It’s all fun and games during the first few days of summer until you realize that you have to deal with the discomfort of sunburn, sweat, or dry and irritated skin -- not to mention your makeup melting on your face! Because of this, amid the breezier, lighter clothing, not everyone is a fan of summer weather. It requires you to change not just your wardrobe, but also your skincare routine.
Your Guide To A Well-Hydrated Skin
With the harsh rays of the sun mixed with the heat, dust, and pollution, it’s important to know how you can keep your skin soft and glowing. Here are a few ways to keep your skin hydrated this season.
1. Eat Healthy And Hydrate
Skincare is definitely not only skin-deep. Drinking lots of water and eating the right kinds of food are important parts of skin hydration. Since your skin plays a role in regulating water balance through sweating, it’s only sensible to replenish lost fluids to maintain the cycle.
Vitamin A- and C-rich foods help keep your skin healthy and strong, while juicy, water-loaded foods aid in skin rehydration. During this season, cucumbers, watermelons, coconut water, and papaya are some of what you should keep in your fridge for a healthier, hydrated skin.
2. Cleanse And Exfoliate
As your skin accumulates dust from a long day under the hot summer sun and dusty weather, it’s essential to cleanse your face at least twice a day to get rid of dirt and grime on your face. Scrubbing your skin two to three times a week helps keep your skin fresh and your pores unclogged, making it easier for your skin to benefit from your moisturizing lotions and face masks.
Try out TreeActiv’s Face Exfoliating Acne Scrub Pads to help out with those persistent pimples.
Because your skin regulates water and temperature, your body loses moisture without you noticing it. Besides drinking water and eating hydrating foods, applying moisturizer after cleansing and toning will help tons in keeping your skin plump and glowing.
Check out TreeActiv’s Crepey Skin Repair Lotion to nourish and repair your skin from the effects of sun damage and heat. You may also try the Oil-Free Advanced Skin Repair Serum for more noticeable results!
4. Use Sunscreen
It’s a known fact that prolonged exposure to direct sunlight is harmful to your skin. Going out without regard for skin protection will surely expose you to harmful UV radiation which brings about the onset of skin aging. Apart from wearing protective clothing and gear like hats and shades, make sure to use sunscreen every time you go out.
5. Tone Down On Makeup
Going out and about in the summer for music festivals and social gatherings with friends means dressing up. However, it’s best to lay off on heavy creams and oil-based makeup, and stick to light moisturizers and sunscreen so as to not clog your pores.
You may still use makeup but it’s nice to keep a natural glow that won’t fail and melt on you during the hot weather. A good base of moisturizer and sunscreen, a little lip and cheek tint, and eye makeup could go a long way for a day with friends.
6. Cool Down And Soothe Your Skin
Notice how you’d feel parched after staying outdoors for a few hours, especially without water to cool you down and satisfy that thirst. Your skin feels the same and would overheat, too, so using face mists to cool your skin down will help you feel fresh and hydrated during these days.
TreeActiv’s Acne Eliminating Face Spray not only helps with the onset of acne and pimples, but also moisturizes and cools your skin down.
Using natural ingredients such as essence of tomato or lemon juice mixed in water is also a good way to use the gifts of the earth for healthier and plumper skin.
During hot summer days and prickly weather, instead of complicating your skincare routine, it’s best to keep things simple. In this case, with your skin’s health on the line, always remember that hydration is key and will go a long way when it comes to keeping your skin taut, youthful, and healthy.
Drink your water, use that moisturizer, and enjoy the hot weather (of course, as much as you want)!