It seems like our skin just can’t catch a break. From the harsh cold winter to the blazing summer sun, our skin and hair are constantly being exposed to Mother Nature’s ever changing weather. And while nature might be the cause for some of our skin angst, it also provides everything we need to repair our skin from winter, and keep it healthy all summer long.
We, here at WiseLifeNaturals, have all the natural, organic skin and hair remedies you need to keep your skin radiant and your hair flowing thick and shiny during the hottest months of the year.
Most of us don’t live in areas that have year-round perfect weather, and it takes a little more planning to keep our skin looking healthy. Winter weather can strip our skin of natural oils and moisture, leaving it dry and flaky. Cranking on the heat in the car or house just makes it worse, since the heater pulls moisture out of the air, leaving even less precious humidity for your skin and hair. Hopping in a hot shower to warm up also draws out your body’s natural oils, and feverishly washing your hands to avoid getting sick can make your hands itchy, dry, and raw.
The hot summer weather can also take it’s toll on our bodies. Whether it’s staying out in the sun a little too long to try and get that summer tan, or jumping into a chlorine-filled pool to cool off, summer seems to call us to things that can damage our skin and hair. Here are five things you can do to keep your skin and hair healthy while still enjoying all that summer has to offer:
Watch Out For UV Rays
We don’t need to tell you about how the sun can damage your skin. You’ve heard since childhood that it’s important to wear sunscreen. But did you know the sun can also damage your hair? This is especially true for people with dyed hair. Luckily, there are products available to decrease the risk of sun damage to your hair and scalp.
Shop around for a natural hair products that offer a broad spectrum SPF to keep your hair and scalp as safe as possible, and for extra protection, throw on a cute floppy sun hat to protect your face, lips, and shoulders as well.
Avoid Damaging Your Hair
While we love beachy waves in our hair as much as the next girl, using heat and harsh products can wreak havoc on your locks. In recent years, sea salt sprays have become available at most stores as an alternative to using a curling iron to achieve effortless, natural waves. While this may be better than holding a 400-degree metal rod to your hair, the salt spray still extracts vital moisture.
If you can’t live without the beachy waves, try a heatless and product-less alternative. Try washing your hair at night and towel drying it, then throw it up in a loose, messy bun before you go to bed. Just shake out your dry hair in the morning, and you’ll have the same effortless style. Gently run some Argan oil through your hair to tame any frizz and flyaways.
Watch Out For Harsh Waters
We don’t want to tell you to avoid fun times in the pool or ocean this summer, but be conscientious of your delicate skin and hair. Salt water has cleansing properties, and can actually calm irritated or itchy skin and help sterilize wounds. But just like sea salt spray for your hair, too much time in the ocean can dry out your skin. Make sure to rinse and moisturize after a dip in the ocean.
Due to the chemical properties in chlorine, pool water can be even worse for your skin. If you’re going to dunk your head, saturate your hair beforehand in tap water or leave-in conditioner. Like a sponge, your hair can only hold so much liquid. While this isn’t foolproof, if you hair is already wet before you jump it, ideally it will absorb less chlorine water than dry hair. When in doubt, throw on a swim cap or keep your hair above water, especially if you have blonde hair! As with salt water, be sure to rinse and moisturize afterward.
Clean Up Your Diet
During the winter months, most of us tend to reach for comforting foods, regardless of their nutritional value. Eating heavy, greasy meals during the summertime will not only make you feel uncomfortable (have you ever sweated in the sun after stuffing yourself with a smothered burrito or a burger and fries? It’s not fun), but will also prevent your skin from being its best self.
Instead, focus on eating fruits and vegetables, and opting for proteins full of healthy fats, such as fish or nuts. Choose from one of WiseLifeNatural’s dietary supplements for radiant skin and hair to ensure that you are getting all of your essential nutrients – this is especially important during the summertime.
Stay Hydrated Inside And Out
Keeping enough water in our bodies is important to flush out harmful toxins. But during the summer, it is easy to become dehydrated. Whether you’re lounging in the pool, surfing in the ocean, or playing frisbee in the sand, make sure to take frequent water breaks (and reapply your sunscreen while you’re at it).
Drinking plenty of water will benefit your skin as well, but sometimes water just isn’t enough to keep our skin in tip top shape. Choose WiseLifeNatural’s Pure Moroccan Virgin Argan Oil for deep skin hydration to keep your skin bright and smooth all year round.