5 Steps for Hydrated Skin this Summer
Summer is a complicated time of year for your skin. It’s a reprieve from the ultra-drying winter season, but time outside in the sun, in water and traveling can lead to very thirsty skin. But summer temperatures and humidity can make it tricky to identify which products to use and which ones to skip. Try these five tips for maintaining healthy skin hydration all summer long.
- Use hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a superhero ingredient for hydration. It has the ability to bind moisture to your skin without bogging it down with layers of product. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body but depletes as skin ages. Add in a daily product like Daily Dose of Water™ Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum for a lightweight hydration boost that lasts all day.
- Find the right nighttime moisturizer.
Your skin goes through a recovery process overnight, so the products you use right before bed can make a difference in the health of your skin all day. Find a nighttime moisturizer that is balancing for your skin type. Dry, mature or sensitive skin types will likely need something more nourishing and healing than those with oily or acne-prone skin.
- Incorporate a weekly mask.
Masks can be intensive at-home treatments that replenish quickly. Cold Compress™ Soothing Cucumber Mask is a great regimen addition after spending time in the sun, the pool or at the beach. It’s hydrating, calming, cooling and brings relief to stressed or irritated skin.
- Don’t forget the eyes.
The skin around the eyes is delicate and summertime can take a toll. Incorporate a hydrating eye cream such as Easy On the Eyes™ Smoothing Cream formulated with jojoba seed oil and hyaluronic acid to support hydration. Plus, with extra time squinting out in the sun, you’ll prevent the formation of fine lines.
- Reach for a glass.
This may not be a skincare product, but it’s equally as important. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day is essential for maintaining healthy hydration levels in the skin. Being on-the-go during the summer, it can be hard to remember and hard to make up for lost hydration in hotter temps. Since your skin is the last organ in the body to receive nutrients and hydration you consume, it’s that much more important to drink plenty of water.
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