Hydration is KEY for healthy, glowing skin, especially during the warmer Summer months.
Just like our bodies, our skin needs to be kept properly hydrated inside and out. To maintain that healthy, supple appearance. It’s important to keep your skin hydrated all year round. During the hotter seasons we are exposed to much more sun as well as air conditioning, chlorine in pools and saltwater at the beach. Which all further contribute to drying out our delicate skin and decreasing it’s moisture levels.
Tips for keeping your skin hydrated this summer:
1. Wear your SPF
Protecting your skin during the summer months is VITAL! UVA and UVB rays from the sun are one of the contributing factors to drying out your skin. Many people think that skipping their SPF will help them to get a tan. But by doing this your skin is missing out on the nourishment it desperately needs during the summer. SPF will give you protection from harmful UV rays. It will also help maintain hydration in the skin and keep your skin looking fresh, youthful and glowing. Who doesn’t want glowing skin during the Summer?!? Use an SPF specifically formulated for the skin with an SPF 30+ at least, for optimum protection and hydration. Our SkinCeuticals SPF range has a product to suit everyone’s skin type. From oily to dry to sensitive, we have an SPF there for everyone – NO EXCUSES!!
I know we are all tired of hearing the word “mask”. But when it comes to keeping the skin hydrated, a face mask can be your best friend. Whether it be an overnight sleep mask, a quick 15 minute weekly routine. Or a selfcare Saturday pamper session. A mask will be so beneficial when it comes to keeping the skin hydrated, especially in the summer. Masks penetrate deep into the skin and aid hydration from the inside out. Giving you that fresh, glowing appearance. Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 masque, enriched with vitamin B5 and Hyaluronic Acid. Replenishes the skin’s critical moisture levels. It can be used either at night or for a quick pampering once or twice a week.
The Elemis Superfood Vital Veggie Mask is a great alternative for anyone looking for a vegan friendly option. Formulated with avocado and broccoli seed oils and passionfruit acids . It leaves the skin feeling moisturised. This can be used once or twice a week, leaving on the skin for just 10 minutes allowing it to work its magic before removing.
3. Don’t skip the moisturiser.
Moisturising daily is a must no matter what the weather. It’s particularly important when the summer months come around. Your moisturiser will help to maintain the NMF (natural moisture factor) in your skin. This adds to the overall hydration of your skin. Decleor’s Neroli Day Cream is perfect for anyone wanting to boost the hydration in their skin. Made from 98% natural origin. This moisturiser intensely hydrates the skin. Keeping it looking fresh and feeling nourished throughout the day. It can be used in conjunction with your daily SPF. Which is the perfect combination to give your skin optimum hydration and protection.
4. Stay Hydrated on the INSIDE.
Drinking plenty of water is so important when it comes to keeping your skin hydrated. You might think that it’s only going to help quench your thirst. But your skin gets thirsty too! It is recommended to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water per day. In order to help your skin look and feel hydrated. Water will also help to flush out any toxins and impurities from your skin. This will help to keep it pure, healthy and hydrated. If you aren’t used to drinking water or find it hard to remember to keep hydrated. Get yourself a nice funky reusable bottle – this might make it a little easier for you!
5. Managing Sunburn.
Are you one of the unfortunate ones to have suffered a dreaded sunburn? It’s ok we’ve all been there – you aren’t alone! Although we can’t travel back in time and just put on the sun cream. But knowing how to treat your sunburn correctly is the best thing you can do to keep your skin as healthy as possible. Strip back your skincare routine for the time being to avoid further damage or irritation to the skin. Keep the skin cool and hydrated using a pure form of aloe Vera. Applying as often as needed. If you feel your sunburn is particularly bad, then Skinceuticals Epidermal Repair cream may be what you need. It helps to relieve and rehabilitate the effects of a sun burn. Reducing the redness while also working to repair any skin damage.