Summer, Winter, Autumn, Spring- Sorbet has picked our 10 quick and easy tips that will keep your skin fab, fresh and most importantly moisturized! If you’re hydration obsessed (as much as we are) then head to your nearest Sorbet Salon for a fab facial or check out our entire Sorbet Hydrating range. Psst! And for the flaky friend sitting next to you, be a darl, and send this article on to her too.
- Oil me up, baby!
It’s a classic for a reason! A good tissue-oil boosts skin rejuvenation, improves scar and stretchmark appearance and, most of all, it rehydrates your skin! If you aren’t keen to oil up, then add a couple drops of tissue oil into your favorite body lotion, and presto – it’s hydration without the hassle, for the whole body. Try the Sorbet’s Salon Skin Facial Tissue Oil – a real winner for some slick and soft hydration!
- Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!
The key to avoiding flaky and tight skin is to up the ante and moisturise double time now. This means, continue your regular day and night regime but, how about trying a moisture rich night cream to enrich your sleep and recovery period. Trust us, your skin will thank you today, tomorrow and anywhere in between.
- Put your hands up!
Did you know the skin on your hands, elbows, knees and feet are thinner than the other parts of your body? True story. A handy tip: make sure your hands (and the other vulnerables) are constantly moisturised.
- Insert water here…
You’ve heard it all your life and it’s possibly the cure to every known ailment out there-yes even old age- water! Experts say up to 8 glasses of water a day is a must – because everybody knows a happy, hydrated human means softer, supple skin. Drink up!
- It’s not too late to exfoliate!
That dreaded moment when your facial therapist asks you, under the criminal glare of the magnifying lamp, you know the one: “So, how often do you exfoliate?” You hit a blank, and try scramble for a million excuses. We’ve all been there!
The drier months means that your dead skin cell-count is higher than normal due to the lack of moisture in the air. Dead cells mean that moisture cannot enter the skin, which makes more dead cells…do you see the cycle here? So next time your friendly therapist asks you the big question, you can proudly look her in the eye. Enough said.
- Is it hot in here or is it just me?
When you crank up the indoor aircon or heating for that matter, consider your skin going from pretty princess to crypt-keeper in 0,5 seconds. Artificial air absorbs moisture leaving your skin feeling tight and blotchy. The solution is to drag out your humidifier and let it work it’s magic, while you catch up on your beauty sleep.
- All about that Serum
If you don’t already have a favorite serum, now is definitely the time to get one. It’s a great light moisturiser that won’t clog up your pores. If you aren’t ready to commit to a full bottle just yet, then try out the Sorbet Hydrating 2-step Mask with Serum. A nourishing test drive that won’t let you down.
- The sunscreen dream.
Sunburn can be more damaging and painful than tan-gone-wrong-at-the-beach sunburn. Use a cream like the Sorbet Sun Protector Face Cream SPF 50 -the extra moisturising won’t hurt anyone either!
- Loco for Coconut!
Coconut oil seems to be the latest and greatest ingredient in essentially anything. Eating it is great for your body, but also applying it to your skin will reduce the appearance of wrinkles, get rid of dead skin cells and hydrate your skin beautifully-not to mention, you now smell like a tropical vacation!
- Fancy a spot of tea?
Green tea is the bee’s knees, cat’s meow and the monkey’s eyebrows! It helps with rehydration, weight loss, bloating, anti-aging, heart problems; dental strength-the list goes on and on. The perfect cup of love for rocking out your moisture, from the inside out. Polly, put the kettle on!
And there you have it! Our top ten tips to stay moisturized and hydrated all year round!