Summer Essentials Guide

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Written by Frances Smith, patient access specialist

Summer is here which means it’s the season of sunshine, road trips, beach vibes, concerts, and backyard BBQs! Before you jump into the fun, let’s talk about the essentials that’ll keep you feeling great from the inside out all summer long! 


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  • Sunscreen: Go for a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher and apply it like you mean it. Reapply every two hours, or as needed, especially swimming.
  • Keep Your Skin Hydrated: Your skin needs hydration like plants need water. Use a lightweight, hydrating moisturizer with hyaluronic acid and glycerin. If you have skin sensitivities, avoid fragrances and toxic chemicals.
  • Exfoliate for Radiance: Exfoliating is like hitting the reset button for your skin. Do it 2-3 times a week to ditch the dead skin cells and reveal that smooth skin. Particularly if your skin is peeling after too much time in the sun. But be gentle – no one wants, irritated skin.
  • After-Sun Care: Got a bit too comfortable in the sun? Calm your skin with aloe vera gel or a cooling after-sun lotion.

Look After Your Digestive Health

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  • Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate: Hydration is your digestive system’s best friend. Aim for at least eight glasses of water a day, and more if you’re sweating it out.
  • Eat Summer Superfoods: Load up on those juicy, hydrating fruits and veggies. Watermelon, berries, cucumbers, and leafy greens are perfect for your summer meals. They’re packed with fiber and keep you feeling light.
  • Probiotics – The Gut’s Best Friend: Give your gut a boost with probiotics. Yogurt, kefir, and fermented foods like kimchi are all great choices. If you’re always on the move, a good probiotic supplement can work wonders.
  • Mindful Eating: Summer feasts are the best, but don’t let them turn into a food coma. Eat mindfully, savor each bite, and listen to your body’s cues. Your digestive system will thank you.

Mental Wellness

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  • Meditation, But Make It Outdoors: Take your meditation routine outside. Find a peaceful spot, sit back, and let the sounds of nature do their thing.
  • Digital Detox Summer: Whether it’s a beach day, hiking, or enjoying your backyard, be in the moment. Just put your phone away.
  • Journal in the Sun: Take your journal outside and let the sunshine inspire you. Write down your thoughts, and goals, or just doodle. It’s a great way to clear your mind and boost your mood.

There you have it, folks – your ultimate guide to summer! Keep your skin radiant, your digestive system happy, and your mind at peace, and you’ll be living your best summer life.

If you are interested in learning more about Infusion Associates or the IV treatments we offer, you can contact us by calling us at (833) 394-0600 or filling out our online form.