Ready for the long weekend ahead? The 4th of July is almost here! Barbecue, sunshine, fireworks, and enjoying a much-needed break with friends & fam are just a few things we all look forward to while celebrating Independence Day. With the summer heat in full swing, we wanted to share our favorite tips to stay cool & glow through all your patriotic festivities. Check out these hacks for your best celebration yet!
BOOST YOUR HYDRATION
Keeping your body hydrated is super important in these scorching temps. When outside, it is recommended to drink 1 cup (8 ounces) of water every 15–20 minutes during sun exposure. Drinking plenty of water is key to maintaining skin's elasticity & slowing the visible signs of aging. While hydrating from the inside don't forget to show your skin some love with our topical hydrating essentials! Check out The ZenBubble Gel Cream, our lightweight multi-purpose moisturizer & The Quench, our intensely nourishing facial cream to maximize your skin's hydration for the ultimate summer glow.
COOL DOWN WITH CRYO
Say hello to our favorite tool to help beat that summer heat, our Cryo Skin Icing Roller. This dual-ended roller is the ultimate hack for keeping your skin cool, calm, and impossibly sculpted. Created with professional-grade stainless steel, our Cryo Roller harnesses the natural power of ice-cold temps to de-puff, tighten, and detoxify skin for a clearer, more radiant appearance. This is the warm-weather antidote that you can take everywhere, from the backyard to the beach, to chill, soothe, & glow on the go. Shop our Cryo Skin Icing Roller to add some ice to your routine.
Pro-tip: Keep your Cryo Roller on ice in your cooler for a quick way to chill & sculpt during all of your fun in the sun!
PROTECT YOUR GLOW
Protecting your skin while in the sun is key for maintaining a healthy, youthful complexion. Regular daily use of sunscreen can reduce your risk of developing skin cancer tremendously while also helping to prevent wrinkles, sagging, and age spots.
Our 4-in-1 tinted SPF, The Perfector, is just what you need for radiant summer skin. This color-matching face moisturizer is formulated with self-tinting AutoAdjust™ Technology & Broad Spectrum SPF 30, creating a physical barrier from UVA and UVB rays. Zinc Oxide works to help rewind sun damage and shrink the appearance of pores for make-up optional skin in seconds. Shop The Perfector now to protect your glow wherever you go!
THE POWER OF VITAMIN C
Vitamin C is a summer skin essential. This powerhouse topical is important to have in your skincare regime all year round but it is especially beneficial before & after sun exposure. Our Founder, Jamie, swears by applying vitamin C after a sunburn to support the body's natural healing process!
So how does vitamin C protect your skin & help sunburn recovery?
For starters, vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps shield your skin from photoaging caused by harmful UVA & UVB rays. Vitamin C supports collagen production critical to the healing process after a sunburn. This skin savior also helps fight sun damage by decreasing skin cell inflammation which slows the formation of brown spots and wrinkles. It is easy to see why vitamin C is essential for your after-sun skincare regime with all of the amazing benefits & protection it provides.
Add this incredible skin vitamin to your routine with The Daily, our acid-free vitamin C serum. Our daily skincare "smoothie" is powered by a complex of 8 glow-inducing vitamins that work to fade discoloration, brighten tone, smooth texture, and repel free radicals with zero irritation. Shop The Daily now to give your skin a daily dose of vitamin C.
ENJOY FAMILY RECIPES
No July 4th would be complete without food!
Classic family recipes are must-haves for any celebration. The annual cookouts wouldn't be the same without the delicious traditions that turn our festivities into long-lasting memories. This time of year is great to enjoy those classic recipes from Grandma or explore something new to bring to the barbecue. Our Founder, Jamie O’Banion, shared two of her favorite family recipes to get the party started:
NANA'S MAC & CHEESE
- Macaroni noodles
- 1 large block of Tilamook Sharp Cheddar Cheese (or any sharp cheddar cheese)
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Slice cheese into squares & line a buttered casserole dish with 1 layer of slices. Add the first layer of cooked macaroni noodles to the dish. Sprinkle flour, salt, & pepper on each layer using a sifter. Repeat the layering process for a total of 3 layers. Top with remaining cheese slices & pour milk into the dish just enough to cover the cheese. Bake at 375º for 1 hour.
Get ready for the best Mac EVER!
UNCLE TRAY'S MAGICAL GREEN SALSA
- 12 Tomatillos
- White Onion
Roast tomatillos, onion, & jalapeno for 25 minutes at 350º. Take roasted veggies & blend with remaining ingredients. Voila! This secret family recipe is so delish, that you'll keep coming back for more!
We hope your Independence Day is filled with joy as we celebrate and enjoy the long weekend of great food, fireworks, and quality time with friends and family - near and far. We are so grateful for YOU - our Glommunity - today and always. Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