey. But don't fear, with a little extra TLC you'll have summer-ready skin in no time at all. The best news is, you can do this yourself. All it takes is a few good products, a little time and a very small budget.
Here's my 4 step plan to prep your skin for summer
The first step for any good skincare routine is exfoliating. Proper exfoliation removes dead skin cells which can clog the skin, it speeds up the renewal process and allows for healthy new cell growth.
Because of this, it gives the face an instant glow. A good quality scrub will moisturize your skin whilst exfoliating.
Some scrubs on the market can be too harsh, especially if you’re using it on the face so be mindful when choosing. Always read the ingredients to make sure they're as natural as possible. Beefriendly have a fantastic one that ticks all the boxes when it comes to what's in it, and here's why:
USDA Certified Organic and all Natural means no nasty ingredients while naturally exfoliating your skin
Nutrient-dense all-natural ingredients FEED your skin
Organic Cane Sugar acts as a natural exfoliant that gently dissolves as you use it and won't clog pores
Organic Coconut Oil mixed with the Organic cane sugar creates a naturally soothing and perfect blend that will leave your skin looking even and soft as it aids in closing pores.
Organic Fractionated Coconut Oil - MCT Oil - Keep the oils in a more liquid state which allows for deeper penetrate without clogging pores
Organic Raw Honey acts as an antibiotic and very hydrating for your skin. It also stimulates collagen helping to stimulate skin cell regeneration.
Every ingredient has a BENEFICIAL EFFECT on the skin
Light refreshing natural scent (Non-drying)
Full Body Scrub that is Gentle Enough for your Face while strong enough for your feet.
“I like the facial scrub very much. I've always had what women call delicate skin, softer skin searched often for better face, body products. I've tried/used many different scrubs and feel this is the best cleaning, invigorating yet soothing and gentle facial scrub I've ever used. I let me face dry awhile and then apply the face/eye cream which I also like”
Take the time to find the right moisturizer for your skin type. Your skin has its own unique needs, whether you have extremely dry skin or one that tends to be oily, daily moisturizing is an important part of keeping your skin healthy.
Choosing moisturizers that are natural and contain no chemicals is key to really nourishing the skin.
Beefriendly pride themselves on the fact that Every ingredient has a BENEFICIAL EFFECT.
Now you’ve prepped the skin its time for the most important part. Sun protection.
Never go out in the sunshine without wearing a high quality, Organic SPF. It will protect your skin from harmful UV rays and also prevent premature ageing.
Again, be mindful of your choice of sunscreen, there are a lot of chemical-laden formulations that won’t do you, or the environment any good. Make sure you choose at least SPF 30, especially for the face.
Want gorgeous skin? Wear SPF every day!
5. Create a routine
The best way to prep and maintain great skin throughout the summer and beyond is to establish a routine around your skincare.
Make a habit of scrubbing once a week, followed by a full-body moisturize. Keep your SPF in your make up bag so that you remember to apply it every morning and carry it with you in your handbag to re-apply.
Do this for a couple of weeks or so and your new skincare habits will become second nature!
Of course, great skin is more than a good scrub and moisturize! Cultivating a healthy lifestyle is key. Drinking lots of fresh filtered water, eating leafy greens, and getting enough exercise. And laugh, laugh often, spend time with those who lift you up and bring you joy. Hello summer glow!
Lisa is a contributing writer for Bee-friendly. A certified holistic health coach, blogger & yoga teacher for 10 years. Passionate about health and wellness, natural remedies and plant-based nutrition. You can find her on Instagram @livesimplylisa
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