Summer calls for a little adjusting of our skincare routines, especially a heightened focus on sun and heat protection. Higher temperatures plus more time outside can be potentially harmful for your skin if the proper care isn’t taken. So before you jump out into the summer heat, follow these simple tips to get started with a natural summer skincare routine that will keep you hydrated, protected and fresh all season long.  
 
Hydrate
The most important tip to keeping your skin soft and smooth during the summer months is to stay hydrated. Start with the recommended eight to ten 8-ounce glasses of pure, filtered water every day or more. This will help maintain that critical moisture balance your skin – and body – need to protect itself against the heat from the inside out. Add in fruits high in water content for a little extra boost. 
 
For additional moisture throughout the day, a spritz of Rehydrating Neroli Water, which also comes in a travel size, lets you hydrate and refresh skin on the go. Hydrating and uplifting, this aromatherapy water is infused with the essence of Bitter Orange Blossom to help soothe skin and senses. Just mist onto face after cleansing, or anytime to quickly refresh, hydrate and tone skin as the day heats up. You can even chill it on ice or in the fridge to cool your skin with every spray! 
 
Protect
While you should of course be using a sunscreen all year long, be especially sure to use one with a minimum of SPF 30 in the summer months. Trips to the pool, beach or backyard get togethers add increased exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, increasing your risk of skin damage. It’s recommended to apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before going outside and reapply every two hours to achieve desired protection and necessary absorption. Can’t remember what time you applied? Our advice: When in doubt, reapply! 
 
Finding the right sunscreen for your skin condition is easier than ever with today’s advanced skincare technology. From oil-free, mattifying formulas, to extra emollient formulas, there’s protection available in all levels for all skin concerns. Non-chemical and suitable for any skin type, we recommend Correcting Multi-Vitamin Day Crème SPF 30. This lightweight, nutrient rich, anti-aging formula shields skin from UV rays, free radicals and environmental stressors while fortifying your skin's natural structure. Antioxidants and active botanicals combine with broad-spectrum sunscreen leaving skin luminous and hydrated. 
 
Don’t stop at your face though! Our bodies need protecting too, and not just when we’re at the beach or pool. For all-over protection we recommend Sun Protection SPF 30sunscreen. Complete with maximum broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, this sunscreen softens, soothes and moisturizes while working double time to minimize the effects of sun exposure for face and body. 
 
Treat and Repair
Sometimes we can get so caught up in summer’s relaxing, fun adventures that we don’t realize how long we’ve gone without sunscreen. Oops! Enter the ever dreaded sunburn. Treat and repair your skin with our fast-absorbing Aloe Gel. The hydrating, healing properties of Aloe Vera work quickly to cool and soothe inflamed skin on contact while protecting against future burns. Plus, arnica, algae and allantoin help ease discomfort and speed recovery even more.  

Take these summer must-haves and a little inspiration anywhere you go this season with the Mantra Tote. Lightweight, reusable and perfect for any outing. 
 
These easy tweaks can ensure summer is as good to your skin as it is to your beachgoing so you can be sun-safe and skin-healthy head to toe!