Keeping your skin hydrated throughout the summer months is crucial if you want to keep the wrinkles at bay and retain a youthful glow by preserving your skin collagen levels.

This time of the year we are more exposed than ever to harsh sunlight, longer working hours, pollenated air and boozy afternoons at our local pub, all of which causing havoc to our skin and in turn making it look significantly duller.

There are many things you can do to look after your skin in this drying weather, most of which won’t break the bank or require any more effort than usual.

Drink Water
Get Sleep
Eat antioxidants 'Green Food'

The power of Hyaluronic Acid

Originally used as a lip filler ingredient, Hyaluronic Acid has quickly become a vital element of every beauty expert’s skincare routine. Having previously had the reputation of being an unattainable ingredient with a significant price-tag attached, it can now be found practically anywhere, including high street drugstores. Hyaluronic acid, in short is an easy to use hydrating solution you can apply any time of day, aiming to hydrate and re-plump the skin leaving it looking and feeling fresh and dewy.

Top up your H2o Levels

It’s no secret that drinking 8 glasses of water a day is the simplest and cheapest way to keep your skin hydrated and looking fresh, however managing to drink this much can prove difficult when you lead such a busy life. Try keeping a reusable water bottle by your desk so you remember to top up each day.

Hydrating Sheet masks

Sheet masks have only really become a bit of a phenomenon in the UK over the past year or so, originating from the Korean beauty industry, women are now swapping their much loved clay masks in favor of these easy to use, no mess masks. There are countless hydrating sheet masks available on the market at varying price tags all promoting similar benefits for the skin, and with hyaluronic acid acting as the key ingredient

Facial Sprays

Hydrating facial sprays are perfect for busy woman who need to top up their skin hydration levels on the go. A quick spritz all over the face and neck instantly gives you a glowing complexion, eliminates that tight feeling and allows your skin to breathe. These can be found most places, from high end brands to drugstore.

Rosehip Oil

Rosehip oil is a naturally rich source of essential fatty acids that re-hydrate dry, sun damaged skin and help to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, burns and stretch marks. Used regularly, it can completely change the look and feel of your skin, rejuvenating and kick-starting those skin cells.


If you can afford to spend a little more on your skin, why not treat yourself to a professional facial. Splurging on one of these once in a while can do wonders for your skin and give it a new lease of life within minutes, and with many different types to choose from you really are spoilt for choice.