Get Glowing: Tips For Your Best-Ever Summer Skin
The definition of healthy summer skin has changed drastically over the years. While we once thought slathering on the oil and looking like we just stepped out of a tanning bed was the picture of health, we’ve since learned that keeping ourselves protected from the sun is the better option.
But we get it: Our winter skin can leave us feeling desperately in need of a healthy sun-kissed glow. Luckily, there are many other options for getting skin that looks fresh from the beach without exposing ourselves to the harmful damage that can be done with hours spent in the sun. Read on for what you need to know about getting naturally-luminous skin that’ll help you step into the season ahead with confidence.
Exfoliate Like A Pro
Coconut oil and dry brushing are a true dream duo. Applying coconut oil to the skin helps exfoliate the outer layer of the body’s dead skin cells. The result? Your skin feels softer and smoother while giving off a healthy glow. When paired with the ancient Ayurvedic practice of dry brushing, the benefits only increase. Dry brushing helps replenish the skin by stimulating the lymphatic system. Moving your brush along the skin in quick, small strokes encourages your body’s natural detoxification process, helping to increase circulation for overall radiance.
Here’s how to weave dry brushing seamlessly into your everyday routine: After you step out of the shower, slather your body head to toe in CoCo while your pores are still open. Starting at your feet, brush upwards to your heart with firm strokes for best results.
Outsmart The Aging Process
If we had to choose, Vitamin E might be our all-time favorite antioxidant. This hard-working fat-soluble vitamin is known to keep skin ageless by reducing the darkness of age spots. By consuming a tablespoon of Conscious Coconut Oil daily, you’re giving your skin some extra love by reducing stress on the liver and lowering oxidative stress. Build a skin-saving breakfast by blending up antioxidant-rich berries and CoCo in your favorite morning smoothie. Applying coconut oil to the skin topically can also increase the benefits.
Build Resilient Skin
A daily massage of coconut oil on your skin not only leaves you smelling amazing, but can help strengthen the surface of your skin and make it less prone to sunburns. Pairing your application of coconut oil with an SPF of 30 or higher as recommended by The American Academy of Dermatology can act as not only an effective sunscreen, but will also help restore your skin’s pH levels, leaving your skin smooth, soft, and gorgeously-glowing.
Full disclosure: We’re not saying bikinis and our favorite one-piece suits aren’t welcome all throughout the season, but to keep our skin safe, it’s important to cover up with clothing that provides protection from the sun’s UV rays.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, our clothes provide an added layer of protection against sun damage and skin cancer by absorbing or blocking UV radiation. You can even take things a step further and invest in a few sun-protective pieces with a Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) label, which indicates how well clothing protects your skin from sun exposure. The scale ranges from 15 to 50+, and a UPF rating between 30 and 49 indicates very good protection, while 50+ is considered excellent. A skin health-promoting reason to buy new clothes? We’re here for it.
We’re ready to make this summer our healthiest and most vibrant season yet. Join us and stock up on all your wellness essentials by shopping all our options for coconut oil and more here.