16 May Preventing Dry Skin in the Summer
When the summer season hits, the heat and humidity of this time of year can have a serious impact on your hair—and your skin. This causes your skin to look dry and flaky, and unfortunately, you can’t just cover up the problem with thick moisturizers and lotion. Chances are, your skin is dehydrated from the weather, and it is not something that is easy to hide. You need to give your skin the hydration that it is craving. And the good news is, we have just what you are looking for—the HydraFacial. First let’s take a look at some other steps you can take that can help supplement the efficacy of your Hydrafacial.
1. Stay Hydrated:
One of the simplest yet most crucial steps to prevent dry skin is to stay hydrated. In hot weather, our bodies lose more moisture through sweating, which can contribute to dehydration. Ensure you drink an adequate amount of water throughout the day to maintain optimal hydration levels and support skin health.
2. Use a Gentle Cleanser:
Choosing the right cleanser is essential to prevent stripping your skin of its natural oils. Opt for a gentle, pH-balanced cleanser that removes dirt and impurities without causing excessive dryness. Avoid harsh soaps or cleansers that contain alcohol, as they can disrupt the skin’s moisture barrier.
3. Moisturize Daily:
Moisturizing is crucial for maintaining skin hydration, especially during the summer when the heat and sun exposure can cause dryness. Look for lightweight, oil-free moisturizers that provide hydration without clogging pores. Apply moisturizer liberally after cleansing and throughout the day as needed.
4. Apply Sunscreen:
Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is essential to prevent sun damage and subsequent dryness. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF rating and apply it generously before heading outdoors. Reapply every two hours, or more frequently if swimming or sweating excessively.
5. Exfoliate Regularly:
Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, allowing moisturizers to penetrate deeper and work more effectively. However, it is crucial to choose gentle exfoliants suitable for your skin type. Avoid harsh scrubs that can cause micro-tears and further dry out your skin. Consider incorporating chemical exfoliants with ingredients like glycolic acid or salicylic acid, as they promote smoother and hydrated skin.
6. Protect Your Lips:
Dry, chapped lips can be a common issue during the summer. Apply a lip balm with SPF regularly to protect your lips from the sun’s damaging rays. Look for products that contain hydrating ingredients like shea butter, beeswax, or coconut oil.
7. Avoid Hot Showers:
While it may be tempting to indulge in long, hot showers, they can strip your skin of its natural oils and exacerbate dryness. Opt for shorter showers using lukewarm water to help preserve your skin’s moisture. Afterward, gently pat your skin dry with a soft towel, leaving some moisture on your skin before applying moisturizer.
8. Humidify Your Environment:
Dry indoor air can contribute to skin dryness. Consider using a humidifier in your home, particularly in air-conditioned areas, to add moisture to the air. This helps prevent excessive evaporation of water from your skin, keeping it hydrated and supple.
9. Protect Your Skin from Chlorine:
Swimming pools often contain chlorine, which can be harsh on the skin. Before swimming, apply a layer of petroleum jelly or a waterproof sunscreen to create a protective barrier. After swimming, rinse off the chlorine with fresh water and moisturize your skin to replenish lost moisture.
The Benefits of HydraFacial:
HydraFacial is a non-invasive, multi-step facial treatment that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration
HydraFacial is one of the most talked about skin care treatments in the industry right now, and for good reason—it works. The HydraFacial is just three steps that only takes 30 minutes, and it can transform your skin into the best skin of your life.
This treatment starts by cleansing the skin, then we go through and perform gentle extractions, then finally hydrate with super serums that will give you that beautiful, hydrated glow. We can also add bonus boosters if you have specific skincare concerns.
There are so many women who love the HydraFacial treatment because it actually works. Dry, dehydrated skin can be very difficult to treat, but HydraFacial can help. Unlike topical lotions and treatments, this facial is not going to leave your skin oily or greasy.
This means even if you are someone who typically has oily skin in the summer—you don’t have to worry about this facial causing your skin to become an oil slick. Instead, you are going to get fresh, glowing and hydrated looking skin. You will look like you have that healthy, sun-kissed summer glow all summer long.
If you are interested in giving HydraFacial a try and want to see what this innovative facial can do for you—give us a call here at Make You Well Family Practice & Aesthetics. HydraFacial treatments can help you maintain that healthy, hydrated skin you’ve always wanted—even during the harshest of summers. You can call us at 817-318-7859 to schedule a consultation today.