Your skin can take a real beating as the temperature rises. Taking the right steps to care for your skin as you are exposed to the elements is vital in preserving your skin's appearance. It starts with cultivating the right skincare habits this summer that will make the difference between wilted looking and glowing skin.
1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Drink lots of water. Our bodies tend to lose a lot of moisture in the summer, so it is so important to regularly replenish it with water. By doing this, your skin will stay naturally soft and moisturized. Add lemon or lime or even a sprig of mint to jazz up your glass of water so you will want to drink it for its delicious and refreshing taste.
2. Avoid Aerated Drinks
Though advertisements tend to promote aerated drinks by showing a chilled bottle on a really hot day, avoid the temptation. We say this because though it might seem logical, it does more harm than good. Aerated drinks contain a high percentage of sugar, which is bad for skin. Fresh lime, fresh fruit juices, or coconut water are all way healthier options for your skin.
By exfoliating your skin in the summer, you remove dead skin and improve blood circulation to your face. You will literally see the difference in your skin, and exfoliating should be part of everyone's skin care routine year round. Think of it this way: Exfoliate, Circulate, Radiate!
4. Use Water-Based Moisturisers
Regular moisturizers are too oily for summer, but don’t give up on your moisturizing routine altogether. Instead, keep your skin hydrated and glowing by using a water-based moisturizing cream to avoid the excess oils that can be harmful to the skin during the hot summer months.
5. Cool Your Skin
While you can’t cool down the sun, you can cool down your skin by masking regularly. By doing so you will have a healthy glow all summer long.
Enjoy and Happy Summer!