With summer here and the sun shining brighter every day, you might be feeling a sudden boost in energy. Soaking up the Vitamin D is sure to have your mood boosted, but the sun can also leave you with sun damage, freckles, uneven skin tone and bring on premature signs of aging. While we strongly encourage the use of a daily sunscreen as a preventative measure, sometimes an extra boost in your skincare routine is necessary to fight uneven skin tone and brighten your complexion for a more vibrant youthful glow.
Below we have recommended some great DIY solutions and natural skin brightening ingredients to look out for in your skincare products - including some popular Mojo Spa product recommendations. Many of these ingredients you can find right in your kitchen, while more concentrated stronger amounts can be found in natural skincare products to help you reduce the signs of sun damage, acne scars, and sun spots for more even glowing skin!
Look for These 5 Key Skincare Ingredients to Naturally Brighten Your Skin!
Strawberry to Step-Up Your Shine
Strawberries might be the perfect summertime snack, but before you throw those sweet berries into your fruit salad you might want to read this. Strawberries contain an amazing compound called ellagic acid that helps to reduce dark spots, prevent the breakdown of collagen, and even works to heal UV damage by pausing the production of MMPs (the enzymes responsible for the destruction of collagens and elastin in skin). Meanwhile, alpha-hydroxy acid helps to gently exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells to restore moisture, soften and brighten the skin, and even eliminate excess oils.
Experience the magic of strawberry skincare with our summertime must-have:
Sinful Strawberry Scrub
- Revitalize & Brighten Skin
- Deep Moisturizing
- Improves Appearance of Blemishes & Acne Scars
Lemon to Let Your Luminosity Loose
We all know the old trick of adding a few slices of lemon to your water to help boost your metabolism, increase energy, and even promote weight loss, so it only makes sense that lemons are also great for your skin! Lemons contain a special ingredient called citric acid that helps to prevent and heal blackheads, tighten pores and smoothen the skin. Malic acid helps to lighten the skin, reducing the appearance of age spots and blemishes. Lemon also has natural astringent and antimicrobial effects to helps clear up and heal the skin.
Test out the lightening and brightening effects of these products that will have you lusting for lemon:
Lemon Lust Soap
- Brightens & Purifies
- Rejuvenates Dead Skin
Lemon Lust Lotion
- Anti-Infection & Astringent
- Helps Clear Up Acne
Lemon Lust Scrub
- Helps Treat Acne
- Helps Treat Blackheads
- Tightens Enlarged Pores
Vitamin C to Unveil Your Vibrance
Vitamin C is known far and wide for its benefits to your immune system, but how about we put the Emergen-C and orange juice down for a minute and investigate the benefits of adding Vitamin C to our skincare regimen? Vitamin C is acidic in nature, making it extremely effective in removing excess sebum to fight off excess oil, providing your skin a healthy glow without the excess shine. At the same time, Vitamin C naturally fights off free radicals that steal oxygen from healthy cells, making it the perfect anti-aging, healing, and brightening skincare savior.
Pro-Tip: Apply any products with Vitamin C at night to avoid sun sensitivity.
Feel the benefits of Vitamin C in action with our favorite treatment for stubborn spots:
Bombshell Acne Spot Treatment
- Accelerates Healing of Wounds
- Fights Against & Heals Acne
Bombshell Clarifying Night Serum
- Helps Treat Acne
- Relieves Redness
- Soothes Itchiness
Bromelain to Bring on the Brilliance
What better way to channel your tropical summer goddess than a sweet and tangy bite of pineapple? Pineapple is full of an enzyme called bromelain that makes it not only a great treat to bring along to the beach, but the perfect treat for a spa day as well! The enzymatic activity in bromelain prevents keratin build up, helping to reduce the visibility of pores and restore your skin's natural glow. When your skin is dry, flaky, or wrinkly, it tends to take on a dark and dull appearance, but luckily bromelain also contains powerful alpha hydroxy acid that gently exfoliates to remove dead skin cells and recover moisture, restoring your skin's brilliance with ease.
Restore your natural brilliance with this facial powder made with a blend of bamboo charcoal powder, spirulina powder, and bromelain powder:
Ultimate Detox Facial Powder
- Removes Dead Skin Cells
- Removes Excess Oils
- Heals Acne
- Remove Blackheads
Turmeric to Tackle Tiredness
Turmeric might be best-known for the zest it brings to Southeast Asian cuisine, but it's also great for the face and body. Not only does turmeric help speed up the healing process of wounds and reduce excess oils that cause breakouts; it also helps to protect against sun damage! Considering sun damage year-round, especially on those long summer days, is the number one cause of premature aging, turmeric might be your best bet for preventing age spots and the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
Looking for even more ways to revitalize your summer routine? Try out these DIY masks to brighten up at home!
Turmeric Purifying All-Purpose Mask Recipe
1 tsp Turmeric Powder (we recommend Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Turmeric Powder)
1 tsp Honey
1 tsp Plain Yogurt
Mix ingredients in a small bowl and apply to any area of the body and let sit for fifteen to twenty minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Follow with our Lemon Lust Lotion for maximum purifying and revitalizing benefits.
Lemon Anti-Aging Face Mask Recipe
1 tbsp Honey
Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a small bowl and mix with honey. Apply to face, avoiding the eye area, and let the mask set for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. This mask is great for managing dark spots and patches. Follow with our Ambrosia Anti-Aging Night Cream for maximum anti-aging and moisturizing benefits.
Still trying to figure out which products are right for you? Send us your questions, and we'll provide product recommendations to bring your skin a bright healthy glow! https://mojospa.com/pages/ask-us-a-question
Until Next Time Mojo Lovers xoxo