We often associate dry skin as a problem that happens only during the fall and winter months. We already know how the cooler air can dry skin, leaving it cracking and aching. But did you know dry skin can happen in the summer, too? Fun in the sun, dips in the pool, visits to the beach, and even air-conditioning can damage skin, drying it out. Use these summer skincare tips to fight dryness during these sweltering months!
Don’t Forget the Sunscreen!
Always apply sunscreen before heading away for outdoor fun. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends sunscreen of SPF 30 or better, broad-spectrum protection, and water resistance.
Turn Down the Heat
Most of us love a hot shower! But did you know hot water can make skin dry out? Try using warm water instead of hot water. Be sure to blot your skin dry with a towel instead of rubbing or wiping water from your body. It’s a gentler method that leaves skin feeling happier.
Make it Rain
While on the subject of showers, be sure to bathe after visiting the pool or beach. Pool chemicals and salty water can both make your skin feel irritated and dry. It’s best to wash with fresh water and a mild cleanser. But, if that isn’t an option, be sure to at least rinse off with clean water before heading home to finish the job.
Turn Up the Heat?
It’s already summer, why would you want things warmer? Well, the cold air from our air-conditioning can contribute to feelings of dry skin. Even just a few degrees can make a difference!
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
Using a trustworthy moisturizer after showering is a great way to leave your skin feeling fresh. A moisturizer works by trapping water in the skin. For best results, you’ll want to apply a good moisturizer immediately after bathing.
Consider the Daily Hydration Moisturizer by Brevena from Shop LC. It’s infused with Macro B Complex® to bring your skin back to a healthier state. It locks in moisture in visibly plumping and softening skin. Not only are you protecting skin from everyday stressors and pollution, this whipped cream seals in hydration and offers hyaluronic acid and antioxidants for a dewy glow.
This lightweight, daily moisturizer is ideal for all skin types, delivering long-lasting hydration and improved elasticity, while leaving you with soft, supple skin. It’s dermatologist tested, fragrance-free, dye-free and made in the USA.
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