Sun-kissed skin needs extra hydration after summer
While your glowing sun-kissed summer skin might look gorgeous, there is a fine line between a healthy glow and dehydrated skin. And as we move into fall, there’s no better time to give your skin some TLC.
Follow these easy tips:
- Staying hydrated starts internally. Drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day helps maintain moisture balance of the body and skin. If you drink caffeinated beverages, you should double your water intake since caffeine is a diuretic.
- When you exercise, you should drink plenty of water before, during and after physical activity.
- Thirst is not the best indicator that you need to drink more, because by the time you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated. The best gauge is the color of your urine: pale and clear means you are well hydrated; dark indicates you need more fluids.
While the best way to keep your skin hydrated is by drinking plenty of water, you should also apply moisturizer to your face and body every day and exfoliate weekly.
Now is also a great time to treat yourself to a facial and a body wrap to moisturize and replenish your skin.
One of the best is the Repechage Hydra Dew Facial, which uses products containing skin-quenching marine moisture factor from seaweed. Natural ingredients re-establish moisture to the hydra-lipid layer so dry becomes dewy.
And to slough off dry, dead skin flakes, the Body Polish exfoliates and hydrates your skin leaving it soft and glowing.