Nurturing and Protecting Summer Skin Naturally
During the harsh winter months, you’ve likely selected skincare products formulated to counteract the effects of frigid outdoor temperatures and indoor heating. If you were lucky, your winter skincare routine kept your skin feeling soft, smooth, and supple. Although you may have kept some of those products on hand to help your skin weather the transition from winter to spring, you may soon discover that products developed to nurture parched winter skin can cause bumps, blemishes, and irritation as temperatures and humidity levels rise.
If you’re less than happy with the results of your current skincare routine, maybe it’s time to try a different approach. Summer may be the perfect time to get back to basics with a natural skincare line formulated to help your skin cope with seasonal changes.
Adapting Your Skin Care Routine for Seasonal Changes
The combination of higher temperatures and increased humidity levels can make oily skin look and feel greasy while making dry skin rough and uncomfortable. Eventually, using the wrong skincare products for the new season can take a considerable toll on the health and appearance of your skin. As you pack away your winter wardrobe and revisit skin-revealing summer fashions, consider making a few of the following changes to your current skincare routine. 1
- Cleanse Your Face Twice Each Day
The ideal summer cleansing regimen keeps skin matte and moisturized without feeling excessively oily. During the summer, excess oil and perspiration can cause irritation and clogged pores, but excessive cleansing can increase oil production. To keep your complexion clear while protecting your skin’s delicate moisture balance, consider adding a micellar water toner to your morning routine to refresh and clean the skin gently. Before turning in for the night, many natural skincare enthusiasts also recommend removing makeup, and dirt with a skin-friendly cleansing oil in place of chemical-laden makeup removers or harsh chemical cleansers.2
- Moisturize Your Skin Twice Each Day
During the hot, sticky summer months, many people mistakenly believe they no longer need to apply a daily moisturizer. Although your skin may no longer need intensive moisturizing treatments to combat winter dryness, sun exposure, sand, swimming, and air conditioning can still take a considerable toll on your skin’s ability to retain moisture. During the summer months, protect your skin from moisture loss by applying a lightweight moisturizer twice each day, once after showering while skin is damp, and again before turning in for the night.
- Exfoliate Once or Twice Each Week
Congested pores and dead skin cells can dull a potentially radiant summer complexion. But abrasive scrubs and harsh chemical exfoliators can make your skin more susceptible to the harmful effects of the summer sun. Plus, these products can disrupt your skin’s natural protective barrier. For gentle exfoliation beneficial to all skin types, you may want to try using a soothing, regenerative clay mask. As the natural clay draws out dirt, grime, and excess oil from your pores, dead skin cells are cleared away as the mask is removed. You can use a clay mask once or twice each week depending on your skin type.3
- Double-Up Your Sun Protection
A natural sunscreen product should be high on your list of summer skin priorities year-round. It’s particularly important to apply that layer of UV protection every two hours as temperatures rise. Maximize the protective benefits of your broad-spectrum sunscreen during the peak exposure hours of 10 am to 4 pm by seeking out shade, protecting your skin with loose-fitting, lightweight clothing, and wearing a broad-brimmed hat. For best results, your broad-spectrum sunscreen should always be applied after your moisturizers.4
Investing in Effective Plant-Based Skin Care Products
Healthy, vibrant summer skin is smooth, supple, and evenly textured. The healthiest summer skin appears to glow from within. Unfortunately, many of the skincare products developed to improve skin health and appearance contain a considerable number of harsh ingredients and chemicals that can disrupt your skin’s natural ability to renew.
If you’re interested in reducing your chemical exposure and nurturing your skin by switching to a natural skincare line, be sure to stick with plant-based products formulated with ingredients selected for their verifiable skincare benefits.
BOTA™ plant-based skincare products are enhanced with the therapeutic potential of hemp-derived CBD. Just a few of the many must-have BOTA™ skin care products developed to nurture and protect summer skin include:
- BOTA™ Pollution Defense Daily Face Lotion
BOTA™ Pollution Defense Daily Face Lotion combines honeysuckle, cocoa butter, and hemp extract to give you a daily moisturizer that’s more than just hydrating, but made with ingredients you can trust.
- BOTA™ Nourishing All-Day Body Lotion
Formulated with apricot kernel and avocado oil, our Nourishing All-Day Body Lotion absorbs quickly to deliver vitamins A, C, D, and E to help keep your skin nourished throughout the day. Each 8 oz bottle is beneficial for all skin types and contains 400 mg of full-spectrum CBD.
- BOTA™ Balancing Daily Eye Serum
The skin beneath your eyes is quite thin and delicate. That’s why your eyes are likely the first area on your face to reveal the effects of too little sleep or inefficient care. BOTA™ Balancing Daily Eye Serum combines 150 mg of hemp-derived CBD with honeysuckle and rosewater to moisturize and refresh the skin under your eyes.
Just as you age, skincare needs also change with new seasons. If your current skincare routine contains products made with harsh chemicals and synthetics, consider the many potential benefits of calming, hydrating, and renewing your summer skin naturally with oils and botanicals selected from nature.
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- Healthline. M Ferreira. (2019 June 10) Everything You Need to Know About the Oil Cleansing Method.
- The Healthy.com. L Cohn. (2019 October 09) 9 Reasons You Should Add Bentonite Clay to Your Beauty Routine.
- Real Simple. W. Gould. (2019 July 03) 10 Summer Beauty Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Skin.