Whether you like to bask in the sunshine or keep indoors during the summer, keeping the skin well-hydrated ensures that it remains healthy and maintains its barrier function.
Dehydration is the excessive loss of water from the body. In the skin, dehydration causes skin tightness and flaking. Additionally, dry skin accentuates fine lines and wrinkles, causes itching and irritation and sometimes a stinging sensation.
The cause of skin dryness is an impaired lipid barrier. Your skin’s natural lipid barrier normally keeps moisture in, but once this is disrupted, skin can have excessive moisture loss. To combat dryness of the skin, especially in the summer heat, we recommend keeping a healthy routine which include the following:
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
- Eat a balanced diet rich in essential oils
- Protect the skin every day with sunscreen
- Apply moisturising ingredients that support the skin’s lipid barrier such Provitamin B5 and Hyaluronic Acid
Now you’re ready to enjoy the beautiful sunshine!