As summer arrives, our daily routine undergoes a delightful change: the evenings become longer, enticing us to enjoy the lingering twilight, and we spend more time outdoors, relishing the warm touch of the sun. This season encourages us to indulge in small luxuries.
However, amidst the joys of summer, it's important to be aware of how it can affect our skin. The combination of high temperatures, exposure to air conditioning, and activities like swimming in the sea or pool can have consequences for our skin. These factors create the perfect conditions for skin-related issues that require our attention.
As the sun climbs higher and temperatures soar, our skin needs extra care and attention. The intense summer heat can leave our skin feeling dry and dull, something no one wants especially in the summer!
Come along as we explore a range of natural and organic skincare methods to effectively hydrate and nourish your skin while embracing the enchanting essence of summer.
#1 Hydrating Nighttime Skincare Routine
Establishing a dedicated nighttime skincare routine that focuses on hydration is crucial for maintaining healthy and nourished skin. Begin by thoroughly cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser to remove impurities accumulated throughout the day.
This step sets the foundation for effective hydration.
Follow up with the application of a nourishing serum like the Luxe Night Elixir, which penetrates deep into the skin, delivering intense moisture and essential botanicals to heal from within.
Enhance the hydrating power by selecting products infused with our top 5 hydration heroes. These ingredients work synergistically to replenish and retain moisture, leaving your skin plump and radiant.
#2 Overnight Moisture Lock
Prior to bedtime, seal in the hydration by applying a thin layer of a humectant facial oil. These specialized products create a protective barrier that locks in moisture throughout the night, preventing transepidermal water loss.
By keeping your skin hydrated and nourished overnight, you wake up to a refreshed and rejuvenated complexion. Look for facial oils that contain ingredients like jojoba oil, squalane, or argan oil, known for their moisturizing properties. This step ensures that your skin remains supple, soft, and beautifully hydrated by morning.
#3 Humidifier in the Bedroom
Elevate your nighttime skincare game by incorporating a humidifier into your bedroom environment. Humidifiers add moisture to the air, creating optimal humidity levels that combat dryness and prevent your skin from becoming dehydrated overnight.
This is especially beneficial during the dry summer months or if you live in a dry climate. Optimal humidity levels help maintain the skin's moisture balance, reducing the chances of tightness, flakiness, and dullness.
By incorporating a humidifier, you create a soothing and hydrating atmosphere that promotes healthier-looking skin, ensuring you wake up to a glowing and well-hydrated complexion each morning.
#4 Stay Hydrated from Within!
Given that approximately 60 percent of your body is composed of water, it plays a crucial role in various bodily functions. This includes the transportation of nutrients to your cells and the elimination of toxins.
Adequate hydration is also essential for maintaining plump skin cells and preventing dryness and dehydration.
To boost your water intake, consider incorporating fruits and vegetables with high water content such as watermelon, muskmelon, cantaloupe, spinach (which is also rich in Vitamin A), lettuce, and celery.
Pay special attention to the amount of fats, protein and omega 3 (for collagen) you get in your diet to help your skin stay supple throughout.
Here's a recipe for a super hydrating smoothie that is not only delicious but also beneficial for your skin.
Ingredients for super hydrating smoothie
- 1 cup coconut water (hydrating and rich in electrolytes)
- 1/2 cup cucumber (high water content and cooling for the skin)
- 1/2 cup watermelon (refreshing and hydrating)
- 1/2 cup strawberries (packed with antioxidants and vitamin C)
- 1/2 ripe avocado (provides healthy fats for skin nourishment)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds (excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber)
- Handful of spinach (high in vitamins A and E for skin health)
Instructions for making a super hydrating smoothie
- In a blender, combine all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately
#5 Don’t Neglect your Sleep!
Did you know that if your body is not resting as much as it requires, the cells in your skin do not get the time they need to rejuvenate, leaving you with dry, sensitive and brittle skin!
Sleep plays a crucial role in maintaining your skin's hydration and nourishment. During sleep, the body goes into repair mode, allowing cells to regenerate and rejuvenate. This includes skin cells, which undergo essential processes like collagen production and barrier restoration.
Adequate sleep helps optimize skin hydration by allowing the body to balance moisture levels and replenish skin's natural hydration factors. It also aids in preventing transepidermal water loss, reducing the risk of skin dehydration. So 8-9 hours of sleep this summer is essential!
SUMMER HYDRATION WITH EMPRESS NATURALS
At Empress Naturals, we believe in year-round skin protection and healing and summer is no exception!
Our skincare line is meticulously formulated to cater to the specific needs of mature skin. Our mission is to provide you with 100% pure and organic skincare products that make you feel incredible in your own skin.
We prioritize ingredients sourced directly from nature, ensuring ageless radiance and luminous skin without exposing your precious skin to the thousands of toxic ingredients that are still legally used in many products.
In fact, our products, including the revered Rosehip Seed Oil, are safe to use even during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, although we recommend consulting with a medical professional.
Our products are non-toxic, clean, Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty-Free with USDA Certified Organic ingredients. We carefully cultivate our ingredients from sustainable farms worldwide, without the use of hazardous preservatives.
Experience the power of clean skincare with Empress Naturals.