Prepping Your Hands for the Summer
During the summer, your hands can become dry and rough due to the sun, wind and saltwater. To keep your hands nourished, moisturize your hands daily with a high-quality, non-greasy, hand cream that contains ingredients that will moisture your hands. One of the biggest positive impacts that comes from moisturizing regularly is that it hydrates and nourishes the skin. Moisturizing your hands helps to keep them hydrated, soft and supple. When your skin is properly moisturized, it can better protect itself against environmental stressors like the hot sun during the summer months. Moisturizing also prevents dryness and flaking. Regular moisturizing also helps to maintain the skin’s natural moisture barrier, which is essential for healthy skin.
Regular exfoliation can help to remove dead skin cells and improve the texture of your hands. Use a gentle hand scrub or make your own using ingredients like sugar, honey or oatmeal. One of the biggest positive benefits of exfoliation is that it removes dead skin cells. With these cells being removed from the surface of your skin, it reveals the fresher and smoother skin underneath. This also, in turn, improves your skin texture, making it feel smoother and more even. Some other big benefits is that it stimulates circulation and boosts skin radiance. Exfoliating your hands can help to stimulate blood flow and circulation to the area, which can promote healthy skin cell turnover and renewal. This can then also lead to brighter skin that gives off a healthy, radiant glow. Lastly, by removing dead skin cells and other impurities, exfoliating can help to improve the absorption of other skincare products, like moisturizers and serums. Better absorption of these other hand care products then leads to more hydration and moisture that is necessary during the summer months.
Drinking plenty of water throughout the day can help to keep your hands (and your entire body) hydrated and nourished. Aim for at least 8-10 glasses of water per day. There are so many positive outcomes of staying hydrated such as: it moisturizes your skin, improves skin elasticity, flushes out toxins, enhances skin radiance, helps with skin healing and reduces the appearance of dark circles. When you drink plenty of water, it helps to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. This can help to prevent dryness, flakiness and itching. Dehydrated skin can look dull and feel less firm, which can contribute to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Drinking enough water can help to improve skin elasticity, which can make your skin look more youthful and healthy.
Eat a Balanced Diet
Your skin needs essential nutrients like vitamin A, C and E, as well as healthy fats, to stay healthy and nourished. Eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats like avocado, nuts and olive oil. Eating a balanced diet like this provides essential nutrients that your body needs in order to function. Once it has these nutrients, it helps with things such as: promoting collagen production, production against skin damage and improving hydration. By incorporating a variety of healthy foods into your diet, you can promote healthy skin and enjoy the benefits of a more radiant, youthful complexion.
Protect your hands from the Sun
The sun’s UV rays can damage your skin and cause premature aging. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to your hands daily, and reapply every two hours if you’re spending time outdoors. There are endless benefits of protecting your skin from UV rays, such as: reduced risk of skin cancer, prevention of premature aging, improved overall skin health etc. But overall, protecting your skin from the sun can help you enjoy outdoor activities without worrying about the negative effects of sun exposure. It can also reduce the need for expensive and time consuming treatments for sun-related skin issues if you were to be constantly exposed to UV rays.
PAUME TakeawaysBy following these steps, you can help to keep your hands healthy, nourished and protected during the summer months. Although people often correlate the winter months with being drying and hard on your skin, the summer heat and humidity can be just as damaging. It is important to take proactive steps to avoid facing the more long-lasting effects of not protecting your hands from the summer weather! Be sure to check out our PAUME shop to browse our amazing products; they are great tools to use as you take steps towards protecting your hands and finding your perfect hand care routine!