Keep your skin hydrated in the summer by taking quick showers, wearing sunscreen, carrying facial mists, and using hydrating collagen gold face masks. Because, here’s the truth about the hot, steamy summer months: they may be fabulous for spending more time outside, but doing so can also wreak havoc on your skin.

Summer is the best time to be out and about, but longer days and fun, summer parties also expose our skin to humidity, bright sunshine, and extra dirt and pollution. Just as we may be feeling thirstier, summer also makes it challenging to keep our skin plump and hydrated.

Luckily, there are many ways to hydrate your skin in the summer and hold onto its youthful, radiant glow. Even better, they’re all easy to do!

Take Cool Showers

While hot, steamy baths and showers feel good, overexposure to heat and steam can damage the skin’s lipid barriers and make it harder to retain moisture. Turn the water temperature down as low as you can stand, and you’ll support healthy, moisturized skin.

After that summer evening jog, a cool shower will probably feel better, too—especially because cold showers are better at calming irritated skin, increasing circulation, and reducing muscle soreness.

Cleanse Mindfully

Not every cleanser is created equal. Read the labels on your soaps and cleansers, and replace any that have ingredients like fragrances, alcohol, and antibacterial additives. Why? Because although they’re found in many conventional cleansers, ingredients like these can dry the skin or exacerbate existing dryness.

Gentle, unscented cleansers made from natural ingredients are best.

Moisturize Right After Cleansing

Moisturizers lock in hydration, so the less time between cleansing and moisturizing, the more water the moisturizer will keep on your skin. Like with your cleansers, be sure to avoid moisturizers that contain alcohol and fragrances, as they can dry out and irritate the skin.

Wear Sunscreen

That golden ball in the sky may be hard to resist during a luxurious day at the beach, but sunburned skin is damaged skin—and damaged skin cannot hold onto moisture. Make sunscreen a priority every time you step outside your door to keep your skin hydrated and safe from signs of aging.

Invest in a Humidifier

Intense, dry heat can draw moisture right out of your skin and leave it dry, cracked, and irritated. Humidifiers put some of that moisture back into the air, ultimately helping your skin retain more of it.

Carry Facial Mists

Facial mists are your on-the-go answer for all-day hydration. Not only does just a single light spritz rehydrate your skin, but it will also refresh your makeup to help prevent cracking and caking.

Try an At-Home Facial

Try treating yourself to an at-home facial once a week. Even better, support your summer skin with hydrating masks! Not only will they deeply hydrate your skin from the inside out, but they will also help to restore elasticity, reduce redness and irritation, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Beyond the skincare benefits, taking time for yourself and establishing a weekly ritual with an at-home facial can restore your spirit as well. A healthy body and boosted spirit—isn’t that what summer is all about?

For Lasting Hydration, Use KNESKO Gold Masks

KNESKO gold collagen masks use advanced GEMCLINICAL™ polypeptide technology to send nourishing ingredients deep into your skin. Each face, lip, and golden eye mask is infused with rich colloidal gold. It quickly absorbs into the skin’s deepest layers, effectively reducing redness, puffiness, fine lines, and dryness while simultaneously firming, lifting, and hydrating.

For hydration that lasts all summer long, use our luxurious gold masks as often as you’d like.