By Susan Romero

Once again, summer is gone too soon and if you spent any time in the sun your skin took a beating. Rejuvenate the dewy skin beneath your tan lines with some of the richest, soothing and aroma therapeutic products we could find.

Even when you wash your skin it should be hydrating, healing and calming. Use Lavender & Wild Orchid Body Wash by Shea Moisture to replenish the moisture lost this summer. This body wash has lavender, orchid extract, aloe vera and shea butter along with other nourishing oils to cleanse and revive your skin. and Walgreens.

After using the body wash try the companion Lavender & Wild Orchid Body Scrub loaded with moisturizing ingredients, including Shea Butter, Mango Seed Oil and Olive Oil.

If your face needs some TLC try Aura Cacia’s Nighttime Baobab Facial Oil Serum with Vanilla and Vetiver essential oils. Baobab seed oil protects the skin, while Vanilla and Vetiver comfort and soothe. and Walgreens.

One of the best moisturizers ever for dry skin is, Shea Butter infused with Black Soap Extract, Oats & Aloe by Nubian Heritage. A little of this thick butter goes a long way to heal and balance your skin. Ingredients include Oat Extract, Aloe Leaf Juice, Sandalwood and African Black Soap Extract. and

If you just can’t give up fighting wrinkles while your skin recovers, use Organic Pomegranate Anti-Wrinkle Day Care cream by Dr. Scheller. The cream is thick, lightly scented and gently works to firm the skin using pomegranate seed oil and moringa oil.

Originally published September 2013
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