Why Keeping Your Skin Hydrated During Summer Is So Important!
While many of us enjoy Summer for the hot days and warm nights, our skin definitely takes a hit during these months, and can lose plenty of moisture in the process.
The skin is made up of three layers, the outer layer (epidermis), the underlying skin (dermis) and the subcutaneous tissue (epidermis). If the outer layer isn’t getting enough moisture, the skin will lose its elasticity and often become dry, itchy and flaky. Dry skin can even accelerate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
These tips can help combat dry skin, and keep it feeling hydrated and smooth all day long.
Use A Gentle Cleanser/Exfoliator
Cleanse your face at least once a day, and use an exfoliating scrub a couple of times a week, to get rid of dirt and pollution from within the pores, which can sometimes feel particularly excessive in the hot weather. This will also ensure that a face moisturiser absorbs properly and provides the best results. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Calming Cream Cleanser gently purifies skin, while removing excess surface oils and impurities. Palmer’s Micro Fine Exfoliating Scrub gently exfoliates the surface of the skin, leaving it noticeably smoother and brighter.
Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise!
As we have mentioned, your body loses a lot of moisture during Summer. Apply a hydrating moisturiser whenever your skin feels dry, and especially immediately after showering, when the skin is still porous and will be able to better absorb the product.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion is a thick and rich daily body lotion, which softens and smoothes dry skin, while providing a deep hydration all over. For the face, Palmer’s Moisturising Day Cream is a lightweight formula that gently hydrates, balances moisture and smoothes skin texture. It also contains added SPF15, to assist in protecting the skin from UV rays. (Remember to still wear sunscreen though!)
Have A Warm (Instead Of A Hot) Shower
By having boiling hot baths/showers, your skin is susceptible to dryness. Lowering the temperature slightly to warm water instead, will allow your skin to remain hydrated. Oh, and remember to moisturise straight after getting out of the shower!
Full-On, Air Con
It’s no surprise that having the air con on full blast in Summer is a sure-fire way to dry out the skin, especially as your body loses its ability to produce sweat when you’re in an air-conditioned room. Try not to let the air current blow directly on to the skin, and if you can, decorate the room with plants or get a room humidifier to take the dryness out of the space.
Drink plenty of water (6-8 glasses a day), especially on hot summer days, to not only quench your thirst, but to help your skin stay hydrated too.
Dry skin, be gone!