Summer is right around the corner and Hanalei Company has the top 8 summer self-care tips. When it comes to making the best of the warmer months, it’s just as important to take good care of yourself as it is to have the best summer ever. When it comes to self-care, you might focus on your mental health, perfecting your skincare routine, or getting more exercise. But you also might not even know where to start! Hanalei is here with 8 essential steps to making the most of the summer, so that you can enjoy the warmer weather, with plenty to love about yourself.
1. Get some restful sleep
One of the best first steps for self-care this summer is to take advantage of your time off and finally perfect that good night’s sleep. There are plenty of ways to hone in and truly figure out that ideal sleep routine and a great way to start is by figuring out the perfect time to go to bed and wake up, so you’re on the same schedule, daily. It’ll also help you to sleep better if you choose a time to stop snacking. Eating too late can mess up your sleep cycle and cause you to feel less rested in the morning!
Figuring out a good skincare routine to practice before bed is also a great way to get in the habit of making sleep part of your self-care. When you take off your makeup, you’re telling your brain that the day has come to an end. It might be a good idea to spoil yourself with a Hanalei Face Sheet Mask before bed a couple of days a week—your skin will feel great, and it’ll give you plenty of time to wind down or try meditation before bed.
2. Eat healthy foods
When you eat the right foods, your whole body will thank you for it! Eating right is a key part of self-love, and one of the best ways to do this is to incorporate more healthy fruits and veggies into your diet. The good news is, summer is the perfect time to start eating more fresh foods—lots of delicious produce is in season, and this is what your body craves to give it energy and to nourish it from the inside out.
3. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated
Drinking water is one of the most important steps of self care. Your body loves to be hydrated, so making sure you’re drinking those eight glasses of water a day is key, especially in the summer. Summertime is also one of those times of year you’ll need to pay more attention to hydrating your skin. Staying out in the sun all day is bound to dehydrate you, so incorporating products like our Island Aloe Gel and Kukui Oil Lip Treatment will help your skin feel hydrated and healthy all summer long.
One of the best ways to take care of your skin is to exfoliate. Body exfoliation is when you remove dead skin so that it can better be moisturized. Our sugar body scrub does both these things for you. Real Maui cane sugar removes dead skin from your body, while Hawaiian kukui nut oil helps to moisturize your skin as you exfoliate. This is the perfect next step in your self-care routine, especially in the summer, when you might want to start showing more skin!
5. Rejuvenate your skin
Self-care and face masks are best friends, and with a Hanalei Face Sheet Mask, you’ll be able to find a mask for exactly what your skin needs. These sheet masks are perfect for your self-care routine and can help your skin look and feel its best in no time. Hydrate your skin with a papaya mask, or brighten it with a pineapple mask. Moisturize dry skin with one of our pear masks, or soothe a summer sunburn with a lychee mask. There truly is a mask for every skin type, and every type of self-care routine, so no matter what your skincare goals, you’ll be able to achieve it while you simply sit back, and relax.
6. Mental wellness
Easily the most important part of your self-care and your love yourself routine is your mental wellness. Taking care of your mental health can drastically affect how the rest of your body acts and reacts to any situations you might run into. Take some time each day to slow down, check-in with yourself, and take care of how you’re really feeling and find ways to incorporate positivity into your day.
Getting some exercise this summer is a fantastic way to care for both your body and your mind. Any type of exercise will do, from yoga to running to rock climbing or surfing! All of these activities will keep you active, healthy, and help your mind think a little clearer this summer. And when you’re all done moving your body, wash off your face with our Papaya Enzyme Powder Face Cleanser, so you can go on with your day looking your best and feeling refreshed!
8. Soak in some sun
It’s not summer without some time in the sun! Spending time in the sun can actually be incredibly good for you, since the sun helps you to naturally get some much-needed vitamin D! Too much time in the sun might backfire though, so make sure you don’t forget the SPF! If you do get a little sunburnt, though, don’t fret. Our Island Aloe Gel contains cooking aloe and is the perfect remedy for soothing burns so that you can get back to soaking up those rays in no time!
9. Connect with loved ones
During the summer, you might be in a different place than some of your most-loved friends and family. Make sure you connect often so that you can laugh together, talk about old memories, and make plans for the next time you see one another. This is a great way to take care of mental health, so that you can feel your best, knowing you have plenty of people looking out for you.
Self-care is incredibly important, especially during the summer. When it comes to figuring out the perfect routine, there are plenty of steps you might want to take. But make sure you start by sending some love to your body and your mind, so you can feel your best and happiest this summer.
About the author:
Halle Homel is currently based in Southern California, where she spends her time with her family and dog, Josey when she’s not traveling. She spends her free time exploring new places, practicing yoga, and working on her blog, Halle’s Wandering Soul. Follow her on Instagram @halleswanderingsoul