Summer skin care
Summer skin care should focus on sun protection
One out of every five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer during their life. That is an alarming statistic! Practicing summer skin care focused on sun protection can help reduce your risk of developing a form of skin cancer. During the summer it is important to remember to be diligent about sunscreen application and reapplication. Many of us forget that just one application in the morning isn't enough. After sweating or towel drying many sunscreens can wipe off, leaving your skin unprotected and vulnerable to burning. One sunburn experienced during childhood or adolescence can more than double the risk of developing melanoma, a common skin cancer.
Summer weather can be hot and humid. The last thing you want is a heavy moisturizer that weighs skin down. The light, fresh feel of Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion + SPF 15 is perfect for summer skin care. Your skin won't just be hydrated with Skin MD Natural + SPF 15, it will be protected from sun damage, environmental pollutants, toxins, irritants, and chemicals.
Natural summer skin care recipes
Try these natural summer skin care recipes paired with Skin MD Natural for silky smooth skin.
Kiwi facial cleanser -
Mix the following in a blender until it's smooth:
- 1 kiwi
- 1 tbsp of honey
- 1 tbsp of apricot oil
- 1 tbsp almond oil
- 1 tsp fine ground almonds
- 2 tbsp plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp orange water
- 2 drops of orange essential oil.
Gently massage the mixture onto your face and neck, leave it on for 10 minutes, and rinse with lukewarm water.
Follow up with a refreshing, rejuvenating mask:
Cool and easy strawberry facial mask:
- Mash 5 strawberries in a bowl, add 2 teaspoons of heavy cream and 1 teaspoon of honey.
- Mix well.
- Apply the mask to your face and neck, leaving it on for about 15 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Homemade summer skin care sun burn remedies
Sunscreen is one of the most important parts of any summer skin care routine. If you've ever forgotten to apply sunscreen before spending a long day outdoors during summer you know the stinging pain that sunburns can cause. To help reduce the pain of sunburns try these at-home remedies:
- Water: Drink lots of it, and take cool showers. It's important to stay hydrated, and to get the body back to a normal temperature.
- Yogurt: Simply smooth on plain yogurt, let it dry, and rinse off with cool water. It's soothing, and the probiotics and enzymes help heal the skin.
- Lavender Oil: Reduces the redness and soothes the irritation. Try mixing it with the yogurt.
- Aloe Vera: Good for any skin condition, aloe vera gel has remarkable healing properties. It also cools the skin immediately.
- Tea: Any kind of tea helps reduce inflammation. It's the tannins that do it, but since it can be difficult to cover an entire burned area with tea bags, it's best to make a pot of tea, let it cool, soak a cloth in it and lay it on the burn.
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