No matter your age, skin type or preferred beauty routine, there are two things that are of key importance to the health of your skin... hydration and protection. As much as we love our skincare products and DIYing, without a few basic lifestyle ‘musts’ our skin would be a MESS! Hydration and protection are important all year round...but in summer the harsh effect of the sun is at a high. Here’s how you can keep your skin at its best in the warmer months.
We love a good moisturiser, facial oil and body lotion for nourishing our skin, but hydration needs to come from the inside too!
Keeping hydrated by drinking 1.5-2L of water a day is not only important for your health but also for the appearance of your skin. It is said to help with skin elasticity, reduce puffiness and dark circles, improve both dry skin and acne and general skin tone. Not to mention its benefit on gut health, which can totally throw your skin out of whack if not in optimal condition.
“There’s no such thing as a healthy tan”, said some ad some time ago… and whilst this is not necessarily a statement we believe in - as skin obviously comes in a whole range of beautiful colours - we do believe that protecting our skin from the harsh effects of the sun is of utmost importance. Sun damage can cause skin cancers of course, but also contribute to uneven skin tone, poor skin texture, premature aging, sun spots and more. Not ideal in the slightest! Make sunscreen a part of your routine every day, not just beach days, to keep your skin in its best condition for years to come.
So, if you do nothing else for your skin, remember to drink water and wear sunscreen. Whether you’re a skincare junkie like us, or just a quick wash your face in the shower type person; your
skin will thankyou. And if you do burn in the sun, check out how you can use Aloe vera to cool things down.