The warm weather, sunshine, and outdoor activities that come with summer can leave your skin looking fresh and radiant -- or burnt, dry, and cracked. Depending on your skin type and how sensitive it is to sun exposure, summer can bring either delight or dread. Luckily there are some easy ways to get through the season with great skin. Here are 5 tips for glowing summer skin that won’t break the bank.
1. Keep your SPF up
Sun protection is essential for healthy, glowing skin. It’s also one of the easiest ways to prevent premature aging and other long-term effects of sun exposure. The best sunscreens are broad spectrum (i.e., they protect against both UVA and UVB rays), water-resistant, and have an SPF of 30 or higher.
Because the sun is strongest in the summer months, it’s important to keep your SPF up -- even on cloudy or overcast days. If you’re acne-prone, you should avoid using sunscreen that contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide (chemical sunscreens) as they can clog pores and cause breakouts. Instead, look for a physical sunscreen that contains ingredients like zinc oxide or avobenzone.
2. Don't forget the body
Treating your body to a summer-ready glow is just as important as treating your face. Be sure to apply sunscreen to your hands and neck, as these areas are incredibly susceptible to sun damage. We also recommend wearing a hat or sunglasses to protect your face and eyes from harmful UV rays. Regular exfoliation is a great way to keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and glowing.
You can apply a gentle scrub once or twice a week before your shower. Make sure to avoid products with coarse grains, as these can cause irritation and damage the skin. Finally, remember to moisturize! Whether you’re using a body wash, a scrub, or a moisturizer, you should be using a hydrating product on your body. Moisturizers are water-based and can trap water molecules in your skin, helping to prevent dryness and flaky patches.
3. Avoid dryness and dehydration with Magic Mushrooms
Summer heat and humidity can wreak havoc on your skin. Look for moisturizers that are designed to combat dryness and dehydration. Applying a hydrating product can help prevent dryness and flaky patches, while also improving the texture and appearance of your skin.
Our #1 pick is Daily Hydration Serum made with organic, wild harvested Tremella Mushrooms. Tremella provides a natural alternative to artificial hyaluronic acid. It helps pull mushroom into the skin, improving tone and texture. It even helps reduce fine lines and smooth our wrinkles.
Check out the 100% organic Daily Hydration Serum here.
4. Use a Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C is one of the most effective anti-aging ingredients on the market. It’s an essential nutrient that plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy skin and collagen production. In fact, a 2013 study found that vitamin C supplementation could significantly improve collagen levels in the skin. Of course, it’s important to get a Vitamin C compound that is extracted from all natural, organic sources. For higher quality serums, expect to pay extra.
Our recommendation is our Daily C-Complex Serum made from 100% organic ingredients but without the artificially high price tag. Simply apply some over your face after your cleanser has been rinsed off, and you should see noticeable results within a matter of weeks. Check out the organic Daily C Serum here.
5. Incorporate healthy habits
As with all other parts of your body, proper diet and hydration go a long way towards keeping your skin healthy and glowing. Make sure to get plenty of protein and fiber in your diet to keep your skin hydrated and plump. When it comes to hydration, water is great, but there are other healthy beverages that can hydrate you such as green tea and coconut water. Avoid sugary and caffeinated drinks, which can dehydrate and irritate your skin.
The best way to get high quality nutrition and fiber all in one easy to mix package is with our All-In-One Shakes, check them out here.
The warm weather, sunshine, and outdoor activities that come with summer can leave your skin looking fresh and radiant -- or burnt, dry, and cracked. Depending on your skin type and how sensitive it is to sun exposure, summer can bring either delight or dread.
Luckily there are some easy ways to get through the season with great skin. Use these 5 tips for glowing summer skin that won’t break the bank. Keep your SPF up, don't forget the body, use Daily Hydration Serum, try the Daily Vitamin C Serum, and incorporate healthy habits. With these tips, you can make sure your skin stays hydrated and protected throughout the season.