Summer Skincare Essentials
It’s summertime and that means lazy, hazy days – at the beach, in the backyard, or on the trail. After months of winter (especially this winter), we’re all ready to bask in those golden rays. Everybody loves the sun, but guess what? Your skin does not.
We know that the sun’s ultraviolet light can cause major damage to your skin – but knowledge truly is power. And with a bit of it, you can still enjoy this glorious weather and magical time of year – outside. The sun may have downsides for your skin, but it also has big upsides – vitamin D delivery and a boost to the “happy” hormone, serotonin.
You don’t have to sacrifice your time in the sun to have beautiful skin. We have summer skincare tips – and products – to help you make the most of those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.
Summer Skincare Tips:
Your most defensive weapon is sunscreen. That is non-negotiable – do not leave home without it. But make it the last step in your daily summer skincare routine. You need a good, moisturizing base under that sunscreen. Be careful not to use one that’s too oily or too heavy. No point in looking good if you feel like your face is melting. We recommend our whipped shea lotion for deep moisture.
Even before you get to your moisturizing base, your summer skincare routine should include exfoliation. Nobody likes dead skin flakes. And before that, a good cleansing with the proper type of soap. Cleanse with our Cold-pressed Soap followed by our Organic Sugar Scrub for a gentle all over exfoliation
Summer Skincare Products
The perfect summer skincare products? All-natural, small-batch soaps, scrubs and moisturizers. This is how you take care of your skin in the summer – by choosing natural, ethical products and avoiding heavy layers of creams and goop. And you can be sure that Obakki skincare products never contain palm oils, artificial fragrance or colourants, parabens, sulfates, or animal products.
Begin your summer skincare routine with simple cleansing, using one of our signature soaps made from ingredients that create sustainable employment opportunities for women entrepreneurs in Africa. We use 100% all-natural ingredients that are cold-pressed by hand in small batches.
Six Amazing Soaps for Skincare
We have six amazing soap blends to choose from: Moringa & Rose Clay (good for wrinkles), Shea & White Kaolin (reduces inflammation), Marula & Black Clay (full of vitamin C), Baobab & Activated Charcoal (antioxidants that rejuvenate cells, Avocado & Glacial Clay (superb hydration properties), and Argan & Rhassoul Clay (high in vitamin E). And if you can’t decide – we have assorted gift packs so you can try them all.
A Summer Skincare Ritual
After cleansing your skin, refresh the surface with exfoliation. Our natural sugar scrubs – in sensual or earthy scents – gently exfoliate to remove dry skin while moisturizing with precious, hydrating oils.
Next up, moisturize using Obakki’s Whipped Shea lotion – a luxurious, moisture-rich lotion for hands, body, and face, formulated to condition and reinvigorate skin. Never greasy, and never heavy (that’s the whipped part).
And finally, apply your sunscreen, always using an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 30 – 50. You should reapply your sunscreen every few hours.
For an evening routine after a long day in the sun, try our Nilotica Shea Butter, for a rich, evening moisturizer.
There. See how simple that summer skincare routine was? And now, you’re ready for your closeup. Bring on that sunshine!
SHOP SUMMER SKINCARE
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