Forever Living’s Director of Product Development, Holly Stout, says summer is a great time to switch up your skincare routine – and it doesn’t have to be that hard. A few small, simple changes and additions can help promote healthier, more vibrant skin that only gets the best of what summer has to offer.


Step 1: Boost your daily moisturising routine

During the summer, your skin is under attack from environmental factors like pollution and sun damage. All that additional time spent outside being active, rapidly depletes moisture from your skin. That’s why Holly recommends putting more focus on hydration in the summer.

The first step in your moisturising routine should be proper exfoliation. This process scrubs away dead skin and debris, revealing brighter skin with a smoother tone and texture. Exfoliating also ensures that nothing comes between your skin and moisturiser of choice. Forever’s   uses jojoba beads and a combination of natural and scientifically advanced ingredients.

Exfoliating helps set the stage for the next step in your daily routine: moisturising. Holly says Aloe Activator is perfect for summer hydration. It’s made of 98 per cent pure aloe vera gel and sprays on easily to leave skin feeling refreshed and soothed. For an extra cooling kick, Holly recommends keeping your bottle of activator in the fridge.

Forever’s new Hydrating Serum packs powerful hydration with the addition of hyaluronic acid. While hyaluronic acid is produced naturally in the body, it’s often depleted faster than it can be created, especially if you spend a lot of time in the sun.

Hydrating Serum mimics what your skin already produces and stimulated production of hyaluronic acid,” Holly says. “When you use it before Infinite by Forever Restoring Cream or Sonya Soothing Gel Moisturiser, it provides the big moisture boost you need during the summer.”


Step 2: Protect yourself from UVA and UVB rays

Of course, protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays is the next crucial step in your summer skincare routine. For everyday use, Holly recommends Protecting Day Lotion from Forever’s targeted skincare line, which combines aloe with powerful ingredients and a natural mineral sunscreen for SPF 20 protection.

“The cool thing about this product is that it is not just a sunscreen for your face,” Holly says. “It’s also a moisturiser and anti-ageing product so you get a three-pronged approach.”

For extended time in the sun, a long-lasting, higher SPF sunscreen is your skin’s best friend. Forever Aloe Sunscreen offers SPR 30 protection that’s water resistant for up to 80 minutes. What really sets this product apart is the use of pure aloe vera gel combined with natural, non-nanosized zinc oxide.

Aloe vera gel helps your skin lock in and retain moisture while natural zinc oxide protects against UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays make up 95% of the radiation that reaches Earth. These rays penetrate the skin deeply and play a major role in ageing and the formation of wrinkles. UVB rays are more damaging to the skin’s outer layers and cause reddening and sunburn.

Aloe Sunscreen not only protects your skin from both types of harmful rays, it’s also reef-safe so you can spend long days at the beach without causing harm to the ocean’s delicate ecosystem.


Step 3: Promote healthy skin from the inside

You’ll never achieve glowing, healthy skin on the outside if you aren’t paying attention to what goes inside.

According to the Mayo Clinic, the right diet will not only promote better skin, but better health overall. Foods like carrots or yellow and orange fruits provide a protective effect for the skin. Beans, peas, lentils and fatty fish have also been shown to promote healthier skin.

On the other hand, processed foods and unhealthy fats can actually age your skin faster. Holly recommends taking this nutrition a step further by taking skin-promoting supplements every day, especially in the summer.

Her top choice is Infinite by Forever Firming Complex. This daily supplement combines natural and scientifically advanced ingredients that support anti-ageing from the inside out. This inner conditioning complex helps target the appearance of premature ageing, and it’s been specially formulated to assist beauty from within, by combining vitamin C to help with healthy collagen formation, plus biotin to maintain healthy hair and skin.


As easy as one, two, three

Enjoy the best of what the sun has to offer without letting it take a toll on your body. If you remember the three easy steps to hydrate, protect and nourish your skin from the inside, your be ready for anything summer has to throw your way.


Source: Aloe Life magazine, Issue 7 by Forever Living

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