Hair and Skin Care to Survive the Heat

August can be a challenging time to stay fresh and keep our skin and hair looking great. Customers often ask me if they should change their beauty routines during the very warm weather.

Here are some suggestions and guidelines…

moisturizing gelFirstly, if a cream feels too heavy during this time of year, switch to a lighter moisturizer like our Moisturizing Gel. It has an aloe base and won’t clog pores.  If you are sleeping in an air conditioned room, you may be fine with a richer product at night.

Our Facial Cleanser can be used several times during the day if you feel your skin is dirty or grimy from perspiration and sweat. Cleansing Grains can target the T-zone, which may be more prone to blackheads and breakouts.

To refresh during the day, an occasional spritz with a Moisture Mist is a must. A rose version if your skin is usually dry; the skin refresher option if you are prone to breakouts.

If you have only tried one of our shampoos, now is the time to check out the sampler. I particularly like the “Cedar and Sage” when it gets warm.

Our “Frizz Tamer” will help those fighting the impact of increased humidity. The Herbal Vinegar Hair Rinse is a cleansing detangler after a day at the beach or the pool, especially nice if you would rather not shampoo again.

sunburn reliefIf you have overdone your time in the sun, we have a Sunburn Relief product that will come to the rescue. As for pesky insect bites, help is on the way with our remedy of undiluted essential oils.

I find that I need to exfoliate more during the warm months. Our salt scrub gets the process going. Finish off with the Herbal Silk Body Powder made without talc or GMOs.

Then sit down with a long, cool drink and a great book!

 

Special Care for Summer Feet

The hot weather bares areas of our bodies we keep under wraps during the winter months. During the summer, women (and men) are eager to switch to sandals and other types of open footwear.

What is the best way to get your feet into shape after the winter doldrums?

Here are some suggestions:

• Start with our Salt Scrub, which comes in four different scents. We also have an unscented option with no essential oils.

• Keep an Ayate Wash Cloth as part of your arsenal. Use it with or without the scrub to keep your heels and the backs of your feet exfoliated.

Fabulous Foot CreamFinish up with our Fabulous Foot Cream, an organic Shea Butter based formula that is combined with herbs and essential oils.

• Tackle pesky Athlete’s Foot with our remedy that combines Tea Tree and Lavender essential oils.

• Pamper your toenails with our Healthy Nail Treatment. The botanical
components will improve your nail strength and the cuticles, and also have anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties. (If you aren’t using this for your fingernails, now is the time to start!!)

• Treat yourself to a Footbath. Our formulas are based on traditional Ayurvedic recipes. We use herbs from a variety of sources including leaves, roots, and flowers. Beside nurturing your feet, it will benefit whole body wellness and mental balance. We have four different blends. You can try the seven vial sampler to see how they differ.

Besides the way your feet look, it’s important that they feel good. Think of the common expression, “I’ve been on my feet all day.” Make foot care a year around habit, starting now. Your feet will appreciate your efforts!