What’s better than a day at the beach? – Ten days at the beach!
There’s a reason why the beach is one of the most favorite holiday destinations and why people of all age groups flock to the coast every year. Sunlight stimulates the skin to produce Vitamin D, which is crucial for bone health and the immune system.
The sun can have a positive impact on our mood and is often associated with feelings of happiness and relaxation. While our body enjoys the sun, what could go wrong? Well… from our skin’s perspective, a lot can go wrong even after just an hour on the beach.
The sun isn’t stronger at the beach than anywhere else; we’re just more prone to burns due to the nature of swimwear and the complete lack of shelter.
With so much exposed skin and enough sea, it’s possible to wash off your sunscreen. No wonder sunburns are a common consequence of a day spent on the shore.
While the rest of your body may feel great after a day at the beach, it’s wise to give your skin a little extra care.
The beach offers the perfect combination of potentially irritating factors for your skin. Between sea water, sun, and sand, your skin will need a little attention if you really want to enjoy that fresh summer glow.
Sun rays are one of the main factors of accelerated skin aging, and UV radiation causes loss of collagen and elastin, leading to the appearance of wrinkles, increased pigmentation, and loss of skin elasticity. Although we all eagerly await summer and a bronzed tan, excessive sunbathing damages our skin.
The sun can cause the appearance of freckles, melasma (dark spots), and prolonged exposure to UV radiation increases the risk of developing cancer, including melanoma – the most serious form of skin cancer.
The last days of summer are here, which means it’s time to focus on care! Primarily skin care, but also hair care, and preferably in the most natural way possible.
Below are the top 5 Juicefast tips for serious care in a natural way.
Body and Face Peeling
Regular use of body scrubs is beneficial as it removes dead skin cells, is suitable for sensitive and dry skin, and helps in hydrating and clearing all the dirt that clogs pores. It’s also great for dealing with ingrown hairs and is an excellent skin preparation for waxing or sugar paste.
By stimulating effective circulation and skin cell exchange, it helps release toxins and reduce oxidative stress in your body.
When used properly, body scrubs actually work wonders for the skin as they contain abrasive ingredients, and it’s important to know that a body peeling can be coarser in texture, while one for the face should be finer.
Ingredients like salt and baking soda are better for oily skin or skin prone to breakouts, while those with dry or sensitive skin should choose gentler scrubs like oats. If you have combination or normal skin, sugar and coffee grounds provide a balanced face polishing and that famous JLo glow.
Below we bring the best Juicefast natural recipes for your face and body!
Natural Body Scrub:
1 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of cold-pressed coconut oil
5-15 drops of grapefruit essential oil
Although we avoid white sugar in our diet, it is often used in scrubs for its granularity and affordable price. Cold-pressed coconut oil also has antibacterial and antifungal properties and makes our skin incredibly smooth and shiny, and grapefruit essential oil is excellent for stimulating circulation.
Do not heat the coconut oil as the sugar might dissolve; your body will melt it with its own heat.
Natural Face Scrub:
1 tablespoon of coffee
1 tablespoon of baking soda
1 tablespoon of cold-pressed coconut oil
As needed, a little water
Mix all the ingredients until you get a smooth paste.
Gently massage the scrub for a few minutes on the face in circular motions
Rinse with warm water
Use it twice a week for better results
Natural face masks are the best way to nourish, hydrate, and revitalize skin without using chemicals or harsh ingredients, thus avoiding potentially harmful substances found in many commercial skincare products, and you can customize recipes to your needs and skin type.
Below is a suggestion for a natural face mask.
Juicefast Zeolite Mask Recipe:
Mix 3 tablespoons of zeolite powder with water to form a thin paste reminiscent of the texture of liquid yogurt. Apply a thin layer on the face and wait 30 minutes before rinsing. Repeat this ritual twice a week and watch your pores shrink.
The recipe for a face mask is very simple but effective. In the case of body and face care, often less is more.
Did you know: Zeolite powder is a detoxification agent. It is a mineral with antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Proper hydration starts from within. Drink enough water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated. It is recommended to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, although this can vary depending on your needs and lifestyle.
Eight glasses of water a day seem little, don’t they? Have you counted? Most of us consume too little water and feel like we drink enough. In the case of hydration, less is not more. Drinking a glass of water takes an average of 13-15 seconds, and if we multiply that by the minimum daily intake, we get a time of 104 seconds, which is actually not even two minutes.
You can spend two minutes a day on proper hydration, can’t you? Besides internal care, we need a little help from the outside too. After showering or bathing, apply a moisturizing cream to still moist skin. This will help retain moisture and prevent dehydration.
Choose creams that are rich, but not too greasy, especially if you have oily skin.
Post-Summer Hair Care
Hair has a protective layer called the hydro-lipid film, and as hair dries, this film breaks down. If you color your hair, the hydro-lipid film is destroyed even faster.
The summer months can be particularly harsh for this protective coating, and when hair is exposed to other elements such as chlorine, sun, and salt water, this film can fail. Therefore, the natural moisture your hair has in the center of each strand evaporates, and your hair loses its shine and health.
The breakdown of the hydro-lipid film and hair damage will also lead to split ends and breakage. Before you try to save your hair with a multitude of products and conditioners, consider getting a haircut.
It doesn’t have to be anything drastic, but dead hair ends cannot regenerate, so it’s better to get rid of them and lay good foundations for further care.
Below follows a simple homemade mask for the recovery of dry and damaged hair.
1/2 ripe avocado
3 tablespoons of cold-pressed coconut oil
Blend the ingredients into a thick mixture and apply to the entire hair from scalp to ends. Leave on the hair for at least half an hour, rinse only with shampoo, conditioner is not necessary as the hair is already sufficiently hydrated by the mask.
Check Your Lifestyle
Lifestyle has a significant impact on the health and appearance of the skin. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats can contribute to healthy and radiant skin.
Excessive consumption of processed food, sugar, and saturated fats can cause problems like acne and premature aging.
Juicefast offers a wide range of natural juices and nutritionally balanced ready-to-eat meals without flavor enhancers and preservatives, which can help you change your eating habits for the better!
Sleep is also very important for the overall functioning of the body and thus the appearance of the skin. During deep sleep, the body repairs and rejuvenates the skin, and a lack of sleep can lead to dark circles under the eyes, puffiness, and a generally tired and wrinkled appearance of the skin.
Our skin has another silent enemy, and that is chronic stress, which affects hormones and can cause problems with eczema and psoriasis.
Sometimes it’s hard to change habits, but actually, we should see it as small things we do for ourselves.
2 minutes a day for proper water intake, natural masks, and body scrubs that we can make from natural ingredients, choosing natural instead of carbonated juice are good decisions for investing in the future.
With small changes, we can influence our health, and health is the most beautiful gift we can give ourselves.