Summer’s end is in sight, and though we’re all excited to kiss the hulking humidity goodbye in exchange for the more tolerable fall chill, there’s something nostalgic about the last weeks of August. It’s that end-of-summer-camp feeling; leaving something you’ve waited for in exchange for that “back to school,” end to Summer Fridays, long nights, and beach weekends.
Before you start packing up that camp bag and filling your closet with fall trenches, keep in mind that though you can count down the days left in summer, that’s also a glass-half-full scenario. We’ve still got time left to get something more out of the season, so why not focus the rest of the summer on self-care. Indulge in R&R, take some time out, do something nice for yourself. To help determine the best way to turn your summer bucket list into a self-love manifesto, we’ve turned to a pro.
Wellness brand founder Zak Normandin shares what his summer bucket list looks like.
“I’ve been inspired by the Chinese market since before Dirty Lemon—I would like to take a trip to Asia before the end of summer,” Normandin says. “The ingestible beauty market in Korea is something I’m excited to explore. Two of our best-selling products are beauty-focused & our customer has expressed interest in more beverages from the brand within that same category.”
Normandin’s brand, Dirty Lemon, is a functional beverage brand offering daily beauty and wellness essentials like collagen, CBD, and charcoal, as a drink. Depending on the drink Dirty Lemon products are formulated to help with day-to-day wellness concerns like stress relief, inflammation, acne, and skin health.
“Some of the buzziest wellness ingredients stem from Asia,” Normandin explains. “Turmeric, for example, which we’re launching at the end of August, has recently gained popularity in western wellness but has been incorporated into daily life in India and Southeast Asia for centuries.”
For a more accessible end-of-summer R&R splurge, Normandin suggests a simple beach break. “I always feel my best when I’m able to relax and reset in the sun and by the water,” he says.
Why not take a cue from Dirty Lemon and treat yo’self for the rest of the summer with the trendiest wellness ingredients and squeeze in a few last beach visits?
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