KEEPING YOUR COOL: SUMMER BEAUTY
It's summertime. It's hot. Temperatures continue to rise and we're looking to combat the humidity, the sweat, and the unwanted oils. We're over here doing everything we can to keep our sacred skincare products & soft glam makeup looks from melting off our faces this summer. Today we're sharing some of our best kept summer secrets for keeping calm, cool & collected all summer long.
Aside from relaxing poolside under a huge umbrella and shading ourselves with giant sun hats & chic sunglasses, one of our favorite tips for tight, cool skin is to use an ice roller. Not only does the Skin Gym Ice Coolie immediately cool your skin down, but using it on the regular actually boasts a ton of skin benefits. This ice roller helps to reduce inflammation, boost circulation & encourage lymphatic drainage. It works to instantly reduce any puffiness, swelling & bloating of the face, doubling as a sculpting facial tool. It's ideal for those with acne prone skin or anyone suffering from a rash, rosacea, or any other type of inflammatory skin condition because it takes away redness by constricting the blood vessels. This also helps to close & tighten the pores, leaving your skin radiant, glowing, and refined. This roller is also great to use on a sunburn, not only on the face, but from head to toe. Overall, this depuffing, cooling supertool is a calming & soothing way to practice self care, sculpt cheekbones & keep redness & inflammation at bay.
Another very practical way to utilize ice is to look into the work of Wim Hoff, also known as The Iceman. He specializes in not only ice baths & cold plunges, but breathwork as well, which is such a fantastic healing modality that we are going to be speaking more on very soon. Summertime is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the desire to cool off by starting to take cold showers, which is actually a form of therapy. We all know how good they are for our hair, closing the cuticle which reduces frizz & leaves our strands shiny… but ice cold water is also amazing for our skin. Just as the ice roller does to our face, submerging our bodies in icy cold water constricts our blood vessels which tightens the pores. The benefits of a cold shower go far beyond vanity as it is a tool to encourage mindfulness, allowing us to merge the mind-body connection and go deeper into our own self discovery, healing, and overall well-being. Wim Hoff goes into detail on how healing & beneficial cold therapy is, so feel free to look into his work to dive deeper.
Similar to most other wellness & beauty related phenomena, staying cool actually starts on the inside. We love to keep The Beauty Chef Hydration Inner Beauty Boost on hand during the summer months to keep our system fully hydrated from the inside out. This bio-fermented probiotic elixir works to feed your gut with nutrients that help increase blood circulation, allowing your body to consistently regulate its temperature. With ultra-hydrating ingredients like coconut water, cucumber water & aloe vera, this easy-to-use concoction plumps up your skin from the inside out. The new supercharged formula now includes trace minerals & magnesium to help balance electrolytes in the body. This would be great to take along with you on a hike or for a full day at the beach, because as you sweat & lose fluids in the heat, this works to replenish those lost electrolytes, keeping your system regulated & cool. It also comes with the added benefits of plump, moisturized skin and is perfect for anyone with dry or dull skin needing an extra boost of hydration.
Another tip for not only warm months, but year around is to actually keep your masks & eye creams in the fridge. There's even a super cute, pink, Skym Gym mini fridge made specifically for this purpose, which you can purchase in store at our Biltmore flagship location. A fun, glamorous way to start off your day is to pop the Skin Gym Rosy Hearts Eye Mask in the fridge or freezer for 2-4 minutes before applying them. You can leave them on while you do your morning rituals and practices, whether it's handcrafting a matcha or doing transcendental meditation, or even just getting your little one ready for the day. Masking of any kind is a great way to start or end your day with an added luxury that benefits your skin & allows you to multitask. Lathering on a cooling mask that's been kept in the fridge is just so refreshing and there's truly nothing like it. Take care of yourself this summer and relish in these little details-- you're worth it!
Another product you can refrigerate is any hydrosol or mist. Not only are facial mists super soothing for the skin, but they work perfectly to keep your skin feeling hydrated & refreshed. Similar to a cold mask, there's nothing quite like an ice cold skin mist or hydrosol to quickly cool you off when things get hot. While we have a variety to choose from, one of our recent favorites is the Lotus Wei Sacred Body Wei Qi Facial Mist which is full of antioxidants to help defend against those potent summer rays. Other options to pop in your fridge are the Lotus Wei Aura Mists & the Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence. You living your best life includes this tip, just trust us.
We're wishing you a beautiful summer full of sunshine, empowerment, and of course, special indulgences that bring you joy.