Summer Game Changers

Christi Carlton Uncategorized Tags: , , ,

Can you believe it’s July already? Summer is in full swing and I wanted to share some of my favorite tips & tricks for staying safe, healthy and happy all summer long!

Check out these products! These are the products I swear by! You might find me using these while running around town, hanging with the family, or enjoying rest & relaxation at the pool, lake, or beach.

Before we jump in … don’t forget a great, broad-spectrum sunscreen! My favorite is by LureLux. It’s made in the USA and is a natural sunscreen!

  1. Stay Hydrated To Beat The Heat

Here’s a really simple way to stay hydrated and be kind to your digestive system so you don’t feel bloated in your amazing swimsuit! I love to infuse my water with fruit, veggies, and various herbs. At home you can use an infusion pitcher, and when you’re out and about you can bring along a BPA-free bottle with its own infuser. I love this one because it fits beautifully in my car cup holder!

To help sooth your tummy, infuse your water with a combo of lemon and ginger. Slice 1 lemon into rounds or small sections. Peel and slice 1 small or medium-size piece of ginger. Simply add the ingredients to your infuser and roll out. This combo will keep you running all summer long! For something a little different, try slicing 4 – 5 strawberries and adding a few mint leaves! Yummy! Another variation I really like is simply slicing cucumbers. It makes me feel like I’m at a spa, even when I’m in the car.

  1. Protect your hair with Moroccan Oil

The sun and salty or chlorinated water can do serious damage! I am crazy obsessed with keeping my hair healthy, especially since I am trying to grow it long again. I use Moroccan Oil in my hair 4-5 days a week. It’s not greasy at all and it won’t weight down your hair. A little goes a long way, so this bottle usually will last me 3-4 months. Moroccan oil is super effective at preventing breakage, adding shine and moisturizing! This is an especially awesome and inexpensive treatment if you color your hair, like I do.

It’s super easy to use! All you have to do is place one pump in your hand, run them together, and massage through your wet hair. Then style as usual and voila! You’re hair is protected and moisturized.

  1. Wipe away makeup with Rodan + Fields Redefine Eye Cloths

I am obsessed with these Rodan + Fields cleansing cloths! These little beauties not only remove eye makeup, but they will remove all of your makeup! I keep a pack in my bathroom and have another one that I can toss in my purse or summer tote. They’re a super gentle way to wipe off your makeup and the grit of the day! Using them makes me feel so refreshed after being in the hot sun or just running around all day. You don’t need to rinse your face after using them and they won’t leave your skin feeling tight or dry. This is how I keep my pores clean and my skin looking fabulous! These amazing cloths also have anti-aging peptides to reduce fine lines! Yes please!!!

  1. Keep Eye Wrinkles At Bay With Eye Cream

Speaking of Rodan + Fields, their Eye Cream is like crack! The Redefine Multi-Function Eye Cream is a total game changer! It combines powerful peptides to minimize the appearance of crow’s-feet, helps reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark under eye circles! If you are like me and have a million things going on in the summer, your eyes can show wear & tear quickly. This eye cream keeps me looking fresh and rested all summer long. 

  1. Soothe A Sunburn With Organic Aloe

I always wear sunscreen and my makeup has SPF protection, but at least once a summer I end up with a little sunburn, or simply sensitive skin after a day at the beach. When that happens I reach for aloe gel.

I know it’s old-school, but it’s the best! It moisturizes and cools all at once. Plus it’s good for soothing bug bites, eczema and irritated skin.

There are tons of aloe gels out there, but the one I really like is La Lune organic aloe. It absorbs quickly and is very gentile. Plus, when you buy it on amazon, it comes with a recipe book for other amazing uses!

  1. Stay Comfortable With A Great Hat

In the summer I always have my pool/beach bag packed and ready to roll. Besides sunscreen, the most important piece in my bag is my giant, floppy hat! I love it because it’s cute and it keeps the sun off my face! This is the actual hat I carry in my bag! There are tons on the market, so find one that works best with your style.

Those are some of my favorite summer tips & tricks! What are yours? Comment below and let me know your tips & tricks….

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