There are so many options when it comes to taking care of your skin. Although there are numerous products, it is very important to make sure that everything you put on your skin is as non-toxic as possible.
The skin is the body's biggest organ and easily absorbs anything put onto it, including any toxins such as parabens, synthetic fragrances, and dyes.
One of the easiest ways to ensure that your skin doesn't become a hotbed of toxins is to use as many natural options as possible. And throughout the seasons, the skin requires different ways of taking care of it for it to operate in peak condition.
Summer is the time to really pay attention to the effects that the sun has on your skin. Carrot seed oil, raspberry seed oil, coconut oil and sesame seed oil work relatively well as natural alternatives to conventional sunscreen.
Still, to keep your skin in peak condition, limit time in the sun to about an hour at a time and make sure to reapply the natural SPF about every half hour. Shade and protective clothing are also musts for the health of your skin.
After Sun Care
Should you happen to get sunburned from too much sun, there are a few natural ways to diminish the effects of the sunburn and to keep more comfortable until your skin heals.
Aloe Vera gel is always the go-to for these situations, just makes sure to use pure gel without any other added chemicals or ingredients -- they're not needed. You can also use peppermint oil for a cooling effect on the skin after burns.
Don't forget to check out our Blueberry and Aloe Gel Moisturizer. It's loaded with Aloe Vera.
The extra heat can also be drying to the skin, so make sure that you have a good
moisturizer handy. Coconut oil works well to keep your skin hydrated. If you normally
have acne-prone or oily skin, opt for adding just a few drops of coconut oil to another
moisturizer instead of applying it to your whole face.
This will ensure that you are getting the proper amount of moisture to your skin and
keeping it from drying it from the intense heat or overly zealous air conditioning.
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