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Changing seasons put a strain on the skin. And people with extreme types of skin like dry skin aren’t always very lucky. With increasing sun exposure and rising outside temperatures, summer is one of the most prone to dry skin problems around the year. In this article, we’ll tell you how to weather the effects of the summer atmosphere on your skin. Below, you’ll find some tips and steps to taking care of dry skin in summer.
How Do You Hydrate Dry Skin?
We cannot repeat it enough: well-nourished skin is healthy skin. The hotter it is, the more water and nutrients it’s going to need to shine.
So, to get it what it needs, you are going to have to be careful about the cosmetics you use. To make the best choice possible, you need to consider your skin type.
If you have dry skin, seek specialized care that will contain more nourishing ingredients such as vegetable butter, shea, or cocoa, or even moisturizing oils that will protect your skin against external aggressions.
What Is Good For Dry Skin In Summer?
Below are some skincare items you’ll need for summer if you have dry skin:
Body Lotions with Foams
Body lotions in mousse form have become real summer favorites! Since they form a fine network on the skin, the skin can continue to breathe. They are absorbed very quickly, provide intensive care and feel light and supple. Make-up and hair treatments are also available as foams for summer body care from head to toe.
If the mousse is “too foamy” for you, it is best to use body lotions with a light gel texture. Enriched with moisturizing and nourishing ingredients such as shea butter, urea, and glycerine, they make the skin glow for a long time.
The Right Nutrition
Yes, what we eat has a direct influence on our health and, in turn, on the radiance of our skin. A dull, grayish, dry skin is often evidence of a lack of vitamins and trace elements.
However, these essential components are mainly contained in fruits and vegetables! To have beautiful skin, you absolutely must pay attention to the quality of your diet. And that’s good because, in the spring, the early-market stalls fill up with sun-protecting products.
These include tomatoes, courgettes, eggplants, strawberries, cherries, figs, apricots, and more. All these products are, in addition to being tasty, rich in water and minerals. However, you have to consume without moderation.
How Do You Have Dry And Glowing Skin?
After the long winter months spent wrapped up in layers of clothing and without seeing much of the sun’s rays, your skin needs to breathe.
Yes, but there you go, dead cells and toxins have usually accumulated over the previous season, and now is the time to get rid of them.
Start by increasing the frequency of your masks and other exfoliating treatments. Be careful, however, to choose products suitable for dry skin which will be less abrasive than others.
Then increase your water intake. Drinking enough every day is a prerequisite for eliminating the waste that pollutes your body and your skin.
What Are The Proper Steps To Caring For Dry Skin In Summer?
Below, as promised, are the steps you should take if you’re serious about getting unblemished skin during the summer.
Step 1: Soft Lotion/Cleaning Lotion
The first step is a must-have lotion for everyone. Micellar water, soft lotion, or cleansing lotion, you can choose one of them. The soft lotion is the lotion that is suitable for most normal and dry skin.
It softens the stratum corneum and makes the skin soft and moisturized. After applying skincare products, it will make it more conducive to the skin to absorb nutrients, and most girls should use this kind.
Cleansing lotion is for wiping off excess dirt and dandruff to make the face cleaner. Generally, use the cleansing lotion before using it. If the lotion is soft, the effect will be better.
Step 2: Essence
The second step is one of the best products among skincare products – essence. The ingredients are exquisite, powerful, and the effect is super remarkable. The essence has many functions you want, such as anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, moisturizing, and whitening. It also functions as spot removal and so on.
Step 3: Eye Cream
The third step is eye cream. Remember to use it after the moisturizing lotion.
Step 4: Lip Balm
Lip balm can effectively prevent cracked lips and dry skin caused by dry weather. You can skip this step, but it’s a must for lips that often get cracked during the dry summer air.
Step 5: Moisturizing Cream
The moisture content of moisturizing cream is very high. It is easy to push evenly and quickly penetrates the epidermis. It absorbs quickly and has an excellent moisturizing effect. Its moisture doesn’t evaporate quickly. And it can maintain the skin and its water content.
Step 6: Nutrient Cream
Many people don’t go through this step. Most girls feel that the skin will be burdened, so they omit this step. Nutrient cream is divided into day cream, night cream, eye cream, etc.
It can protect the skin from external pollution. It keeps the skin balanced, strengthens the skin’s various moisturizing and elastic functions. It also helps relieve the skin’s physiological processes and different skin troubles. Also, it acts as a protective film for the skin.
How to Protect Dry Skin from the Sun?
Dry skin is inherently weakened skin. In other words, it should not be exposed to the first rays of the sun without having been previously protected. The sun is, moreover, a factor aggravating skin dryness.
So, if you have dry to very dehydrated skin, don’t go outside without applying an SPF treatment suited to your skin type. For the body, opt for protective milk rather than a spray.
For the face, it is strongly recommended to buy sun protection specially formulated for sensitive skin.
You can also choose a moisturizer with built-in sun protection. This is a very practical 2 in 1 treatment for the arrival of sunny days. In any case, remember to rinse yourself after each dive in the pool or the sea.
Day creams with a sun protection factor (SPF) often only protect against UVB rays, not UVA rays. To be well protected, sun protection needs to protect against both types of rays. Because while UVB rays are “only” responsible for sunburn, UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin and cause lasting damage.
How to Clean Dry Skin?
Taking care of your skin is also knowing how to clean it properly every day. In order not to excessively dry out an already weakened epidermis, it is better to use surgras soaps or shower oils, which will respect the hydrolipidic film of the skin.
As for the face, avoid tap water which is often too rich in lime and therefore dehydrating. You can also use facial cleansers with moisturizing toner applied to cotton.
The use of thermal water (mineral-rich water taken from the spring) can refresh the skin provided it is dried by dabbing with a towel. To soothe dry skin tissue, chamomile or rose floral waters can also be an interesting alternative because it is 100% natural.
What Do You Do If The Skin Is Dry When Air-Conditioned?
After staying in an air-conditioned room for a long time, if you feel your skin is dehydrated, take good care of your skin. Dry skin is prone to dark spots, and it isn’t easy to get rid of the spots.
First of all, you must drink plenty of water to ensure that your body is hydrated. The temperature of the air-conditioned room is usually cool and comfortable. People may not feel very thirsty. However, you should also drink water if you are not thirsty. It is generally recommended to drink eight glasses of water a day.
When the body is hydrated, the skin should be hydrated. Carry a moisturizing spray with you. You can have 1-2 drops of essential oils in it to enhance the water-locking effect. Take it out and spray it every 2 hours.
Apply a moisturizing mask every other day, and women under the age of 25 can apply a mask every two days.
Choose mild toiletries and use less deep cleansing facial cleanser, which will make the skin drier.
In summer, dry skin needs one thing above all: moisture and sun protection! Body lotions and moisturizing creams with SPF are best suited for summer care. The more water the skincare product has, the more carefree it feels. It is also easier to spread and is absorbed more quickly.
The ideal is to start preventing skin dryness before summer. You can moisturize it regularly and take care of it with moisturizing creams and masks, for the face and the body. This will prevent dry skin in summer but also the appearance of fine lines. These treatments are available in different textures (milks, creams, butters, lotions, oils, etc.).