Summer takes a lot out of your skin. The sun, pool chemicals and environmental pollutants can dry out your skin and dull your complexion. And when the weather heats up, you probably crank up the air conditioning, which can further dry out your skin. So what can you do to help keep your skin hydrated this summer? Here are five tips.
“Eat Your Water” Through Seasonal Summer Fruits and Veggies
As Dr. Murad writes in his best-selling book The Water Secret, the water contained in fruits and vegetables is more easily absorbed and retained by your body. And in the summer, the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables makes this even easier. Take advantage of all the fresh summer produce to find new and delicious ways to eat your water, which will keep your skin and your whole body hydrated.
Hydrate Instantly With Skin Toners
Toners are a skin care must-have for summer! When your skin feels dry, a quick spray of skin toner is a great way to hydrate and refresh. Just keep your favorite Murad skin toner in your beach bag, purse or backpack and use it to refresh and rehydrate anytime your skin feels dry or looks dull.
Customer Review: Murad Essential-C Toner
“This product is extremely refreshing in the middle of a trying day or at the end of a workout. I love the way it ‘perks up’ my complexion without disturbing my makeup. It’s a wonderful product, and you certainly will get your money’s worth. One bottle has lasted me around three months.” kay1023, Michigan
Use a Moisturizer With Sunscreen
Keeping your skin protected from sun damage is especially important during the summer months, when you probably spend more time outdoors. When you’re outside all day hanging out at the beach, lounging by the pool, hiking, camping or doing other high-exposure activities, you should use a full body sun block. But even if you’re just running to the grocery store, it’s still important to keep your skin hydrated and protected with a facial moisturizer that includes sun protection. And if your moisturizer is packed with antioxidants to guard against free radical damage, such as Murad Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 | PA+++ or Murad Energizing Pomegranate Moisturizer SPF 15, you’ll be taking another powerful step to protect your skin.
Murad Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 | PA +++
“This moisturizer is wonderful. I have sun-damaged skin and had to have some areas removed. This has protected those areas and leaves my face softer. This product is light on the skin and works better than the sunscreens I used to buy. The fragrance is wonderful.” cherrykee, Metcalf, IL
Be Aware of What You’re Eating and Drinking
Even though summer’s abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables should make it easier for all of us to eat healthier and stay hydrated, it’s easy to overindulge with all the barbeques, pool parties and other events. And while you might not like cooking when it’s hot out, fast food isn’t a good substitute for healthy, homemade food. Try making fresh summer salads, which are simple to make and don’t require a lot of time in the kitchen. Just stick with fresh ingredients and avoid high-fat dressings and other unhealthy toppings.
Tanning damages your skin and can make it dull, dry and dehydrated. Keep your skin protected when you’re outdoors with skin care products that contain sunscreen and antioxidants to help prevent and undo sun damage. If you really want to have that “summer glow,” try a bronzer like Murad Absolute Bronzing Boost SPF 15 | PA++.
Murad Absolute Bronzing Boost SPF 15 | PA++
“I was apprehensive when I first received this product, as many bronzers make my skin look a little silly, especially as I have so many freckles! This one, however, went on smooth, was not sticky or oily—in fact, I forgot I even had it on! The color was subtle and blended right in. A great product.” gracieuk, HI
For a healthy summer glow without the damage, keep your skin protected from the damaging, drying weather—with hydrating fruits and vegetables, refreshing toners and skin care that moisturizes and protects.