Summer’s officially in full swing, so what does that mean?
Yes, to living life on the patio while you sip your favorite beverage and read up on the latest and greatest (those trashy magazines just have a way of sucking you in, don’t they?).
Yes, to fun in the sun (with all the sun protection, please).
Yes, to as many outdoor adventures that your life can handle (Are you a Manitou Incline type? Beach bum? Or both?).
And the biggest “YES!” of all…staying hydrated during these summer activities!
Dehydration is not the look we want you to carry around, Darling, so here are 5 tips to help you stay hydrated this summer (your skin hydration included).
Tips TO stay hydrated this Summer (skin included!)
1. Hydrate with Water (obviously) but make it fun!
Sweat increases in the summer and so should your water intake (this we know).
But we get that not everyone loves to drink plain ole water. (If you’re a no-frills water-drinker, we salute you.).
If you’re the kind that needs a little pizazz with your beverage, there are some pretty cool ways to add that tiny bit of “extra” to your water.
You can add fruit like cucumber, lemon, lime, strawberries, mint or whatever fruit speaks to your hydrating soul!
And if you want to up your “extra” water game even more – invest in a new water bottle that sparks all the joy (yes, we just quoted Marie Kondo) and will have you reaching for that fruit-infused, joy-filled water bottle all summer.
Water tip: Aim for at least half your body weight in ounces a day (Ex. – body weight: 130 pounds; drink 65 ounces of water/day). Your body and skin will thank you.
2. Stock Up on Liquid Food
And by liquid food, we mean summer foods that are plump with hydrating juiciness.
So, go ahead, eat your way through the summer – especially if you’re surrounded by watermelon and cucumbers.
At a BBQ? Fill up on water-rich fruits like watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, peaches and oranges, first.
And then get your best BBQ life on!
3. Get to Know the Bubbly (Booze Optional)
Speaking of BBQ’s, we know what’s usually hanging around those social gatherings: things of the boozy nature.
Whether you choose to imbibe or not, there’s an alternative to beer and sugary drinks: sparkling water.
Yes, this bubbly water can be a healthy replacement for cocktails and mocktails (but not a replacement for your water).
Grab some fresh fruit (there we go again with adding fruit to all things summer), your favorite alcohol or non-alcohol and mix with that refreshing sparkling water.
4. Shed Those Dead Skin Cells (Skin Tip: Exfoliate, Baby!)
If you’re thinking about sweating more and exfoliating less then you have summer skincare all wrong.
This isn’t the season to question what to do about dead skin cells – it’s the time to maintain your exfoliation regimen.
Fun in the sun can wreak havoc on your face (hence why we get all mom-like with you about protecting your skin) and staying on top of cell turnover is key to keeping your skin healthy and hydrated.
Sloughing off dead skin cells allows your skin care products to penetrate deeper – especially the ones that protect your skin during the summer (hello, sunscreen).
Exfoliation tip: Get your dermaplaning on! Even the most experienced and consistent exfoliators swear by this skincare treatment. (Example: this video right here…whoah!).
5. Protect Yourself (Skin Tip: Sunscreen + Shade All the Way)
You don’t have time for sun damage and dry, cracked skin, right?
That’s why sunscreen and shade are some of your skin’s best hydrators – because they can prevent sun damage and skin that’s dry as the dessert.
Grab those wide-brimmed hats, bask in the shade wherever you go and don’t think about leaving the house without sunscreen.
Sunscreen tip: Want to look your best AND have sun protection? ZO® Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 literally has you covered with their quick-drying sunscreen that offers a sheer matte finish which protects the skin and helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. SCORE!
If you’re looking for your best skin health and wellness summer, keep these hydrating tips in mind —
• Drink lots of fruit-filled water (indulge in a beautiful water bottle if that helps inspire you).
• Eat water-rich foods like watermelon, strawberries, and cantaloupe.
• If drinking cocktails (or mocktails) opt for sparkling water to add to the mix.
• Stay on top of your exfoliation routine (less dead skin cells = better product absorption).
• And because we’re your fairy Sun Mother’s, stay in the shade and lather on that sunscreen like your skin life depends on it (because sun damage and dry skin are not cute).
Ready to level-up your wellness routine or on the lookout for your best sun protection products?
The Renew Crew would love to be part of your skin health and wellness journey…call us today or book a consultation to get started!