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The Guide

3 Simple Tips to Keep Your Skin Hydrated and Protected

by Electrogent on July 10, 2012.

We’re in the midst of summer: that means hitting the beaches and spending time in the sun. That also means your skin can take a real nasty hit and dry up like a raisin. That is, unless you adequately protect yourself. Here are some fool-proof ways to keep your skin hydrated during the summer:


1. Use an appropriate moisturizer:

While you should moisturize year-round, you need to make sure that your summer moisturizer has a bit of sun protection included in it. For daily use, try a a moisturizer with SPF 20. We suggest something like Evolution Man Moisture Protect SPF 20. If you’re going out in the sun for long periods you should increase the protection. You also want a sunscreen that is sweat and water resistant. Try Beyond Coastal Active SPF 30 Sunscreen for summer days at the beach or hiking.

Don’t forget your lips: Using a lip balm with SPF like Buckler’s Chapped Lip Remedy SPF 12 will keep lips from chapping in the sun.


2. Drink Lots of Water

Again, this is something you should do regardless of the season, but drinking more water than normal is a great way to stay naturally hydrated and will also work wonders on the rest of your body as well.


3. Double-Up If Damaged

If, by chance, your skin does get sunburned, make sure you double-up your skin protection regimen because sunburned skin loses its protective barrier, making you doubly susceptible to another burn. Using a face mask like Urth Hydratherapy helps combat sun damage and prevent fine lines and wrinkles while keeping skin hydrated.

Following these steps is a great way to protect your skin from damage in the summer. Have fun in the sun, but don’t forget to protect yourself!


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