The warmer days are here for many of us. Unfortunately, some of us end up with dry skin as the seasons change. Read on to learn some simple and effective tips for keeping your skin soft, smooth, and hydrated for the spring and summer.
Use Lotion Several Times a Day
It’s important to apply lotion to your skin after you shower or take a bath, every day. When you have damp skin, it helps provide a barrier on your skin that traps in moisture, which will easily fight dry skin during the warmer months. Once a day may not be enough, so try applying lotion every morning and then make sure to put it on your hands after you wash them.
Use a Humidifier
This is an excellent way to add some moisture into your air, whether it’s at home, or at the office. When the weather gets hotter, the temperature takes moisture from your skin. Adding it back into the air can help save your skin and keep it smooth and youthful.
Use Fish Oil
This is particularly helpful and important if you don’t consume fish. There are certain species that have a great amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for maintaining your skin’s moisture and health. You can find fish oil at just about any store. If you do eat fish, eat some trout or salmon a couple of times each week.
Use Mild Skin Care Products
Choose skin care products that are mild and don’t have a lot of chemicals and ingredients you cannot pronounce. The shorter the ingredient list, the easier it’ll be on your skin. Strong chemicals lead to dry skin.
This is important to eliminate the top layers of dead skin cells. This makes it easier for the skin care products you use to absorb into your skin and keep it moist. Exfoliators are easy to find on store shelves, but you can also make your own by combining olive oil and sugar.
Always Wear Sunscreen
Of course wearing sunscreen is important for preventing skin cancer and sunburn, but it can also help prevent dry skin during the warmer months. This is because skin that is sunburned is lacking moisture and by wearing sunscreen you can keep the sunburn from happening at all. You’re preserving your skin’s natural moisture. Wear SPF 30 or higher and broad-spectrum to protect you from both UVA and UVB rays.
Always Carry a Water Bottle
There are many reasons your body needs enough fluids — keeping skin hydrated is one of them. Carry a water bottle with you to remind you to drink water throughout your day.