We are finally in the thick of summer! That means s’ mores, barbeques, and late summer heat. It’s pretty easy to get caught up in the summer activities and forget to take care of yourself, but no worries! That is why we are here!
It is important to put just as much thought into your daily beauty regime as it is to your beach days and summer nights out! Your skin is the largest organ in your body and is the “protector” of our bodies. It’s important to wear SPF every day all year round, but it’s especially important in the summer because the UV rays are much stronger. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.
It may seem like a no-brainer, but to protect your skin from harsh UV rays to prevent skin cancer and visible aging, wear sunscreen! Brands like Glossier and Supergoop sell affordable and gentle sunscreens for all skin types. When looking for a good sunscreen, make sure to check the label for an SPF level of 15 or higher for the best protection.
It’s important to make sure you're protecting your hair from the sun too! Sun-damaged hair can be brittle, dry and lose its color, so make sure to cover your hair with our favorite summer essential, a sun hat. If you forgot your sunhat at home on your last beach vacation, Refined Beauty has a few amazing products to help revive your hair and protect it from future damage. One of our favorites is the NOUNOU hair mask. This fast-acting mask is for chemically treated hair and deeply soothes and restores damaged hair. It also is great for hydration and soothing.
And last but not least, our final summer essential is a reusable water bottle! Choosing to use a reusable water bottle is so important. Not only are they much cuter than your average plastic water bottles, but they are also so much better for the environment. At Refined Beauty, sustainability is one of our main focuses, and we love to educate our customers about other ways they can reduce their waste while performing self-care. We are loving S’Well water bottles at the moment. They have adorable designs that will match perfectly with any gym bag or office aesthetic.
Drinking at least two liters of water a day will drastically improve the health of your skin and hair. And with a cute water bottle to accompany you in your daily activities, how could you not drink all that water!
We hope this helps you finish off your summer strong!