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Journal / Beauty Tips
Smart Summer Skincare
Finally... summer is right around the corner. With sunnier days on the horizon, it’s essential to fill our skincare routines not only with non-toxic UV protection, but also protective antioxidants and skin-soothing nourishment.
With this new season, comes an opportunity for us to expand our practices of wellness. Whether that’s enhancing your summer skincare, trying a new recipe, or being more conscious about time spent in the sun, we’ve got you covered with lifestyle tips & tricks for some extra defense this summer.
PROTECT YOUR SUMMER SKIN, ON US:
An SPF is a crucial last step in anyone’s routine. While we currently don’t offer our own Tata Harper Skincare sunscreen, we can confirm it’s in the works! Of course, like the rest of our line, we’ll always stick to making products 100% free of GMOs, toxins, fillers, artificial colors, artificial fragrances, or synthetic chemicals.
Until the reveal, Tata and the rest of the team will be applying (and reapplying) Soleo Organics - an Australian made, organic and natural SPF line that is environmentally friendly from its packaging to its formula. Starting Sunday, May 26th domestic orders over $100 will receive a full-size face sunscreen - just use code: SUNNYDAYS.
Soleo's sunscreen is one of my favorite natural products this sumemr," says Tata. "Protecting yourself from the sun is a crucial step not to miss in your routine."
Enhance Your Skin's Sun Defense:
While actively wearing sunscreen can help prevent damage to the skin, what else can be done to protect against sun exposure?
In addition to being the ultimate, light-weight summer moisturizer, our Hyaluronic Gel Moisturizer is packed with 10 sources of antioxidants to help replenish antioxidant reserves in the skin that can be depleted during sun exposure, which therefore helps prevent the visible signs of aging.
If you're looking for an extra dose of hydration, Beautifying Face Oil's blend of Vitamin C and Vitamin E help fight free radicals and bring on the glow.
Lastly, if you're looking to soothe skin after a long day at the beach, Hydrating Floral Essence and the Hydrating Floral Mask feature a combination of benefits from hyaluronic acid and natural sources of antioxidants, ellagic acid, and ferric acid to brighten and even skin tone while minimizing the look of redness.
A SUN-PROTECTIVE DIET:
It's no secret that a poor diet can have negative effects on your skin and overall health. To treat burns from the inside out, think about incorporating the following nutrients into your next summer barbeque or dinner party with friends:
- Lycopene: Watermelon, Asparagus, Red Cabbage, Grapefruit, Tomato, Papaya, Carrot
- Beta Carotene: Kale, Spinach, Romaine Lettuce, Leafy Greens, Sweet Potatoe, Squash
- Omega-3s: Fish, Eggs, Soybeans, Brussels Sprouts, Walnuts
A review in the journal Dermato-Endocrinology shows scientific proof that all three of these categories of food can decrease our susceptibility to sunburn after UV exposure. Delicious and defensive - a real, win-win!
SHIELD THE SUN CLOTHING:
You would think that all clothing protects against the sun, but this isn’t necessarily the case. Even if you’re covered up while laying out at the beach or sitting outside at a cafe, you are still exposed to harmful UV rays that penetrate regular clothing. MOTT50 is trying to change this. Using Ultraviolet Protection Factor technology, MOTT50’s line of clothing protects against UV rays that are absorbed by fabric and reach our skin. A UPF rating of 50 means that only 1/50th (or 1 %) of the UV radiation (both UVA and UVB rays) can penetrate fabric, thus indicating how effective the clothing is from blocking UV rays.
FIND SOME SHADE:
While the sun has its clear dangers, it shouldn't be seen as the enemy. Like anything, sun exposure can be beneficial in moderation. Vitamin D can help boost your mood and immune system while also helping with fatigue and joint pain.
So, we say take advantage of nature's very own sun protection: the shade of trees! Limiting your direct exposure to the sun by lounging under a palm tree with a refreshing drink or beach read is just about our favorite way to get the best of both worlds.
Still Have Questions?
Being sun-savvy is truly non-negotiable for healthy, radiant skin. Contact our Skincare Concierge team to ask any questions you may have about finding the right pre, during, or post-sun skincare products.