We’re excited to be featured in WellWed Hamptons Magazine Winter & Fall Inspiration 2013 Issue! Our body scrubs were among the local, artisan products that were handpicked for the MADE spread. Check out the latest issue at www.WellWed.com!
Is sun-tanned skin healthy skin? Sun-tanned skin means skin has been damaged by the sun. Also, sunburn, freckles, and wrinkles are some signs of overexposure to the sun that can lead to premature aging of the skin as well as skin cancer. As summer approaches, here are some tips that can help to protect your delicate skin from harmful rays.
Slather on the Sunscreen!
But, which sunscreen products are best? Not every product that says it offers sunscreen protection is effective against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Products with SPF (sun protection factor) only protect from one type of ultraviolet (UV) ray, UVB. It’s also important that a product protects you from UVA rays, which can cause wrinkles and increase the risk of skin cancer. So, look for products that offer broad spectrum coverage to protect you from both UVA and UVB rays.
Wear protective clothing including sunglasses to protect your eyes and broad-rimmed hats that provide greater coverage for your face, ears and sensitive bald spots :). There are clothing options also that offer added protection from the sun’s harmful rays, so dress sun-smart.
The sun is at its strongest between the hours of 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. No matter how unbearable and difficult it is to stay indoors during summer’s outdoor-weather days, avoiding the sun’s harmful rays is a good reason to be inside. When venturing outdoors during these hours, seek shelter under trees or canopies that offer some shade.
So, be sun-smart, dress sun-chic and wear sunscreen and be kind to your skin during the long sunny summer days!
Is the harsh winter weather wreaking havoc on your skin? Central air and heating drying you on the outside?
Here are some all-natural ways to moisturize and refresh rough, dry skin.
It’s no wonder our Avocado Lavender Salve is so popular! Great for dehydrated skin, avocados are packed with protein, essential oils and nourishing vitamins. Mash a ripe avocado into a paste and smooth over your face and body. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with tepid water.
Grab that container of yogurt from your fridge and slather it on! Not only is yogurt good for you on the inside, it’s great for you on the outside. Yogurt is filled with protein and vitamins and contains lactic acid to gently exfoliate. Smooth on some plain yogurt on your face to cleanse and soften your skin. Leave on face for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with tepid water.
Rich in vitamin A and potassium, bananas are a skin-saver! Mash a ripe banana into a paste. Apply all over face and leave on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with tepid water.
So, go ahead and play with your food. This time…you won’t get in trouble for having food on your face. And, your body will thank you!
When it comes to skin care, we like to keep it simple. Here are some basic steps for healthy, beautiful skin: cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize.
Cleanse: Use a mild, daily cleanser to dissolve pore-clogging dirt and oil. Avoid using harsh cleansers and soap that can irritate and over-dry your skin.
Exfoliate: Weekly exfoliation removes dead skin cells, reveals younger, fresher skin, and allows your skin to absorb moisture. Avoid exfoliating too often or scrubbing too hard as this can damage the skin’s surface. We find exfoliating masques better for oily, acne-prone skin.
Moisturize: Protect your skin from losing moisture. Avoid over-moisturizing as it can clog pores and, if you’re going outside…don’t forget the sunscreen!