BE a Summer GODDESS: 10 natural skincare tips!

BE a Summer GODDESS: 10 natural skincare tips you need to try for our summer collection!

Tips and advice on how you can use the products that we have chosen for you on our Summer collection, so that you can be healthy, protected and glowing!

1. Update your Face Wash

Update your Face Wash

Throughout the day, your skin is exposed to numerous external aggressors, from makeup and sweat to particles in the environment. Cleansing your face is the first step of all skincare routines that you need to follow, irrespective of the season. During summer, due to the hot and humid weather, your face tends to produce more oil, so you may need to change your cleanser accordingly.

If you have oily skin, you need to use a cleanser that removes every last trace of excess oil to keep your pores unclogged and prevent acne breakouts. Try out the Face wash with Sage & Tea Tree 100ml that removes excess sebum, pollutants and makeup without removing the skin's natural moisture, while the anti-microbial, antibacterial, antifungal properties of Sage & Tea Tree essential oils soothe the skin from acne breakouts. Or, you can try the Deep cleansing Face wash Sea Buckthorn & Οrganic Aloe 100ml that considerably softens and regenerates skin, thanks to the nourishing properties of Aloe and the high Vitamin C content of the Buckthorn. Its anti-microbial properties also help in the treatment and prevention of acne.

If you have dry skin, you may experience redness and rashes. Use non-soapy products such as the Nine Roads Facial cleansing foam 150ml or the Carystea Refreshing Cleansing Gel, 250 ml for daily use. They both contain lavender and panthenol, which is known for its soothing properties. The same is applicable for those with combination skin.

For those with normal skin, a gel-based face wash, like Carystea Refreshing Cleansing Gel, 250 ml and the Face Cleansing Gel With Greek Organic Olive – Oil, Aloe extract and Tea-tree oil 250ml are the absolute best options.

Extra tip: Try micellar water. This new addition to the beauty industry has made summer-life so much easier. We recommend the Carystea MULTI PURPOSE Micellar Cleansing Water 250ml. It can be carried around and doesn’t need to be rinsed off. It’s an excellent option to cleanse and wipe-off that excess oil and dirt built up on your skin.

2. Sunscreen, tanning oils and… sunscreen!..

Sunscreen, tanning oils and… sunscreen!..

You absolutely cannot forget sunscreen if you go out during the day, irrespective of the season. In summer, you definitely need protection for your face and any exposed parts of your body. Always keep in mind that excessive UV exposure is highly damaging for your skin with all its undesirable consequences like sunburn, wrinkles, fine lines, skin cancer, and premature aging.

Invest in a sunblock or sunscreen with a broad UV spectrum such as PhysisCare Suncare Face Cream SPF 50+. Apply it on all the exposed parts of your skin for radiant results. Trust us. For tanning, always with caution and care, you can use the Evergetikon Sun care Oil 50ml SPF 15, rich in antioxidants, against the free radicals and photoaging. This natural oil will make your skin so glowing and soft, it will make you shine for the whole summer!

If you can never get enough, use the Physiscare Deep tanning oil 100ml. It nourishes the skin and helps it to obtain deep and healthy tanning, quickly. Please keep in mind that it doesn’t provide sun protection. It is highly recommended that you mix it with sunscreen. A true goddess always takes care of her well-being first and this is precisely where all the vibrance and radiance come from! 

After long sun exposure and training, aren’t you thirsty and in immediate need of water? So does your skin. Never deprive it from deep hydration! Choose among Evergetikon’s  After Sun Lotion Balm Organic 150 ml, Aloe vera after sun 60ml and Olivka’s Aloe After Sun Gel 200ml for soothing, deep nourishment and the affection it deserves.

Extra tip: Protection is self respect! Wear sun hats and UV-protective clothing for extra shielding!

