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This week at Julie Carter Beauty we have been thinking about the importance of keeping our skin hydrated in the summer. We are often reminded of the need to keep our bodies hydrated as it is beneficial to our health; however it’s just as beneficial to maintain healthy skin. Keeping our skin hydrated is essential while we soak up the rays in the summer, and even more so if we are venturing to hotter climates.

Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies, made up for 70% of water. The dermis contains natural moisturising factor, which keeps our skin amply hydrated. When our skin is exposed to UVA and UVB rays this dehydrates the skin and the skins natural defences become impaired, therefore we need to replace any lost moisture lost in this process. At Julie Carter Beauty we have some top tips for keeping your skin hydrated.

Firstly we recommend the use of some of Environs best hydrating products, namely the Hydrating Oil Capsules - these essential hydrating products should be added to your summer must have products. These capsules contain antioxidants, when we exposure our skin to UV rays we can cause damaged to our hydro lipid layer. This layer protects our skin from outside infections, and it slows down the process of us loosing moisture. When we are soaking up the sun’s rays and in air conditioned environment, we are impairing this skins natural defence against loosing moisture. The hydro lipid layer is made up primarily of water. By introducing these hydrating oil capsules we are replacing the hydration lost in the summer months. For those skins that particularly find the sun worshiping has zapped more moisture than we would like, we recommend combing the hydrating oil capsules with Environ intensive super moisturiser. This moisturiser will assist in hydrating the skin, and provide soothing to the most sensitive of skins.

 At Julie Carter Beauty we recommend a treating your skin to an Environ facial after your skin has been exposed to sun, especially in those hotter climates. What better to end a holiday then with a facial, although we all welcome the pampering of a facial, we will be maximising the use of the antioxidant rich Environ products. This will help to keep the skin oxygenated, repair and rehydrate the skin after UV exposure.

Here are some top tips to keep hydrated in the summer: 

  • Drink 2 litres of water per day
  • Avoid too much alcohol as this is a diuretic and causes dehydration
  • Use antioxidant rich products- Environ hydrating capsules and intensive super moisturiser
  • Avoid the sun between 11-3pm in the summer months, this is when it’s at its hottest
  • Use broad-spectrum sunscreen
  • Repair, replenish and Rehydrated the skin with an Environ Facial

Protecting the skin is something we always need to be conscious of, especially during these summer months. Keeping hydrated should become second nature to us, and taking simple steps we can limit any potential damage to our skin, and prevent the sun ageing our skin.