Yay! It’s that time of year again…Lots of sunshine, hiking, biking, walking, swimming, trips to the beach, picnics; all-in-all lots of time outside!! However, along with that can come…frizzy, dry hair and blotchy, itchy skin! Here are some simple ways to beat the heat…as far as skin and hair are concerned anyway:
~First and foremost, drink LOTS of water. Our entire body suffers without the proper amount of water. We lack energy and develop headaches. Water hydrates, rejuvenates and energizes every part of our body.
~ Sleep! Our bodies need time to repair and recoup. Without proper sleep, our hair and skin become dull and lackluster. Not to mention our ability to concentrate or focus. Our bodies need sleep, it’s just as important as the vitamins and nutrients we feed our body!
~Speaking of feeding our bodies…we truly are what we eat. If we eat unhealthy junk food, we will be unhealthy and feel like junk. Take care of yourself if you want to be your best both physically and mentally!
~Exercise everyday or several times per week! Not only is it good for our muscle tone, when we sweat we are actually ridding our bodies of toxins that we are constantly exposed to.
~Moisturize daily, especially right after you bathe. While your skin is still slightly damp, seal in that moisture with your favorite natural moisturizer.
I try to use all-natural products as much as possible. The chemicals that are in lotions, soaps, make-up, deodorant, hairspray and the dozens of other hygiene products we use everyday can really build up in our systems. These chemicals can be stored in the fatty tissues of our body. Parabens, preservatives, fragrances…our bodies cannot work fast enough to rid ourselves of all these toxins, which leads to all sorts of side-effects and even diseases. The less we use, the better chance at health we will have.
This series will use natural products such as, essential oils and base oils; fresh fruits and vegetables as ways to cleanse, moisturize and treat our hair and skin as summer approaches!
Let’s begin this series with a refreshing way to hydrate our skin...Cucumber Skin Refresher!
You will need:
1 Medium to large cucumber peeled and chopped
1-2 Tablespoons purified water
Blend cucumber and water until liquified. Run mixture through strainer. Store liquid in a glass bottle or jar in the refrigerator for up to a week or so. Apply to skin with a cotton ball once or twice a day to refresh and hydrate skin. Follow with your favorite natural moisturizer.
Save a couple of cucumber slices to rejuvenate your tired eyes! My son thought this was so funny…
More to come! What are your favorite hair and skin tips for summer?
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