Have you ever wondered why your skin gets dull and dry as the seasons change? Cooler temperatures and lower humidity levels create dry air. Dry air draws moisture away from the skin leaving it feeling dehydrated and flaky. This is why it is important to prepare and protect your skin since autumn is fast approaching. Maintaining a healthy, hydrated skin barrier is not as hard as it sounds! Here are three ways to maintain your summer glow
1. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!
Exfoliating is a key step for having a long-lasting tan. Before you soak up the last rays of summer be sure to use our Smoothing and Anti-Aging Scrub Butter. This scrub gently removes dead skin cells leaving a smooth and even layer of skin. The argan oil in this scrub not only protects the skin from free radicals triggered by the sun’s UV rays but also hydrates skin cells. For the most effective use, gently massage the scrub into your skin in circular movements while in the shower. With smooth, radiant skin your tan will last for weeks to come!
2. Hydrate your skin cells
Although we all love the summer warmth, sun exposure can damage the skin barrier. The sun can dry out the skin and deplete its levels of essential fatty acids. Hydrating products help restore and replenish the nutrients lost in your skin barrier. The Nourishing Body Cream is a wonderful addition to your routine to rehabilitate the skin barrier. It will combat not only the damage from the sun but also will help when the weather gets cold. Packed with rosehip oil, shea butter, and murumuru butter, this cream is a humectant and replaces the lost fatty acids.
A Helpful Secret: Moisturized skin also holds your tan longer! Apply a generous amount of moisturizer daily over your entire body. Your skin will be hydrated and healthy in no time!
3. Internal hydration
In addition to external hydration, internal hydration is a critical step in keeping your skin happy and healthy. To quickly test your skin’s hydration level, gently pinch your skin and note how it reacts. If your skin does not bounce back, you need to increase your water intake. Water keeps your body hydrated, plumps skin cells, and helps maintain your skin’s elasticity. Drinking at least 8 cups a day will ensure your skin will glow from the inside out!
These three simple steps are the secret recipe to maintaining your glowy, hydrated summer skin!