Achieving that summer glow isn’t a walk through the park. Humidity, sun damage and sweaty temperatures all threaten to wreck havoc with your skin, hair and style. So this summer, be prepared. Our roundup of the best natural beauty treatments will keep you glowing, even as the mercury rises.
Nothing ruins a look quite like sweat. And while a quick blast of antiperspirant may seem to be a quick fix, the terrifying ingredient list might make you think again.
So how can you fight sweat naturally? Well, your diet’s a good place to start. Amazingly, the foods we eat can have a huge impact on our body odor. So to stay sweet-smelling, try chowing down on fenugreek. This fragrant herb can alter the scent of your sweat, without the need for any chemical-packed antiperspirants.
Or, why not release your inner perfumier with your own DIY deodorant? This natural shea butter option from Wellness Mama combines soothing nut butters with essential oils to create a homemade deodorant that actually works. And it smells pretty good too.
We all dream of the perfect summer look. Rosy cheeks, dewy skin and that beautiful sun-kissed glow. But sometimes our skin has other ideas. Whether it’s dehydration or high humidity, there are many reasons why our skin may not always play ball in the summer months.
So why not give your complexion a boost with a daily dose of phytoceramides? As it ages, the body produces less ceramides, which function as barriers against the environment. But by taking plant-based ceramide supplements, you can give your skin a helping hand. All of which means you’re one step closer to achieving that perfect summer glow.
Sunburn is never fun. Not only is it incredibly painful, but too much sun damage can leave you vulnerable to skin cancer further down the line. So always remember to slather on the sunscreen.
If you do happen to catch one too many rays, keep calm. This all-natural after sun lotion will help set you on the road to recovery. Packed with soothing aloe vera and nourishing oils, it’s an absolute dream for sun-damaged skin.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Simply combine all the ingredients into a creamy paste and slather onto sunburnt skin.
Sandal season calls for beautiful feet. But don’t worry – you don’t have to splash out on a pedicure every few weeks to keep your toes twinkling. With this super simple foot scrub you can have your feet looking beach-ready in no time. And the best bit? It’s made with 100 percent natural ingredients.
Simply mix coarse rock salt with ¼ cup coconut oil and ¼ cup Vitamin E oil, and apply to your feet. The scrub will leave them exfoliated, nourished and super soft.
Just like skin, hair can feel the damaging effects of the sun too. Overexposure to the sun affects the protective barrier of natural oils that we all have on our scalp, causing blood vessels to dilate and become inflamed.
Of course, when it comes to any kind of sun damage, protection is far more important than treatment. So always try to wear a hat when out in the sun for an extended period of time. Or if hats aren’t your style, massage a zinc oxide sunblock into your scalp before heading outside for extra UVA and UVB protection.
Too little too late? Don’t worry. There are some effective natural beauty treatments to help repair sun-damaged hair. Try massaging warm olive oil into your scalp, leaving for 45 minutes before rinsing off. The oil should help soothe your frazzled hair and bring back that summer shine.