Here is why you need to hydrate your skin in summer

Here is why you need to hydrate your skin in summer

Vacations, carefree vibes and sunshine  - summer is a time to soak up all the good things and one bad one too - sun. Summer can be surprisingly harsh on your largest organ, leading to irritation, dryness and a dull complexion.

Get to know why you should keep your skin hydrated during the summer months. We will explore how summer steals your skin’s moisture and what products to use in summer to get hydrated skin. 

The science behind skin hydration in summers

Did you know your skin has a natural process called Transepidermal Water Loss ( TEWL). Think of it as a path or road where water constantly travels from the deeper layers of your skin to the surface of your skin and then evaporates. This evaporation of water from your skin surface leads to dehydration. The tight uneasy feeling along with rough texture, are the signs of dry skin. In summer this process gets more fast due to: 

  • The sun damages the skin’s barrier, making it easier for water to escape. 
  • Hot and humid air pulls the moisture from your skin, increasing the process of TEWL. 
  • While a cool escape, AC tends to dry out the air indoors, further accelerating the water loss from the skin.

When the TEWL goes into overdrive, your skin loses essential moisture. This leads to:

  • This protective layer becomes weak, making your skin more easy to get irritated, dry and rough.
  • Dehydrated skin sends SOS signals to produce more oil to compensate for lost moisture. Ironically, this can lead to breakouts in oily skin types.

5 Reasons why hydrating your skin is important in summer

Many of you might neglect to hydrate your skin in summer, and it is understandable since your skin feels oily, greasy and very irritated. But this is also due to a process and the fact that you are not moisturising your skin enough. That is why it is producing its natural oil. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should hydrate your skin in summer:

Sun and Sweat

permeability allows water to escape, leaving your skin feeling tight, rough and looking dull. Don't be fooled by sweat, either! Sweating might feel refreshing, but it actually pulls water from the deeper layers of your skin to the surface and it then gets evaporated further causing more dehydration. That is why hydrating your skin before sun exposure is needed in the form of sunscreen or even a moisturiser that has both is best ( our Hydra Custard does both ). Sun exposure is a major reason for getting dry skin. The skin’s ultraviolet rays damage the skin’s barrier function, which is responsible for keeping moisture locked in. This increased 

Rough Skin

Dehydrated skin becomes even more compromised and visible due to rough patches on the surface. It causes uncomfortable tightness and unsightly flaking. Even other people can make out that your skin is dehydrated due to flaky dry patches. Especially in the summer season, this can happen to anyone. Hydration acts like a superhero, it restores the moisture and balances your skin, giving it a smooth and supple texture. That is why drinking plenty of water and using the right moisturiser is very important in summer.

Breakouts

Here is a surprising fact - dehydrated skin can actually trigger breakouts. When your skin loses its moisture, then it tries to compensate for the loss of water. This means more oil production, which can clog pores and that lead to pimples. Hydration helps in oil production control, keeping your skin balanced and fewer breakouts. Try not to use cleansers that strip away natural moisture from your skin, and use gentle cleansers that restore natural oils and hydrate the skin as well, just like our Hydra Cleanse.

Sunburn

Hydrated skin has better capability to handle the sun’s harsh sunburn and redness. It is like a defence system. Proper skin hydration strengthens the skin’s barrier, making it more resilient to sun damage and sunburn. For people with sensitive skin, skin hydration is a must to avoid sunburn or redness. While sunscreen is important, hydration is also very important as it adds an extra layer of protection, making your skin summer-ready. 

Summer Glow

Hydrated skin has a secret weapon - glow. This natural radiance translates to the healthy summer glow that everyone wants. Dehydrated skin on the other hand appears very dull and lifeless. So, instead of soaking up the highlighter on your skin, try to hydrate it. You will see a visible radiant complexion.

By understanding these key reasons, you can easily prioritise hydration as an important part of your summer skincare routine. Remember, consistent hydration, both internally by drinking plenty of water and externally through the right skincare products, is your key to achieving and maintaining healthy skin all summer long.

Can you hydrate oily skin in summer?

For people with oily skin, hydration is still your friend. Oily skin might feel like you do not need to layer another greasy oil on your face since it's already there naturally. But this is a misconception. Dehydrated oily skin actually produces more oil to compensate for the lack of moisture. 

Using lightweight, oil-free moisturisers with emollients can help you balance oil production in summer and keep your skin feeling less greasy. So, summer or not, hydration is important for all skin types! By understanding the whole process of dehydration and knowing the right products you can keep your skin healthy, supple and less greasy.

How do products help in skin hydration in the summers?

Summer sun and heat can leave even the oiled skin feeling dry. That’s where our Aquacacteen line comes in. Packed with powerful natural ingredients, our products are formulated to fight dehydration for all skin types and genders. 

Our star ingredient, Aquacacteen, is a unique cactus extract specifically chosen for its superheroic hydrating properties. It harnesses the power, delivering deep hydration that plumps and refreshes your skin. And when blended with aloe vera and fermented honey, our skincare becomes more hydrating and suitable for summer. 

Overall

Summer might be synonymous with sunshine and fun, but it can also be challenge for your skin. By understanding the importance of hydration and incorporating the right products into your skincare routine, you can keep your skin hydrated and glowing all summer. But remember, consistency is key! Make water your best friend, and don't forget to pamper your skin with our aquacacteen skincare range.