Between work and working out, you’re tough on your feet. Give them a break with this DIY foot soak. Epson salt is great for sore muscles and sprains. It can also help to flush out toxins from the body. Baking soda help eliminate odors and is good for exfoliating your skin, leaving it soft and smooth. Lime has been known to rejuvenate the skin and used in aromatherapy for its energizing and cheerful aroma. Peppermint essential oil can ease aches and pains in muscles and help you cool down after a workout.
- 2 cups of Epson Salt
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- Zest of one lime (omit to keep longer)
- 3-4 drop of peppermint essential oil
Mix thoroughly. Pour into a jar or bag. Store in a cool, dry, dark place. Use within a couple weeks.
How to use:
Add 1/2 cup of mixture to basin of warm water. Place tired feet in and relax!
Makes a perfect Mother’s Day gift too!
If you’ve been in Southern California lately, you’ve probably done anything and everything to cool off and get to the beach- its been over 90 degrees here! But did you know your seaside escape has countless health benefits too?
Sand is nature’s perfect exfoliant. Simply take a walk on the beach and the soles of your feet will feel soft. Gently rub sand on your arms, legs and feet to exfoliate your skin and take a break from the chemicals commonly found at the drugstore. Its recommended to exfoliate twice a week to remove dead skin to allow your pores to breathe and avoid breakouts. Don’t forget to moisturize when you get home.
Have you ever noticed your muscles seem sore after a long walk or run on the beach? Its because the sands is inconsistent and constantly changing your muscles are working harder to get the traction they need. Burn up to 50% more calories walking on the beach and tone up your legs too.
Did you know our bodies are made up of 2/3 salt water? So it seem only natural the ocean contains remedies to help our body. The components of salt water can produce antibodies that can help promote a healthy immune system. Salt water is also a miracle cleansing agent. Sodium chloride (found in salt water) helps clear the skin and acne. Salt water is also great for healing cuts and sore. It may sting at first but it will be less painful once your get out of the water.
If you’re fighting a Spring cold, jump in the water. The salt water can help filter out the built up mucus in your nasal passage. Warning- when the salt water goes in, mucus will come out.
Greasy hair? Dandruff? Jump in nature’s “shower.” The salt water will cleanse the unwanted oils in your hair. It also will get rid of the chemical build up from hair products that can weigh your hair down, leaving you with natural volume. Salt water can even exfoliate your scalp, eliminating dandruff. Over-exposure to salt water can leave you hair feeling dry. Try a post beach hair mask of buttermilk and honey- work into hair and leave in for 10 minutes then rinse.
Cool off and burn calories by going for a swim. Swimming is a great way to get a full body workout. Use in thalassotherapy, or seawater therapy, swimming in salt water can increase your circulation. Also, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that swimming for about half an hour can help you reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure.
So grab your bikini (the LoveSurf Trestles Bikini is perfect) and hit nature’s health spa.
There’s still time to shop & help bring awareness to our beautiful ocean! We will donate 25% of the proceeds from the sale of our Trestles Bikini to the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, CA.
In celebration of Earth Day, let’s take a moment to “unplug” and take your workout outdoors with these eco-friendly workouts.
Hit the Beach
Every LoveSurf girls favorite outdoor gym. Grab your board or dive in the water. Swimming gives you a great full body workout. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that swimming for about half an hour can help you reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure.
Try taking an outdoor workout class like a boot camp class at a park. If you are looking for something a little more relaxing, try a yoga or a Pilates class on the beach. Remember to bring sunscreen and plenty of water.
Hike it Out
Take a break from the gym and hit the trail. The steep inclines will be sure to get your heart pumping. Best of all, no treadmill required. Try our Hill Sprints Challenge on your next hike.
Grab some friends and workout your abs, arms, legs, and shoulders. Beach volleyball is fun and only requires a ball (and your favorite LoveSurf activewear).
Skip the spin class and hop on a real bike. Take a ride to your local juice bar or the beach and get in your cardio. Biking can help strengthen your lower body and keeping your abs engaged as you pedal will add a bonus core workout.
Earth Day Gear
Wherever your Earth Day workout takes you, remember to be green and don’t forget your favorite activewear from LoveSurf. We love our Trestles Swim Top- its quick to dry and can double as a sports bra. Shop between 4/22 and 4/30 and 25% of the proceeds from the sale of our Trestles Bikini will be donated to the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, CA. Help us celebrate Earth Day and bring awareness our beautiful ocean.
- LoveSurf Trestles Swim Top and Balance Capri
Monday, April 21, 2014 marks the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. To this year’s participants, and to all marathon runners out there, here’s to you! We know a even a little motivation can go a long way so we’ve created a playlist to help you get through the next 26.2 miles. From Christina Aguilera’s “Fighter” anthem to Michael Jackson classics, we’ve got you covered.
Look for more LoveSurf playlists by following us on Spotify.
Check out the winners of our #LoveSurfLife contest!
You could be our Week 4 winner! Show us how you live the #LoveSurfLife and enter to WIN the Trestles Bikini from LoveSurf.
HOW IT WORKS:
- SNAP a photo working out or around town in your favorite LoveSurf gear
- TAG it with the hashtag #lovesurflife
- POST it on Instagram or Twitter
- You’re ENTERED
Last day to enter is Tuesday April 29th, 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be contacted on or around April 30th.