20 Jun Staying Hydrated and Tips For Skincare This Summer
Summertime is here and for most of us, that means sleeveless tops, bikinis, rooftop brunches, and plenty of fun at the beach. During the warmer months, your skin gets a lot of sun exposure and while we all love that summertime glow, too much sun can be harmful for your skin.
The sun and heat can cause unique skin care challenges, including dry skin, sunburn, sun spots, and even fine lines and wrinkles. But by following these tips for skincare and staying hydrated, you can enjoy your summer festivities worry free.
Read on to find out how to take care of your skin when the warmer temperatures roll in. Plus, learn how IV therapy vitamins can help protect your skin from the summer heat while keeping you healthy and hydrated.
Tips for Skincare Safety
1. Lather On the Sunscreen
Don’t forget to lather up on your favorite sunscreen this summer. Look for sunscreens with the highest SPF you can find for maximum protection for all skin types (30-50 SPF). Reapply frequently throughout the day, especially if you are spending more time outdoors or swimming.
2. Buy A Sun Hat
Sun hats are one of the next best tips for skincare safety during the summer. A wide brimmed sun hat will keep your face and shoulders shielded from the sun. Your face and shoulders are the two places most likely to be exposed to harmful UV rays. Shielding these areas from the sun is important, even if you’re only running errands throughout the day.
Additionally, they make a super cute accessory to your summer dresses and bikinis.
3. Check Your Meds
Did you know that there are certain medications that make you more sensitive to the sun? Some of the more common medications include antibiotics, antifungals, retinoids, and oral contraceptives. Check with your doctor about any medication you take regularly during the summer. You will need to pay extra attention to tips for skincare safety if your meds cause photosensitivity.
4. Less is More in the Summer
Avoid heavy make up and heavy moisturizes in during the summer months as they can clog pores and prevent the skin from breathing, especially paired with the humidity. During the summer your face can build up a lot of dirty and oils so be sure to wash your face with PH balanced face washes to remove excess oil and dirt from the face before using your skin products. For those with dry skin, use gel based products and for those with oily skin, use water based face products, these options aren in-greasy and lighter.
(Summer hack: Dont’t want to wear makeup today? Try a tinted moisturizer and lip balm instead!)
5. Do Skin Checks
Finally, one of the most important tips for skincare during summer (or any time of the year) is knowing how to do a skin check. Skin cancer is more likely to occur in older adults, but it can manifest at any age. Most skin cancers are non-malignant; however, you should always get examined by a doctor to be sure.
Check your skin for any unusual skin spots or evolving moles. Examine yourself with all skin exposed in front of a full-length mirror and use a handheld mirror to check harder to see body parts. Look for discolored spots, growths, or sores that are out of the ordinary. If anything looks suspicious, make an appointment with your doctor to get it checked out.
How Can You Stay Hydrated This Summer?
Staying hydrated is essential for your health. Without proper hydration, your body can’t function at its best. Dehydration can cause headaches, fatigue, urinary and kidney issues and if not addressed, could cause serious dysfunction in your body . Improper hydration can also affect your skin, causing dry skin, age spots, dry skin, and an increased appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Upping your water intake is extremely important during the summer months. Hotter temperatures cause you to lose more water through sweat, increasing your need for hydration. Along with drinking plenty of water, it’s also important to replenish your electrolytes. Electrolytes not only help keep you hydrated but they are extremely important for many vital processes that occur in the body. Thats right, without optimal hydration and electrolytes, your body can’t function at its best, but we’ve got another hack for you, GET A DRIP (IV therapy)!
How Do IV Therapy Vitamins Keep You Hydrated?
IV therapy vitamins can help you stay hydrated by administering electrolytes, minerals, and other nutrients directly into your bloodstream. I know you’re thinking, “But I take my vitamins everyday”. Well did you know that when taking your vitamins orally, up to 80% of them are lost in the GI tract? (blog on Bioavailability coming soon). Vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium are just a few of the electrolytes and minerals found in many fruits and vegetables. These nutrients improve both your electrolyte balance and your skin health and can also be found in most of our IV Drips.
Our IV therapy vitamins treatments such as the Myer’s Cocktail and Glow Up Drip contain nutrients that effectively hydrate your body and replenish and nutrients that you may need. The Glow Up Drip is one of our summertime favorites because it contains Vitamin C and Glutathione which are both amazing antioxidants that fight against free radicals that cause damage to the skin and body, help boost collagen production, and help with hyperpigmentation caused by the sun. Since our treatments are administered directly through your bloodstream, these nutrients get utilized much more quickly and efficiently. You’ll feel an immediate difference in your energy levels and see a natural glow in your complexion. Book your IV therapy vitamins treatment today at Innovating Vitality.
Mocktail & Smoothie Recipes
Along with increasing your water intake throughout the day, fresh fruits and vegetables are other ways you can stay hydrated during the summer. I have created a few of my favorite recipes for you all to try this season, tell me what you think!
1. Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Jalapeño “Moscow Mule”
4 oz of fresh pineapple juice
Juice of 1/2 lime
4 oz. of ginger beer
1-2 jalapeños sliced
Combine all ingredients in a shaker, serve over ice in a copper mug, and garnish with mint leaves, jalapeño slices, and a pineapple slice
2. Non-Alcoholic Sangria
Fresh orange and lemon slices
1-2 cups of your favorite berry medley
Juice of 2 1.2 lemons
2 1/2 cups of cranberry juice
1 1/2 cup s of red grape juice
1 cup of orange juice
Combine ingredients in a pitcher and serve chilled
3. Virgin Coconut Mango Margarita
Coat rim with tajin, salt, or sugar
1 cup of coconut water
3/4 cup of mango juice
Juice of 1 lime
Serve over ice with a lime slice
(for a blended drink use frozen mango chunks and blend ingredients)
1. Tropical Watermelon Smoothie
2.5 cups of frozen watermelon cubes
1.5 cups of frozen tropical blend (mango, pineapple, strawberry)
1 1/2 teaspoon of honey
1/2 cup of coconut water or oat milk
1/2-1/2 cup of honey vanilla greek yogurt
Blend and garnish with mint or basil leaves
1. Peachy Clean Detox Smoothie
1 peeled Cara Cara or navel orange
3/4 cup of frozen strawberries
1 cucumber peeled
1 stick of celery
2.5 cups of frozen peaches
1 cup of chilled apple juice
half of a turmeric root (or its equivalent powdered)
1 teaspoon of chopped ginger root
Add ice as needed (optional)
3. Strawberry Banana Smoothie
1 ripe banana
2 cups of frozen strawberries
1 /2-1 cup of vanilla oat milk (or whatever preferred milk)
1 teaspoon of maca powder (optional)