Spring is here and we are no longer suffering dark early mornings and gloomy evenings of frost. So with that in mind, it is time to start thinking about the summer, whether that is the holiday you’ve had planned all year, a festival season full of sunshine, music and the odd tipple, or picnics in the park and enjoying the outdoors until the sun goes down.
To help you prepare for the summer months, we have put together a selection of vitamins and fitness foods to help you look and feel good for the summer.
What vitamins should I be taking for the Summer?
The True Woman Hair, Skin and Nails gives you all the vitamins and minerals needed to support hair, skin & nails. So if you are looking for one last growth spurt before the Summer, these are the vitamins for you.
Colds are not only common in the Winter. To maintain a health immune system during the change of temperature it is essential to give your body a fighting chance. The Essential Vitamin C from The Hut will definitely give your body a boost and help ward off the germs in the office. Leaving you feeling fresh as a daisy.
If like me you just want to take one vitamin to cover it all, then let us recommend the True Woman Original. A multi vitamin that contains all you will need to give your body a boost for the summer. This multivitamin is great for allergy suffers as it contains vitamins A & C which have been known to aid hay fever symptoms.
Sun care secret weapons
Coconut oil is our favourite unsung hero for the summer months. It is great for helping to heal sunburn, as a hair masque or a facial and body moisturizer.
This multi-faceted oil has so many great benefits, that it should definitely be part of your summer skincare routine, or in your travel toiletries.
Put a few spoonfuls into a bowl ( the amount depends on how much hair you have), heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds, add extra time if needed (until it has melted, never boil the oil), if you don’t have a microwave you can melt it in your hands.
Make sure the coconut oil is a comfortable heat, and then apply the melted coconut oil to your hair and scalp.
Leave the coconut oil in your hair for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight. Wrapping your head in clingfilm, or a shower cap.
Wash with a natural shampoo, more than once if needed, until your hair no longer feels oily.
Dry naturally or with a hairdryer and see the results.
Pick up your own Coconut oil at The Hut here.
Protect your skin with the amazing P20, the sun protection that you only need to apply once!
Riemann P20 Sun Filter 100ml SPF30 shields your skin from UVA/UVB rays for up to ten hours, so you stay protected all day long. Quick drying and extremely water resistant, it helps you to tan safely, without being greasy or sticky. You can spend more time enjoying the sun and less time worrying about topping up your sun cream.
Snacking In The Summer
Snacking is something we all do, but choosing the right snack is key to maintaining weight loss and healthy eating. Try our dried mango to curb those sweet cravings,and take a handful of cashews to fill you up till dinner.
Nuts are a great snack for when you’re on the go, they contain monounsaturated fats that help heart function. They are high in antioxidants and cashews in particular are lower in fats than most nuts. Thus making them a great snack food.
Grab a bag of Cashews from the hut here.
Top Tip: Make sure the nuts are unsalted.