3. Power Of Antioxidants

Power Of Antioxidants

Our skin is inevitably susceptible to free-radical exposure, no matter the season. During the summer, the risk is increased, due to the higher exposure to UV rays. This is where antioxidants are our powerful allies to counteract the impact of free radicals. Antioxidants consist of vitamins, minerals and enzymes that help to prevent and repair damage to the skin by slowing or preceding free-radical damage, an oxidation process that leads to cell and tissue dysfunction and of course…aging. 

Getting these nutrients internally through food and externally on the skin is a powerful boost against the signs of aging, internally and externally.

Invest in serums, moisturizers, and sunscreens that come with an additional punch of antioxidants. Fortunately, natural skincare is blessed in that matter, thanks to nature’s powerful contribution! We could literally put the whole collection of our e-shop here, but we have to squeeze it down to the absolute essentials, so that we don’t go off topic! So here’s the list of our top suggestions!

  • EXTRAVAGANT - Body butter with Vitamin C & aromas of citrus fruits.  Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects your skin from environmental damage and boosts collagen development. 
  • Labdanum oil with Vitamin E & Olive oil 60ml. The ladano or labdanum is a powerful resin with strong medicinal and aromatic properties and its use dates back to the Minoan civilization. Combined with olive oil and vitamin E, this oi is an elixir of youth for your skin. 
  • Eye cream Aloe & Cucumber 30ml. Our favorite fresh cucumber is full of antioxidants! Its direct use on our eyes that promotes calmness and firmness at the same time is well known! 
  • Face scrub with Apricot & Orange 50ml. If cucumber is well known for its antioxidant content, what can we say about these two nature’s miracles! Apricots are a great source of beta carotene, vitamins A, C, E and flavonoids, the ultimate protectors of our body. 
  • Rosemary Natural oil 60ml. Here’s some good news for the summer party animals: Rosemary oil is a choice for hangover relief due to its detoxifying and energizing properties. Its antioxidant powerful content is carnosol, carnosic acid, ursolic acid, rosmarinic acid, and caffeic acid are also powerful allies of your liver. Last but not least, when it comes to hair health, this oil is the absolute best.  
  • DITTANY OIL Antioxidant for Face & body. Here comes one of our homeland, Crete's most precious gems! This cretan herb, from ancient times was considered a "panacea", which in Greek means a cure for any disease or pain and the maintenance of good health. Dittany is a powerful ally that strengthens the defense of your body (and we’d add the mind).
  • Face mask with Natural Zeolite 70 gr. Zeolite IS an antioxidant per se! Natural zeolite can absorb the free radicals from the skin, as well as any toxins and negative ions of the skin. Your skin will never feel as fresh and clean.

    Extra tip 1: Apply one of your above favorite products prior to sunblock. It will increase the SPF’s effectiveness. 

    Extra tip 2: In the morning, apply a generous amount of prepared zeolite face mask (instructions on the product page!) on your face and leave it for 10 minutes. During that time, eat two handfuls of your favorite red fruits (berries, cherries and an angel’s kiss in spring). They are rich in antioxidants. You will thank us later.

    4. Exfoliate!

    Exfoliate!

    During summer, your skin’s exposure to the sun and higher temperatures makes it more prone to breakouts or clogged pores. As your skin is constantly shedding, the dead cells can get trapped beneath your pores. Help your skin in this process by exfoliating it gently. Exfoliating regularly (once per week) can help buff away the dead skin cells, leaving your skin looking radiant.

    You can exfoliate naturally, with the below options:

    Extra tip: You know that you can make your own scrubs, right? Browse the internet for homemade recipes based in sugar and mix our suggested Rosemary essential oil

    Caution: In case of burns, avoid exfoliation until the redness subsides!

    5. Moisturizer for the summer

    Moisturizer for the summer

    Obviously, the heavy moisturizers that you used during winter will not work during summer. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t wear one at all. Pick a light, non-greasy moisturizer that will keep the essential moisture of your skin. We strongly suggest you try the Olivka Face Moisturizer 24h 50ml and the ACTIVE BOOST Clean Hyaluronic gel 30ml both lightweight and deeply nurturing to the skin.

