Keep Your Skin Hydrated During Summer
Most people yearn for summer. Summer means school's out. The days are warm. Vacations and road trips are endless. The beach is calling. I love tilting my face upward and feeling the warmth of the sun. It's the best feeling ever for me. But summer is not everyone's favorite season. Some don't like the heat. Others do not like the havoc summer creates when it comes to taking care of their skin. I've said it before and I will say it again. Changing weather means that our skin needs change too. During hotter months, it gets more difficult to keep skin soft, protected and glowing because of the harsh rays of the sun. Then there's pollution and dirt that add to the trouble along with exposure to chlorine in swimming pools and saltwater at the beach further contributing to drying out your skin and decreasing its natural moisture levels. While we may not be able to follow every beauty ritual necessary to protect our skin, an essential point to remember is to keep it hydrated. Well hydrated skin can be achieved by not only by following a healthy lifestyle but also a applying a basic beauty regime.
Your body tends to lose a lot of moisture during the summer. So, that makes it essential for you to hydrate your body every now and then. Experts will tell you that it is a must to drink 10-12 glasses of water and increase your fruit intake to keep yourself hydrated all day long. Doing so will have and effect on your skin too. Along with that, make sure to continue cleansing, toning and moisturizing at night before sleeping.
2. Cleanse and exfoliate
Wash your face twice a day and exfoliate two to three times a week to get rid of dirt and grime from deep within the pores. This is important or else your skin won't benefit from the moisturizing lotions and face masks you might use.
3. Don't forget sunscreen
Use a sunscreen whenever you step out. This is probably the most crucial step in your regimen since sunscreens help to shield your skin from harmful UV radiation. There are tons of great light facial sunscreens on the market.
4. Keep makeup minimal
After a year of having half of my face covered, I am ready to glam it up with my makeup. I have purchased so much new stuff during the quarantine; I'm so ready to to show it off. But during summer you need to keep it to a minimum. To protect the skin's natural glow, the most important thing is to stay away from heavy makeup and get into the habit of taking it off before sleeping to let the pores breathe. Make sure you remove your makeup and then wash with the cleanser of your choice. Do not try to combine this step.
Try to make sure you are moisturizing every day and maybe even multiple times per day to make sure the moisture lost is replaced. Light, gel-based moisturizers are ideal in the hotter months because they won’t feel as heavy as the creams you most likely use during fall and winter. Plus, they won’t feel sticky on the skin on hot, humid days. Even if your skin is oily and you feel that it doesn’t need hydration, it can still lose its innate moisture when exposed to the sun or chlorinated pools or saltwater. Also, oily skin can benefit from gel-based moisturizers that aren’t heavy and won’t make the skin feel even oilier.
I am currently obsessed with CarmaBella Skincare's HydroSurge Collection. It is the perfect solution to keep my skin moisturized in this Texas sun. The moisturizer is a gel that leaves my skin hydrated with a silky finish. Before using the moisturizer, I add an extra layer of moisture by using the HydroSurge Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Using this dynamic duo keeps my skin feeling hydrated and ready to take on the drying Texas summer weather.