Keeping Dry Skin at Bay This Summer

Over summer, when temperatures are hotter, the air is often very dry, and the sun's UV rays are at their most powerful, it can be common to experience dry, and often sore, skin. Many of us struggle with sunburn and redness, and if you spend a lot of time in a swimming pool or the sea, the salt, sand, and chlorine can dry out and damage your skin. 

But when you are enjoying getting to wear flowy summer dresses, and spending time relaxing outdoors, the last thing that you want is to have to pile on the makeup to cover redness, dry patches, and sore spots. 

The best thing that you can do is stop dryness before it takes hold. Here are some things that you can do to keep your skin soft and fresh all summer long. 

Use Gentle Products

Our pores can become very blocked over the summer, due to excess sweat and greasy sunscreen. So, exfoliation should be a part of your skincare routine. But a harsh exfoliator can cause more damage and irritate already sore and dry skin. Instead, use a gentle enzyme exfoliator from Nourish London to clear pores without damaging your skin. Nourish London offers a range of gentle, vegan-friendly skincare products and treatments to help you nourish and care for your skin, and sticking to one brand means that you can avoid introducing too many ingredients. 

Don’t Wash Too Often

If your skin feels greasy, hot, or dirty, you might be tempted to wash it more frequently. But this can cause more damage and dryness. Try to just wash your face morning and night, and if you need a refresh in-between, use a facial mist.

Use a Facial Sunscreen

A facial sunscreen can be kinder to the skin on your face than a full-body option. Just make sure you use a high SPF. 


Drinking more water, eating lots of fruit and veg, and avoiding alcohol and caffeine will help you to stay hydrated and keep your skin soft. Applying a moisturiser after you shower and before bed can be helpful too. 

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep gives your skin a chance to breathe and recover. If your skin is dry or looks tired and grey, a few early nights could make a big difference. 

Avoid Heavy Makeup

In summer, when it’s hot, a heavy foundation can make your skin sweat more and clog your pores. Try using a tinted moisturiser or mixing a little foundation with your face cream for lighter coverage. 

Turn the Water Temperature Down

Hot water can be very damaging to your skin and hair. In summer try to turn the shower down a few degrees, or even have cool showers if you can. You should also wash your face in cool or lukewarm water to avoid damage. 

Dry skin is common in hot weather, and it can easily become sore, itchy, and painful. Conquer dry skin by staying hydrated, using the right products, and making good choices and you’ll have glowing and supple skin all year. 


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