It’s hard to believe, but we’re just a few days away from the “unofficial” start of summer! Have you already made vacation plans? Are you picturing sitting on the beach under a palm tree enjoying a tropical breeze? Or maybe you’ll pack up the RV and head across the country for some old-school family time at a national park. Well, wherever your travels take you (even if it’s poolside in your backyard!), now is the time to start thinking about taking the appropriate steps to protect and hydrate yourself and your family.
When you’re outside enjoying a warm day, it can be easy to forget to protect yourself. Today we will discuss three important ways to ensure your summer season is safe, comfortable, and fun!
One of the most important things you can do for your body is to keep it hydrated. Adequate water intake is essential year-round but becomes mission-critical during the summer months.
Even if you don’t feel thirsty, drinking plenty of water throughout the day can help your body maintain temperature, support your digestion, and help balance your mood. It’s also important to avoid beverages that would create the opposite effect (dehydration), namely coffee, caffeinated drinks, and alcohol.
Try adding our EcoDrink Natural drink mixes to your 16-ounce water bottle to create the optimal hydration level. If you struggle to drink enough water because you find it boring (it is pretty bland!), these delicious mixes solve the problem! Available in four amazing electrolyte-packed flavors, they are the easiest and tastiest way to hydrate while getting the vitamins, nutrients, and minerals your body needs.
Spending a reasonable time in the sun is healthy because when our skin is exposed to sunshine, it produces vitamin D. But prolonged exposure can be problematic, resulting in sunburn, premature aging, and UV skin damage.
Taking appropriate steps to stay safe and minimize your exposure is vital. Scheduling your daily walk or an outing with the kids early in the morning or closer to sunset is good practice. Always take breaks in the shade, use sunscreen, and dress appropriately for the forecast (we recommend lightweight clothing and a wide-brim hat!).
If your skin becomes irritated from the sun, you can get quick relief using our 99% Aloe Gelly. This soothing gel works on contact to replenish, moisturize, and comfort your skin so the healing process can begin!
Protecting Summer Skin
Did you know that summertime temperatures, along with time in the pool or AC, can deplete your skin’s moisture? So if you notice your skin becoming oily, it may be working overtime to stay hydrated. And skipping moisturizer or body lotion during hot weather can compromise your skin’s natural barrier, making it more likely to become flaky and irritated.
Keeping summer skin soft and supple is easy using our organic coconut oil! It makes a fabulous after-shower body treatment, restoring hydration and reducing inflammation and itchiness. And the self-care benefits don’t stop there. Coconut oil also makes a fantastic makeup remover and hair conditioner!
Fun In The Sun With Lily
It’s going to be another long hot summer, and we don’t want you to miss out on a moment of fun! Lily products make convenient travel companions, fitting easily into your luggage or beach bag. Visit a local natural grocer who carries Lily, or shop online with one of our retail partners, including Amazon.
Let’s Stay Connected
We know you’ll be busy this summer, but let’s stay in touch! Be sure to look for hot weather wellness tips on our Facebook and Instagram feeds. And don’t forget to let us know where you and Lily are vacationing! Be sure and tag @lilyofthedesert on your posts; we’ll be watching! We wish you a sensational summer season!