Summer is here, and for many of us that means it’s the time for long barbeques, hitting the beach and catching up with family and friends during the festive season. It’s also the time of excessive sun exposure, hay fever, dry skin and bug bites.
With a few easy lifestyle reminders, summer will be a breeze.
Here’s 5 tips to remember for a happy, healthy summer…
1. Remember the SPF
With the harsh Australian sun’s UV rays in mind, stick to a sun lotion that has at least SPF 30 – or even better, SPF 50. Try to avoid sitting in the sun during its peak hours between 10am and 4pm. Reapply sun screen every two hours immediately after swimming. For an extra layer of sun protection, apply a base of pure emu oil to your skin before slapping on the sun screen. If you already have sunburn, you can also use emu oil to treat the skin.
2. Combat Hay Fever
If you’re a hay fever sufferer, summertime can sometimes be unbearable. Try to reduce your exposure to allergens that can set off your hay fever by vacuuming and cleaning your home regularly to remove excess pollen, and changing your clothes after you’ve been outside. Consider trying emu oil capsules to boost your immunity over the summer.
3. Protect Your Hair
Constant heat, sun damage and chlorine can take a toll on your hair, leaving it dull and dry. Try to avoid heat styling during summer, and use a conditioning treatment to add moisture back to your hair. For a natural alternative, use pure emu oil to coat your locks and bring it back to life!
4. Exfoliate Your Skin
During the summer time, you’ll usually see an increase of dead skin cells. Remember to exfoliate your skin to keep it smooth and silky. Simply create a light scrub using coffee grounds, or Himalayan salt, and restore moisture to your skin with emu-oil based skincare.
5. Avoid Getting Bitten
Summer days spent outdoors means we’re the perfect target for insect bites. Apply emu oil to your skin to keep the bugs away when you’re out and about, as a natural insect deterrent. If you get bit by an insect, pure emu oil is great for soothing itchy or painful skin.