Of course, it's summer time which means it is hot, sticky and your skin is going through it! A lot of people out there struggle with extra dry skin, so I'm here to help! Here are my top 5 tips on how to keep your skin hydrated throughout the hot summer months.
Cliche, I know, but it really does help. My skin never looked as good as it did when I was chugging a gallon of water a day. Trust me, it won't be easy, and you'll get frustrated with how much you'll have to pee throughout the day, but your skin will thank you because true hydration starts from within.
This may seem odd, but you can't hydrate your skin if there's dead skin cells in the way. Exfoliating 1-2 times a week removes dead skin from your face and allows your makeup products to penetrate your skin and work more effectively. I love to use the Dr. Brant Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator or the Freeman Feeling Beautiful Charcoal & Black Sugar Facial Polishing Mask mixed with my face wash for a light exfoliant or the Kate Somerville Exfolikate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment for a deep exfoliant.
Everyone tends to freak out at the sound of acid, but this type of acid isn't really an acid! Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body and it is known for holding mass amounts of moisture. Using this serum after you tone, morning and night will dramatically help improve moisture to your skin. Here are some of my favorites:
ArtNaturals Hyaluronic Acid: $13 (use code Battle20 for 20% off)
Moisturize Like It's Your Job
This one may seem obvious, but of course, it's most important. I like to incorporate gel moisturizers during the day for maximum moisture and a cream during the night to deeply penetrate my skin for overnight moisture. Below are my favorite moisturizers for day and night.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturizer: $16 (make sure to get the water gel, otherwise you might end up with the gel cream, which still is good, but I prefer the water gel)
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel: $27 (again, the gel, not lotion, but the lotion is also good)
Hydrating Face Masks
There are a TON of them on the market and there is no excuse these days to not get your hands on one of these. Most hydrating face masks are sheet masks, which leave you with a layer of serum that you can moisturize into your skin for not only a spa like experience, but deep hydration for the day or the night. Check out these below if you're looking for a place to start.
Try out a homemade honey mask as well! You can find any DIY for these on Pinterest or Youtube.
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