Summer Skin Necessities

    Hey, Bolt babez! This blog is going to be a little different from the normal fashion-forward theme we usually hit. As Bolt Babez, we pride ourselves on self-care and are going to share some tips that we live by when it comes to all things skin! 

 

First: Protection

    Skin is one of the most important things on our body, it is our body's shield. While our skin protects us, we also need to be diligent in protecting our skin so it can successfully do its job. When going out in the sun you should be wearing hats and sunglasses! 

    A perfect hat to wear this summer is bucket hats, these are a smash because they bring shade to your face, neck, and chest. Luckily at bolt, we sell the CUTEST bucket hats that will ensure you have the best skin of your life this summer. The adorable and protective bucket hats come in three different colors/styles: Denim Patchwork, White, and Dusty Pink.

 

Second: Sun Care

    The products we use are also extremely important because anything we put on our skin goes right into our bloodstreams. After doing some research, we have come across some amazing, as well as harmful, products that most of us use every day of our lives. 

    100% the most important skincare product is sunscreen. Sunscreen needs to be applied daily in all four seasons focusing on your face, ears, neck, chest, and the tops of your hands! These areas are extremely vulnerable to the sun while doing everyday things like driving or walking outside. Focusing sunscreen on those main areas every day can lower the risk of skin cancer and WRINKLES. We all want to age nicely, and sunscreen is the easiest and most effective way to achieve that. 

Three great options are: Neutrogena - Supergoop - Coppertone 

 

Third: Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate

    After being in the sun, a great way to soothe your skin is to put Aloe Vera gel or oils on. Putting Aloe on twice a day is proven to rejuvenate, soothe, and perfect skin. You can skip your eyelash extension appointment because another great benefit from putting aloe on your face every day is eyelash and eyebrow growth! Some oils we love are coconut oil, argan oil, or Jojoba oil. It might take a little more time to soak into your skin but the benefits of natural oils make the dry time worth it. Oils are very versatile as well, you can use them in your hair and even on your doggos paw pads. 

 

Our favorite Aloe Gel

   

Finally: Avoid THIS!!!

    Some harmful chemicals to stay away from in your lotions are Formaldehyde, Synthetic fragrances, Phthalates, Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, Homosalate, and Parabens (BYRDIE 2021). These chemicals can cause cancer, disrupt the endocrine system (regulation of hormones, metabolism, reproduction, and sleep), and cause thyroid disruption. 

    With that being said, protecting your skin and your face from harmful chemicals and the sun will require a little bit of change, but your skin will thank you! Thanks Bolt Babez for tuning into our blog this week! Have fun and stay protected!

XO, Sophie

 

  

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