How to keep your skin hydrated this summer

When we think of summer, we think of bright flowers, smiling faces in the sun, and happiness all around. We’re happy to bid goodbye to the cold shivering winter. But when summer’s actually here, the heat can be unbearable. Summer can wreak havoc on our skin! With longer hours of sun, humidity and heat, sweat and pollution, our skin can end up being damaged, clogged, dehydrated and dull. 

But there are ways to beat the heat and keep your skin protected, hydrated and healthy. Everyone will tell you to moisturise and drink plenty of water, but we’re here to tell you things that go beyond the usual. Here are a few new tips for your summer skincare routine:

Quenching water
The most natural way to rehydrate! Water is without a doubt the top most element you must incorporate into your routine.

  • Inside and out, you need aqua and lots of it! Apart from drinking plenty of water, you should eat water-rich foods like cucumber, watermelon, lettuce, apples, broccoli, oranges and so on. These foods are rich in water, antioxidants and nutrients. When your body is hydrated, your skin will replicate the same.
  • Water is the ultimate cleanser. During the summer heat, we may feel the need to take multiple showers/baths. But using a cleanser, soap and shampoo each time can render your skin dry. Running water over your face, hair and body can wash away the excess oil and sweat. Stick to using products only once a day.
  • A mist spray can help cool you down and keep you looking fresh through the day. You simply need a spray bottle filled with water. Spray it on your face at one arm’s distance to feel cool and refreshed.

Too much is never good 
With the heat comes sweat. There is a dire need to shower more frequently, and reapply products and makeup. It’s important to remember that using too much of any product is never good for you. Use lighter and gentle products for both toiletries and cosmetics. So applying it twice or thrice a day won’t take a toll on your skin. 

Nature’s essential oils 
There are certain essential oils that can lubricate the skin and keep it hydrated. Some of them include lavender, rosewood, and chamomile. You can add a few drops to your bath water or steam inhaler. If applying it directly, always mix it with a carrier oil like jojoba. These oils have numerous benefits apart from restoring moisture to your skin. The Beauty Co. carries a range of essential oils that are 100% natural, so you can choose one according to your skin needs.

Fixing damaged skin is difficult and can take months to restore. Preventing damage in the first place is the best way to go! So this summer, keep your skin healthy, supple and glowing by following the right routine. 

Better safe than sorry 
The sun’s rays are harmful to our skin. Leaving your skin bare can result in damage, dehydration, darkening and spots. To prevent this, you need to use a sunscreen with a high enough SPF level to give you ample protection from the sun. With makeup being lighter, the SPF protection from your makeup products is insufficient. Apply plenty of sunscreen on any part of your body that’s exposed to the sun. This will not just save your skin from a tan and sunburn, but reduces the chances of skin cancer and premature aging.

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