Chasing the never ending summer as we do, we often get asked about the products we use on our skin to maintain our healthy summer glow. Obviously it goes without saying that in conjunction with using good quality natural products you should in fact be drinking a lot of water. In particular if you incorporate lemon water into your daily diet, you are sure to naturally detox the impurities out of your skin and your body.
Cleansing your skin is a must, as this will immediately clean the skin and rid it of any dirt or excess oil. A standard Vitamin E wash with no chemical foaming agents, is perfect for this and suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin.
A good exfoliant is always a great way to nourish your skin and get rid of any dead skin cells. As sea salt based exfoliant with natural oils will help to repair any damage your skin may receive from the sun or other skin conditions such as acne or dryness. Our pick? SALT Stores Island Vibes Face & Body scrub.
Moisturising will lock in the all essential oils and will help to repair and revitalise your skin. We like to use Sukin Organics Facial Moisturiser all over our face, and on the crevices of our eyes a dab of coconut oil to help reduce the appearance of fine lines. You can purchase organic cold pressed coconut oil from Indah Organics. (double up its use in the kitchen)
If you experience break outs or dry skin at all, go all natural and pick some aloe vera from the garden to apply to your face. Aloe is a natural antiseptic and calming agent for your skin and helps to alleviate any urges to scratch. I can’t tell you enough how beneficial Aloe Vera has been for me in recent weeks, having experienced unexpected sensitive skin this summer. And as always, Salt water holds incredible healing properties, so avoid those chlorine infested pools and jump in the ocean.
So as you can see we try to keep it as natural and as organic as possible when treating our skin. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have great skin. Ultimately glowing skin comes from within. If you are eating healthy food and have a well balanced diet then you will glow on the outside.