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Kissed by the Sun

Caitlyn Connelly

                                                  

So, it’s July and summer is in full swing!  We live in the Mid-Atlantic region of the USA, and have already had the longest heat wave in a decade!

It’s important to remember to care for your skin all year and always keep it moisturized, however when we see the sun is out everyone is anxious to enjoy the day. 

Summer sun, with its’ higher angle and longer days, can be glorious but also potentially dangerous even when it’s not shining.

 

However, if you got a little too much sun, or just feel overheated, here is a recipe to soothe your hot and irritated skin. 

Mix in a 4 oz bottle: 3 oz peppermint hydrosol & 1 oz German Chamomile hydrosol. 

Hydrosols are similar to essential oils, but are much less concentrated.  They are basically plant waters, and come from distilling fresh plants.

Peppermint has a cooling effect and chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties. 

 

  • Remember to always apply sunscreen and reapply often.
  • Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15 to protect exposed skin.  We prefer sunscreen with organic ingredients, and lacking oxybenzone.
  • Seek shade to avoid direct sun exposure especially during the midday hours.
  • Wear protective clothing.

 Enjoy summer and remember to stay safe and keep your skin moisturized. 

 For more info on sunscreen safety, visit the EWG website:   https://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/report/the-trouble-with-sunscreen-chemicals/#.WxcRCyBrzIU and for info on sun safety check out this page from the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/sun-safety.htm


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