Have you ever noticed how your skin changes through different seasons? I definitely have! My skin can go from being extremely dry in winter to more of an "oily t-zone" during summer. That's why I always adapt my skincare routine to the time of the year and how my skin reacts to it.
What exactly summer does to our skin?
The humidity and heat of summer affect your skin and body in many ways. They cause water loss from the body (leading to dehydration), which can be seen on the skin too. They make our oil glands more active, which means you may end up with more sebum around the t-zone than you are used to. This increased oil flow in addition to the constant application of sun protection can lead to breakouts, since the skin can become easily congested.
In short, summer can be unforgiving to our skin, to not mention what we put our skin through ourselves - sun baking, tanning, sunburns, excessive sun exposure, heat, air conditioning, alcohol, lifestyle, and pollution.
So not only make sure to hydrate your skin and keep adequate water intake, but also re-evaluate your skincare routine to address this change in conditions.
Here are my summer tips to keep your skin hydrated and have that summer glow throughout the best season of the year!
- Hydration is the key
Besides drinking plenty of water to keep your body and skin hydrated and flush out toxins, there are also essential Hyaluronic Acid serums you can add to your skincare routine to help retain moisture in the skin.