During summer seasons, depending on what climate you are in (i.e. desert), your skin can suffer from dryness and it may be a good idea to adjust our skincare regimen.  Here are some tips for dealing with the heat and dryness:

  1.  Might be a good idea to run a humidifier in your room while you sleep.  This just puts moisture back into the air to ensure your skin [as well as ears, nose, and throat] don’t dry out.

  2. Make a shift in your diet. Drink lots of water and eat foods with a higher fat content. 

  3. Add a gentle scrub to your regimen, particularly one that has some AHA (#Exfoliant07).  Dry skin will remain dry without some exfoliation a few times a week.  If you are super super dry, you may want to use a washcloth instead of a scrub to prevent “rawness.” Exfoliant 07 has shea butter whipped into the ingredients to help soften and add moisture back into the skin.

  4. After exfoliating, your skin will be primed and ready to absorb any goodness you put on it. While retinol may be the kingdom of anti-aging, it could be a bit too harsh during dry weather. However, something loaded with antioxidants is great for fighting against free radicals.  Free radicals cause age spots, premature wrinkles, collagen breakdown, etc.  All the things you don’t want. 

  5. Heavier face creams and oils may need to be introduced to your regimen as well to ensure your skin is getting the hydration it needs. Be sure none of the oil ingredients are comedogenic (pore clogging). 

  6. Avoid drying ingredients like alcohol, this is only going to dry you out more. 

  7. Nighttime routines may include hydrating  masks and other extra hydrating products that will only enhance your skin’s suppleness and will help regenerate while you sleep.

  8. Avoid washing your skin with super hot water.  This applies at all times but especially when your skin is dry- it will strip and dry it out further. 

  9. Try incorporating a mister spray throughout the day.  Avoid ones that are water based to avoid the risk of drying you out further.  These are great for giving you a little pick me up.

  10. Wear your sunscreen.  Chances are if you are in a dry climate, there is heat and heavy UV rays.  You don’t want to risk burning your skin which will dry it out further. (If you are breaking out, it is misleading that the sun will help dry it out- it will cause more long term damage and not worth the short term gains!)

Written by Allyson Welch

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