Monthly Archives: August 2018

Things About Sunscreen You Need to Know

after sunbathing tipsSunscreen is a very important item that we need to have at hand during summer. Sunscreen is our initial defense against the sun’s harsh rays. On days where the sun shines the brightest, sunscreen can be a great aide to prevent your skin from being damaged while you’re out and about. However, just picking out a random sunscreen won’t do the trick. You’ll want to get the sunscreen that works best for you.
In order to get the best idea on which sunscreen you should be using, here are some things you need to know about sunscreen:
– We’re told to get the sunscreen with the highest SPF. SPF, or sun-protecting factor, is the number of times the sunscreen can protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. While high SPF is a plus, it’s not really the best criteria for a sunscreen. You’ll want to get a sunscreen that has a wide-spectrum. Wide spectrum sunscreens block both UVA and UVB radiation. These rays can be harmful to the body thus it’s a good selector for your next sunscreen.
– Sunscreen can only last up to two to three hours on your skin. In most cases, we only apply sunscreen once and never think about it. Much like how lotions and creams work, sunscreen has to be re-applied to one’s skin to keep it from being harmed. Another tip to consider is, you’ll want to let the sunscreen seep into your skin. Before heading out or taking a dip, apply your sunscreen at least thirty minutes beforehand. This is the ample amount of time for the sunscreen to be absorbed.
– Sunscreen should be applied on any season. We’re mostly particular to putting on sunscreen during summer but even spring; autumn and winter are ideal seasons for you to put on your sunscreen.

DIY Natural Lotions for Healthy Skin

DIY LotionLotions are normally manufactured. We’ve been told that using lotions is going to help us keep our skin good. However, trying out various lotions can be taxing. Not to mention the amount of trash you’ll end up with every time you run out of lotion. No one wants to keep empty bottles of lotion but no one also wants to keep discarding their plastics to
add to a land fill.

 

Thankfully, there are ways to get your moisturizing done and from organic means too. It can be a little hard to imagine how to get your lotions from natural means but you can actually concoct a homemade version of industrial lotions. You’ll need some ingredients which aren’t that hard to find if you’re the type to scour around the grocery or local market.

One mixture of natural lotion can be made from a cup of aloe vera, some beeswax, jojoba oil, your essential oil of choice and vitamin E oil. Firstly, you’ll want to put together in a cup the aloe vera, vitamin E and the essential oil. Set this aside until it has turned warm or in room temperature. In a separate bowl, put in the jojoba oil and beeswax. Make sure to grate the beeswax so it is easier for it to break down. Put the bowl on top of a bigger bowl of water and put on low heat. Let it sit until the wax has clear. Stir slowly and quickly take off the heat. Put the mixture into a blender where you can let it cool for a bit, and blend on low as well, you don’t want it to clump up. Add in the aloe vera mixture gradually but in a steady stream. If the liquid stiffens at the top, pause and stir with a spatula. Once the mixture has thickened to a lotion’s consistency, place it in glass jars for storage.

Tips for Stress-Free Skin This Summer

tanning stressStress can do a lot to our skin. From turning it dry to inducing a lot of skin ailments; stress is never a positive aspect of our lives. If you’ve been looking tired and have wanted to make the most out of summer, try to ease out the stress of your body little by little. Since our skin is the common output of stress, you may want to consider some of these tips to make it look stress-free:

– Since it’s going to be hot these next few days, try to stay out of the sun as much as you can. Put on a good amount of sunscreen to protect your skin if you plan to be out and about. Make sure to choose a sunscreen that has a wide spectrum, can block off UVA and UVB. It’s also a good practice to re-apply the sunscreen every two to three hours.

– Moisturize your skin as often as possible. Due to the hot climate, your skin is going to be dry most of the time. Make it a habit to bring a moisturizer in your bag and apply whenever you feel how dry your skin is. It would also be great if you can make use of natural choices for moisturizing your skin.

– Eat food that can help nurture your skin. Food high in water content is going to be a great value to your skin. These can be watermelon, oranges and etcetera. You can also avoid junk food, oily food and such, to avoid breakouts or causing your skin to react differently in the heat.

– Stay in the shade when you can. While you can make the most out of your sunscreen, it’s still a good idea to avoid the sun when you can. Remember, the sunscreen can only do so much thus it’s a good idea to make use of the shade when you’re able to.

Best Ways To Protect Hair During Summer

summer hairSummer is a very trying season. Not only is it hot, it can be very punishing to your body as well. One of the common things to do during summer is sunbathing. True, we can lather our body in a lot of sunscreen but we leave our hair to the sun’s damage too. If you want to avoid leaving the beach with dry, brittle hair, you can follow some of these tips for better hair care during summer:

  • If you are going to be sunbathing, lather a good amount of conditioner to your damp hair and wrap a towel around it. This should help keep your hair nourished while you soak as much of the sun’s rays.
  • Make sure to wear a hat when you can. Most individuals opt out of wearing a headgear during the summer days because of how hot it can be. It’s actually a good practice to don a cap or a loose hat to keep your hair protected from the sun’s rays or to keep your head cool. These can be quite helpful on the days that the sun shines the brightest.
  • Put some love into your hair but nourishing it after a long day out. Your hair can end up damaged and dry after being outside too long. Try to avoid a hot shower and cool off once you get home. Lather a good amount of conditioner and let it sit for a while. Rinse the suds off and gently dry your hair, none of the pulling around and using a hair dryer. Those things can really damage the follicles.
  • Reinvigorate your hair with some argan oil after a good bath. Argan oil can help in reviving your hair after a long day. Slowly massage the oil to your scalp and leave it be.