Summer Skincare For The Whole Family
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2018 in The Conscious Living Blog by Lee Wassem
Summertime is in full swing and we are cherishing the long, warm days and lot's of sunshine. We can't get enough family time, especially when it takes us outdoors. But time spent in the water, wind, and sun can be tough on our skin!
My family just returned from a week camping at the lake. We swam, skied and played in the (scorching, 107 degree) sun for 7 days...and boy did we experience some (unpleasant) summer skin symptoms!
And since we are slathering on our favorite Zoe Organics summer essentials, we wanted to give you a breakdown of the products that really come in handy during the summer. Our 100% organic skincare products are multifunctional, multipurpose and safe for everyone in the family.
My all-time favorite product for cooling and soothing sunburn is a tepid bath with Zoe Organics Baby Bath Tea. The combination of tepid water and organic oatmeal and herbs cools the skin and works against inflammation. Our experience has been reduced pain, inflammation and redness, and faster healing.
A long day in the water, wind and sun can leave our skin super dry and burning. The last thing you or your child will want is a product that stings or too quickly absorbs requiring multiple applications. Our 100% organic ultra-rich Cream is an intensely nourishing and conditioning skin treatment, and is packed with vitamins and botanicals to moisturize, restore and protect skin of all ages. It contains no fragrances or essential oils and never stings chapped skin. Unlike lotion, this product contains no water, fillers or chemical preservatives - a little goes a long way!
Tip: Rub our Cream between your palms until it has melted to a liquid consistency. Pat or massage into the skin and add more as needed! While this product is heavier than a light, water-based lotion, it will out perform one any day. It won't clog pores, so don't be afraid to use it on your face, especially after a day out in the sun! We like to apply directly after bathing, while skin is still damp. For extra dry, chapped or compromised skin (hello, sunburn!), reapply generously, several times per day.
This creamy, dreamy multi-purpose balm is more heavy-duty than our Everything Balm, with power packed ingredients like calendula, marshmallow root, plantain leaf and pumpkin seed oil. It is highly restorative and perfect for use from head to toe. I have been using this daily (and nightly) on my lips. This balm also works well as an anti-chafing balm, so use it when cycling, running or enjoying other sports.
This is our main go-to for lips and faces! Burned or chapped lips and faces can be miserable, and this balm doesn't sting when applied. It immediately calms and soothes, and we've always seen a dramatic improvement by the next morning.
Because repelling insects is an unfortunate, but guaranteed part of your summer skincare routine, we have added our 100% organic, lovely-smelling insect repellent to this list. This lightweight oil blend not only repels insects, but it is also deeply nourishing and soothing. If you do get that unfortunate bite or two, the essential oils in this blend can soothe and reduce the pain, redness and inflammation.
Often underestimated, this little roller bottle is a multi-functional powerhouse! It has an invigorating minty scent, rounded out with refreshing lime and ginger that helps quell motion sickness and car sickness or upset tummy. Use this cooling peppermint oil to take the itch out of bites or roll the oil on pulse points to help you focus or stay alert.
Looking to grab a few of our travel size products at a discounted price? Our Summer Essentials Bundle is a must-have for your summer adventures!