With summer just around the corner thoughts turn to summer beauty tips, long weekends at the cottage, sunny days by the pool and warm nights with friends. While there is no doubt that your summer beauty IQs are at Mensa level; sunscreen – check; sunhat – check; sunglasses – check; AGE QUENCHER wants to know “What’s your summer AQ?”
“What’s my summer AQ you ask?” It is the knowledge that summer beauty care starts from the inside out. Read on for the top three summer beauty tips to support your summer wellness and beauty routines from our Naturopathic Doctor.
#1. Balance Sun with Silica
Summer sun and swimming take a toll on our hair, skin and nails. Combat the damaging effects by increasing your food sources of the super mineral, Silica. Foods such as romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes and radishes are loaded with Silica and make great additions to any summer menu. Not in the mood for a salad? Then try a REJUVENATE Beauty Protein smoothie – REJUVENATE is Silica infused for your beauty benefit!
#2. Up Late? Hydrate!
Days basking in the sunshine and long nights spent with friends (you know what we are talking about ladies) represent the best and worst of summer. One of the main causes of premature aging is dehydration and sun and late nights are among the biggest culprits. Don’t let that spoil your fun though– just hydrate! Add a scoop of HYDRATE Beauty Electrolyte to your bottle of water, or better yet make some grown- up ice pops (mix 1 scoop HYDRATE Beauty Electrolyte with 16 ounces of water pour into a tray of ice pop makers & freeze!). Don’t forget to incorporate water rich fruits and vegetables such as watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupes and cucumbers to keep your skin hydrated, plump and glowing all summer long.
#3. Pomegranates Are Radical!
Prolonged and overexposure to the sun leads to the creation of damaging waste products called free radicals. Free radical production contributes to collagen breakdown, decreased skin elasticity and increased wrinkling and sagging. Fight free radical damage from the inside out with a summer diet rich in antioxidants. Pomegranates, blueberries and red grapes are loaded with antioxidants and are nature’s superpowers against free radicals. Bonus, AGELESS Beauty Vitamin contains pomegranates, grape seed extract and vitamin C to help protect against sun damage!
Happy summer and enjoy the AQ Summer Beauty Tips!