So you’ve been taking a dip in the pool every once in awhile, being adventurous with your girlfriends on early morning hikes, and slathering on sunscreen like a good beauty should. Unfortunately, all of your favorite summer activities (including sunscreen) can tend to dry out your skin.. and ashy, alligator legs is not the best look for the most skin-baring season.
Here are a few tips that will ensure you continue to enjoy your summer activities, but with smooth, supple, moisturized skin.
Speaking of showers, taking a shower that is too hot can also dry out your skin. Try taking a lukewarm shower instead. This might be hard for you steam lovers, but believe us the results are worth it.
According to the National Eczema Association, the best time to rub in your favorite moisturizers is within three minutes of taking a bath or shower. This will seal in the water and moisture making the skin less dry.
Our last tip is the hardest to accomplish, that is, drinking enough water! The more water you drink the more soft and smooth your skin will be. If you are finding it hard to reach your eight glasses a day, try adding slices of cucumbers and oranges for a refreshing twist. Eating fruits and veggies high in water is also a good way for to get in a few extra ounces.
By Kristianne Young