Is the summer heat taking a toll on your skin?
Summers bring a lot of joy, whether it's vacay-ing with friends and family or discovering new locations on solo trips, or simply chilling at home gorging on sweet, juicy mangoes! But, with all that good, comes the intense heat of the season that can dehydrate all the skin types. Hence, caring for our skin and body is something we need to realise sooner than later.
But wait! Are you someone who thinks that dry and dehydrated skin are the same thing? Let's start by solving this riddle once and for all!!
Dry skin is a type of skin and it lacks oil, making it feel flaky, irritated and even inflamed at times. While, dehydrated skin is a condition where the skin lacks water and hence feels parched, stretched like leather. Dehydration can occur for any skin type; even oily skin can be dehydrated!
Do we need to take care of dehydrated skin? Absolutely yes! Dehydration is like fast tracking of fine lines, wrinkles and dull skin and none of us like any of these concerns. So, let's start cracking the code to super hydrated, happy and cared for skin
Eat, sleep, water, water.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol, while they might make us tipsy, high and give out a happy boost, they, however, de-boost the skin hydration and hence, go for more water, coconut water, botanical infused water, lemon water. You get the drift.
Boost your hydration
Skincare products which boost your skin hydration. A good hydrating face cleanser and body wash with ingredients like green tea, aloe vera, humectants like Glycerine, new age ingredients like plant squalene, which helps boost skin hydration and are free of nasties like silicone parabens. Boho Botanist's Green Tea and Cactus Body Wash is a must-have product for your shower routine and hence, a refreshing fragrance which will appeal to both women and men. In case you have dry and dehydrated skin, an oil-based body wash like Boho Botanist Almond and Babassu Oil body wash with its oil to milk foam formula will not only gently cleanse your skin but also hydrate and nourish the skin.
Use a gentle exfoliant
Avoid harsh scrubs like chemical exfoliants. Instead, go for botanical creamy gentle scrubs like Boho Botanists Almond & Babassu Polishing Scrub which has botanist goodies like crushed almond, sugar crystals and walnut powder, shea butter and sweet almond Oil in a very creamy foam-based skin which leaves your skin polished and super hydrated and nourished.
Layer up with some moisturizer
While drinking water will hydrate the skin from inside, the key is to prevent the skin from losing water and hence, slathering it with a super hydrating moisturiser, body lotion or body oil will keep the skin's moisture barrier intact. Boho Botanist's The Gloss Dry Oil for the body with its infusion of 13 botanical oils [plant based] like argan oil, cotton seed oil, macadamia oil, shea butter, aloe vera leaf extract amongst others, helps in keeping the skin hydrated & Moisturize and repair the skin's lipid layer, preventing moisture loss.
Sunscreen is your bae
The realisation that sunscreen is important for the face has come off late, but the realisation that body sun-screen is a thing is yet to sink in for most of us. Without sounding preachy, applying sunscreen before you hit the pool, or stepping out for that coffee date SPF 30 and above is a must, your skin will definitely thank you! It will add a layer of protection to your skin.