HOW TO HYDRATE YOUR SKIN
If and when the sun decides to shine, help keep your skin hydrated and healthy by rehydrating it from the inside as well as the outside. The summer sun can seriously dehydrate your skin, so it's a must to keep your skin cool, fully hydrated and ideally try to stay out of direct sun (not easy for sun worshippers), especially if you have rosacea, eczema or sensitive skin. (It is also best to steer clear of the Turkish Hamman, because they can aggravate your skin condition). Rosacea, which causes excessive flushing, broken blood vessels and/or acne-like red bumps, can be exacerbated when blood vessels dilate in response to the skin becoming overheated. Heat also draws water out of the skin, so eczema can become worse, sensitive skin more irritated and atopic dermatitis (a rash caused by skin allergy or irritation) may itch more intensely. No one is immune....even those lucky enough to have 'normal' skin will also de-hydrate in heat. Instead of rich, heavy creams, look for lighter products containing Hyaluronic Acid which will hydrate the skin without oiliness, such as OSKIA’s Eye Wonder and Get Up & Glow, both water-based serums that will cool delicate skin. If you're looking for a lighter day moisturiser but one still packed full of actives, you can't go wrong with Nutri-Active Day Cream. And hydrate your skin from the inside with a diet rich in hydrating foods such as watermelon, grapes and tomatoes.
Hydrating Smoothie from Raw Fairies
Our friends at Raw Fairies have designed for us a delicious skin hydrating smoothie - perfect to quench pre- or post-holiday (or even post-party) skin.
2 cups of coconut water
1 cup watermelon, diced
1 cup strawberries
Handful of fresh mint, chopped
2 teaspoons flax or hemp oil (eg Omega Blend Oil or Udo's Oil)