Summer Series Pt.3 Hydration for Radiant Skin!

Summer Series Pt.3 Hydration for Radiant Skin!

Summer is in full swing, and keeping your skin hydrated is essential for a healthy, radiant complexion. In this blog post, we'll dive into the importance of hydration during the summer season and how heat and sun exposure can deplete your skin's moisture levels. We'll share expert skincare tips to help you maintain optimal hydration, ensuring your skin stays plump, smooth, and glowing all summer long!


Did you know that prolonged exposure to the sun can lead to transepidermal water loss, leaving your skin dehydrated and dull?

During the summer months, the combination of heat, sun exposure, and increased outdoor activities can wreak havoc on your skin's moisture balance. The harsh environmental conditions can lead to the depletion of your skin's natural hydration, resulting in a weakened moisture barrier. This can cause a range of issues, including dryness, dullness, sensitivity, and even an increased risk of premature aging.

Replenishing your skin's moisture barrier and retaining hydration is crucial to combat the damaging effects of the summer elements.


Here's why:

  1. Locks in Moisture: A healthy moisture barrier acts as a shield, preventing water loss and maintaining optimal hydration levels within the skin. By replenishing moisture, you help seal in hydration, ensuring your skin stays plump, supple, and resilient.

  2. Protects Against Environmental Stressors: The summer elements, such as intense UV rays, high temperatures, and humidity, can strip away your skin's natural moisture and disrupt its balance. A strong moisture barrier acts as a defense mechanism, shielding your skin from these external stressors and minimizing their impact.

  3. Enhances Skin Function: When your skin is properly hydrated, it functions at its best. It promotes cell turnover, collagen production, and overall skin health. By keeping your skin adequately moisturized, you support its natural healing and rejuvenation processes, resulting in a smoother, more radiant complexion.

  4. Soothes and Calms: Dry, dehydrated skin can feel tight, itchy, and irritated, especially in the summer when the skin is exposed to excessive sun and heat. By replenishing moisture, you provide relief and comfort to your skin, soothing any redness or inflammation caused by environmental aggressors.

To combat the damaging effects of the summer elements, incorporate hydrating skincare products into your routine. Look for lightweight, water-based formulas that deliver a surge of hydration without clogging pores or weighing down your skin. For an all Natural Shia option, try Glow or Anti-Aging, Rose-infused Facial Serum. This oil based formula is lightweight and easily absorbs into the skin. Loaded with vitamin A, C, E, and the hydrating benefits of Rose, a few drops is all you need to keep your skin looking supple all day long!

Always drink plenty of water, protect your skin with SPF, and seek shade during peak sun hours to maintain your skin's moisture balance and keep it looking healthy and radiant all summer long.

Pro tip:

I know it’s hard to resist a nice long bath after a long day, however during the Summer months it’s actually best to avoid hot showers and baths. I know, I know…. don’t throw your phone, hear me out….

Excessive heat and hot water can contribute to drying out your skin in a few ways:

  • Stripping of Natural Oils: Hot water can strip away the natural oils and sebum that act as a protective barrier on your skin. These oils help to lock in moisture and keep your skin hydrated. When you expose your skin to hot water for extended periods, it can disrupt this natural barrier and lead to dryness.

  • Increased Water Loss: Prolonged exposure to hot water can increase the evaporation of water from the surface of your skin. This results in moisture loss, leaving your skin feeling dry, tight, and dehydrated. The heat can also cause your blood vessels to dilate, leading to increased water loss through the skin.

  • Disruption of Skin's pH Balance: Hot water can disrupt the natural pH balance of your skin. The skin's acid mantle, which is slightly acidic, helps to protect against harmful bacteria and maintain moisture. Hot water can strip away this protective barrier, leaving your skin more susceptible to dryness, irritation, and other skin issues.

So while it's tempting to take long, hot showers or baths during the summer, excessive Opt for lukewarm water instead and limit your shower or bath time to avoid drying out your skin. After bathing, pat your skin dry gently and apply a hydrating body lotion or oil to lock in moisture. Try our Skin Softening In Shower Moisturizer apply in the shower to lock in the moisture and keep your skin feeling soft and amazing!

Don't let the summer heat leave your skin parched and lackluster. Get ready to glow from within and enjoy the sun-kissed days ahead!

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