Last Updated June 2022 by Crystallace
You know I am all about self care, all year around. So it’s only right that I dedicate an entire blog post to Summer Self Care or maybe Hot Girl Summer Self Care?
Self-care is important all year round. We all need to take time out for addressing our own needs. Every day, we should think about:
- Nourishing our bodies
- Checking in with our mental health
- Staying active
- Resting and rejuvenating
Each season, we may find that our needs change a bit. Self care routines may evolve and change depending on our schedules, the seasons, or the weather.
Summertime is no exception. The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and there’s a general feeling of relaxation and fun in the air; the perfect recipe for Summer Self Care.
Summer is a time to focus on our physical and mental health, so we can enjoy more well-being all year long so here are some tips to make sure you stay healthy and happy this summer!
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This blog post if part of a self care series that you should definitely check out.
How to Summer Self Care Like a Pro
Take a Self Care Staycation
One of the best ways to enjoy summer is to take a staycation. This can be as simple as taking a long weekend and enjoying all that your city or town has to offer. Or, you can go all out and plan a week-long trip to a nearby destination.
A staycation is a great opportunity to unplug from work and social media and to focus on taking care of yourself. Make sure to include plenty of time for relaxation, exploring new places, and trying new things. By the time you get home, you’ll be feeling refreshed and recharged and ready to take on the rest of summer with a positive attitude.
Get Outside Every Day
Summer is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the weather. Get out in nature as often as you can, and soak up the Vitamin D from the sun. Go for a hike, a bike ride, or a swim. Spend time in your backyard or at a local park.
Hiking is one of my favorite things to do. I can’t explain the amazing feeling I get from walking around outside. It’s so relaxing.
Even if you can’t get outside every day, opening your windows to let in the fresh air can make a big difference in how you feel.
Embrace Summer Skincare
Summertime is all about embracing a natural beauty routine. Let your skin breathe by taking a 1-2 days off from heavy makeup in favor of a more natural look. If you do wear makeup, make sure to cleanse your face thoroughly at the end of the day.This is my nighttime face cleansing routine. Check it out and feel free to steal it.
Also, don’t forget the sunscreen! A quality sunscreen is essential for protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Apply sunscreen every day, even if you’re just spending time indoors.
Aloe vera gel is also a summer must-have. Keep a bottle on hand to soothe sunburns, bug bites, and other skin irritations.
Eat Seasonal Produce
Eating seasonal produce is a great way to stay healthy during summer. Fresh fruits and vegetables are packed with nutrients that your body needs. Plus, they’re usually more affordable when they’re in season.
Some of the best produce to eat during summer include:
If you can, visit a local farmers’ market to get the freshest produce possible. You’ll also be supporting your community and the local economy. If you can walk there, you would be killing two birds.
Try Outdoor Yoga
Outdoor yoga is a great way to connect with nature and improve your physical and mental health. There are many benefits of yoga, including increased flexibility, strength, and calmness.
If you’re new to yoga, there are plenty of beginner-friendly classes available. While the weather is warm, take advantage of yoga in the great outdoors. You can find classes at local parks and beaches and most of the time they’re FREE!
Schedule Some “Me Time” Every Day
Summer is a busy time, but it’s important to make time for yourself. Schedule some “me time” every day, even if it’s just for a few minutes. During this time, you can do something that makes you happy and relaxed.
This could be reading your favorite book, taking a bath, practicing meditation, or listening to calming music. Whatever you choose to do, make sure it’s something that brings you joy.
Get a Deluxe Pedicure
Sandal season is the perfect time to treat yourself to a deluxe pedicure. This relaxing spa treatment will leave your feet feeling soft and refreshed. It’s ok to splurge on the upgrades every once in a while.
Choose a Signature Summer Scent
Summer is the perfect time to experiment with new fragrances. Trade in your heavy winter perfume for a lighter, refreshing scent. Citrus or floral scents are perfect for summer.
More Summer Self Care Ideas
Make Some Cucumber Spa Water
Cucumber spa water is a refreshing and hydrating summer drink. It’s easy to make at home, and it’s a great way to stay hydrated during the hot summer months. Btw, I wrote a blog host on how to stay cool and hydrated this summer, you should check it out here.
To make cucumber spa water, you will need:
- 1 large cucumber, sliced
- 1 liter of water
- A handful of mint leaves
1. Add the cucumber slices, water, and mint leaves to a pitcher.
2. Let the mixture sit for at least an hour to allow the flavors to infuse.
3. Serve over ice and enjoy!
Hair Mask with Avocado and Honey
Avocados are packed with nutrients that are great for your hair. Moisturizing your hair with a hair mask can help to counteract sun damage and dryness from being outdoors more.
This DIY hair mask will hydrate and nourish your locks, leaving them looking and feeling their best.
To make the mask, you will need:
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1/4 cup of olive oil or coconut oil
1. Start by mashing the avocado in a bowl.
2. Add the honey and oil, and mix until well combined.
3. Apply the mask to your hair, and let it sit for 20-30 minutes.
4. Rinse the mask out with shampoo and conditioner as usual.
Go Swimming at the Beach or Pool
Swimming is a great way to stay cool and have fun in the summer. If you have access to a pool, take advantage of it! Swimming is also a great workout.
If you don’t have a pool, you can still go swimming at the beach. Be sure to swim safely, and always supervise children when they’re near water.
My Summer Self Care this year is going to be learning how to swim.
Make a Healthy Breakfast Smoothie
A healthy breakfast smoothie is the perfect way to start your day during summer. This refreshing drink will give you the energy you need to tackle whatever the day brings. If that isn’t summer self care, I don’t know what is.
To make a breakfast smoothie, you will need:
- 1 cup of almond milk or other plant-based milk
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of frozen berries
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 scoop of protein powder (optional)
1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
3. If you’re looking for an extra boost of energy, add a scoop of protein powder to your smoothie. This will help to keep you full until lunchtime.
Take a Hike
Explore the great outdoors and get some exercise by going on a hike. There are many beautiful hiking trails to choose from. Plan a day trip with friends or family, and pack a picnic lunch to enjoy at the top of the trail.
Summer is the perfect time to focus on your self-care. By following these tips, you can enjoy a healthy and happy summer season.
Now that you have tons of inspiration and no excuse, I am excited to hear about what you plan to incorporate in your Summer Self Care plans.
Let me know in the comments below!