Summertime is all about simplicity. Laid back beach vacations, picnics, baseball and lemonade. And while we all love to adopt a "school's out!" attitude and enjoy the warm weather and longer days, there are a few things to keep in mind. Here are some simple ways to enjoy this summer season without compromising your health.
While summer get together's may bring foods like burgers, chips and ice cream, you can keep things balanced by also adding fresh, simple ingredients to your diet. Fruits like watermelon, blackberries, blueberries or strawberries are rich in antioxidants and super easy to grab on the go. Or try some seasonal fresh veggies like crunchy bell pepper and cucumber – which is very hydrating – that taste great and will help you feel your best.
2. Get Active Outside
This is another way to adjust your routine for summer. Swap the treadmill for the warm breeze and sun on your skin. Remember to stay hydrated with plenty of water! The sun is especially strong between 10 am and 2 pm, so mornings or early evenings are the best times for outdoor workouts. And most importantly, don’t forget to protect your skin from those harsh rays with clothing and sun protection.
Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 30 sunscreen is formulated with Active Naturals Colloidal Oatmeal, so it’s super moisturizing and actually helps to reverse skin dehydration caused by sun, chlorine, sweat and salt water. You can use it on your face and body and the broad spectrum SPF 30 protects from sunburn. Plus it’s water & sweat-resistant and noncomedogenic. It's a definite must have for your purse, gym bag or beach tote.
3. Don't Forget About Your Eyes
When outdoors on that picnic or morning jog, don’t forget about your eyes! Not only are they one of summer’s most trendy accessories, sunglasses are easily the most practical. Be sure to wear protective eye wear that block at least 99% of ultraviolet A and B rays. Sunglasses can help prevent cataracts, as well as wrinkles around the eyes.
4. Simplify Your Beauty Routine
Go for easy, time-saving products. This is another really great one from Aveeno that keeps my skin looking healthy and beautiful all summer long. Every day I use Aveeno Sheer Hydration lotion as soon as I get out of the shower. No one wants to use a thick, heavy, greasy lotion, especially when it’s so hot outside! This absorbs in seconds and goes on feather-light to replenish and hydrate skin for a full 24 hours.
Now you’re set for a summer that’s simple, carefree and beautiful!