I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for P&G. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions and reviews are my own.
Summer always gives me the overwhelming sense of freedom. No, I’m not talking about the 4th of July or having flashbacks to getting out of school for summer vacation. There is just something about how summer smells and how the air feels on my bare arms that I can’t get enough of. One of my favorite things to do during the summer is to get up very early, just as the sun is starting to come up, and stand out on my back porch with my arms up and out, feeling the air and warm morning breeze envelope me. As I watch the sun begin to peek out from behind the mountains in the distance and listen to the birds chirp, I feel humble, human, and undeniably free.
Spring may be the season of rebirth and fresh starts, but summer is for reveling. Spontaneity, wide open spaces, and as much adventure as you can handle. With any good adventure comes mess; the good kind of mess — dirt, sweat, grass stains, chlorine, sunblock, bug repellent, sand, and everything else that makes summer so much fun.
We all know how important it is to keep our skin protected from the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays, but caring for our skin during the summer doesn’t begin and end with adequate sun protection. The clothes that we wear are often considered to be our “second skin,” and the regimen we use to care for the fabrics we wear closest to our bodies, throughout all of our adventures, our “second skincare.” When you have sensitive skin, your second skincare becomes just as important as the soaps, lotions, and body products you’re using directly on your skin.
My fiance has moderate eczema that worsens in times of stress and changes in humidity. He has experienced flareups throughout his life, but we only recently got a definitive diagnosis when a particular flareup only continued to get worse and he was finally able to see a doctor about it. Thankfully he was prescribed a treatment that worked very well, but relying on a steroid cream is never an ideal solution, and something so heavily medicated should never be used regularly. That is precisely why it is so important to know exactly what you are putting in and on your skin, and to keep it limited to as little chemicals as possible.
The P&G Free & Gentle laundry regimen is specifically designed for people with sensitive skin and makes it easy to keep your fabrics free of potentially harmful irritants while delivering a deep clean through the trusted brands of Tide, Downy, and Bounce.
Tide Free & Gentle Detergent / Tide Stain Release Free In-Wash Booster: The highly regarded and widely trusted brand we all know has gone gentle, and unsurprisingly is the leading free detergent. Tide Free & Gentle cleans deeper and removes more residue from stains while maintaining a mild formula for sensitive skin. The pods make it easy to dose your detergent without mess, and are perfectly portioned for just the right amount of detergent per load so you will ultimately save on detergent and money.
Downy Free & Gentle Fabric Softener: Providing outstanding comfort and freshness, Downy Free & Gentle has a softening formula that fights static and reduces wrinkles while remaining mild on skin.
Bounce Free & Gentle Dryer Sheets: Completing the laundry regimen for sensitive skin trifecta, Bounce Free & Gentle are easy-to-use dryer sheets that provide freshness, softness, and static control while repelling pet hair and lint. In our 5-cat household, these sheets are the answer to not walking around looking like a human-sized hairball.
Using the P&G Free & Gentle laundry regimen as our second skincare this summer means we can get as messy as our adventures allow without worrying about sensitive skin issues and flareups.
How do you keep your skin healthy amidst summer adventures?