Your Guide to Healthy Summer Skin and Hair

There’s nothing better than long summer days spent outside. Whether you’re into hiking, biking, picnics on the beach, or days spent relaxing by the pool, all that exposure to the elements can wreak havoc on skin and hair.

It’s important to use healthy products that protect, gently cleanse, and soothe. Look for products that are completely natural, dermatologist-tested hypoallergenic, and EWG verified.

Protect
Always, always, always apply sunscreen before heading outdoors. A good rule of thumb is to apply it 15 minutes prior to heading out the door. If kids get wriggly during sunscreen time, make a game of it. Dot on the sunscreen in a fun shape and connect the dots to rub in!

Opt for a good mineral sunscreen. Your sunscreen should never contain oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, or octinoxate. These ingredients aren’t just bad for your body, they’re bad for the environment—especially when you’re swimming in the ocean. You should also stay away from aerosol sprays, which can cause squirmy kids to inhale the ingredients.

Product to try:
DO Naturals SPF 32 Mineral Sunscreen

Moisturize
Even if you’ve blocked out much of those harmful UV rays, the heat, sweat, and exposure to the elements will leave skin needing some after-sun care. Be sure to use all-natural soaps and body washes with no harsh, drying ingredients to cleanse off the day. Follow up with a lotion that contains aloe, which heals, soothes, and provides the ultimate in hydration.

Product to try:
The fresh summery-scented Dolphin Organics Simply Citrus Bodywash/Shampoo and Dolphin Organics Simply Citrus Moisturizer

Soothe
The skin on our lips is much thinner than the rest of our body and the summer sun can really dry them out. At the end of every day, hydrate lips with a moisturizing lip balm that contains only food-grade ingredients.

Product to try:
DO Naturals gluten-free, vegan lip balm

Love Your Locks
Salty oceans, chlorine-filled pools and even lake swimming can make hair stiff, knotty, and hard to manage. After washing with a gentle shampoo, spritz in a few pumps of detangler to make hair soft and manageable. You can even keep a bottle in your beach bag to help you get a brush through those tangles while you’re still out and about.

Product to try:
DO Naturals Just Berry Hair Detangler

Relax
At the end of a long, active day, nothing beats a soak in the tub. Bubble baths are notorious for being irritating and heavily fragranced, but some are just as gentle on the skin as water. Try one that’s dermatologist-tested hypoallergenic, tear-free, and made from only agriculturally derived ingredients.

Product to try:
Dolphin Organic’s Norfolk Lavender Bubble Bath

About Dolphin Organics
Dolphin Organics and DO Naturals products are 100% natural, 
PETA-certified cruelty free and vegan, non-GMO and EWG VERIFIED™. The Dolphin Organics line is a certified organic baby care line. All labels are easy to read and fully transparent so you know exactly what you’re putting on your body.

Karyn Ravin