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Follow This Summer Skincare Routine to Keep Your Skin Hydrated, Even While Traveling

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Rising temperatures, constant air-conditioning, and busy lifestyles all wreak havoc on dehydrated skin. These water-infused fixes are here to help – simply add to your skincare routine for fresh summer skin.

Lightweight Rehydrators
Hydrating skincare isn’t just for those with dry skin, with combination and oiler complexions finding a better balance. MAC’s Hyper Real skincare range is designed to protect skin without clogging pores. The Hyper Real Serumizer Skin Balancing Hydration Serum is a serum-moisturizer hybrid which also doubles as a makeup primer. Those needing more moisture can layer on a calming barrier cream like Oskia Rest Day Comfort Cream, which helps support the skin’s biome with amino acids, probiotics, and ceramides. Treat the delicate eye area with an easily absorbed water-gel; Clinique Moisture Surge 96-Hour Hydro Filler Concentrate is ultralight and minimizes water loss for 96 hours following a single application.

Heavy Lifters
Keeping the skin hydrated can be a quick fix when it comes to improving the appearance of fine lines and sensitivity, with hyaluronic acid the star ingredient for attracting moisture into the dermis. Shiseido’s new Bio Performance Skin Filler duo comes as a two-piece set for AM and PM use, with the brand’s ‘MolecuShift’ technology claiming to fully harness water-retaining hyaluronic acid. Apply the Infill Serum at night to deliver shrunken hyaluronic acid molecules deeper into the skin to work from within. In the morning, the Full Expansion Serum reactivates the molecules for a continuing plumping effect.

Overnight Action
Overnight is the best time to rehydrate, with products making the biggest impact as the skin moves into its rest phrase of the circadian rhythm, actively repairing itself from daytime wear and tear as it creates new skin cells. Undo damage by choosing a night cream dedicated to reintroducing moisture into the bio-barrier. New from Clarins, the Hydra-Essentiel [HA2] Night Cream combines two different hyaluronic acid molecule weights with leaf of life extract and squalane to amp up the dermal self-hydration mechanisms.

Tidal Treatments
Choose a mask enriched with glycerin, like Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask, to recoup when faced with relenting AC or to protect the skin barrier while on a long-haul flight. As a humectant, glycerin locks in moisture and prevents it evaporating from the skin’s surface. Bolster a masque with a few drops of concentrated oil mixed in, to intensify results. Try Malin + Goetz Recovery Treatment Oil, a blend of nine different skin replenishing oils including jojoba, camellia, and rosehip.

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