It's almost Memorial Day Weekend! That means it's time to put an end to our winter blues and instead, get ready to soak up some of the summer sun after months and months of shortened, dark days. However, before we can start soaking in the sun, it’s essential to be aware that our skin is more delicate than ever right now. Winters can really dry out our skin and make it look dull.
Fortunately, damage to our skin’s moisture barrier usually isn’t permanent. You can easily restore proper hydration to your skin if you make the right changes to your lifestyle and skincare routine.
In fact, you'll get that gorgeous summer glow in no time with our tips and tricks on how to keep yourself hydrated, both inside and out! Here are 7 easy ways to care for your skin by Memorial Day weekend.
7 of the Best Ways To Hydrate Your Skin By Memorial Day
Looking to achieve a noticeable difference in your skin by the end of the week? You can use these tips to improve your daily routines and maintain your skin from the inside out.
1. Avoid hot baths and showers
It would seem logical to think that taking long hot showers and baths would help hydrate your skin, after all, you're soaking your skin in water. But in reality, this actually dries your skin out. When you take a hot shower, water actually flows out of your skin and evaporates, dehydrating your skin. To keep your skin hydrated, take shorter, lukewarm showers. With summer quickly approaching, it won't be as difficult to skip the steamy hot showers.
2. Incorporate a hydrating sheet mask into your skincare regimen
Adding a hydrating sheet mask to your skincare routine, ideally once a week, is an easy way to provide your skin with extra moisture. Find sheet masks with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, peptides, and vitamins A, E, and C for both soothing and hydrating properties.
One of our absolute favorite sheet masks is the FRANZ Premium Microcurrent Facial Dual Mask.
With this double mask set, your skin will receive intense hydration and nutrients to correct and prevent the first signs of aging.
In order for the ingredients to go deep, the Premium mask utilizes eco-powered waves across your skin.
Through our patented Tissue X® microcurrent technology, healing waves pass through the skin layers, tightening and toning the skin. With the enriching mask, you receive nutrients including peptides and Retinyl Palmitate, a gentle form of retinol. Also in it is micro hyaluronic acid, which is over 300 times smaller than typical hyaluronic acids. The Premium Microcurrent Dual Mask should be applied twice per week for two weeks, then once a week to maintain results.
3. Make water your best friend
Maybe this one's obvious, but we’re all guilty of forgetting to drink enough water. When you spend a lot of time outside, drinking water is more crucial than ever. Water keeps your body hydrated and gives your skin a healthy glow. Drinking a lot of water can help reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and fine lines. Plus, you won't show as many signs of aging as people who don't drink enough water.
If you are going to have some fun this Memorial Day weekend and plan to consume alcohol, you should especially remember to stay hydrated.
4. Invest in a hydrating moisturizer that has plenty of beneficial ingredients
Using a moisturizer every day is essential for having healthy, hydrated skin and should be part of your overall skincare routine. Not all moisturizers are the same, though. As you know, skincare products are only as good as their ingredients. Choosing the perfect moisturizer is all about the ingredients that make it up. That’s why we love the FRANZ Rose Quartz Moisturizing Face Cream.
A combination of rosewater, rose flower oil, and Centella Asiatica extract works to reduce the signs of aging while enhancing your skin's natural glow.
The cream will leave your skin feeling soft and supple.
All skin types will benefit from this moisturizer, especially those prone to dryness and irritation.
5. Invest in a new pillowcase
Have you ever woken up from a wonderful night's sleep to blemishes and dry skin? Your pillow may be the culprit. Cotton pillowcases absorb moisture while you sleep, leaving you with dry, potentially irritated skin and hair. To protect your skin, swap out your cotton pillowcases for a softer, less absorbent fabric. Silk or satin pillowcases are both good choices. They're less absorbent than cotton,
so they help keep your skin and hair better hydrated. Plus, unlike cotton, they won’t clog your pores with bacteria, since they don’t absorb as much. After you switch your pillowcases, you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner!
6. Eat foods that are high in water and antioxidants
Another great tip for hydrated skin is to make sure you consume hydrating foods and drinks. The vitamins and minerals in fruits and vegetables aren't just great for your health but they're also excellent for your skin. In combination with facial moisturizers, foods rich in water and antioxidants keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Among the many foods rich in water and antioxidants are beets, carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, and mushrooms. There's plenty of time to switch up your diet and start adding in a few more yummy and nutritious food items before Memorial Day weekend.
7. Try ampoules for deep hydration
A K-beauty creation, ampoules are like serums with an extra boost. In fact, ampoules contain the highest concentration of active ingredients in skincare products. The formula within ampoules contains amazing ingredients that work to hydrate, recharge, and balance the skin. With our FRANZ Stemcell Culture Medium Ampoule, you get the most effective and deep-healing skincare treatment available on the market. Using our stem cell ampoule, with 10% skin cell culture concentration, will help provide a glowing and luscious appearance to your skin. With its lightweight formula and rapid absorption, this serum is the perfect way to hydrate your skin!