Hey guys! August is here, and we are having long sunny days and sky high temperatures. Though it is hot, I still like using products that keep my skin and hair hydrated. There has been misconceptions about hydration because people fear getting oily. However, my skin and hair is still dry in the summer if I don’t use hydrating products. With a few trial and error, I wanted to share how to keep your skin and hair hydrated this summer.
For My Skin
As the season change, so should your skin products. I use retinol every night, and it tends to cause dryness. Therefore, my skin-care regimen requires me to have hydrating products. Having a hydrating gentle cleanser is perfect for my dry skin. After using, my skin doesn’t feel tight and I’m still able to feel like my skin is clean. Micellar water has been great to use when I want to remove my makeup or after sweating a lot. It’s not a necessity for many, but I like knowing I didn’t miss any dirt if I didn’t double cleanse.
After using my retinol cream at night, I finish off with my moisturizer that absorbs quickly and is not greasy. All night moisture is the goal! I then seal it in with my face oil when I still feel dry.
For My Hair
I have 4C curly hair with low porosity. When you have low porosity hair, it means that your cuticle layers are tightly packed and less likely to let things through. It’s a fight to keep moisture in! Therefore, to keep my curls hydrated I have to use the max hydration method:
- Use a clarifying shampoo for curly hair
- Detangle hair with conditioner before washing
- Once a month I use Bentonite Clay Rinse
- I generously apply a leave in conditioner
I do these steps until I get my desired hydration, and then cut back on how often I do these.
I try to stay hydrated because that’s the biggest challenge I face. Thanks for sharing your regimen.
Summer months can be gruesome for your skin and hair. The body tends to get dehydrated due to excess water loss. The loss of fluids is greater during this period and that is why drinking lots of water is important to stay hydrated on top of these amazing skin and hair care products!
I personally love Loreal skincare line and they most suits my skin type. I religiously apply them, day and night skincare routine and of course less makeup in the morning.
It’s a good idea to keep skin and hair healthy when the elements are at their most brutal. Products made for specific seasons work best, I guess.
I personally use and love Garnier too. Hydrating your skin in summer is very important
Alaways happy to learn a bit more about skincare and products. Mixing a good skincare routine with drinking lots of water will definetely help you maintaing a healthy skin.
My hair isn’t a huge concern because it has thinned quite a bit. But keeping the skin hydrated is a greater concern. I worry about it more during the cooler months.
For someone becoming a senior in the next couple of years, I think, I need some skin hydration product. It is time to check out these products in the store.
These are fantastic tips. I’ll bookmark this post for when I go on a vacation.
Great tips! My best friend can use this article. She loves cosmetics and fashion a lot. It’s getting hotter in Manila so we can use the tips!
These products are really amazing. I personally love Garnier, I have been using this brand for more than a year now.
Oh I love your haircare routine! I really need to find something for mine!
Very useful Post and tips on keeping skin hydrated. Thanks for sharing.
Your skin looks to be flawless. We obviously can take some great tips from you.