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How to Get your Skin Ready, Bags Packed & Chill Out for Spring Break

24. February 2017

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Ready to make your escape!? If you are fortunate enough to be escaping the winter weather for warmer and sunnier days this spring, then you must read on for some tips to keep you safe and gorgeous in the sun from head to toe.

 

Not only do you need to pack up all of your shorts and bathing suits for upcoming spring break sunny destination getaways you also need to get your face, body and hair (often overlooked!) all ready for every stage of sun exposure.

 

Here are some things you need to start doing right after you book that airplane ticket!

 

Start 30 Days Before:

  1. Dry brush for 3-5 minutes before showering each day,
  2. Exfoliate with a body polish 2-3 times a week in the shower or bath,
  3. And top it off by moisturizing with an emolient body butter or body oil every day or twice a day if very dry skin.
  4. Increase your water and herbal tea intake to help hydrate your body and skin. 
  5. Buy your good quality mineral based, natural SPF for face and body, a great big sexy hat with a wide brim, and a stainless steel water bottle. 

Why should you do this?! Your winter skin is dry, flaky, itchy and crying out for you to give it some relief. It will take about 30 days to get it in good shape before you expose it to the sunshine. 

 

While in the sun: Think Face, Ears, Lips, Hair & Body!

Ensure you’re using that clean & natural sun protection of 60 SPF applied 30 minutes before sun exposure to all of your skin that will be exposed (don't forget your ears, lips, eyelids too!). Check out Think Dirty and Leaping Bunny for some clean sunscreen suggestions.

 

Don't neglect your hair while swimming in the pool or lounging in the sun! I am definitely guilty of this one and my hairdresser reminds me often to take good care of my hair while on vacation.    For hair, try slathering on our Coconut Kisses Replenishing Hair Mask to protect your locks and colour from fading, sun damage, chlorine damage and more. Comb through the hair mask or another good conditioning treatment from roots to ends, tie it up or put a hat on, and keep it on for the day while exposed to the sun.  You will get a great deep conditioning treatment and protection from the harmful UV rays. Our Hair Mask contains coconut oil and shea butter, both of which contain natural SPF to help provide protection.  

 

Here is a video of our Founder & CEO, Jodie, talking about how she has protected her hair from sun damage when on a sunny vacay. 

 

For your lips, look for a lip balm with SPF and be sure to apply your face sunscreen to your lips, eyelids and ears too. 

 

After You've Been in the Sunshine: Ensure you are using a gentle body wash or soap in the shower to get all the sunscreen off, and apply body butter at least twice a day to calm the body (Make That Kiss Last contains lavender and vanilla which is a great way to soothe sun kissed or irritated skin).

 


For your face, ensure you use something to calm your exposed skin with plant based ingredients.  We suggest some soothing products such as our Rose Chamomile Face Tonic, followed by the Youthful Kisses Anti-Aging Serum and Anti-Aging Daytime Moisturizer (which contains a natural 30 SPF from ingredients such as Red Raspberry Seed Oil and other anti-aging ingredients) and at night use our Replenishing Avocado Night Cream.

 

Enjoy and stay safe while having fun in the sun! You deserve it, sunshine. 

 

Now that you've read this blog, want to know more about Clean Kiss Organics?

We create 100% Natural and Organic, Canadian artisan handcrafted products that are simple and pure for your body, face, hair and home. Our specialty is anti-aging premium skincare, all natural deodorant, and products for curly hair.  

We are 100% Vegan, GMO free, Gluten Free (and free of all unnecessary garbage!) and Leaping Bunny Certified (meaning we never test on animals and neither do our suppliers).  We also proudly give a portion of our sales to help homeless women and their children to get back on track with housing, education, and financial support. 

Check us out! 

 

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