We’re all for beach days and lazing by the poolside but sun, sand, chlorine, and saltwater are a disastrous cocktail for your skin and hair. Our beach beauty tips will save you from the aftermath of a day in the sun, keeping your skin and tresses fresh and hydrated.
Thou shalt reapply SPF
It goes without saying that you need to apply sunscreen before hitting the waves. But it’s not a one and done kind of deal; re-applying during the day is super important, too.
How often, you ask? According to Cancer Council Australia, you should be topping up your SPF every 2 hours and whenever you towel off after swimming. It’s important to know a sunscreen's maximum sun protection factor (SPF) value begins decline two hours after you put it on.
Try our SPF15 Face Moisturiser; a non greasy, rapid absorbing 100% natural formula providing broad spectrum UVB & UVA protection. Contains Organic Coconut Oil for its exceptional moisturising and protective qualities and Zinc Oxide as it acts as a natural sun protection barrier.
Protect your hair with coconut oil
We won’t stand between you and that cooling dive into the ocean or pool but you need to know that salt and chlorine aren’t doing good things for your tresses.
Coating your hair with coconut oil provides natural protection. Is there anything coconut oil can’t do?!
Warm the coconut oil so it becomes liquified and rub it through your hair, paying extra attention to the ends. Warm coconut oil encourages the hair cuticles to open, which allows the molecules to penetrate the hair.
Rinse your hair with cold water first
If coating your hair in coconut oil isn’t your thing, try this instead...
To minimise the damage, rinse your hair with fresh water first before diving into salty or chlorinated water; this allows your hair to soak up the freshwater first.
Hydrate - no surprises here!
It’s the standard beach beauty tip one worth the reminder! Drink plenty of water to replenish the loss of fluids through sweating and keep your skin hydrated.
Add with electrolytes if necessary and you can turn plain ‘ol water into something more tasty by adding flavours. Try adding fresh crushed raspberries, watermelon or strawberry slices. Cucumber and fresh mint are refreshing summer flavours too.
Double cleanse with a gentle cleanser
With all the sweat, sand and sunscreen on your skin, a double face cleanse after your day on the beach is definitely called for.
Choose a gentle cream cleanser will keep the pH level of your skin balanced and won’t strip the skin of the oils it needs to stay hydrated, especially after a day on the beach. If your face feels tight after cleansing, it’s a sign your cleanser is stripping the skin.
Try our Cream Face Cleanser a gentle, all-natural formulation enriched with Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera to heal and hydrate skin while removing makeup, dirt, and impurities.
Steer clear of chemical exfoliators
Seawater acts like a natural exfoliant. If you’ve been swimming with your face submerged during the day, it’s best to steer clear of heavy-duty exfoliators, especially the chemical kind, afterwards.
Too much exfoliation activity can damage your skin barrier and leave you with an irritated, sensitive complexion.
Boost nourishment with a facial oil
The best way to combat any dry, flaky skin post-beach is to incorporate a few drops of facial oil into your routine.
Choose an oil containing ingredients with fatty acids that helps condition skin, lock in moisture, and reduce irritation from dryness by minimising trans-epidermal water loss.
Try our Coconut And Rosehip Face Oil, a 100% natural blend of oils including jojoba, rosehip, almond, and coconut, wonderful for restoring a youthful, hydrated glow to tired, parched skin.
Soak in milk
If you’re feeling the sting of sunburn, deal with it ASAP. Add a few cups of whole milk to a cool bath and soak in it for 20 minutes.
Milk is chock full of proteins and vitamins A, D, and E, making it super soothing and nourishing for burnt skin.
Now you’ve got all the beach beauty tips you need, get out there and enjoy the summer sunshine!
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