As well as sticking to a good skincare routine during the summer months, it’s also essential (to both your skin and yourself) to stay well hydrated. This can be achieved by following a good beauty routine and a healthy lifestyle!
As the sun beats down on us it gets harder and harder to keep the skin soft, protected and glowing. So we’ve come up with some tips to keep you hydrated, inside and out!
1. Drink Water
Your body automatically loses more moisture during summer, so staying hydrated is vital. As well as using the right product for your skin, watching your diet can prove extremely beneficial. Experts suggest 10-12 glasses of water a day. The effects will be felt from both a health and skin perspective. If plain water sounds too boring, why not add a little ‘extra’ like lemon, lime, strawberries or mint to keep things interesting!
2. Enjoy some ‘liquid’ food
An easy way to increase your fluid intake is to bulk up on liquid foods. So if you’re heading to a BBQ this summer, take along a plate filled with fresh fruit or salad. Watermelon, cucumbers, tomatoes, strawberries, peaches and oranges are all water heavy and taste amazing too!
As well as looking after your insides, it’s also super important to add moisture from the outside too. Get into the habit of following a basic routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising during the day and at night before sleeping. Talk to the Dreamers team for advice on the best products to suit your skin.
4. Cleanse and exfoliate
As well as the damage inflicted from the sun, there’s also everyday pollution and dirt to consider. Combat these factors by cleansing your face twice a day and exfoliating two to three times a week to get rid of dirt and grime from deep within the pores. This will also allow your skin to absorb the benefits of moisturising lotions more easily.
5. Don’t forget the sunscreen
We’ve said it before and we’ll keep saying it! Use a sunscreen whenever you step out the door. Sunscreen helps shield your skin from harmful UV radiations that bring about the early onset of skin ageing.
So there you have it, some great tips to keep you and your skin hydrated this summer!