Most of us look forward to warm summer weather all year long. But, with those high temperatures, comes the risk of sunburn, dry skin, and skin damage. Even though oil glands are more active in warmer weather, we tend to engage in more outdoor activities that break down the skin barrier like swimming and sun tanning. Prolonged exposure to harsh UV rays can zap our skin of its most important oils as well as the chemicals in chlorinated pools and cheap sunscreens can leave our skin parched and in serious need of a little TLC. As the weather heats up, the idea of putting on moisturizer might make you cringe but adding even a small amount of lightweight hydration is absolutely critical to keeping your complexion balanced and your skin feeling smooth and healthy.
As we age, our skin becomes drier and fine lines and wrinkles can appear. Moisturizer keeps water in our skin, giving it a more youthful appearance as well as keeping it healthy and strong longer. For best results, use a facial moisturizer, body moisturizer, and lip balm keeping in mind the key ingredients in each of those products. Cocoa butter, vitamin e, and hyaluronic acid are some of our favorite ingredients to keep skin soft and supple all year long, no matter the weather conditions. There’s some evidence that oral intake of vitamins C and E together can limit the potential for sunburn which in turn protects the skin from drying out.
“What is your favorite go-to all-natural self-tanner? Let’s start a conversation!”
In preparation for beach trips and lounging by the pool, a sun-kissed glow feels like an essential as the perfect swimsuit. But instead of heading to the tanning beds, why not go the safer route and use a self-tanner? Self-tanners are easy to apply and control and give your skin a natural overall tan in the shade that you want. But, many of the self-tanners on the market right now are chock full of harmful chemicals that can end up damaging our skin in the long run. Luckily, we have natural and organic self-tanners available! Aside from the benefits of self-tanning, these natural products can provide extra perks for your skin as they are made with natural ingredients that hydrate and nourish the whole body. If you are new to self-tanners, remember that the healthier your skin is, the smoother the product will go on. Apply a generous layer of moisturizer over your entire body and wait until it has dried completely before applying the self-tanner.
It’s what’s on the inside that truly counts
One of the most forgotten skincare steps is not what goes on our skin but what goes in. One of the simplest things you can do to stay hydrated is making H2O your friend. Our skin is our biggest organ and is the most vulnerable to external and internal threats. By keeping our body hydrated we are also taking care of our skin. At a minimum, doctors recommend half a gallon or 64 ounces of water per day. They call this the 8×8 rule. That’s an eight-ounce glass of water eight times a day! Sounds easy right? It’s also good to remember that this is a minimum. It is very hard to drink too much water. Try finding a routine that fits well with your own personal schedule. Do you work at a desk all day? Keep a 16-ounce water bottle at your desk and sip on it through the hour. Once empty, use this as an excuse to get up and take a short walk. Fill your water bottle, stretch your legs and get your blood flowing all at once!
Vaginal tissue and the effects of moisture
As we are focusing on keeping our whole body moisturized, it’s important to remember that our skin is not the only part of our body that feels the effects of dehydration, vaginal tissue does too. Whether we are dealing with perimenopause, in the full swing of menopause or coping with the effects of post-menopause, ReNewed™, alongside water and a healthy diet, can replenish your natural moisture. ReNewed™ DHEA Vaginal Suppositories is the only 100% natural product to provide vaginal moisture and lubrication for continuous relief. Unlike other lubricants on the market today, ReNewed™ won’t harm your skin with toxic chemicals and supports your body naturally. ReNewed™ is designed to be used continuously through menopause.
ReNewed™ DHEA Vaginal Suppositories from Nature’s Naturopathic is a unique blend of ingredients that is specifically formulated to provide fast alleviation of vaginal dryness symptoms related to menopause. It is designed to help replenish your natural moisture for days at a time. In addition to relieving vaginal dryness, ReNewed™ also help with other common menopausal annoyances.
Let’s all make sure to take care of our most vital organ and keep ourselves refreshed and vitalized this summer and if you are struggling with dryness from menopause, please reach out on the Contact Us page and learn how you can feel ReNewed™.