No one wants to stay inside during the summer—you want to get out there and enjoy the world, whether you’re jetting off on a fantastic holiday, or heading out to the back garden for a few drinks and a spot of barbecuing. But, all that fun and relaxation can cause problems for your skin. Namely, causing it to become dry and lose its natural smoothness and sheen—which is why your summer skincare routine is hugely important.
One way to combat dry skin in the summer is to emphasize hydration and moisturization as a part of your skincare routine. This article will look at some of the best ways you can make sure your skin stays hydrated this summer.
Don’t Overlook or Overdo The Cleansing
As one of the smallest, simplest, and briefest steps in your skincare routine—it can be easy to overlook the cleanser. Turning it into something you simply swipe off the supermarket shelf without thinking. But, using a light and well-chosen cleanser can do wonder when it comes to dehydration and preventing irritation. As well as helping to enhance the effects of the other products you use.
Hydration isn’t just a matter of keeping your skin smooth and exuberant, water loss through the skin can also exaggerate fine lines and cause flakiness and irritation. This is why it is essential you incorporate water into your skincare routine as much as possible. This means using hydrators at the right stage—after cleansing but before moisturizing. Another useful tip is to keep a facial spray handy to spritz yourself throughout the day, or whenever your skin is beginning to feel dry. And of course, don’t forget to drink plenty of water!
Water Rich Diet
Just as drinking plentiful amounts of water will help your skin—filling your diet with water-rich foods can also have tremendous benefits. Some of the best options include berries, watermelon, cucumbers, peppers, and lettuce. All of which are perfect for making delicious small salads to eat for lunch, or as a healthy and filling snack.
Skin Type Matters
There are 5 main different skin types— dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, combination skin, and normal skin—and picking the right moisturizer for your skin type is critical to ensuring your skin remains hydrated and fresh throughout those long summer days. For those with dry skin, we recommend using a thicker cream-based moisturizer. Whilst those with oily skin would be better served by a lightweight mattifying solution. If you have sensitive skin, you should avoid moisturizers that are alcohol or fragrance based.
Apply At the Right Time
Selecting the best moisturizer for your skin isn’t the only thing you need to get right—you also need to make sure you apply it at the right time. Moisturizer works best when applied to already damp skin, as this helps to lock in the hydrating effects for long lasting hydration and revitalization.
Don’t Spend Too Long In The Shower
Easily the most disheartening advice we have to offer, after all, I enjoy the soothing waterfall effect of a long hot shower as much as anyone. But, unfortunately, your skin doesn’t feel the same way. These showers can in fact, work to remove the moisture from your skin, leaving it dried out and vulnerable.
Go Above And Beyond With A Deep Clean
If you want to really combat dry skin, and leave your face looking and feeling great all summer long—then you need to take a serious approach. By using a sonic-powered brush to cleanse your pores, you ensure that the high-quality products you’re using don’t go to waste. This cleansing helps those products reach beneath the surface for lasting and effective hydration no matter what the weather.
Don’t let your skin dry out this summer with help from a House Of Purple Rose. Our fantastic range of skincare products are just one click away.