Although your skin comprises of up to 70% water, it’s still possible for your skin to become dehydrated. Your skin contains Natural Moisturising Factors (NMF) that have the ability to hydrate the skin and provide a barrier which prevents water from evaporating from the skin as quickly. The problem is, external factors can cause the moisture levels of the skin to drop.
Factors that we come across in the summer that can strip our skin of its NMF include: temperature change, dryness, air conditioning, humidity, exposure to intense UV radiation, and taking long showers. Keeping the skin well hydrated is essential during the summer months when the moisture can be lost through sweat.
Below are 111SKIN’s top tips for keeping your skin hydrated during the summer months:
Use a hydrating cleanser
Some cleansers are harsh on the skin and strip it of its natural moisture. The lift off purifying cleanser is gentle on the skin and has hydrating ingredients as well as possessing the ability to restore the skin’s PH balance.
Use a daily moisturiser
Aqua Physics Defence Cream contains a mineral UV filter that will protect you from harmful rays, whilst hydrating your skin to maintain its optimal level of moisture.
Top up your moisture levels
The Space Aqua Booster instantly replenishes dry patches of skin by mimicking the skin’s NMF levels. Apply a small amount to patch of dry skin and the highly concentrated complex will increase the skin’s hydration levels by up to 30% in three hours.
Apply a face mask
Applying the Bio Cellulose Mask a couple of times a week will revive the skin and restore lost moisture. The mask allows deeper penetration of the ingredients which enables longer lasting moisturisation.