Your Secret to Hydrated Skin this Summer, According to the Skin Experts

As the warmer weather and sunshine approach, being mindful of excessive sun exposure and skin dehydration is necessary to keep your skin thriving during the summer season. I don't know about you, but I've looked back on past summer photos and thought, why does my skin look so old?! Well, the answer was dehydrated skin. It can make the skin appear so much more dull and shriveled. But don't worry, I have a solution for dry and dehydrated skin in the summer. In this blog, I'm sharing my best secrets for keeping my skin hydrated, dewy, and glowing all summer long with some of my favorite Rainshadow Labs botanical private label skincare ingredients. 

The nighttime is when our skin works overtime to regenerate and repair itself. In your evening skincare routine, I recommend slathering on a rich night cream and locking it in with an occlusive product. So what exactly is an occlusive product in skincare? An example of occlusive ingredients would be shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter, and many other botanical oils. So what do occlusive skincare products do for your skin? They work by forming a protective layer on the surface of your skin and create a barrier to prevent moisture loss. In the world of estheticians and skincare lovers, we call this method "slugging the skin." This method prevents transepidermal water loss and keeps moisture in your skin. It works wonders for dry skin types and that dehydrated summer skin. 

Are you using Hyaluronic Acid in your skincare routine yet? If not, you are truly missing out on firm, plump, and luminous looking skin. In the treatment room, I explain this ingredient as the "filler" in skincare. It plumps the skin like no other ingredient and deeply hydrates. First things first, I always recommend using a Hyaluronic Acid serum. Why a serum? Facial serums are the perfect vehicle to deliver targeted active ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid due to their smaller molecular structure. It's safe on all skin types and suitable for both your morning and evening routine. But wait, there is an art to how you apply your Hyaluronic Acid in your skincare regimen! Perform your cleansing routine, and once your skin is clean and still damp, press a couple of drops into your face with the palms of your hands. Don't forget to apply a moisturizer immediately afterward to seal in all that hydration, and incorporate these tips into your skincare regimen for a beautiful complexion all summer long! 

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