Summer Wellness Prep

Summer is a time to embrace the outdoors and enjoy the warmth of the sun. However, it’s important to prioritize your wellness during this season, as prolonged exposure to heat and sunlight can have adverse effects on your body. Read on for essential tips for summer wellness prep, including staying hydrated, protecting yourself during outdoor activities, and maintaining healthy skin.

Stay Hydrated

One of the most crucial aspects of summer wellness is staying hydrated. The hot weather and increased physical activity can lead to dehydration if you’re not careful. To ensure optimal hydration:

  • Drink plenty of water: Carry a reusable water bottle with you wherever you go and aim to drink at least eight glasses of water per day.
  • Eat hydrating foods: Include water-rich fruits and vegetables like watermelon, cucumbers, and oranges in your diet to supplement your fluid intake.
  • Avoid excessive caffeine and alcohol: Both caffeine and alcohol can contribute to dehydration, so it’s important to moderate your consumption.

Protection During Outdoor Activities

Engaging in outdoor activities is a great way to enjoy the summer, but it’s crucial to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays and other potential risks. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Apply sunscreen: Use a broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen with an SPF 30 at least 15 minutes before stepping out. Reapply every two hours, especially if you’re sweating or swimming.
  • Wear protective clothing: Opt for lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that covers your skin. Choose fabrics with UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) for added sun protection.
  • Use sunglasses and a hat: Shield your eyes and face from the sun by wearing sunglasses with UV protection and a wide-brimmed hat.

Take Care Of Your Skin

The summer sun can take a toll on your skin, making it essential to have a proper skincare routine. Follow these steps to keep your skin healthy and protected:

  • Cleanse and exfoliate: Use a gentle cleanser to remove sweat, dirt, and excess oil from your skin. Regular exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells and rejuvenate your complexion.
  • Moisturize and treat: It’s very important to hydrate your skin with a moisturizer to prevent dryness and dehydration. Use treatment products with Vitamin C to maintain a healthy glow.
  • Use after-sun care: In case of sunburn, apply aloe vera gel or a soothing after-sun lotion to cool and repair your skin. In the summer, I love using Rescue and Renew Detox Gelée after a day in the heat and sun. This hydrating gel cools and moisturizes my skin, thanks to Shea Butter and Green Algae. It also contains Caffeine for brightening benefits, and a hand-picked blend of pure, aromatic essential oils that smell like a day at the spa!
  • Stay in the shade: Limit your sun exposure during peak hours (10 am to 4 pm) when the sun’s rays are strongest. Seek shade whenever possible or use umbrellas or canopies.

By prioritizing hydration, protecting yourself during outdoor activities, and maintaining a proper skincare routine, you can enjoy the summer while keeping your body and skin healthy. Remember, it’s crucial to listen to your body’s needs and take necessary precautions to have a safe and enjoyable summer season.


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