5 ways to stay hydrated all summer long
By Nature's Journey
It seems that Summer has finally arrived! – cue alfresco dining, plenty of Rosé, and lots of fun in the sun.
As the mercury rises, our skin can often go into overdrive and become more reactive. Heat can cause sebaceous glands to be more active, meaning the skin produces more oil, and warmer weather can also mean perspiring skin, which can cause pores to clog. Add to that humidity, which makes oily skin more oily and dry skin even dryer, Summer gives us a cocktail of climatic conditions to send even the best-behaved skin into (literal) meltdown.
Dehydration is an issue for many of us during the warmer weather, and without proper care, skin can feel tight, dry and irritated.
Here's our guide for 5 ways to keep skin hydrated, all summer long...
Keep it clean
Cleansing the skin daily, morning and night is essential for keeping the skin healthy and radiant, but make sure you’re using a cleanser that isn't too harsh. As a rule, foaming cleansers can tend to dehydrate the skin further. Try our Daily Cleansing Balm to keep skin perfectly clean, fresh and perfectly balanced.
While no-one can resist a perfectly chilled glass of wine or a delicious cocktail in the sunshine, it’s important to remember that alcohol is a diuretic (as is caffeine), so a good tip is to drink a glass of water for every alcoholic drink. If you’re bored of plain tap water, try adding frozen berries, cucumber ribbons or fresh mint for a refreshing twist.
All hail Humectants
A humectant is an ingredient that attracts moisture (water) to the skin – some of the most popular ingredients used in skincare are hyaluronic acid (it can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water), aloe vera, and glycerine (although always make sure it’s a vegetable source). Our Hydrating Face Serum combines these and more, to keep skin perfectly hydrated all day long. With a lightweight gel texture, it’s ideal for all skin types, including oilier, more problem prone complexions. Apply when your skin is damp (try misting your face with a hydrating flower water, such as orange flower water). It’ll help your skin absorb the serum more effectively.
Take time out
While it can be tempting to bask in the glorious sunshine, it’s important to be sensible and stay out of the direct sun when it is at its hottest (typically during the mid-day hours). Wear a wide brimmed hat, and ensure that you use a good-quality, broad-spectrum, mineral sunscreen - that is one that protects against UVA (the ageing rays), as well as UVB (the burning rays).
Hydrate from the inside
There’s a whole host of foods that have a high water content, as well as vitamins and minerals to keep the skin hydrated from the inside out. From juicy watermelons, peaches, and strawberries (perfect for a guilt-free pud), to cucumber, lettuce, peppers, spinach, tomatoes, and celery for a tasty salad. Reach for nuts, seeds, avocado and oily fish, too – they help improve overall skin hydration as they’re rich in essential fatty acids.
So, whether you’re having a staycation this year, or jetting off to even sunnier climes, we hope you’ll find these tips useful. Enjoy the Summer!
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