Summer has here in full effect, as seen by the scorching heat and increasing temperatures. And, while the summer heat causes a lot of dehydration in the body, did you know that your skin can also become dehydrated?
It’s possible that your skin is dehydrated if it’s dry, flaky, itchy, or red. While we can restore our bodies by drinking plenty of water, juices, and other beverages, this does not necessarily work for our skin. For that, we’ll need more than 8 glasses of water. So, how do you restore our skin’s moisture?
- In the morning, use gentle cleansers, and in the evening, use gel-based cleansers.
Dehydrated skin is easily irritated. In the morning, use a gentle cleanser to cleanse your skin without hurting the damaged barrier. This will not dry the skin any further. In the evening, use a gel cleanser to unclog pores, eliminate excess sebum, and soothe and moisturise the skin.
- Other humectants, such as hyaluronic acid
A humectant is a moisturising chemical that can be found in a variety of skincare products. It’s a popular component because of its ability to retain moisture. Rehydrating your skin with hyaluronic acid and humectants like glycerine is beneficial.
- Toners that hydrate the skin
Toners have a negative reputation since the alcohol and astringent components in them appear to dry up the skin. However, there are new age, specialised toners on the market that are incredibly effective at hydrating your skin. These toners provide hydration to the skin, as well as making it softer and more supple, when used correctly after cleansing your face.
- Sunscreens that are either gel-based or creamy
Summertime without sunblock? Impossible. In the sweltering summers, wearing sunscreen and reapplying it every two hours when outside is a must. You can use a gel-based sunscreen (for oily skin), a liquid sunscreen (for combination skin), or a creamy sunscreen (for dry skin) to hydrate your skin (for dry skin). Gel sunscreens are non-comedogenic, non-irritating, and hydrate the skin well. Alternatively, a creamy sunscreen can be purchased. This sunscreen is based on a moisturiser and protects as well as hydrates your skin. Because it is thicker than gel-based sunscreen, it may not be suitable for all skin types.
Thermal water, rosewater, hyaluronic acid, and spring water are some of the skin-hydrating substances used in mists. Spritzing mists on the go can help you rapidly rehydrate parched skin by providing calming, soothing, and barrier healing. While they are only a temporary treatment, they work quickly and can be seen if used in conjunction with a healthy, moisturising skincare programme.
These are some tips for fixing dry skin this summer and hydrating it properly. In some circumstances, if the skin remains dehydrated, a dermatologist should be consulted, who can provide a tailored and effective solution.