The sun is on its worse behavior during the summer but luckily there are several natural ways to protect your skin from heat. Mother Nature has many oils and butters that work as sunscreen and moisturizers that can keep your skin smooth all summer long.
The Butter Bar’s handmade, 100% all-natural skin care products can help you implement a summer defense regimen to protect your skin.
6 Natural Ways to Protect Your Skin in the Summer with The Butter Bar
By: Toni Zargari
1. Use a shea butter cream that has natural sunscreen.
Shea butter is a natural alternative to sunscreen that uses cinammic acid to protect your skin from sun damage. In its natural form, shea butter is a heavy, thick butter that can be used all over your skin and even in your hair. The Butter Bar has a line of vegan-friendly R$ch Butters that combine whipped shea butter with other natural oils and light, delicious fragrances.
If you’re looking for sweet scents to moisturize and protect your skin, try The Butter Bar’s Straw-Burry and Lemon Cheesecake R$ch Butters. If you prefer more classic flavors, try their Warm Vanilla and Choco-Holic butters.
Regular sunscreen is good for fighting ultraviolet radiation, but many brands contain harsh, chemical ingredients that are bad for your skin. These chemicals can damage skin over time. Choosing to go natural with a company like The Butter Bar will safeguard you from chemicals and modified ingredients.
2. Use a skin serum that has SPF.
A good serum can be so enriching for your skin! Used daily, a skin serum that has SPF can protect your skin from the sun. The Butter Bar has a skin serum specially formulated for African-American skin. The Melan-in Skin Nourishing Serum has natural oils that can protect your skin from ultraviolet radiation.
You can use three drops of the serum in the day and in the night to achieve healthier, clearer, and more youthful skin. It is also said to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while increasing skin-cell regeneration.
It works for all skin types and even skin that is acne-prone. This enriching serum has watermelon seed, raspberry seed, spinach seed, and papaya oils.
3. Use oils for an extra layer of skin protection.
The Butter Bar has a special Royal Oil that keeps your skin glowing. Made with apricot, coconut, and almond oil, it can be used before or after a shower to keep moisture locked in. Because coconut oil, olive oil, and seed oils can prevent UVA and UVB rays from causing skin damage, The Butter Bar’s Royal Oil, which comes in various scents, is perfect as a natural skin protectant.
4. Wash your skin with oil-infused soaps and shower gels.
Add R$ch Butter All-Over-Wash to your morning beauty routine for hours of sun protection. This product is certified organic and sulfate free! If you didn’t know, sulfates (which is found in most soaps, shampoos, and cleansers) rob your skin of its natural oils. Use a body wash like The Butter Bar’s All-Over-Wash to keep moisture where it belongs, in your skin.
You can make a natural body scrub using sugar at home, or you can opt for a handmade sugar scrub that has been tried and tested to exfoliate your skin. Exfoliating can help get rid of unwanted dirt and clogged pores in the summer which can happen as you sweat in the sun. The Butter Bar has several body scrubs to choose from, including Lemongrass and Coffee and Sugar which can be used to reduce cellulite.
If you spend hours in the sun, you may need to repair damaged skin in addition to protecting it. Use a natural exfoliant to remove dead skin cells and help your skin recover. The Choco-holic R$ch Butter & Sugar Scrubz Set comes with an exfoliating scrub and shea butter moisturizer. Apply both products as needed to soothe and heal damaged skin.
6. Invest in a whole body skincare kit.
A skincare kit that is made specifically to take care of your skin in the summer will save you time. The Butter Bar’s Ultimate Whole Body Skincare Kit is packed with everything you need to keep your skin soft, smooth, and glowing. It includes a dry body brush and other “good enough to eat” skin care products. This kit is made to detoxify your skin and remove dead skin cells while protecting your skin from the sun. It also helps to clear up acne (the brown sugar scrub), and tighten and brighten your skin.
*This is a sponsored post. We partnered with My Butter Bar to bring you these amazing summer skin care tips