Dry skin

5 Ways To Combat Dry Skin This Summer

As the temperature rises and we enjoy every ray of sunshine as the Summer months roll closer, our skin can sometimes suffer from dryness…

Too much sun exposure can play serious havoc with your skin. Have you ever experienced that tight feeling after a day in the sunshine or peeling after you’ve caught a bit of a tan? The sun’s rays strip your skin of moisture as well as its natural oils, leaving your skin visibly drier and in need of deep hydration. Read on to discover our advice on how to tackle dry skin in summer.

1. Moisturize Your Skin Every Day

The simplest and possibly the most effective way to tackle dry skin in summer is to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Slot it into your daily shower routine and apply a deeply-hydrating moisturizer straight after you’ve patted yourself dry to boost the moisture levels in your skin. Our award-winning Transforming Body Lotion is charged with our LaH6 Skin Hydration complex, packed with 6 active moisturizers at optimum levels to intensely hydrate and lock in moisture for up to 24 hours. It is also infused with Sweet Almond Oil to help re-balance your skin’s natural barrier as well as Alpha Hydroxy Acid to draw moisture into your skin.

2. Use A Hydrating Body Wash

Some body washes can have a stripping effect on your skin so it’s important to make sure that you stock up on body cleanser that hydrates as well as cleans. Although direct contact with water during your shower or bath will aid to relieve the dryness, it’s a savvy idea to find a moisturizing body wash to give your skin a further helping hand. Our Nourishing Body Wash has an indulgent, thick texture that lathers well however it’s soap-free so you won’t experience any tightness in your skin after rinsing. Powered with rich Omega oils like Starflower and Camelina as well as our LaH6 Skin Hydration Complex, you are bound to see any instant plumpness to your skin as soon as you step out of the shower. If you are strictly a bath person, pour a glug of our Softening Bath Milk Oil as the water runs and let your skin absorb its hydrating formula as you relax. This bath milk also contains Colloidal Oats, known for its hydrating and soothing qualities.

3. Dry Exfoliate Your Skin Every Week

If your skin has recently been exposed to a lot of sun and you are experiencing some dryness, it may feel slightly sensitive and sore. Also, if the top layers of skin are starting to peel or flake away, a gentle dry exfoliation can help your skin to shed the dead skin cells as these can begin to block your skin’s natural surface. Gentle is the key word to focus on, here. Anything too rough and intense can do more damage than good if you’ve been laying in the sun. Choose a softer option like our Exfoliating Body Mitt and lightly swipe over your skin before hopping into the shower or bath. Its innovative fabric weave offers a milder, less intense exfoliation than other methods like dry brushing.

4. Take Extra Care Of Super Dry Skin Areas

Your skin is your body’s largest organ so naturally you may find that certain parts of it react differently to the sun than others. It may sound obvious, but when we’re sat in the garden and exposed to the sunshine, our head actually absorbs more rays than other parts of our body. You may experience dryness and flakiness here too as we do not usually protect our scalp with SPF, meaning there’s a higher chance of sunburn. Opt for a targeted treatment like our Transforming Scalp Serum, packed with Frankincense, Celery Oil and minerals to revive your scalp back to full hydration. Your lips are another area that you may forget to protect with SPF before you venture out into your sun drenched garden or balcony. Apply a generous layer of our Intensive Lip Treatment before you go to sleep to replenish your lips with moisture and prevent a chapped, rough texture.

5. Don’t forget your SPF!

Make sure your skin in summer is fully protected from skin damage throughout the hotter months by slathering SPF on every day. Skin experts recommend that you wear an SPF moisturizer on your face every day. If you’re going to be sat outside all day, whether it’s sunny or cloudy, it’s a good idea to apply an SPF (at least factor 50) all over your body before venturing out. Apply to dry skin straight after your morning shower to ensure you stay covered from the sun’s harmful rays. Side note: It’s particularly important that you apply SPF when you use our products as they contain Alpha Hydroxy Acid, an AHA that helps to transform your skin but may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn.

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