How to Stay Hydrated?
The sweltering heat and the rising temperatures are indicating that summers are here. We know summers bring a lot of dehydration effects to the body, but did you know that there is a tendency for your skin also to get dehydrated too?
Yes, if your skin seems dry and flaky, it could be dehydrated. While you can sip on lots of water and juices to replenish your body, it does not always work for the skin. Your body needs more than 8 glasses of water. So, what can you do to rehydrate your skin?
Well, try out these easy to follow 8 tips to keep your skin hydrated this summer:
Using a gentle cleanser in the morning will cleanse your skin without damaging the already damaged barrier. This will also not further dehydrate your skin. A gel cleanser at night will help unclog pores, remove the excess sebum as well as moisturise the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid and other humectants
A humectant is a common moisturising component, present in a lot of skincare. Hyaluronic Acid serum, as well as many known humectants like glycerine, are very helpful to nourish and rehydrate your skin.
Toners have always come up with a bad reputation, as the alcohol and astringent content in them seem to dry out the skin Now the new age, targeted toners are extremely helpful to hydrate your skin. If used correctly, after cleansing your face, the hydrating niacinamide toner makes it softer and more supple.
Gel-based or creamy sunscreens
Using sunscreen cream or gel, and reapplying it every two hours when stepping outdoors is essential in the flaming summers. To hydrate your skin, you can choose a gel-based sunscreen which is good for oily skin, a lotion sunscreen, a good option for combination skin or creamy sunscreen which is best for dry skin.
Gel sunscreens are non-clogging, non-irritating and provide good hydration to the skin. You can pick a creamy sunscreen which is a moisturiser based sunscreen that both protects and hydrates the skin.
Splashing mists on the go will help you instantly save your dehydrated skin, as they calm and soothe the skin as well as heal the barrier of the skin. They might be a temporary solution, but they work instantly, and if added to a healthy, hydrating skincare routine, they can show their effects too.
Drink An Adequate Amount Of Water
To hydrate your skin you need to first hydrate your body. You need to drink at least 8 glasses of water daily to keep yourself hydrated. Your body may need more, depending on your weight and daily activities.
Reduce Intake Of Caffeine
Both alcohol and caffeine can reduce the water content of your skin, thus causing dryness and dehydration. Limit your intake of caffeine and alcohol to two cups of coffee and one glass of wine to reduce their effect on your skin.
Eat Foods Rich In Water
Fruits and veggies are not only hydrating but are good for your skin in many different ways. Citrus-based fruits like oranges and lemons are rich in Vitamin C, which is important to maintain your skin’s texture. Foods rich in Vitamin A and B3 are also essential to enhance your overall skin health.
How can I hydrate my skin in summer?
- Drink An Adequate Amount Of Water
- Use Hydrating Skincare Products
- Avoid Very Hot And Long Showers
- Use A Humidifier
- A Sunscreen Is A Must
- Eat Foods Rich In Water
- Reduce Intake Of Caffeine
- Exfoliate Regularly
How can I take care of my skin naturally in summer?
Sticking to a routine that you have been following is a must to care for your skin. Don’t alter your skincare routine and introduce products that your skin wasn’t used to before. Make sure you keep your skin properly cleansed and avoid intaking any oily and fatty food. This will help to maintain your skin’s health and texture.
What should you apply on your face in summer?
Keep your routine very simple and follow a diet that is natural and full of vitamins. Drink water at regular intervals to keep yourself hydrated, and scrub your face twice a week. You can also do weekly body scrubs to shed dead skin cells that tend to get accumulated over your skin, forming a layer. Apply a gentle hydrating lotion before going to bed and after washing your face. You can also use water retention hydrating serum. Always apply sunscreen when going out, which suits your skin type.
How can I hydrate my face naturally?
To enhance the look and feel of your skin, you want to lock moisture inside and keep it there. Let's look at some of the methods to do it:
- Limit your showers to not more than 5-10 minutes in lukewarm water.
- Use gentle soaps, laundry detergents, and cosmetics.
- Use humidifiers during the winter.
- Drink extra water throughout the day.
- If your skin feels dry and flaky, apply a moisturizer or hydrating mask.
These are some ways by which you can fix your dehydrated skin this summer, and hydrate it in a proper way. In some cases, unfortunately, if the skin remains dehydrated, it is suggested to visit a dermatologist, who can provide an effective solution.
Enjoy the summer, and do keep in mind that hydrated skin is healthy skin!