Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and we’re kicking off our favorite season with a couple of wellness must haves. We’re not leaving the house without these items and an extra swimsuit. Between now and Labor Day, we’ll be ready for a pool or a beach day, at all times.
Vitamin C is essential for overall skin health. It helps to protect the skin from environmental stressors and promotes healthy skin function. It also helps to maintain the skin’s moisture barrier, which is critical for keeping the skin hydrated and healthy. Vitamin C is not a replacement for sunscreen but this potent antioxidant can also help protect you from sun damage.
This is our favorite bug spray. Kinfield prevents bug bites and reduces the risk of insect-borne diseases without the harsh chemicals. It’s formulated with essential oils and plant-based ingredients. It’s safe for sensitive skin, smells great, dries quickly, and doesn’t leave a sticky residue.
Milk thistle contains an antioxidant called silymarin, which has several health benefits, particularly for the liver. It can be taken during any time of the year but it has a few added benefits that may serve you during the summer months. It helps boost immunity, to keep you at your best during the summer months. Silymarin can also protect skin cells from UV radiation and reduce the appearance of sun damage. Lastly, it supports the liver when we’re exposed to toxins like pesticides and when we partake in activities that stress the liver, such as drinking alcohol.
Melanotan II is known as the tanning peptide, and it stimulates melanocytes which darken the color of the skin. Melanotan is photo-protective, meaning it can protect the skin against burning in the sun. In addition to tanning the skin, Melanotan helps to decrease inflammation, lowers oxidative stress, and decreases appetite. Ask a health care provider if this is right for you and pick up this peptide regimen in store.
Staying hydrated on hot days is essential. It’s always important to drink plenty of water, especially on long beach days, hiking trips, and even just your daily workout. LMNT gives you an extra boost of electrolytes to keep you energized and hydrated in the summer heat.
Ok, so this is the one item that we actually will be leaving at home but it makes the list because both editions are full of healthy, plant based recipes. Summer is the best time of year to enjoy carefully sourced and readily available fresh produce. This cookbook is full of creative ways to prepare your fruits and vegetables.