With summer in full swing, the heat and humidity are forces to be reckoned with, making skin undeniably dull and dehydrated, which makes it more prone to aging and dryness. Yikes! But, fret not, even with beach trips with friends and family, and more time spent outdoors nowadays, skin doesn’t have to suffer. Here are some tips and tricks to keep your skin hydrated all summer long—and beyond!
Okay, we’re pretty sure you know this one already, but we all need constant reminding! Increasing your water intake, gulping at least 8 glasses of water daily, is a must for overall good health. It easily improves complexion by helping skin retain moisture, thus increasing its elasticity. Having a reusable water bottle with you, too, might make it easier to drink up. And don’t forget to choose one that keeps drinks cool longer!
This summer, it’s time to hydrate and pile on humectants, water-loving agents that draw and retain moisture into skin. Don’t worry, you may probably have products with humectants on your top shelf since these are commonly found in lotions, creams, and serums. Even if you have combination to oily skin, it’s just as effective in keeping skin packed with moisture! All skin types need some degree of hydration.
Where to start? Look for superstar ingredients like hyaluronic acid, honey propolis (read all about it here), and aloe vera. Shop our favorites from Isntree here, which includes their full Hyaluronic Acid line. Did we mention it comes in trial sizes, too?
Here’s a quick tip for you! Upgrade your skincare routine with this simple hack. You might want to hold off using a towel to dry your face post-cleanse. Maximize the effects of your skincare products by applying them on damp (not wet!) skin.
We are big sheet mask users over here, with its many skin benefits. Need a midday pick-me-up or something to refresh you after a long work day? Here are a few of our recommendations for that extra hydration: Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask Aloe, Mediheal N.M.F Aquaring Ampoule Mask EX, and the DR.JART+ Dermask Water Jet Soothing Hydra Solution.
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