Everybody knows that the summer sun and dry heat can wreak havoc on your skin! Since this is also the time where we tend to bear more of it (in our swim suits, shorts, etc.) this is a good time to review some tips to keep your largest organ (your skin!) healthy and happy! Everyone is talking about Eminence summer skin care, including Well+Good and Elle Canada. Good thing we’ve got everything you need to know, right here.
When you remove dry skin from the surface, you instantly get a smoother appearance. Without a regular scrub, dead skin cells and oil tend to build up and can clog pores, not to mention make our skin look dull overall. As we age our skin’s natural ability to generate and shed skin cells slows down, so regular exfoliation helps the skin stay fresh and young. Also, gentle exfoliation stimulates the outer dermal layers to regenerate more quickly! Throwing a scrub into your routine will also help improve the appearance of your summer glow, but we’ll talk a little more about sun care later on..
Eminence has several yummy sugar scrubs that you can use to to give your skin some scrubby-love. The advantage of a sugar scrub is three fold:
- Sugar is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment into the skin. So when you apply products with sugar or sugar derivatives, they’ll actually help hydrate your skin and keep moisture within.
- Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that penetrates the skin, encouraging cell turnover and generating fresher, younger-looking skin.
- Small sugar granules are generally gentler than salt, which can cause microscopic tears in the skin.
Particularly for summer we love the Coconut Sugar Scrub. Something about coconuts and hot weather just seems to work so well! But of course, there are many different ‘flavors’ for you to experience – Shop Sugar Scrubs
Now this seems like a given, but many people underestimate how important it is to replenish the skin’s moisture, especially in the hot summer months. Particularly in the Okanagan it is very dry, and so a regular moisturizing routine is critical to keep your skins’ balance. Hydration is what allows skin to function at peak performance. Skin cells in this condition can rapidly repair themselves and turnover fresh cells, which means huge anti-aging benefits down the road. Besides the health benefits, moisturizing is refreshing! Especially with the Eminence Stone Crop body lotion, chalk full of soothing and healing ingredients. The entire Stone Crop line is great for un-even or sun-damaged skin.
Overall this is something you really shouldn’t overlook any time of year, so get your lotion on – Shop Body Lotions
3) Sun Care
Of course, of course we all know over exposure to the sun is super damaging to our skin! But many of us are unaware of some of the real benefits of sunlight such as increased Vitamin D, increased energy, reduced levels of depression and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), increased heart health, and more. Also, exposure to the sun can help with certain skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne and eczema.
Now the key is everything in moderation! Proper sun protection is vital to enjoying a day at the beach with out sizzling your poor skin. Not all sunscreen is created equal of course, and some can contain pretty nasty ingredients that are not a pleasure to apply (to touch or smell!). Luckily Eminence has you covered with their organic, natural Vanilla Body SPF. It smells divine and protects you with and SPF 32. Don’t forget about your lips as well, the delicate skin is easily dried and burned in the hot summer sun, so be sure to stock up on petroleum-free SPF lip balm as well.
If you have a hard time heading out without your make-up on even in the summer, Experts suggest using a mineral cosmetic with SPF. A dual duty SPF option is Eminence Sun Defense Minerals. These act as a great natural makeup powder and sun protection all in one – coverage and protection that you can throw in your beach bag!
If you over do it, and it happens, you can heal and soothe the damage with a great after-sun product like the cooling Aloe Mint Hydrating Gel. Get your beach bag essentials – Shop Sun Care
That’s the basics of your summer skin care! A little hack I like to share on a hot summer day is throw one of your toners in the cooler or fridge and give yourself a nice spritz when you’re feeling overheated, its refreshing and balancing for the skin. A particular favorite is the Lime Refresh Tonique. On a final note, summer is a busy time and we don’t always get around to all the errands we need to do (and who wants to be doing errands anyway?) so to pick up these summer essential products and your other favorites you can shop our Online Store – Convenient and free shipping on orders over $100!