Summer’s high heat can dehydrate your body and its biggest organ – your skin! Our summer skin hydrating tips will help you keep your skin moisturized all season long so you look your best.
Drink up – If you need another reason to drink more water, here it is: Water helps replenish epidermal moisture, rehydrating skin. Drink half your body weight in ounces each day to keep hydrated.
Take breaks from the AC – Odds are, you work in an air-conditioned environment, and then go home to sit in central AC. All this forced air dries out your skin and can cause itching, acne, or that sluggish dehydrated feeling. Take AC breaks by eating meals outside, going for a walk (or a run!), and spritzing with a facial toner whenever skin feels tight.
Shorten showers – Many women up their shower game in the summer, as heat and humidity leave skin feeling sticky. Yet showers dehydrate your skin. Hot water also zaps moisture from the skin, so turn down the dial to conserve skin moisture. Shorten summer showers to help skin, and apply a moisturizer after each shower to help nourish skin back to health.
Use sunscreen – We know we’re preaching to the choir here, but it’s worth reminding you: Use sunscreen every day to protect skin from premature aging and dehydration. REAPPLY every hour you are in direct sun. If you do get a sunburn, apply moisturizing aloe to soothe the skin.
Exfoliate in the morning – Exfoliating promotes hydration by removing dry, dead skin from your face so that moisturizer can penetrate. Exfoliate with a gentle scrub every morning to improve skin texture.
Use your masks to twice weekly – Intense hydrating masks deliver a high dose of hydration. In the summer, aim to restore skin health with a twice-weekly face mask.
To soothe and hydrate summer skin, it’s always a smart idea schedule a facial.