Heat and humidity can be tough on your skin, but with the right hydration routine, you can stay fresh and moisturized on even the hottest days. Follow our tips for keeping your skin healthy and glowing all summer long.
Drink Water Throughout the Day
Your skin loses water through sweat, leaving it dry and parched. This is only exacerbated during the high temperatures of summer. The solution? Drink water. Lots of it. A recommended amount is 13 cups on average for men and 9 cups for women of drinking water. This will also help regulate your temperature and keep your joints lubricated.
Sunscreen is Essential
If you’re out in the sun all day, UV rays can cause serious damage to your skin barrier. Never leave the house without applying sunscreen, and regularly reapply it throughout the day. Look for sunscreens with SPFs of 15 or higher, and if you’re jumping in and out of the pool or beach, reapply every two hours.
Keep Balanced pH Levels After the Pool
If you're spending a lot of time in a pool with chlorinated water, it can throw off your skin's pH levels. A water with a pH level higher than 8 can irritate sensitive skin. Use an acidified body wash for your daily washing routine to help you maintain a healthy pH level.
Lock in Moisture with Lotion
Begin and end each day with a hydrating lotion with nourishing ingredients like vitamin E and shea butter. Be sure to also reapply lotion after activities like showers and swimming, which can also dry out skin.
Moisturize While Catching Some Z's
If your skin is extra dry, use an overnight hydrating mask for extra moisture while you're sleeping. You'll wake up with softer, nourished skin that will help your skin during the hottest summer days.
Optimize Your Shower Routine
In the summer, be sure your shower routine is all about optimum hydration. After all, a cool shower will always be a welcome treat after a day in the sun. Add double cleansing to your routine, and opt for cooler water temperatures.
Get Maximum Coverage
Aside from wearing sunscreen, protect your skin by covering exposed skin from harmful UV rays. That means hats with wide brims to protect your face, and long sleeves for your arms. Choose lightweight, summer-friendly fabrics such as nylon and cotton.
Choose Natural, Plant-Powered Formulas All Summer Long
The best addition to your personal care routine? Gentle, plant-powered cleaners that are also effective on the sweat, dirt, and grime that builds up on your skin after a long day in the sun. Puracy’s naturally derived shower products ensure your skin is hydrated and refreshed, no matter the season.