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Summer is the season for dewy, hydrated skin that is smooth, plump, and moisturised. It's also the time for that no-makeup makeup look for that effortless Summer style. It would be great if we could all say that our skin looks flawless the moment we wake up; but there are just some days when we need a little bit more help in our skincare regimen.
So here are a few tips on how you can give yourself a hydrating skincare boost and get your skin primed for summer and beyond.
Hydrate From The Inside
When you think of the term hydration, you naturally think of water. So drinking water through the day is key if you want soft, supple, and hydrated skin. You may even add a couple of slices of lemon to freshen up the taste (best thing about this, lemon water is also a great way to cleanse your body). You can also up your water intake through other sources such as fresh fruits likes Watermelon, Cucumber, and Berries.
Cut Down On Caffeine & Sodium
Nothing dries out your skin more than caffeine or a high-sodium diet. So drinks like coffee and caffeinated tea; and snacks like chips and processed food pull water away from your body. Excessive intake may lead to dehydration that results in sallow, dull skin. But if you absolutely need to have your morning cup of coffee or tea, ensure that you follow it up with at least a glass of water to cut down its dehydrating properties.
Focus On Hydrating Skincare
Complement your new healthy (and well-hydrated) lifestyle with a skincare regimen that is focused on pumping moisture back into your skin for a healthy radiance. Start by first gently exfoliating your skin every few days to get rid of any dry patches. Then with a clean face, layer skincare products that offer hydrating results such as the Estée Lauder Nutritious Vitality8 skincare range. The combination of its 8 powerful ingredients result in skin that looks youthful, vibrant and nourished--with visible results in just 8 days. It's great for those looking to give their skin a quick boost.
When your skin needs a good boost at night (and for those times when you just want to have a relaxing treat after a long day), a hydrating sheet mask is your best friend. It gives your skin a quick pick-me-up and can be done any time of the day--either before bed or in the morning before your makeup routine. When your skin is feeling particularly dry and stressed, a sheet mask will quickly plump it back with moisture for a glowing and radiant complexion.
Hydrating At-Home Facials
For those days when you're in between facial appointments, give your skin the hydrating boost it needs through at-home facial masks made with natural ingredients. Give these homemade mask recipes
from Clozette Ambassador Crystal Phuong a try. All you need are a couple of tomatoes as the base ingredient. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes before rinsing.
How do you keep your skin hydrated? Share it with us in the comment box below!