Summer skin care for dry skin
Top tips from HelloSkin: How to care for your skin this summer!
As the summer approaches, everyone is looking forward to spending time outdoors enjoying the sunshine. However, too much exposure to the sun’s powerful rays can leave your skin dry and dull and can also expose you to the dangers of skin cancer.
So, how do you keep your skin glowing and in great condition during the dry season?
Don’t get burned
A painful dose of reddened sore skin is a sign that your skin has been burned following exposure to too much UV radiation. The damaged outer skin will eventually blister and peel, leaving you with flaky, itchy, dry patches. Repeated, prolonged exposure to the sun can also lead to skin cancer.
Protect yourself by staying out of the sun when it’s at its hottest; between 11am and 3pm. If you must be out in the sun for most of the day, cover up exposed areas of skin with a shirt and long, lightweight trousers. A close-weave cotton material is perfect for maximum protection, as the natural fibres help to keep you cool, and the close weave prevents UV penetration. If you wear something with loose weave fibres, it will stretch when wet or damp, which allows more drying UV rays through to your skin.
Choose a hat with a wide brim so that your neck and ears are shaded as well as your face. Hats are available with a fabric flap at the back to cover your neck.
The delicate skin around your eyes can be vulnerable to UV damage and dry out, so choose good quality wraparound sunglasses.
If you want to enjoy the great outdoors on a lovely sunny day, pick a nice shady area; overhanging trees, canopies, and even the shade afforded by buildings are ideal. Be very careful if you’re out on the water. Just because there’s a nice cool breeze, it doesn’t mean you won’t get burned. The sun reflects off the water which intensifies its strength, and it’s just as damaging regardless of how comfortable you might feel in the wind. To keep safe, keep in the shade or cover up.
Treating dry skin
After a day out in the sun, have a brief shower to get rid of any suncream and sweat. Pat your skin dry and immediately apply a good dressing of a soothing moisturiser or emollient product, specially formulated for sun-dried skin
You can keep your skin protected from the sun this summer by following the tips above. For more information and advice on what moisturising products would be best for you, contact the experts at HelloSkin.
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