Summer; warm, sunny and endless fun in the sun. It’s nearly impossible to turn down a day at the beach or enjoy a lazy afternoon on a patio with your favourite summer drink in hand.
In the moment it truly is the best way to spend your time, but upon returning home, your skin wished you had relaxed under the umbrella or found some shade on the patio.
We have all been there! Itchy, irritated and dried out skin. The kind of irritation that even a hot shower can’t relieve.
As the Canadian summer has finally arrived (after that long, long, long winter), it may be time to invest in some products that will ease your soon-to-be dry skin. There's no better time to be proactive than right now.
Simple Summer Skin Care Routine
Step 1: Cleanse
On a regular basis (no matter the time of year) it is important to keep your skin clean. During the summer it is even more crucial to maintain this routine, as sweat can build up. Letting sweat sit on your face can be detrimental to your skin. Sweat carries all the grime that has settled into your pores throughout the day. This can lead to breakouts and irritated skin. Also, it just doesn't feel great…
Juji Skin carries two facial cleansers which can help maintain a healthy summer glow, while keeping unwanted grime out of your pores.
Grapefruit & Lemon Gentle Face Wash
This face wash is unique as it was created without water, artificial fragrance or preservatives. It's minimal but effective ingredient profile gently cleanses and removes makeup, without drying or irritating skin. This foaming facial cleanser can be used on all skin types and is gentle enough for those who may be a little more than sun kissed.
Oatmeal & Coconut Facial Cleansing Grains
Is your skin craving a gentle and ultra moisturizing cleanser? Then consider Juji Skin’s Oatmeal & Coconut Facial Cleansing Grains. This product can be used as a daily facial cleanser or as a mask ( it can be mixed with water, oil or yogurt) which would be ideal if you couldn't find that beach umbrella. Perfect for all skin types and recommended for dry, irritated or sensitive skin.
Step 2: Hydrate
Now that your skin is clean and glowing, it is time to indulge a little and apply some hydration. Consider applying organic plant oils to your skin after a long day out in the sun.
Hydrate - 98% Organic Daily Facial Serum
Juji Skin’s Hydrate serum is an organic, non-greasy and quickly absorbing facial moisturizer. Hydrate helps with skin cell regeneration, reduction in the appearance of scars and fine lines, improvement in skin colour and tone and even improves adult acne and breakout issues. One application of Hydrate in the morning is all you need to stay moisturized all day.
Step 3: Moisturize
There is nothing more satisfying after a day of fun in the sun than a hot (or cool!) bath or shower, and the application of your favourite moisturizer. The right moisturizer will cool your burnt skin and start the healing process. That is why it is so important to use organic leave-on products! The best skin care products are multi-purpose, and are used to not only treat, but also to heal and improve your beautiful skin.
French Lavender or Shea and Grapefruit Organic Body Butter
Juji Skin’s organic body butters are fast absorbing, easy to apply and contain 95% organic ingredients. Both body butters contain organic shea butter and organic safflower seed oil which provides skin with outstanding moisturizing properties. The Shea & Grapefruit Body Butter includes a blend of citrus essential oils which leaves skin smelling crisp and clean, while the Lavender Body Butter contains lavender essential oil, which is soothing and healing for all skin types.
Step 4: Sunscreen
Although Juji Skin does not yet make sunscreen, there are many companies that have formulated and sell non-toxic and safer sunscreens for the whole family. Here at Juji, we personally prefer large hats and lots of shade rather than apply questionable ingredient sunscreen, but sometimes sunscreen is a necessity and in these cases we are lucky to have it. Just be sure to do your research first, as even the most trusted brands can have major issues with formulation (Banana Boat, The Honest Company).
Are looking to experiment with some natural and organic products this summer?
Try out some other products from Juji Skin
Coconut & Lime Deodorant Cream
This deodorant is 75% organic and 100% natural! And it really, truly works. Apply when just out of the shower or whenever you're feeling 'not so fresh'. Juji's Coconut & Lime Deodorant not only keeps the stink at bay, but also kills it on contact. Instant shower!
Stay proactive this summer!