Essential Natural Skin Care Products For Summer

  1. Our go-to sunscreen for lazy afternoons in the pool, or weekends at the lake is Consonant’s The PERFECT Sunscreen™ ~ with SPF 30. This water-resistant cream goes on with no white residue, and is fragrance free for sensitive skin types.
  2. Hand and Foot Relief by Graydon: We love showing off our pretty pedicures but cracked, dry feet from sandals & walking on the beach require loving attention. Use a little of this cream every day for prevention, or slather it over your heels when you go to bed.
  3. 100% PURE Mascara: This natural mascara is one of our favourite green beauty finds! It can hold its own against a summer day of outdoor exercise, and play since it’s smudge, and water resistant.
  4. Vitamin B Active Moisture Enzyme Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover by Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics: Collaborations are cool and this partnership between beauty writer @beautybets and One Love Organics is no exception. Wash away your makeup, exfoliate, and clean your face with this multi-tasking natural skin care product. We think it’s the perfect summer cleanser as it restores your skin’s moisture and pH balance after being outdoors all day.
  5. 100% PURE’s Fruit Pigmented Tinted Moisturizer SPF20: With five different tints to choose from this moisturizer is a must-have for a lightweight summer makeup. We love to wear it when heading to work, an outdoor concert, or cocktails on the patio.
  6. Zoe Organics Everything Balm: Keep this aside for after the insects bite! This versatile balm is made with shea butter, coconut and jojoba oils to gently heal skin.
  7. Graydon’s All Over Soap & Shampoo: We love simplicity in our beauty routine especially in the summer. This plant-based soap can be used all over your body and hair plus its all natural ingredients are make it safe for the lake!
  8. Lovefresh Sugar Scrub: Summer skin can be more sensitive due to sun exposure. This fine sugar scrub is gentle enough for a regular exfoliation. It works well in between pedicures on our rough heels!
  9. One Love Organics Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder: Summertime is all about activity. After a day at work, there’s still hours left to play outside. Keep it in your purse, and sprinkle the powder on your hair for a refresh between washes.
  10. Zoe Organics Insect Repellent: Whether you summer in the city, or cottage country, mosquitos come out to bite during humid days and nights. Spray yourself with this 100% blend of botanical oils and rub it in to keep yourself covered.
  11. Lovefresh Deodorant: Can deodorant make you happy?! We think so, with Lovefresh’s natural deodorant that really works. No stinky underarms here! There are a variety of gorgeous scents that can stand up to summer heat.
  12. Skin Soother Hydrating Lotion: Ella’s Botanicals created this for Causemetics, where four dollars from every bottle sold goes to help breast cancer patients. We also love its ability to sooth sun kissed skin. 

 

Posted in Beautiful Skin, Body Lotion, Organic, Plant-based Skin Care, Summer Skin, Sunscreen

Heading South for March Break - Don't forget Your Sunscreen

 

You may have noticed the reappearance of the sunscreens on the drugstore shelves. Retailers are getting ready for March Break as are most of us. And of course as you wouldn't head south without your bikini, throw that sunscreen in your suitcase too. And because it's been a while since we've had any sun or sunscreen on us, we decided to debunk two big myths.

Is SPF 50 twice the protection of SPF25?
No SPF 50 does not afford you more time in the sun or twice as much time in the sun. In fact, the protection that we get from each increase of an SPF level is not proportionate to the number on the label.  For example: SPF 50 absorbs 98% of UV radiation while SPF 25 absorbs 96% of UV rays. But that's not the alarming part.  The alarming part is that high sunscreen wearers believe that they can stay in the sun that much more time. Always remember to reapply after 2 hours regardless of the level of sunscreen you are wearing.

Do I need a specific SPF for my face?
Although, technically you do not need a separate SPF for the face, you may want to consider one. Some sunscreens are formulated so as not to clog pores. While other high SPF's include in the formulation tinting so your face doesn't look white. On a whole, the same SPF that you use on your body is okay to use on your face.

So start packing and don't forget the sunscreen!

Roula Pangiotopolous
editor,
beautyconnexion.com

Looking for SPF sunscreen protection? Here's a link to our products that offer SPF protection.

Posted in March Break, SPF, Sunscreen

 

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