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Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice is Tuesday, June 21, and those in the northern hemisphere have much to celebrate. It means summer is officially upon us, and warmer temperatures and longer days signal the blissful, spacious season many of us spend all winter dreaming about. 

From dinners al fresco to languorous days at the beach or lake, we can’t get enough of this time of year. The flavors are farm-fresh berries, sweet corn, and sun-ripe tomatoes. The setting is backyard barbecues, pool parties, and late night stargazing by the firepit. The soundtrack sounds a little like this. The scents are lavender, sunscreen, and fresh mint from the garden. The books are strictly beach reads

Summer Glow

If you’re looking to boost your summer skincare routine, consider these BellaVita Summer favorites for a boost of glow and hydration:

Glow Up Special -  This special offer is the best skincare deal around. A powerful duo of brightening and perfecting treatments work synergistically to regenerate, protect, and refine your Summer skin. Our AHA! Mask is truly a secret beauty weapon: rich in Hyaluronic Acid and five Fruit Alpha Hydroxy Acids, it offers quick results for firmer, plumper, smoother and more deeply hydrated skin for those long dinners in the garden. Our Facial Elixir is a blend of luxurious oils and plant stem cells that help rebuild collagen, replenish hydration, and stimulate your own skin cell turnover for a refreshed-like-you-just-had-a nap look. 

Body Dream Cream - Swimsuit season is here! Say hello to toned looking skin with this luscious blend of rich, organic butters and botanicals that vanquishes the crepey look. Precious oils repair and protect places most vulnerable to sun damage, environmental pollutants, and weather. Handpicked butters hydrate and tone, and rare essential oils smooth, plump, and balance for your most confident warm-weather skin. 

Herbal Infusions

Herbal infusions are a wonderful way to stay hydrated and mineralized through the Summer heat. Gather some dry herbs from the health food store, place a tablespoon of each in a large Mason Jar, cover with hot water and allow to steep overnight. You could also use room temperature, filtered water and place the jar in the sun for a day and night. Here are a couple of our favorite Summer infusions:

Cleansing Infusion:

Calendula, Alfalfa, & Dandelion Leaf – Calendula and Alfalfa are both cooling herbs. Calendula is particularly great for the skin. Dandelion Leaf helps detox the liver. Once you’ve steeped this brew, strain and mix with sparkling water sweeten with a little local, organic honey.  

Relaxing Infusion:

Hibiscus & Lavender – Hibiscus is a potent anti-inflammatory, and Lavender is deeply calming and full of antioxidants (we use Lavender essential oil in many of our formulations).  Add a squeeze of lemon once the infusion has brewed, and a little maple syrup. Enjoy this refreshing, bright red lemonade-like cooler over ice.

Health Booster Infusion: 

Hawthorn Berries, Nettle Leaf, & Astragalus – Hawthorn Berries support heart and cardiovascular health, Nettles help clean the blood and fight allergies, and Astragalus helps boost the immune system. Once steeped, add honey and lemon. Serve over ice or warm it up in the morning as your morning beverage! 

Happy Summer Solstice! We’re wishing you the Summer of your dreams!

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