What a fantastic Nelson summer we’re having; as much as we all love holidays and beach days, it’s easy for both to play havoc with your skin. It’s no secret that exposure to the elements can lead to dehydrated skin. But there are other reasons your skin may feel a little dry at the moment… If you’ve been more social than usual or out of your routine, it’s easy to let good habits slip. So, as we all return to work, it’s time to think about how you can rehydrate your skin. Read on for three tips to help you get your glow on again.
Rehydrate your skin – Our top three tips:
Rehydrate from the inside out:
While having your water bottle with you throughout the day is a bonus, don’t forget that there are other ways you can get a hydration boost! Start the day off well with a super hydrating breakfast smoothie.
rehydrate your skin
Combine the following in your blender and blitz until smooth for a refreshing green smoothie packed full of antioxidants.
1 cup spinach
An apple, sliced or cubed
1 cup mango, you can use frozen if it’s easier
1 cup cucumber, sliced or cubed
A tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon grated ginger
3/4 cup water
a handful of ice cubes
Don’t forget to exfoliate:
There’s a popular misconception that exfoliating a dehydrated complexion will lead to further dryness and irritation. In fact, exfoliation is a crucial step in the process of rehydrating your skin. It removes the dead skin cells and increases the rate of your skin regeneration process, so your glowing skin soon shines through. Adding this step to your skincare routine also ensures your skin benefits more from moisturisers and serums.
Exfoliation doesn’t have to be harsh and abrasive. We love the Ultraceuticals Ultra Gentle Exfoliating Gel. It’s a dual-action exfoliating gel that gently removes surface impurities whilst deeply cleansing the skin to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion and minimise the appearance of pores.
Invest in a facial:
For dehydrated skin, our go-to facial is the Sothys Intensive Facial. It’s the crème de la crème of facials; this treatment creates a unique triple Hyaluronic acid approach to restore, reactivate and rejuvenate all the key elements of skin hydration. 71 % increased skin moisture levels after just one treatment. Buy yours HERE.
If you’re ready to rehydrate your skin, call in to see us and find out how we can help.
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