How to Take Care of Dry Skin in Summer

How to Take Care of Dry Skin in Summer Dry skin is characterised by insufficient production of sebum (skin oil). As a result, it lacks natural protection against moisture loss and external factors. In summer, dry skin can get even drier because of heat and sun, so it’s really important to know how to take care of dry skin in summer to prevent sunburn, flaking, and other problems. Here’s our take on a summertime skincare routine for dry skin.

It’s not hard to figure out that your skin belongs to the dry type. As a rule, dry skin is dull and greyish; it easily becomes red, itchy and flaky, and fine lines and wrinkles are more visible on dry skin. In addition, dry skin often feels tight after washing, and if you don’t moisturise properly, this sensation of tightness and discomfort may last for hours and hours.

Since dry skin lacks oil produced by the sebaceous glands, it is especially vulnerable to heat and ultraviolet radiation in summer; it also loses moisture even quicker than usual, and the loss of moisture leads to the loss of skin firmness and elasticity. As a result, dry skin may age quicker than other skin types if you don’t take proper care of it.

So now you see why dry skin needs a special skincare routine in summer. Your summertime skincare regimen doesn’t have to be extra, but you do need to pay a little more time and attention to taking care of your skin. Here are 5 basic steps you should follow every day to keep your skin hydrated and healthy during the summer months.

Cleansing

Dry skin doesn’t need frequent cleansing even in summer. If you skin is really dehydrated, you can even skip cleansing in the morning to preserve the protective layer of sebum that the sebaceous glands have produced overnight (of course, you shouldn’t skip cleansing if there are obvious impurities on your face).

As far as the choice of a cleansing product for dry skin is concerned, you should opt for gentle gel or foaming cleansers with humectants (ingredients that help to lock moisture in the skin). Such ingredients include, for example, hyaluronic acid and glycerine.

Toning

This step you shouldn’t skip because even the gentlest cleansers can disturb your skin’s pH balance, and skin toners are specifically designed to restore it. In addition, they help to remove impurities and cleanser residue from the skin surface and prepare it for further application of moisturisers, nourishing and protective products.

Skin toners for dry skin should not contain any alcohol or other drying or irritating ingredients. What they should contain is moisturising and soothing agents, such as aloe vera extract or leaf juice, chamomile extract, glycerine, hyaluronic acid, etc.

Moisturising

Dry skin need hydration more than any other skin type, and even more so in summer. Therefore, you should moisturise your skin every day, keeping in mind that it needs both superficial and deep hydration.

Superficial hydration helps to trap moisture in the skin and prevents it from evaporating. For this purpose, your summertime skincare routine should include a daytime moisturiser. In turn, deep hydration allows to transport moisture to the deeper levels of the epidermis in order to maintain the skin’s firmness and elasticity. For deep hydration, you need to use moisturising serums and face masks.

You can use serum every day during your nighttime beauty routine, after cleansing and toning but before applying moisturiser. Moisturising masks usually aren’t designed for everyday use; you can apply them 1 to 3 times a week, choosing any type of mask you want (gel-like, creamy, sheet masks, etc.).

Nourishment

Traditionally, nourishing products for dry skin have a thick texture and are rich in various oils. Because of this, you may not feel like applying them in summer. However, your skin needs nourishment all the year round because hydration is not enough to keep it healthy. So hot weather shouldn’t keep you from using nourishing products.

As a rule, night creams are the best option for nourishing dry skin. They work while you’re sleeping, so their heavy texture shouldn’t be an issue. In addition, you can periodically apply nourishing serums, which are much lighter than creams, and nourishing masks. Depending on your skin’s condition and needs, you’ll need to apply nourishing masks from 1 to 3 times a week.

Protection

As we’ve already mentioned above, dry skin is extremely vulnerable to external factors, so it definitely needs extra protection. To protect your skin in summer, you need a moisturiser with SPF that ensures protection from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. In addition, such moisturisers should contain ingredients that prevent dehydration, skin irritation and flaking.

If you stick to the above-described summertime skincare routine, your dry skin will remain healthy and hydrated even during the hot months. Of course, it is also important to choose the right products for your skin, making sure that they contain all the active ingredients your skin needs. In our online shop Organic Store, you can find a wide selection of natural and organic products for dry skin, ranging from cleansers to toners to moisturisers. At Organic Store, we offer affordable prices, convenient and secure payment methods, quick order procession and international delivery to make your shopping experience as comfortable as possible.

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