By Jennifer Critelli
Lead Aesthetician | The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House
Whether you’re out on the trails, enjoying some barbecue, or just relaxing, summer means getting outdoors. But no matter how you choose to have fun, the sun will likely be a factor. So it’s important to keep in mind how best to protect your skin. Try our top 5 tips to keep your skin in S-H-A-P-E this summer.
Make sure you are applying an SPF daily. We recommend mineral SPFs that are reef safe. Pay close attention to the areas we too often forget about: our ears, lips, and neck. Be mindful about re-applying, especially after sweating, swimming, and any time you’re in the sun for long stretches.
Always carry a bottle of water with you. Keep snacks that are high in water content nearby, such as melons. Use a hydrating mist: a great choice is our Stone Crop Hydrating Mist. It pulls water into your skin, and provides calming and cooling after sun exposure.
Vitamins C and E are great all year long, but especially in the summer to fight signs of free radical damage due to environment and lifestyle. They will help to even out the skin, as well as tighten, brighten, and tone. Vitamins C and E can be found in fruits, vegetables, and nuts—excellent snack options on a summer day.
Wear a hat, sunglasses, and UV protective clothing. Stay in the shade as much as possible, especially when using electronic devices—the reflection from the screen amplifies the sun and increases your exposure.
With summer, there is always an increase in sweat and sunscreen. So it’s important to exfoliate the skin once or twice a week to keep your pores clear and your complexion bright. After wearing masks so often during Covid, you may find your skin has become a bit dull or clogged. A great way to offset that is with a deep cleansing facial such as our Arctic Berry Enzyme treatment. For ongoing care, we recommend an at-home product you’re already comfortable with. If you don’t already have a go-to skincare regimen, we recommend Eminence Organic’s Turmeric Energizing Treatment.
With these 5 tips, your skin will maintain its healthy glow. So there’s no reason to skimp on fun in the sun in the summer of ’21.
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