Long days of sunshine, drier weather, and pool days all contribute to dehydrated and dry skin during summertime. Protect your skin from dangerous UV rays and painful dryness without chemicals or toxic ingredients with intentional summer skincare.
Step One: Body Wash
If your skin feels tight, dry, or like it has a thin layer of soap leftover from your current body wash, it’s time for an upgrade. Look for ingredients like aloe vera, citric acid, and sunflower seed oil that thoroughly cleanse without stripping your skin. Summer weather is harsh on any skin type, but especially those prone to dryness.
Organic body wash ingredients, from vegetable glycerin to green tea seed oil, can be safer on the skin and aren’t processed like traditional body washes. Stay away from formulas that use parabens and sulfates, which unnecessarily strip and dry skin while cleansing. For fragrance-sensitive types, avoid synthetic scents and choose body washes that use whole essential oils like cedarwood or sandalwood oils.
Step Two: Exfoliation
After washing skin with a creamy body wash, exfoliate skin with a body mask that moisturizes while removing dead skin cells. Vegetable-sourced lactic acid naturally dissolves the top layer of dead skin without stripping it, allowing natural oils like orange peel and glycerin to moisturize from the surface level down to deeper layers.
Start introducing exfoliation to your summer skin care routine to keep skin smooth and moisturized. Because your skin needs time to regrow new cells and regenerate, only exfoliate one to three times a week. If you have naturally sensitive skin, be careful how long you leave on a body mask and patch test before using it from head to toe.
Step Three: Body Lotion
If you feel like your normal body lotion sits on top of your skin and doesn’t keep it moisturized longer than a few hours, you need deeper skin hydration. Traditional body lotions often use parabens to preserve the formula, however, parabens generate a range of health concerns, and make it tough for the lotion to penetrate the surface of the skin.
Choose a formula with organic body lotion ingredients like vegetable glycerin and green and white tea extract. These ingredients moisturize while controlling harmful enzymes with natural anti-inflammatory properties. This often happens during the summer months with increased exposure to the sun and warmer temperatures.
Shea butter, olive oil, and sunflower seed oil are also fantastic ingredients that naturally hydrate skin at a deeper level, removing the ashy look that often happens with dry skin. Sunflower seed oil, in particular, delivers knock-out nourishment that prevents water loss and protects the skin barrier.
Step Four: Chemical-Free Sunscreen
Lastly, the most important summer skincare essential, everyday chemical-free sunscreen. Non-nano zinc oxide provides natural SPF 20 protection from UVA/UVB rays. This sun shield is necessary for preventing sun damage and decreasing signs of aging, especially for women in their late 20s and early 30s.
Sunscreen formulas that provide extra antioxidant properties like red raspberry seed, broccoli seed, and pomegranate seed oils fight free radicals and strongly soothe inflamed skin. Protect your skin from summer hazards with intentional care that hydrates, strengthens, and nourishes at every level.
About True Botanicals
True Botanicals creates high-performance formulas by combining nontoxic and natural skin care ingredients to target specific skin issues. Their collections include Aging, Acne, Rosacea, and Pregnancy products that deliver uncompromising nourishment and radiant skin.
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