With summer sizzling in the U.S. and chilly winter settling here in Australia, we thought we’d share a handful of season-specific essentials that’ll keep skin healthy, moisturized and protected – whether you’re lying on the beach or curling up close to the fire!
Summer Skin Essentials
1. A broad-rimmed summer hat shields your face from the sun, keeping skin youthful. For a classic look, you can’t beat a genuine Panama hat.
2. Slather on natural sunscreen, like COOLA Classic Suncare, to fight against aging and protect skin from burning.
3. Load up on summer fresh berries and fruit packed with skin-repairing antioxidants. Our favorite is vitamin C-packed watermelon, which tones and moisturizes skin.
4. Stay hydrated with coconut water, which balances the skin’s PH levels and keeps collagen strong after a day in the sun.
5. Learn more about the importance of natural beauty products with some light summer reading. Our pick: No More Dirty Looks: The Truth about Your Beauty Products.
6. Skin needs special nourishment to undo summer damage. Use our Sensitive Skin face oil to gently repair and hydrate flushed skin after sun exposure.
Winter Skin Essentials
1. An angora or alpaca-knit hood (also known as a stylish balaclava) keeps your head and skin warm and protected from harsh winter winds. We’re knitting this one from Wool and the Gang.
2. Sun protection doesn’t end when the temperature dips. Applying an everyday natural, moisturizing sunscreen like MyChelle Sun Shield SPF 28 is very important during winter when the sun hides behind clouds.
3. Nutrient-dense vegetable stews and soups are very healing, especially when your immune system is trying to keep skin in tip-top shape and fight off seasonal colds and flu. Our favorite: Rachel Khoo’s Chicken Dumpling Soup recipe.
4. Sipping on a steaming cup of chai tea boosts blood flow to the skin and is brimming with antioxidants from spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. A perfect cold weather drink for beauty.
5. With more time spent indoors, flip through a beauty book like Sophie Uliano’s Do It Gorgeously and whip up a few homemade beauty recipes for winter pampering.
6. Tackle the stinging and drying effects of winter with our Dry Skin face oil, filled with hydrating and replenishing oils like rosehip and kukui nut.