Summertime Sips

Summertime. We need to keep cool & hydrated... but that doesn't mean you can only drink water ALL the time. Take some time to learn some fun & delicious recipes that will keep your skin healthy all summer long. Below are a few of our faves:

1. Cucumber & Lime Water
2L Water
2 Cucumbers
2 Limes

Recipe (for 1 pitcher):
Pour Water into Pitcher
Peel cucumbers & slice into 1/2 inch
Slice limes into 1/2 inch
Add to water and let sit overnight

Why It's Great:
Besides refreshing, this drink is the ultimate hydrator! Cucumbers are great for giving your skin extra hydration since it is made up of mostly water and has excellent anti-inflammatory capabilities, leaving you with less bloat & puffiness.

2. Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade
3/4 Cup Sugar
2 Cups Water
2 Cups Fresh Raspberries
1/2 Cup Fresh Orange Juice
1 3/4 Cups Fresh Lemon Juice
16 oz. Sparkling Water

Combine all ingredients & refrigerate. 

Why It's Great:
Raspberries have incredible anti-aging benefits. Also, due to the antioxidant powers of vitamin C it holds, age spots & discoloration will diminish & protect your skin from the sun's harsh summer rays.

3. Yes Way, Frose!
1 Bottle Rose
1/2 Cup Sugar
8 oz Strawberries, quartered
3/4 Lemon, juiced

1. Freeze rose in a baking pan
2. Dissolve sugar by adding to 1/2 cup of water in medium saucepan and stirring on high heat
3. Stir-in strawberries to dissolved sugar & remove from heat. Let sit for at least 30 minutes.
4. Strain into a small bowl & chill for 30 minutes. 
5. Scrape rose & combine with sugar/strawberry syrup and lemon juice in blender. 

Why It's Great:
Okay, we moved into alcohol. Frose is an excellent summer cocktail because it is light & refreshing on a hot, hot day. Lemons will help to brighten skin & strawberries are very effective in removing sebum from skin & the visibility of skin redness.

4. Skinny Mango Margarita
1 Cup Frozen Diced Mango
2 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
2 Tbsp Fresh Orange Juice
1 oz Tequila
1/2 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
1/2 Cup Ice

Combine all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!

Why It's Great:
Mangoes are full of vitamins A & C, which are crucial in skins self-repair. It also helps to aid in reducing skin problems, including pimples. 

Remember, while keeping hydrated this summer with these delicious drinks, make sure to maintain your skin-nourishing beauty routine. Below is what we suggest:

1. Use a cleanser of your choice. We recommend one with light exfoliation for the morning and an oil based cleanser for the evening to help remove any makeup residue.
2. Spritz 2-3 sprays of the Lush Balance Toning Mist to rid your skin of unwanted free radicals.
3. Follow by gently rubbing a few drops of either the Neat Remedy or Desert Rescue Face Oil, pending skintype, into your skin. 
4. Ensure your eyes are free of dark circles or fine lines by lightly dabbing 1-2 drops of the Nutrient Boost Eye Serum around the eye area.  
5. Finish off by swiping the Mini Care Lip Butter onto your lips.

Akar Skin prides itself in sourcing highest grade natural ingredients that are organic, wild harvested or gathered from the Tibetan plateau. Being 100% natural means every Akar product is biocompatible with the body, enhancing your skin's ability to repair and renew itself. Indulge in nature's finest. Experience a moment of tranquility in your self-care routine. Unwind and let Akar reveal your best skin. 

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