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Tips on Keeping Your Skin Hydrated During Hot Summer Days


Who doesn’t love the warmth of the sun during the summer months? It’s that time of year to take a vacation, sun yourself by the pool, and enjoy all the adventures that the season brings. But the harshness of the sun can unfortunately wreak havoc on your skin — specifically your skin’s hydration levels. The impact of sun exposure, heat, and humidity are the culprits. Learn how to protect your skin all season long to achieve healthy skin all year. 

Understanding How the Summer Heat Affects Skin Hydration

With increased heat comes more sweating. And even though sweat is a liquid, it’s actually dehydrating for the skin, and strips it of its moisture. Although it’s good for the body to sweat a bit, sweating too much can significantly decrease healthy skin hydration, which can make it susceptible to oily skin and sunburn, and more sensitive to pollutants, breakouts, or even infections.

And air conditioning, though glorious during the summer months, is yet another culprit of dry skin. Air conditioners work by removing moisture from the air and pulling it away from your skin, disrupting your skin’s natural barrier. Air conditioning often leads to dryness, tightness, and itchiness of the skin, and at its worst, it can advance aging.

Daily Summer Skincare Tips for Hydration 

Luckily, you don’t need to lock yourself indoors or miss out on all the summer fun to achieve radiant, moisturized skin. Keep these tips in mind when you’re at the beach or cranking up the AC for a healthy and fun summer ahead. 

Use Hydrating Cleansers

Steer clear of harsh soap, body wash, and cleanser. Instead, look for products with the following moisture-building ingredients:

  • Jojoba oil
  • Vitamin E
  • Glycerin
  • Aloe vera
  • Hyaluronic acid 
  • Ceramides
  • Shea butter
  • Squalene 

Look for fragrance-free cleansers, ones that promote water content, and those that are labeled as “gentle cleansers.” Avoid using hot water or taking hot showers (as it can strip the skin of its natural oils) and instead use lukewarm water while gently massaging the cleanser into your skin, making sure it’s rinsed thoroughly. Pro tip: exfoliate weekly to slough off dead skin cells and any impurities to achieve hydrated skin. 

Moisturize Your Skin Daily  

Moisturizing your skin daily is just as important in summer as it is in winter. Depending on your skin type, you’ll want to make sure you’re purchasing the right skincare products. For example, a natural, hydrating sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 is a great place to start. 

  • For Oily Skin: Look for lightweight, oil-free skin moisturizers with natural ingredients.
  • For Dry Skin: Look for heavier and richer moisturizers with humectants and emollients, which help draw moisture to the skin and trap it in.
  • For Combination Skin: Look for lightweight, oil-free moisturizers that are also hydrating.

Just like the cleansers, ingredients such as shea butter, aloe vera, Vitamin E, jojoba oil, squalene, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid are all crucial moisturizer ingredients to keep in mind.

Always Wear Sunscreen

Always wear broad-spectrum sunscreen when heading outdoors (even if you think you may not need it). Not only does sunscreen reduce your risk of skin cancer, it prevents premature aging, keeps your complexion even, protects your skin from sunburns, and locks in moisture when it contains humectant or emollient ingredients.  

Use Hydrating Serums and Masks

Nothing feels better than applying a hydrating serum or mask in the summertime. These masks and serums help replenish the moisture that was lost from sun exposure, keeping your skin plump and healthy. They also help deliver a concentrated dose of moisture after being in the drying environment of air conditioning all day. Lastly, if you spend a lot of time in pools or oceans, both chlorine and saltwater can be very dehydrating for the skin. Using masks and serums regularly will help replenish what was lost. Make sure to purchase ones with natural and hydration-boosting ingredients.

Lifestyle Tips for Maintaining Hydration 

In addition to using the right skincare products, it’s important to incorporate these easy lifestyle shifts to protect your skin’s hydration even more.

  • Drink plenty of water to maintain hydration.
  • Eat healthy, hydrating, and antioxidant-rich foods with enough water content.
  • Avoid too much sun exposure, and wear protective hats and clothing.
  • Use humidifiers if you live in an air-conditioned home.

Aesthetic Treatments for Better Skin Hydration


Microneedling with Hyaluronic Acid

Microneedling is a popular med spa treatment that can help with reverse signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines. Great for sun damage or for those who want to combat scars, microneedling also improves the skin’s texture or tone. Add hyaluronic acid for an enhanced skin-hydrating experience.


Sculptra is a treatment that helps you appear more youthful without looking like you’ve had work done. An FDA-approved injectable, Sculptra helps replenish lost collagen and activates the skin’s natural regenerative process. It minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, smoothes out skin texture, and re-stimulates collagen production.

Chemical Peels

Our Perfect Peel is a revolutionary new facial treatment using medical-grade technology. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles, pore size, skin tone, and improves elasticity. Best of all: it helps reduce sun damage, acne scars, age spots, and other imperfections that can be brought on by too much sun exposure.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers soften unwanted wrinkles and restore the natural contours of your face. Perfect for smile and frown lines, chin enhancement, cheek contour, tear troughs, jawline contouring and lip volume, these natural results are long-lasting. Look younger and feel better with this simple procedure.

EZ PRF Gel Fillers

PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) is a procedure that uses your own blood to create a 100% natural, regenerative, and volume-enhancing filler. It’s minimally invasive, promotes new collagen production, enhances the skin’s tone and elasticity, and reduces signs of aging, dark circles, and any hair loss.

Advanced Facials

Not your typical at-home facial, our Advanced Facials target your skin’s specific needs through technology to deliver a more advanced, intensive, targeted-treatment approach, helping wrinkles, acne, dryness, sun damage, and other blemishes. These treatments can produce dramatic results in complexion and texture, leaving your skin feeling refreshed, hydrated, and rejuvenated. 

Laser Treatments

Our Photofacial BBL laser treatment is a photo-rejuvenation treatment that decreases the appearance of hyperpigmentation and age spots, treats broken capillaries, and reduces the reds in the skin from rosacea. This treatment has a big impact with little downtime. Our skilled providers can perform this treatment on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs. We also offer MicroLaserPeel, Profractional Laser Resurfacing, and Laser Hair Reduction.

How Skin Savvy Aesthetics Can Help With Skin Hydration

We offer state-of-the-art injectables, facials, and laser treatments to help you look and feel your best — especially during harsh seasons. Our medical aesthetic procedures are unique in that our team is constantly training to keep their skills sharp while staying on top of the newest, cutting-edge technology and treatments. Book your free consultation today and give your skin the best hydration-boosting enhancements. 

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