A sun-kissed glow may be high on summer beauty lists, but the right sunscreen is non-negotiable. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the US each year than all other cancers combined.
At the Eminence Organics, we want you to look good and stay protected. Here are some of our favorite summer care products, handpicked by our aesthetic experts, that are perfect for prepping your skin and lengthening its glow beyond the summer months.
Summer skin care for the day
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Because cell turnover is much slower on your legs, dead skin cells can build up quickly, hide stubborn ingrown hairs, clog your razor, and cause uncomfortable razor burn. Exfoliating your skin can lift up any hair hidden under dead skin and remove it more easily. Before you shave, use your favorite Eminence Organics body scrub to remove dead skin and expose razor-sharp skin.
Shave your legs with a moisturizing oil
While it’s convenient, the best time to shave is not with your morning shower. According to Allure, “your legs swell slightly when you sleep, which can hide part of your hair.” For a closer shave, wait until evening to pull out your razor and tackle any hair that would otherwise be hidden. Expert Tip: Shave near the end of the shower when your hair follicles are the softest. Apply an ultra-moisturizing oil like Apricot Body Oil to your shave. This oil replenishes the moisture in your skin while you shave, leaving your limbs soft and silky.
Protect the skin with sunscreen designed for exercise
Did you know that if you’ve had more than five sunburns in your life, the risk of melanoma doubles? If you are planning on spending time in the sun, protecting your skin from sun damage should be your top priority.
Protect your skin from harmful sun rays with Lilikoi Mineral Defense Sport Sunscreen SPF 30, formulated with zinc oxide. Whether you swim or do outdoor sports, this waterproof sunscreen will protect you from broad-spectrum UV rays all summer long. Resistant to aquatic activities and sweat for up to 40 minutes, this sports formulation will keep you covered from head to toe.
Use a replenishing mask to moisturize dehydrated skin
Chlorine (and salt water if you’re a beach bunny) tends to strip oil from your skin, leaving your summer complexion dry and dry. Consider treating your skin with a regenerating mask to rehydrate your complexion. If you’re suffering from too much sun and dry skin, our strawberry and rhubarb mask uses shea butter to provide the deep moisture you need to look plump and refreshed.
Lynne G., a reviewer from Eminence Organics, was not only delighted with the results of the skin care routine, she also drew special attention to the natural scent of the mask: “I love the smell. I love how smooth and clean my face feels after using this mask. The smell is I highly recommend it. “
After masking your skin to rejuvenate, keep your whole body rehydrated with plenty of water. Take down those eight glasses a day and keep your moisture levels up inside and out.
Switch to a moisturizer with SPF
Looking for a moisturizer that doubles as sunscreen? Our Lilikoi Mineral Defense Moisturizer SPF 40 can be multitasking all summer long. Formulated with zinc oxide and titanium oxide, this moisturizer uses these natural minerals to block UV rays. Lilikoi seed oil helps with the visible signs of aging, so the Lilikoi Mineral Defense Moisturizer not only protects the skin from the elements, but also leaves you easily hydrated and looking fresh and natural.
We also have three other all-mineral SPF moisturizers that are silicone-free and designed specifically for the face and neck. The Lilikoi Daily Defense Moisturizer SPF 40 protects against blue light stress and environmental pollution. Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF 40 has shea butter and a light vanilla scent – you will feel as if you have been transported to a tropical oasis. Our Bright Skin Moisturizer SPF 40 targets the appearance of dark spots, while the Red Currant Protective Moisturizer SPF 40 protects against the signs of aging and is good for oily skin times.
Apply makeup with SPF
If you are looking for another versatile marvel, our mineral powders can serve two purposes as a skin care and make-up product. For a more natural look this summer, swap your heavy makeup powder for a mineral powder from Eminence Organics with SPF 30. There are five shades to choose from plus a translucent powder. Don’t forget to protect your lips; Because they lack melanin, they are very prone to sunburn. Rose hip and lemongrass lip balm is fortified with rose hip oil, lavender, and zinc oxide to perfectly moisturize and protect your wrinkles.
At night: Repair your skin for a lasting glow
You have your skin prepped for summer, but during the night you can work your magic to make sure your complexion and body are repaired from sun damage. The sun’s harmful effects don’t stop when you’ve been looking for shade; The effects of UV exposure, including dry and itchy skin, can take two to four hours to fully develop. Replenish moisture with these after-sun essentials from Eminence Organics.
Fill in moisture with a repair balm
Does your skin suffer from exposure to the sun? Repair dry skin and reduce redness due to dryness with our rose hip and lemongrass repair balm. Enriched with rose hip oil, sunflower oil and a Natural Repair Complex, this ultra-rich balm provides moisture and protects the skin from the drying effects of the elements.
Apply a moisturizing moisturizer to help promote dryness
Give some relief to dry, itchy skin all over your body with Eminence Organics Rose Hip & Lemongrass Soothing Hydrator. The cooling properties of camphor and menthol refresh the skin while aloe and A. Natural repair complex help with drought. Try layering this lightweight moisturizer under the richer rose hip and lemongrass repair balm to lock in moisture.
How do you protect your skin from the sun? Browse our full list of summer essentials and find even more sun care recommendations at an Eminence Organics Spa partner near you.