Summer is here and so is the season for glowing skin. As the weather gets warmer, the likelihood of sunburn, suntan, rashes, and skin sensitivity all increase. It is therefore crucial to help your skin maintain its natural glow. 

Stay hydrated 

This may seem pretty obvious, but many adults don’t drink enough water throughout the day. Dehydration caused by low fluid intake can negatively impact many aspects of your body, but in particular – your skin. To maintain a supple, healthy glow, it’s necessary to be drinking enough water, especially in the summer where heat and humidity can cause you to lose a lot more fluids, more quickly.

Nurture your body from within

Ever heard the saying ‘you are what you eat’? Well, when it comes to your skin, it couldn’t be more true. Healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables contain essential nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants that increase collagen production and reduce inflammation. Unsure where to start? Lifestyle – Hopewood’s recipe for wellbeing has over 100 delicious recipes that will help you to nourish and heal your body naturally. Grab your copy here. 

Skincare, skincare, skincare

Establishing a simple skincare routine is a great start to achieving silky smooth skin. The three essentials for any skincare routine; cleanse, exfoliate, moisturise. Cleansing is necessary to remove all the dirt, oil and bacteria that builds up on your skin over the day. Gentle exfoliation once or twice a week will help to remove dead skin cells and reveal the radiant skin underneath. Moisturiser is also key to locking in the skin’s moisture, keeping it hydrated and glowing. Want to take it one step further? Try a face mask! There are many different types and all focused on different skin concerns. Choose something that’s right for you and mask away!

Don’t skip on the sunscreen!

The last thing you want for healthy glowing skin, is sunburn. We’re well aware of the long-term impact excessive sun exposure can have on the skin. With the hotter months arriving, higher UV exposure means a higher risk of sun damage, so sunscreen is a must!

Invest in a humidifier

A humidifier isn’t a necessity when it comes to your skin, but depending on your climate, dry summer heat will wreak havoc on your skin, leaving it dry and dehydrated. A humidifier will put moisture into the air and reduce the likelihood of dry skin.  

Whilst important for summer, these helpful hints can be used all year round!