Summer is for long days outside. Whether it’s on the beach, playing tennis, at the lake or in the pool, more likely than not, your skin is more exposed during this season than any other, making the summer season the perfect time to revamp your skincare routine- or create one! *This article was originally posted on Madison McKinley Designs, In The Saddle. Written by: Emily Landers
Here are our favorite summer tips to help you create a perfect facial routine that can last all year round.
PASS THE SUNSCREEN
Mom usually knows best and when it comes to summer skincare tips, we’re resorting back to our younger years when lathering sunscreen on was a prerequisite for a beach day. Consider this an encouragement to lather up this summer, as there’s no greater reversal for skin damage than covering up BEFORE it happens. Try out Coola Sunscreen, they use as many natural and organic ingredients as possible to bring you the purest, most eco-conscious products.
Don’t forget your lips! This Coola lip balm will keep your lips soft and smooth during a dry summer.
COOL OFF WITH A MIST
Stash a bottle of face mist in your cooler so you can mist your face and body when you’re by the pool.
WEAR A WIDE-BRIM HAT
As much as we love baseball caps for a summer walk or lake day, they won’t protect your face from sun coming at an angle. Opt for a hat with a brim for full protection.
MAKE YOUR OWN BODY SCRUB
This DIY recipe makes use of firming caffeine, nourishing sesame oil, and purifying eucalyptus.
Beach Body Scrub
Makes 1 1/2 cups, three treatments
• 1/2 cup fine-grain sea salt
• 1/2 cup finely ground coffee beans
• 1/4 cup sesame oil
• 1/2 teaspoon (about 20 drops) eucalyptus essential oil
In a small bowl, mix the salt, coffee, and sesame and eucalyptus oils. Use the scrub in the shower, massaging it into damp skin. Rinse well.
KEEP YOUR PHONE CLEAN AND SKIN CLEAR
Surprised to see this one on the list? We were surprised to add it! Recent studies show because our phones are always on hand, they’re loaded with dirt, sweat and bacteria. So, if you’re like us and you’re constantly take calls, texting and scrolling through Instagram, you may find that your jaw and cheeks can break out from touching your phone to your face. Opt for earphones (so you can keep chatting), wash your hands regularly, and cleanse your skin as soon as you get home!