Many people neglect moisturizer when temperatures are high...and that's a total mistake! The summer can both dehydrate and damage your skin, causing premature aging (think fine lines, dark spots, discoloration etc.). In addition to using a daily moisturizer this summer (you can use the Beauty Elixir twice a day if you have dry skin and once in the evenings if you have normal to oily skin), here are 4 simple ways to keep your skin healthy and moisturized during those hot days:
Moisturize immediately after washing your face.
Dermatologists agree that applying moisturizer right out of the shower or bath helps to lock in water molecules. When massaged into damp skin, an oil-based lotion, cream, or gel can trap water, which helps hydrate skin! Don't forget to extend your moisturizer down to your neck and chest!
Water not only quenches the thirst but also helps to flush out the toxins and waste that accumulate in the body. Treat yourself with fluids like fruit juices, coconut water, green tea, buttermilk or just plain water to decrease the heat level and keep the body cool and hydrated. Fluids also help to detoxify the skin and keep the skin soft, dewy and clear.
Keep your skin protected from the sun.
UV light causes photoaging in the form of brown spots, coarse skin and wrinkles, whether you have burned your skin or not. When sunlight comes in contact with skin a cascade of damage results can ensue. Rock a fashionable wide-brimmed hat this summer and don't forget to wear sunscreen every day (not just when you go to the beach)!
Treat your skin with masks regularly.
Using a mask treatment once or twice a week can make a huge difference in your skin health. Use a exfoliating mask to get rid of dead skin cells and prepare the skin for moisture or try applying an intensive hydrating mask that will give your skin a much needed moisture-boost. Treating your skin to additional pick-me-up like a mask will not only benefit your skin but also give you some much needed relaxation time.
Our favorite parts of summer might be the warm weather and sunshine, but too much sun can deplete the skin of its natural moisture. To keep skin radiant and healthy, make sure you take good care using these tips!