...feeling excited Mishlyn @mishlyn


Summer temps lately 🌞 The snow has finally melted & The sun is a shinin'! I love soaking it up, but am reminded that the hot temps are quick to dry my skin out. Moisturizing all day long. What are your routines for summer to keep your skin hydrated?


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13 responses

Clint @NJClint

The motion of the ocean and the suntan lotion 😊

Mishlyn @mishlyn

I found this recipe that I want to share, I am going to try it out once I have all the ingredients, it sounds amazingly soothing!

1/2 Cup colloidal oatmeal
1/2 Cup powdered goat milk
1 Cup baking soda
1 Cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
1 Cup coarse sea salt
1/2 Cup Epsom salt
2 rounded Tablespoons shea butter (or sal butter)
3 Tablespoons fragrance oil of choice (or 1 1/2 Tablespoons essential oil)


Sea Salt and Goat Milk Bath

Begin by measuring out the shea butter into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Melt the shea butter at reduced power in the microwave. (Alternately you can use a double boiler.)

Using a measuring spoon, measure out your fragrance and stir into the melted shea butter.

Now measure out your dry ingredients. Stir the cornstarch into the melted shea butter until all the oil is absorbed. Next, add the baking soda, goat milk powder, and colloidal oatmeal. Mix well.

Finally, stir in the Epsom salt and sea salt and mix well to thoroughly incorporate all the ingredients.

Scoop the sea salt and goat milk bath into 8oz. BPA free low profile containers.

This sea salt and bath milk recipe will yield approximately four 8oz. containers with each container holding about 7oz of product by weight and can be used immediately. However, be sure to keep this in a cool location – or refrigerated – as the goat milk soap can curdle if left in extreme heat.

Diana @diana6

Drink more fluids, lemon water and iced green tea

Lynn @lynnb366

Lots of sun, lots of the pool and my raft, and many showers a day and my all natural lotions and skin care.

Sarah @sarahuk

That recipe sounds amazing Michelle for the bath stuff. I would use that in a flash! Yes the hot temps are drying for me too actually now that I think about it. More flaking. I guess we need to drink even more water in hot weather. Even more than normal! Like idea of iced green tea Diana. Oh a pool and raft would be amazing Lynn. That's the stuff of dreams!

Michelle @michelle1021

Being a South African and have sun almost every day of the year, I have learned to keep my skin hydrated by moisturizing in the morning, afternoon and evening. Don't over moisturize as your skin needs to breath as well. By over moisturizing and sweating your P might get worst. Try to wear short pants and dresses as our P love the light and sunlight.

Jen @jen1984

Yes same here in Oz Michelle. Going into winter now. Lol still 30degrees in the day but nights getting cooler. 18 degrees. Less humid.
I've just come back from visiting my children and grandies in the south and centre. Not good for my skin at all. Way to dry and dusty! Summer or winter, humid or dry, I keep moisturising my skin as much as possible with my MooGoo or coconut oil, alternating with a lemon rub.

Mishlyn @mishlyn

Thanks for that reminder Michelle. I have definatley been over moiturizing. I am using mainly oils, but still should allow my skin to breath.
How high do the temps in SA get in peak summer? Must be so so hot. 18Β° here is a beautiful summer day here in Canada, lol. 20's are much nicer. Our temps can reach high 30's peak summer but thats about as hot as it gets.

Michelle @michelle1021

@ Jen. We basically have the same weather right? I always moisturize as well. Every day. But as soon as I get a chance, I'm out of my jeans and into a short pants. I can't stand humidity. I itch from morning to night. The dry air is actually very good for my P which Is why I love going to Pilanesberg as well. (in SA).
@ Michelle. The thing with oils in summer is that your skin can't breath. I used bio-oil for a long time when I was covered in P. It helped with the flakes but my skin couldn't breath. Temp get up to 36C where I am. When we get a heat wave the temp will rise to 40 (some areas higher) but then I start itching. In summer its 18C in the evening. Lol. sometimes more! Your temp rises to 30C? I never knew that. I thought it only go up to 10C hahahahaha.

Mishlyn @mishlyn

LOL, Michelle πŸ˜„ We have 3-4 months of great temps. When we get into the 30's its considered a heat wave here. Zero degress starts to bring out the itch for me, lol. 18C everyone here is wearing summer clothes and would jump in the lakes.. if they were not still partially ice covered, lol!

Jen @jen1984

I hope you will enjoy lots of sunny days Michelle@mishlyn. Nothing better than to shed all those layers and feeling that sun β˜€ on your skin.

Mishlyn @mishlyn

That is the truth! Thanks Jen! ❀ It has been a long winter! Flakes ❄❄I can say without a doubt, Goodbye!!.. for at least 6 months πŸ˜„ lol

Michelle @michelle1021

Michelle. The sun will do you good and enjoy it. I think the reason why my skin clear up so quick as well is because I'm an outdoor person and I hate being inside. Even when I don't get sun my skin can breath. Fresh air is good for P.

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