Natural Warm Weather Skin Care

Pro: Warm weather is here. Con: Harsh UV rays and bugs are too. Don’t let common skin ailments keep you from enjoying the warmth of the upcoming season with these proactive prevention tips and natural remedies:

  • Prep your skin for sun by exfoliating wisely, cleansing regularly and wearing sunblock. Because skin absorbs up to 60% of what is applied to it, ensure your go-to products are natural and never contain synthetic preservatives like parabens and EDTA.
    • Our picks: Badger Sunscreen, Acure Facial Cleansing Gel
  • Refresh with a facial mist to cool down naturally and hydrate skin. Hydrosols, or flower waters, are derived from plant material and are milder than essential oils while containing the same healing properties.
    • Our pick: Rose Otto Hydrosol, Veriditas Botanicals
  • Heal bug bites naturally – don’t scratch! As we celebrate the return of the MN state bird, the loon mosquito, managing bites is essential as excessive itching and picking can cause permanent damage to skin. Stop the itch by applying a cool, damp green tea bag or essential oils.
    • Our pick: green tea bags, Veriditas Botanicals Bug Bite Eraser
  • Cool a sunburn and reduce inflammation with a compress soaked in witch hazel or organic aloe vera.
    • Our pick: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Gelly