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quenching summer's thirst

What do we all have in common in the summer? Yes it's the return of the thirsty, moisture-starved skin, compliments of crash diets, air conditioning, travel and too many mojitos! If you've always heard summer skin isn't as dry as it is in the winter, you're correct. So why does skin feel so tight? The answer: your skin may actually be dehydrated.

First things first: dry skin, or allipoid skin, generally refers to skin that is lacking in oil.

Dehydrated skin is characterized by lack of moisture (water).

Even oily skin can experience dehydration, as dehydration is a lack of water in skin - not oil. This means sebaceous activity can still be normal or even overactive in dehydrated skin. Now you know the difference - so it's time to cure thirsty skin:

While your first instinct screams for the heavier cream, you could be left with breakouts during warmer months when perspiration levels are higher. Instead, layer a feather-light, fast-absorbing hydrating fluid beneath your current moisturizer or sunscreen - Skin Hydrating Booster is our top pick.

Spritz all day, every day with Multi-Active Toner -in the morning before moisturizing, as an afternoon refresher at your desk, in the car on your way to the gym... it's hydrating, absorbs quickly, and won't leave behind a greasy residue.

Three times a week, calm, soothe and help reduce dehydration with Skin Hydrating Masque. On hot days, intensify cooling benefits by chilling in the fridge for 5 minutes before you apply.

While you always wear your sunscreen, it is possible to get caught by the day's rays. The damage is done, but the recovery can be quickened. Trust After Sun Repair to take down redness and inflammation while cooling skin. After Sun Repair is also a summer must-have for post-waxing sessions!

Give skin a boost by treating it right from the inside out. Drink at least eight 8-ounces of plain, filtered water every day.

If you're a fan of coffee, tea or sodas, balance out the consumption with 3 extra glasses of water.

Don't forget about wonderful, water-rich fruits and vegetables including watermelon, apples, grapes, broccoli and blueberries to boost hydration.

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