    Extra tip: For the goddesses that develop pigmentation disorders, specifically blotches, we recommend the ANTISPOT Night face oil for blotches with Sea Fennel & Achilles 30mlThe sea fennel helps with the reduction of brown blotches, while the lemon essential oil whitens the skin.

    6. Your hair matters!

    Your hair matters!

    Excess heat, sun exposure, and strong winds… especially in the Greek islands! All this can damage the cuticle - the outermost layer of your hair. The cuticle tends to become rough and can swell up to attract humidity. The result? Broken hair and split ends. We do want an untamed wild side in us, but an untamed mane?..No! Here are our top quality selections for this summer:

    Extra tip 1: You’re chilling at your home, listening to good music. Spray the HAIR RITUALS - Hair tonic oil with cold pressed Laurel Oil & Rosemary 100ml directly on your scalp and hair and do a warm massage all over your scalp. Let it act for 30 minutes. In the meantime, eat two handfuls of your favorite red fruits and almonds. Then go take a bath, make sure you rinse it off. Star level achieved.

    Extra tip 2: Unfortunately summer comes along with annoying bugs. Although the majority of them just mind their own business, mosquitos don’t. We are their business. So, what about those kind souls out there who want a peaceful night out in nature without having to kill any other living creature? The Natural Herbal mosquito repellent 50ml is here for you. 100% natural, 100% vegan.

    7. Do Not Forget Your Feet

    Do Not Forget Your Feet

    What can we say about that part of our body that lifts all the “weight of the world”! Sandals, high heels, flat flip flops… and the list of abuse goes on! Here’s our tips for that feet care you deserve: 

    1. Exfoliate your feet with Evergetikon's Foot Scrub with Thyme & Peppermint 100ml. Alternatively, use one of our suggested body scrubs above. You need to remove the dead and dry skin cells. 
    2. Moisturize your feet with the Evergetikon Herbal deodorant & conditioner feet cream 40ml. It will provide that touch of freshness they need, along with protection from infections and odor!
    3. Your feet need sunscreen too! Apply our suggested sunscreen!

    8. Do Not Forget your Eyes & Lips!

    Do Not Forget your Eyes & Lips!

    For the delicate area around your eyes and lips, don’t forget to apply a moisturizing eye cream/serum both day and night. Our top suggestions are:

    9. A spritz of natural freshness

    A spritz of natural freshness

    Let's admit it: Face & body mists are a great way to cool down and hydrate the skin in summer and they work wonders to leave it looking juicier and dewier. Not to mention the sensorial satisfaction of an exquisitely scented spritz, which is enough to give us a boost during that afternoon slump. Our top suggestions include the Olivka Body Moisturizing Spray 100ml with olive leaves and seaweed to effectively moisturize the skin and the plain but miraculous flower waters of our collection: Evergetikon's 100% Organic distillate Rose 80ml ideal for dry skin and Nine Roads’ Lavender flower water (for all skin types) 150ml ideal for oily skin! Both flower waters are perfect all-in-one for the face, body, hair… and mind!

    10. The touch of the Goddess

    You deserve to spoil yourself..even a little. You want to highlight the glow that comes from within and through your skin. You will try the Carystea BRONZE GLOW Iridescent oil. It’s a natural star dust in the form of a dry oil, specifically designed to make you the Summer Goddess. It’s non greasy, deeply hydrating and nourishing, with an exotic scent and it gives you a golden, sunburned look thanks to its content of natural iridescent agents. Apply it on your body, face and hair carelessly. It’s natural, honey! All the natural glow that comes from within you will be highlighted by this iridescent oil.

    The touch of the Goddess

    Take great care of yourself, stay hydrated, have lots of fun and follow some of our humble tips! The results won’t disappoint you! 
    Have a great summer!
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