Are the heat and humidity affecting your skin?
Sweltering heat causes skin issues. When it’s hot, we’re exposed to bright sunshine. We also hit the beach and swimming pools to cool off -- especially when we're going to have a hot, sunny weekend ahead! All of the above can have an effect on our skin.
- Chlorine from swimming pools strips the skin of natural oils and can leave your arms and legs dry. Be sure to rinse well after being in the pool and follow with body moisturizer. Spritzing on our lightweight Seed Body Oil Mist will help seal in moisture after showering. Swim, then rinse off the chlorine, then apply the body oil.
- Salt water from the ocean is known for its positive effects on the skin, but there are also negative ones.The salt is actually hard to completely wash off the skin and can cause body acne. After a dip in the ocean, be sure to wash with a gentle body wash.
- Sun damage is the #1 cause of premature skin aging. When it’s hot, most of us wear shorts, tanks tops, and sundresses. This leaves our skin vulnerable to the UV rays. Using a broad spectrum sunscreen is a must.
An increase in humidity means that there is excess moisture in the air. The same is true for your skin. When there is more moisture in the air, there is more moisture in your skin. While this may be wonderful for those with dry skin, it can wreak havoc on oily or combination skin types. When there is high humidity, changes such as excess oil and shine are common. You may notice "bacne" -- or acne on the back -- on the rise.
- Consider using blotting papers throughout the day to remove surface shine.
- Try a mattifying primer to create a smooth surface and reduce the appearance of shine on the skin.
- Apply skin care products to unclog the pores and help prevent acne flare ups.
- Wash face with a gentle facial cleanser to keep oil at bay.
- You may not need a rich and thick body cream right now. Seed Body Lotion will nourish your skin without making it feel sticky. The aloe vera in our lotion will also help soothe the skin after sun exposure.
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Summer is officially here! After a long, very unusual spring, it is nice to get outside and relax in the summer sun.
I love the feeling of soaking up the rays, but sun smarts are essential for your skin.
The sun's UV rays can greatly impact the condition of the skin. While sitting with our faces toward the sun makes us feel so good, it is important to remember that we have to be vigilant about our sun care.
My 25 year background in skin care has shown me just how important protecting our skin from UVA and UVB rays truly is. I practice what I preach. I wear sunscreen. I moisturize. I remove my makeup at night.
I am human, though, and I make mistakes. Yesterday was one of those days. It was unusually hot here. I finished up my work after lunch and noticed that the outside temperature was 96 degrees. I was skimming the pool and made sure to put on more sunscreen before jumping in.
I was so comfortable just floating on my raft. Floating around just relaxing felt so good! I planned to be in the water for about an hour when my 14 year old jumped in. We had a blast playing baseball with a beach ball and pool noodle, making a whirlpool, and playing games. If you have a teenager, you will understand what a treat it is to enjoy one on one time just having fun with that child who normally would rather be doing something else. This extra time together during the pandemic has been a gift, because there is much more family time. We had so much fun — and before I knew it, I had been in the water for nearly three hours.
I was careful to reapply my sunscreen everywhere — but I neglected my back. And boy did I learn my lesson. I now have a blistering sunburn on about 40% of my back and it is incredibly painful. In addition to being concerned about the potential for lasting damage and cellular changes done to my skin, I am finding it hard to get comfortable. This was preventable, though.
I cannot change yesterday’s mistake, but I can help alleviate the pain and I thought I would share how you can, too, should you finding yourself in need of some sunburn relief.
What is Seed Aging Beautifully Face Serum?
Is it a serum? Is it an oil?
Well, this is an oil-based face serum. Seed Aging Beautifully Face Serum combines 100% plant-based ingredients - like Argan and Rosehip Seed Oil - to help seal in moisture without feeling heavy or greasy.
Our facial oil serum can be used alone or over your moisturizer. It features a blend of oils to hydrate, balance, and address skin concerns such as loss of elasticity, dullness or skin dryness. Oils tend to be protective, boost skin hydration, and can help tackle a loss of skin firmness. Depending on the oils used -- and this is the case with our oil blend -- it may even help those with oily and acne prone skin types.
Wait. Don't you put this on under a moisturizer?
Great question! Read on...