The One Organic Product That Will Save Your Skin This Summer

With Memorial Day Weekend already upon us, that means summer is here! When it’s time for you to pack for your summer vacation or even just quick weekend getaways, your skin will be craving Calithea’s Organic Olive Oil with Aloe Vera Body Lotion.

During the summer months, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can reach intensity levels ranging from 6 to 10 on the UV index scale between the hours of 12 pm and 4 pm. The UV index is a measure of the strength of the sun’s UV radiation, and it provides valuable information for sun protection. A UV index of 6-10 is considered high to very high, indicating an increased risk of sunburn and potential skin damage. It is crucial to take appropriate precautions during these hours to safeguard your skin and minimize the harmful effects of UV exposure.

Exposure to high UV levels can have various adverse effects on the skin, including sunburn, premature aging, and an increased risk of skin cancer. It is advisable to limit direct sun exposure during peak hours from 12 pm to 4 pm when the UV rays are most intense. If you are outside at the beach, on a hike, riding bikes, or doing another activity outside during this time, it is recommended to apply sunscreen with a high SPF to exposed skin.  Although sunscreen helps to reduce the risk of sunburn and provides some level of protection against UV rays, it does not create a complete barrier. Therefore, if you spend a significant amount of time in the sun, even with sunscreen, you may still develop a tan. It’s important to remember that a tan is actually a sign of skin damage and indicates that your skin has been exposed to UV radiation.

So when you come inside from your day make sure you take a cool to lukewarm shower. Anything hotter than that can damage your skin further and dry it out. You might find yourself with some tan lines and even red skin which is why you should immediately apply Calithea’s Organic Olive Oil with Aloe Vera Body Lotion as part of your post-shower routine.

The main ingredients in Calithea’s Organic Olive Oil with Aloe Vera Body Lotion are Aloe Vera, Avocado Oil, Grapeseed oil, Prickly Pear (Cactus), Almond Oil, Elderberry Extract, Organic Olive Oil, and Glycerin.

Let’s discuss how our main star ingredient, Aloe Vera, is going to help repair your skin after a day in the sun. Aloe vera has been used as a medicinal cactus plant for thousands of years in several places, such as Greece Aloe vera is a cactus-like plant that grows in desert regions around the world. Its leaves produce a gel that is rich in vitamins A, C, E, and B12. An article by Medical News Today discussed the most important qualities of Aloe.

Now that you know Aloe Vera has your skin covered this summer, here are a few benefits of the other main ingredients found in our Organic Olive Oil with Aloe Vera Body Lotion.

  • Avocado Oil: Avocado oil is rich in fatty acids, including oleic acid, which helps moisturize and nourish the skin. It also contains antioxidants like vitamin E, which can promote skin health and protect against environmental damage. Avocado oil is known for its ability to improve skin elasticity and reduce inflammation.
  • Grapeseed Oil: Grapeseed oil is a lightweight oil that is easily absorbed by the skin. It contains antioxidants, such as proanthocyanidins, which can help protect the skin from free radicals and promote a youthful appearance. Grapeseed oil also has moisturizing properties and can help regulate oil production, making it suitable for both dry and oily skin types.
  • Prickly Pear (Cactus): Prickly pear extract, derived from cactus, is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It has hydrating properties that help improve skin’s moisture levels and promote a plump and supple complexion. Prickly pear also contains betalains, which have anti-inflammatory properties and can help soothe and calm the skin.
  • Almond Oil: Almond oil is a lightweight and easily absorbed oil that is rich in vitamin E and fatty acids. It helps nourish and moisturize the skin, leaving it soft and smooth. Almond oil also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help calm irritated skin and alleviate conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
  • Elderberry Extract: Elderberry extract is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps protect the skin against environmental damage and can soothe irritated or inflamed skin. Elderberry extract also contains vitamins A and C, which promote collagen production and contribute to a youthful appearance.
  • Organic Olive Oil: Organic Olive oil has been used for centuries for its moisturizing and nourishing properties. It contains antioxidants, including vitamin E and polyphenols, which can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Organic Olive oil also has anti-inflammatory properties and can help soothe dry or sensitive skin.
  • Glycerin: Glycerin is a humectant, meaning it attracts and retains moisture in the skin. It helps hydrate and moisturize the skin, leaving it soft and supple. Glycerin also has a soothing effect on the skin and can help improve its barrier function. It is suitable for various skin types, including dry, oily, and sensitive skin.

Calithea’s gentle, clean, and natural organic lotion is the perfect addition to your summer skincare routine. Trust me when I tell you your skin will be thanking you for the endless hydration and repair you will be feeding it with this product. It is also scented with a light natural mango scent to keep you smelling fresh and clean. So, enjoy the summer season in the radiant sun knowing Calithea has your skin covered!

P.S. Try sticking your Aloe Lotion in the fridge while you’re out for the best cooling effect your skin will ever experience!

~ Elena xoxo


*Please note that while these sources provide information on the benefits of these ingredients in skincare, individual experiences may vary, and it’s always advisable to consult with a dermatologist or skin care professional for personalized advice.