The summer is a fun time of year. From hiking to swimming, fitness to playing, everyone wants to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather.
The problem is, there are a lot of threats that come with that shiny sunshine and those balmy breezes. From sunburn to bugs to bumps and bruises, here are a few things to look out for this summer — as well as some recommendations for how you can use Dr. Doug’s to help you manage the risks and get the most fun out of the months ahead.
Watch Out for Sunburn
Sunburn is a serious threat. Did you know that it’s even recommended to wear sunblock in the spring? That’s right. Damaging UV rays can reflect off of water, sand, and even snow.
In the summer, though, the need for sunblock is cranked up a notch. The problem is finding effective sun-blocking options that aren’t stuffed with nasty chemicals and fillers.
Our Miracle Balm + Zinc is a great solution that utilizes Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide to create a natural mineral barrier that guards against the sun’s harmful rays. Make sure you have a good natural sun protection option handy whenever you and your loved ones head out on a hot day.
Keep the Bugs Away
Bugs love the hot weather. They also love you. If you want to avoid bugs, there aren’t too many options out there. You can stay inside, but that kind of defeats the purpose, right?
Even so, unless you want to stand in a cloud of smoke from a bonfire or wear long-sleeves in the heat, your primary outdoor insect control option is to use bug spray. Much like the issue with sunscreen, though, most of the options on the market use chemicals.
That isn’t the case with our Bug Potion formula. The natural bug repellant has no DEET or other nasty fillers. Instead, it utilizes Lemongrass essential oil to keep unpleasant insects away.
If you want to address bugs and the sun at the same time, you can also pick up a jar or convenient twist-up of our Bug Potion + Clear Zinc. This delivers an effective dose of insect repellant and mineral sun protection, all while adhering to our strictly natural, organic standards.
Be Ready for the Unexpected
As a final word of warning, there are many small, unexpected things that can happen when you’re outdoors. You can fall while hiking and scratch your knee. Your child can trip and cut open their elbows or hands.
When that happens, it’s nice to have a skincare solution close by to manage the pain and fast-track the healing process. Along with being an effective sunscreen, our Miracle Balm + Clear Zinc also serves as a great healing agent.
And don’t forget about recovery. Long days spent exerting yourself outdoors can lead to sore muscles and cramps, joint pain, and other topical concerns. When that’s the case, our Recovery Balm can ensure that you’re ready to continue the fun when the sun comes up tomorrow.
The summer is a fantastic time of year to get outside and move around. Before you do that, though, make sure you’ve got the tools you need to stay safe and keep the fun going all summer long.