Optimally Hydrated Skin is Glowing Skin
Between the sun, salt, sand, chlorine, and soaring temperatures, our skin can be just as dry and dehydrated in the summer as it is in the winter. And dehydrated skin isn’t just dry and tight; it is also more prone to inflammatory conditions, such as acne and eczema, and can look duller with more pronounced lines and wrinkles. So, in honor of National Hydration Day on June 23, 2023, here are our seven steps to accelerating your skin’s hydration for a smooth, luminous, and comfortable summer complexion.
- Drink Water and Plenty of It: The body is comprised of more than 60% water, and we lose some of that every day from bodily functions and just existing. This loss is accelerated during the sultry summer months when we perspire more heavily and for more extended periods.
- Eat Foods Rich in Essential Fatty Acids: Nuts, seeds, avocados, and oily fish, such as salmon, can positively affect skin’s overall hydration levels.
- Keep Shower Temperatures on the Cooler and Shorter Side: Long, hot showers can sap skin of essential hydration.
- Limit the Use of Potentially Irritating Active Ingredients: We can slather on the dewiest, richest, and most advanced moisturizers in the world, but if we are overdoing it with potentially irritating ingredients like AHAS and Retinol our skin can still get dehydrated. While these are excellent ingredients, it’s essential to see how they react to skin and not necessarily use them daily.
- Avoid Over-Cleansing and Use a Mild Formulation: Since we’re applying so much sunscreen, we may lean toward astringent cleansers and scrub to the point of squeaky-cleanness, both of which can lead to dry, dehydrated, and irritated skin. We’ve formulated our Hyacyn Active Purifying Mist with Hypochlorous Acid (HOCI), a potent anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory agent not only to gently remove everything you don’t want on your skin without stripping it, but also to treat blemishes and soothe even the most stressed and sensitive skin, including those prone to acne, acne, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.
- Apply a Moisturizer that also Strengthens the Protective Moisture Barrier: This defensive layer of skin serves as a shield against harsh environmental conditions, toxins, pollution and unhealthy bacteria. It also absorbs and traps moisture into skin to help prevent transepidermal water loss, aka dehydration. Both our Renewing and Restorative HA Serums incorporate our proprietary supercharged dual-weight hyaluronic acid molecules that act as sponges to attract and hold water into skin, and squalene, a natural component of sebum that works overtime to help skin retain moisture, strengthen the skin barrier, and keep it clear of pollutants and impurities.