Protect and nourish your skin and repair and strengthen your hair this summer using essential oils.
Sun (UVs), salt water, chlorine, wind, and other environmental factors can all affect your skin and hair’s condition. Exposure to UV rays can affect the health of your skin and cause wrinkles, dryness, age spots, and even sunburns. The sun can affect your hair too, making it prone to breakage.
Here are some tips to protect your skin and hair from the hot weather outside.
Protect, Hydrate and Repair Your Skin
- Clean Your Skin – your beauty routine starts with clean skin.
Try the Nourishing Body Wash with Lavender from Handcraft Blends. A detoxifying body wash with Lavender which assists with deeply cleansing the skin and removing dead skin cells. A great skin dry moisturizer for women and men that can be applied to full body, hands and feet. Use this shower and bath soap for fresher, younger and healthier looking skin and to keep your skin hydrated and smooth. This natural body wash lavender is made with natural ingredients such as coconut oil and shea butter which help soften and smoothen the skin for a brighter and younger complexion. Use this anti-aging moisturizer full body wash lavender to help soften your skin for a cleaner and smoother feeling.
2. Exfoliate Your Skin
Some popular exfoliants include salt/ sugar/ coffee (for your body) or baking soda (for face). Make a scrub using a carrier oil like jojoba, olive or coconut oil and your favorite essential oil. Avoid using citrus oil with sun exposure!
DIY Exfoliating Scrub for Your Body
• 1/2 cup ground sea salt, sugar, or coffee
• 2-3 drops of an essential oil of your choice (example: lavender, rose oil, chamomile)
Directions: mix all ingredients until well blended. While in the shower or bath, apply the scrub to your body using gentle circular motions, but avoid your face.
DIY Exfoliating Scrub for Your Skin and Lips
Mix baking soda with water until you reach the desired consistency, then rub the formula into your skin. For acne-prone skin, you can add 1-2 drops of Tea Tree oil. Alternatively, you can use a light oil base like Jojoba oil instead of water.
By getting rid of dead cells on the surface of your skin, exfoliation can help keep your skin smooth and healthy, and prevent dark spots and wrinkles.
3. Hydrate Your Skin
Drink water – Drinking water not only helps your body stay healthy and hydrated, but it can ensure your skin stays glowing and radiant.
Jojoba Oil can be used as a head-to-toe moisturizer (even in your hair!). For a scented experience, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, like rosemary or lavender. But avoid citrus-based oils like lemon, lime, grapefruit, and citronella, as they should not be used before going out in the sun.
4. Wear Products with SPF
Using products with a minimum of 30 SPF is recommended by the experts at the American Academy of Dermatology. The higher the protection, the better. Sun ages your skin, causes sun spots, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles.
5. Skin Repair After Sun Exposure
Rosehip Seed Oil can reverse sun damage, it can smooth out wrinkles, and soothe dry, irritated, or reddened skin.
Wearing sunglasses (polarized lens to help you see better), a hat and long sleeves can also offer efficient sun protection.
Protect, Hydrate and Repaire Your Hair
- Clean Your Hair
Adding a few drops of essential oils to your shampoo can do wonders for your hair: increase circulation, improve hair growth and strengthen your hair. With its minty and cool effect, Peppermint is known to boost circulation which helps stimulate hair growth. Lavender essential oil has been shown to help with scalp issues such as dry scalp, itchiness, dandruff and oily hair.
2. Nourish & Hydrate Your Hair
DIY Hair Mask
• 1 egg
• 1 tsp honey
• 1 tbsp Argan or Jojoba oil
• 6 drops essential oil
Directions: Mix the ingredients. Apply it to your hair, starting at the ends, and making your way up to the ears. Leave the mask on for 20-30 minutes. Rinse out with warm water, and shampoo or cleanse your scalp as you would normally, ensuring the mask is removed.
3. Hair Freshness with the Hair & Body Mist Collection from AromaTech. You will feel fresh and rejuvenated by spraying these products from head to toe.
4. Hair Styling with Essential Oils
Jojoba oil nourishes both skin and hair. Use Jojoba oil to style and smoothen your hair, and also protect it against heated styling tools.
5. For an extra layer of protection use a product with UV protection such as Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil.
Provides an invisible film to protect hair from UV rays up to 16 hours. Infused with green tea extract certified organic flower seed Oil & vitamin E, it neutralizes the harmful effect of free radicals.
Protects and nourishes from roots to tips, including the skin on your scalp. A powerful blend of plant-based antioxidants and sunscreen works to lock-in color and strengthen damaged hair. 80 minute water resistance, safe to use on color-treated hair. Spritz product onto exposed areas of your scalp 15 minutes prior to sun exposure.
Use the above products according to your needs and enjoy beautiful skin and hair during summer!