Prepping for a Healthy Summer

After a quiet spring, the prospect of a fun-filled summer is pretty exciting. So get prepared for all the bumps and bruises that come with all that fun! Pharmaca offers everything you need to naturally care for the entire family this season.

Stay hydrated

This one’s a no-brainer. Proper hydration is key to staying healthy and balanced, especially during the heat of the season. When you’re out on the trails, bring along an electrolyte-filled tab like those from Nuun, which are easy to pop in a water bottle (we love the ones from Klean Kanteen!). Or pack a tasty coconut water for ultimate refreshment and another dose of electrolytes.

Keep pain relief on hand

When all that yard work is getting to your muscles, integrate a curcumin-based supplement into your regimen. Inflammation fighters like Gaia Herbs Turmeric Supreme Pain or Pure Encapsulations Curcumin 500 with Bioperine can be a helpful addition to your pain relief arsenal. And of course, Arnicare from Boiron can help relieve pain right at the site.

Slather on the sunscreen

A good SPF is a good idea year round, but spending more time outside means you’re more likely to expose skin to damaging UV rays. Keep the whole family protected with lotions, sticks and sprays made with minerals—like those from Pharmaca, All Good, Badger, Alba Botanica or MyChelle—that naturally protect skin without the chemicals.

Dress for the occasion

Get ready for a day in the garden or at the beach with workout apparel from Boody! These ultra-soft pieces are made from sustainable bamboo and help wick sweat. Keep your face covered with stylish headwear from San Diego Hats, and don’t forget to shield your eyes with sunglasses that come with 100% UVA/UVB protection, like those from ICU Eyewear.

Make sure you’ve got snacks

Whatever your chosen activity, bring an extra boost of nutrition along for the ride. Protein bars from Probar and Garden of Life make for a quick snack that can keep you from bonking (and taste great!). It’s the perfect way to fuel a workout or even just a long walk around the neighborhood.

Keep bugs at bay

Quiet nights in the backyard can also be a haven for bugs. Quantum Health Buzz Away is packed with essential oils that help keep the mosquitoes and other insects away, all without the use of DEET, so it’s safe for the whole family. Another option? Para’kito’s stylish Mosquito Repellent Bands, which can be worn around the wrist or ankle and come with easy-to-use refills that also use safe essential oils.