What does Coconut Oil, water and non-toxic sunscreen have in common?
Summer season is almost upon us and it’ll be no surprise seeing walking around showing more skin than usual. Those who aren’t as confident about having their skin on show should consider the 5 tips listed below to acquire that natural, glistening glow:
- Eat a Nutritious Breakfast
It’s labeled as the ‘most important meal of the day’ for a reason and the “you are what you eat” saying couldn’t be any more applicable in the summer months.
Eating (or drinking) a healthy breakfast that’s rich in essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidant properties can help repair and promote healthier, smoother skin.
Berry and nut smoothies are the ideal health alternative to have on a warm summers’ day. Why not try the zesty blend of a kale, apple, raspberry and goji berry smoothie. Packed full of kale’s vitamin K, which is proven to prevent acne and wrinkles, the goji berries addition has been scientifically proven to prevent signs of photo-aging caused by sun damage.
- Apply The Hidden Benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil and its benefits are taking the world by storm – but how can you use it to achieve that silky smooth skin?
A recent human and animal study found that when virgin coconut oil is applied to the skin, it can speed up wound-healing, increase skin hydration and significantly reduce water loss in dry skin.
Cocan virgin coconut oil uses its extra virgin and organic properties to deeply cleanse the facial pores while adding that long-desired shine to your skin.
To get summer-ready with this natural anti-fungal and antibacterial moisturiser, it’s suggested that you gently apply coconut oil in a circular motion to your face both at night and throughout the day.
Want to get more creative? Make your very own coconut oil body scrub.
Melt the oil at a very low heat (of around 26 degrees Celsius), add in a little bit of salt and mix it well. Drop in a bit of vanilla or lavender extract for the added fragrance and let the magical wonders of this oil do its work on your skin.
- Water, Water, Water
75% of the human body is…water.
You’ll find yourself feeling parched and dehydrated particularly on a warm summers’ day, but who would’ve thought water has a number of hidden skin benefits.
Drinking lots of water triggers a protective fluid loss barrier to ensure it stays healthy and hydrated. Director of ‘The Few Institute” described waters ‘moisture-lock’ as being able to prevent skin cracks and let in outside particles that are associated with blemishes and irritations.
- Opt For Non-Toxic Sunscreen
You should always wear sunscreen but with a recently conducted study showing that 75% of sunscreen products are infact toxic, it’s more vital than ever that you’re picking the right one.
Directly associated with skin irritation, triggering allergic reactions and disrupting hormones, evidence points towards traditional, toxic sunscreens doing more harm that good to your body both inside and out.
It’s now recommended that you opt for sunscreens that have a high concentration of sunflower oil and/or organic beeswax, which nurtures, soothes and moisturises the skin.
Sunscreens containing green tea will also be received well by your skin. Its antioxidant properties will cleanse your skin, protect it from the harshest sunrays and leave your skin glistening all at once.