Self Care This Summer

Summertime brings us some of life’s great joys - long days filled with sunshine, boating, fishing, watersports, sunbathing and beach time. This year especially, we deserve a welcome break from being in quarantine all these months, so don’t forget to take care of yourself this summer and that includes protecting your face, hands, hair and skin; here are a few tips to help you from overdoing it:


Face Care: This year our skin faces a new threat that can cause skin damage - excessive wearing of your face masks. It isn’t bad when you put your mask on to do an errand, but for healthcare workers and others that are required to wear a mask all day, your face can become irritated through friction and chafing. Your mask also absorbs the skin’s natural oils which for some, can lead to dryness and sensitivity. Irritation from your laundry detergent is also a possibility for some. Pores can get clogged and can become pimples or acne cysts. Your breath trapped beneath the mask makes the skin surface warm and moist. So, for everyday use, be sure you are wearing a mask made of cotton, it has been determined that cotton provides a good balance of protection and breathability. Piper and Dune will be selling masks as early as 6/13, so check the website. Regular washing and care is of course essential too. Be sure to cleanse your face with our gentle cleansing oil (it doubles as makeup remover, and doesn’t strip your face), exfoliate, and wash with one of our many mild, organic, all natural soaps. Follow up with some toner and moisturizer. If you have blemishes, try Sailor by Captain Blankenship’s serum which can help soothe the skin too. If you do nothing else, be sure to wear a hat that protects your face and it shades you from the sun. At Piper and Dune we have a number of straw hats that are perfect and they even have SPF built into them.


Hair Care: If you are wondering how to protect your hair from the damage caused by chlorine, salt water and sunshine, the answer is to coat it in a natural oil like Captain Blankenship’s Mermaid Oil. Just add a few drops and your hair will be softer and less frizzy too! Forget styling your hair for the summer too, your curling iron and hair dryer do a lot of damage, so give it a break. Try our texturizing and moisturizing hair spray that helps add waves and life to your hair, giving it that just left the beach look and smell, and don’t be afraid to try the hair spray with shimmer to add a little golden, gray or rose highlights to your hair for some added shine. 


Skincare: Exfoliate and moisturize your body with creams or lotions; try using an authentic sea sponge and get all the extra layers of sunscreen and bug repellent off your skin after use. Be sure to treat your hands with extra care too, they are getting a workout with all this extra hand washing during the pandemic, so try these customer favorite’s Oyster Lady’s bladderwrack hand balm or Planet Botanicals Hand and Cuticle Rescue Salve


To get your summer started on a path of self care, we are extending a never before offered 25% discount off all health and beauty care products for one week only. This offer will expire June 19, 2020. Use code “SELFCARE” at checkout. Don’t forget that we offer FREE SHIPPING on orders over $75.


P.S. Our gift sets by Planet Botanicals make great teacher’s gifts too and they are also eligible for the discount as well!


Enjoy your summer and be sure to Explore What Excites You!


Chris and The Piper and Dune Family


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