Summer Skincare Routine for Dry Skin Summer Skincare Routine for Dry Skin

Summer Skincare Routine for Dry Skin

The summer months are knocking at the door. Do you know what this means...dry skin alert! Summer brings with it scorching heat and humidity that can make your skin dry. And people who already have dry skin might notice it becoming even drier. Sun exposure and extreme heat can affect your skin’s barrier and cause transepidermal water loss (water evaporation through the skin to the external environment). If you are willing to take precautions and make your dry skin summer-proof, hear us out. We have compiled a list of 3 effective tips to help you take care of your dry skin. Stay tuned as we also share a thorough skincare routine for dry skin to help you provide the ultimate care and attention to your precious skin during the hot summer days.

3 Tips to Protect Dry Skin During Summer

While following a thorough skincare routine for dry skin is important, you can also try these 3 effective tips mentioned below to prevent dryness in the face during summer:

1. Cover Face and Body

Sun and the rising temperature during summers can suck out all the moisture and essential oils from your skin. As a result, your dry skin can become drier and appear flaky. You can maintain skin moisture by covering your skin, i.e., your face and body. Pro tip: You can wear wide-brimmed hat and full-sleeved clothes while stepping out.

2. Follow a Healthy Diet

Your diet plays a crucial role in preventing dry skin during summer. So, try including hydrating foods (cucumber) and omega 3-rich foods (avocado), vitamin A (sweet potato), vitamin C (kiwifruit), vitamin D (cod liver oil, Soy, almond, and oat milk), and vitamin E (sunflower seeds) in your diet to maintain the skin moisture supremely during hot days. Also, cut down on alcohol and limit sugary and baked foods.

3. Avoid Hot Water

Summer months and hot water showers aren’t made for each other. So, while the idea of taking hot showers at the end of the day might sound exciting, we’d suggest you to avoid it if you do not want skin dryness during summer. Hot water can strip away your skin’s moisture and natural oil and make it dry. Instead, you can shower with lukewarm water or cold water to protect your skin’s barrier from moisture loss during summer days. So, if your skincare routine for dry skin includes a hot shower either in the morning or evening, replace that habit of lukewarm or cold-water shower. 

Now that you have the dry skincare tips ready with you, let’s look at  an ideal dry skincare routine for summer.

Summer Skincare Routine for Dry Skin

Need a summer solution for your dry skin? Follow this step-by-step dry skincare routine discussed below:

Step: 1: Cleansing

Use the double cleansing method during summers to gently and effectively clean your dry skin.  First, use argan oil-infused micellar water to remove makeup, dust, and dirt, and then, follow it up with a gentle soothing face wash. For better results, you can include exfoliation in your dry skin routine (2-3 times a week) to slough off dead flaky skin.

Step 2: Toning

Those with dry skin can’t ignore the CTM routine during summer. Once, you are done with cleansing, you must apply a toner as it helps alleviate dryness and flakiness without affecting the natural moisture balance.

Step 3: Hydrating

Make sheet masks your new best friend if you have dry, parched skin. This summer, go for a Hyaluronic acid + watermelon-infused ampoule sheet mask to boost and re-plump your skin.

Step 4: Serum

Your skincare routine for dry skin is incomplete without applying serum. You can pick a vitamin C face serum to get a radiant, healthy glowing complexion and spotless skin in no time.

Step 5: Moisturizing

Complete the CTM ritual for dry skin by applying a vitamin C serum gel moisturizer. This step in your dry skincare routine would help increase the hydration level in your skin and add radiance to it.

Step 6: Providing Sun Protection

Protect your skin from harmful sun rays during summers by applying an SPF moisturizer. If you are not a big fan of applying too many products during summer days, an SPF moisturizer would help you get benefits of both moisturization and sun protection. 

Follow these tips and build a summer skincare routine for dry skin to prevent sun-induced damage and transepidermal water loss. Keep browsing through the enormous collection of Garnier skincare products to upgrade your skincare vanity.