Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Summer Skin Care Tips

Disclaimer: The Naked Bee did not sponsor this post but did provide me with samples. However, I am a long time fan and all opinions are 100% genuine. 

Now that the temperatures are rising I'm finding myself paying more attention to my skin. Wearing sundresses and sandals is not fun (or cute) when you've got dry elbows, knees, hands, and feet. 

When it comes to my skin and products that I use I'm becoming more and more conscious of the importance of what's actually in the bottles that I'm slathering on my skin. Obviously, the more natural the better. But who has time to whip up their own body butters, oils, and moisturizers? Not I. Luckily, I've found a product line that does all the work for me and I trust to only use the best natural ingredients.

I discovered The Naked Bee by accident as I was browsing my local pharmacy waiting on a prescription. I picked up the Pomegranate & Honey Moisturizing Hand & Body Lotion and have been hooked since! All of The Naked Bee's products are 70% Certified Organic and are paraben-free, gluten free, no propylene glycol, drying alcohol, EDTA, dyes, pigments or mineral oil, phthalate-free fragrances, and no animal testing. Whew, that's alot I know, but that just tells you all the junk that other brands include in their products. The Naked Bee is sold exclusively in mom and pop shops and on Amazon. Check them out! 


You've heard of a snake shedding its skin, right? Well you should too! Your body is constantly regenerating itself and your skin cells. Gently exfoliating your skin once a week helps your body boost that process by getting rid of all the dead skin that's on the surface and allowing the fresh skin to shine through. This is the one skin product that I do make myself--Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub. It's so easy and works great! You can customize it however you like. I usually add a few drops of lemon or lavender oil in mine. I always use a healthy amount of this scrub before applying self tanner (my favorite self tanner). 


The cold winter months are very hard on our skin causing it to dry out and crack..not boding well for shorts and swimsuit season that quickly creeps up on us. After showering in the morning and before bed I love to slab on this rich Coconut and Honey body butter. It smells amazing. Other scents include orange blossom, lavender and beeswax, and grapefruit blossom. Try not to lick your hands after applying :)   
I also keep this Coconut & Honey Hand & Body Lotion by my desk at work to use on my hands throughout the day. I read somewhere that your hands are the first place to show age on your body. Yikes, let's keep our mitts moisturized!

Now, I love a good pedicure as much as the next girl. Actually, I like the end result. Anyone else hate the process of actually getting a pedicure? I do. Anyways, at least for me the results last maybe a few days to a week. I was so excited when the Naked Bee sent me this Foot Balm. It's like chap stick for your feet! It is great for keeping maintenance on your feet in between pedicures to keep your heels and feet moisturized! 


We all know the importance of SPF and protecting our skin (especially face) from the sun. Unfortunately, lots of the sunscreens out there are full of toxic chemicals and likely doing some harm to us. Check your bottle for these toxic ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate. You won't find any of this junk in The Naked Bee's Vitamin C Facial Moisturizer and SPF. I love this product because I can use it as a daily moisturizer and get my SPF 30 protection--all in one product!

I'm not trying to preach to anyone because I, too, still use and love certain beauty products that have harmful chemicals. But I think it's important for us as consumers to at least be knowledgeable about the products we use and what's in them. This website is a great tool and resource where you can search for a product and see it's toxicity level from 0 (low hazard) to 10 (high hazard).

Do you have a favorite natural skin care routine or product?

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  1. I bet this stuff just smells SO GOOD! I love that they have SPF too, so important. Thanks for sharing - I'll be checking them out! :)

  2. I will need to check them out! I am always looking for a good lotion. I have tried the Honest company and just not a HUGE fan.. Is this stuff super oily?

  3. It smells I said try not to lick your hands after ha!

  4. I haven't found them to be oily..very creamy and rich.

  5. I've never heard of this line before but I'm going to check them out more! I REALLY need to start switching to more natural beauty products - it's kind of terrifying what some of the ingredients are in the other stuff!

  6. I've been looking for a new exfoliator. I need to check this brand out.

    Mimi & Chichi

  7. I am all about natural products and if I see this while I am out, I will DEFINITELY pick it up!

  8. I think you'll really like it! Thanks for stopping by

  9. Awesome skincare tips! I'm on a serum kick right now- layering several serums for a nightly routine. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  10. I like serums too. Which are your favorite?

  11. I'm always on the market for some new skin care and natural products. Thanks for the tips!


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