We all know how important it is to wear sun protection in summer—but UV rays aren’t the only thing that can sabotage your skin during the warmer months. The more time we spend outdoors, the more we’re exposed to potentially harmful chemicals in products and the environment.
Take bug spray containing DEET, for example. According to the National Pesticide Information Center, some people may experience rashes, redness, irritation, or other skin issues if they leave DEET on their skin for too long. Chlorine in swimming pools is another chemical that can cause skin rashes. It’s also known to strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and itching.
Then, there’s sunscreen. A recent study found that oxybenzone and other common chemical UV filters are absorbed into the body at high levels. While these chemicals haven’t been proven unsafe, scientists still don’t know what their long-term effects might be.
And what about pollution? Well, it’s been linked with an uptick in inflammatory skin conditions like acne and eczema, plus premature skin aging.
So what’s the solution? While most of us can’t completely avoid chemicals in summertime, we can help minimize the damage by deep-cleaning our skin after being outdoors. Here’s what I do after a day at the park or pool—it only takes a few minutes, but the benefits are beyond valuable.
Try This Simple Skin Detox After Your Next Summer Day Out:
- Exfoliate With Kayo Detox Mask To Scrub | Ever have trouble getting sunscreen or bug spray off your skin? Detox Mask to Scrub to the rescue. It gently exfoliates away all traces of product with volcanic pumice and kaolin clay, while charcoal draws pollution and impurities from your pores. It’s also richly hydrating, helping to replenish your skin after being in the pool or hot tub. Leave it on for 1-5 minutes, then massage it onto your skin and rinse away.
- Grab Your Body Scrubber | Did you hear that Kayo created a limited-edition body scrubber, exclusive to FabFitFun members? Its soft, hypoallergenic bristles help exfoliate skin with every shower—not to mention that it feels amazing when you use it with body wash! To get your hands on one, sign up for FabFitFun’s annual subscription and you can choose it as part of your Fall box.
Deep Cleanse with Kayo Detox Body Wash | This body wash truly does the most for summer skin: It absorbs and washes away pollutants with charcoal, helps prevent body breakouts with willow bark, and leaves skin soft, radiant, and hydrated with aloe vera, rosehip seed oil, and other antioxidant-rich oils. Oh, and did I mention it smells like a lychee cocktail? It is summer, after all.
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