Now with all these fun summer activities, our days can get pretty busy. Being in the sun is a great source of vitamin d, but let’s not forget the importance of staying hydrated and protecting our skin this summer!
Remedies to help relieve sunburns
Laying and playing in the sun can be a relaxing way to pass time however it’s important not to forget the strong powers that the sun has. If sunburnt, it’s important to stay out of the sun until your symptoms subside.
As soon as you notice a sunburn, you can use an anti-inflammation product that can keep the swelling down during times of discomfort. This will help reduce swelling and take the sting out of the sunburn.
Another great add on that’s been implemented as a home remedy for years is taking a cold shower, then applying aloe vera to help soothe and cool the skin.
What hydrates the skin
We all know how easy it is to get dehydrated as I’m sure we’ve all felt this at one point or another. When our skin tends to dry out, our mouth becomes very dry and overall, this is our body screaming for water!
Dehydration is usually caused by not drinking enough fluids or by losing more fluids than you take in. Where are these fluids we take being lost? Fluids can get lost in so many ways through sweat, tears, urine, and diarrhoea. Dehydration can occur at different levels depending on things such as climate, level of physical activity and diet.
During the summer months our skin tends to get more dehydrated due to absorbing more sunlight, going swimming and any additional chemicals you may use on your skin such as sunscreen.
One of the best ingredients to incorporate into your skincare routine would be hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid has the ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in hydration. Moisturising in the morning and evening helps prevent water loss and keeps the skin hydrated.
To prevent dry skin, after cleansing the face, applying a vitamin c serum followed by a hyaluronic face cream can help keep the face bright and smooth. Locking in that moisturiser keeps our skin looking and feeling rejuvenated.
Tip: beware of the sunscreen being used on your skin. Go for an all-natural sunscreen with no added chemicals. No one likes adding negative toxins to the body!
What to bring to the beach
Do you ever get super excited about your plans and realise all the additional things you could have packed to make this experience a better one. Look no further as below we have all your summertime essentials to take with you on your beach day!
Usually, this is where most of us tend to either overpack or under pack. Once you’ve picked your beach destination, creating a beach packing list can be wonderful and easy. Not to mention that this is extremely helpful in terms of packing accordingly.
- Insulated water bottle
- Flip flops
- Beach towel
- Healthy snacks
- Beach blankets
Drinking water is so important to staying hydrated and supporting our immune function that helps support and run everything else. However electrolyte drinks can be beneficial in replenishing the body to support vital physical production.
Packing a little first aid kit in your beach bag as you never know when you may need it. Bandaids, alcohol wipes, and even an inflammation/infection cream. This can be more useful than you may think. Allergic reactions can appear due to poison ivy you may encounter on your walks, or even skin inflammation from getting sunburnt and let’s not forget the bug bites.
Healthy snacks provide that boost of energy. Even though spending time in the sun we tend to lose our appetite from being in the heat, eating light healthy snacks to help support our immune system. Light items such as fruit salad, chicken salad, tuna salad, and even a hard boiled egg can be the perfect lunch. Not to mention eating something cold can be super refreshing.
Now I think you're completely set and ready to go to the beach!
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