Taking care of your skin after being outdoors, especially in the summertime, can help you keep a healthy glow. Whether you're in a dry or humid environment, both climates can be difficult for your skin. Dry skin in the summer is often a result of excessive sun exposure, which can lead to itchiness and inflammation. Spending long periods of time in the water at the beach, lake, pool, or on a river may also cause dryness and irritation. Here are 4 tips to revitalize your skin after being outdoors.
After being in the water or sun for hours, your skin may start to feel dehydrated. With dry or oily skin, it’s important to cleanse away any dirt, sweat, or build up from sunscreen that may have accumulated throughout the day. You should avoid harsh soaps and chemicals, since these can irritate existing dry spots or itchy patches. Consider using soap-free cleansers instead of traditional soap cleansers. A soap-free cleanser will remove dirt and oil while revitalizing your skin. Soap-free cleansers with a low pH help your skin retain more moisture, compared to traditional soap cleansers which have a high pH that tends to dry out skin. Try these natural, vegan, and paraben-free Soap-Free Cleansing Bars to nourish and clean your skin.
If your skin feels dry or sensitive, it’s important to avoid strong exfoliants that may cause further damage to your skin. Using gentle and natural products to exfoliate will help your skin heal quicker. For healthy summer skin, try this vegan, pH balanced Exfoliating Body Wash. This Dresdner Essenz body wash gives you soft and smooth skin by using strawberry seeds to naturally exfoliate and scrub away any impurities.
Hydrate and Moisturize
Spending time in the water and sun can lead to dehydration. Remember to keep your body and skin hydrated throughout the day. Drink plenty of water and put a humidifier in your room to use at night. Look for ingredients in lightweight skin care products that will help to hydrate and moisturize your skin. Coconut oil, Sweet Almond oil, and other emollients can help your skin stay hydrated by forming a protective layer that prevents water from escaping. Jojoba oil is a perfect moisturizer since it acts like the oil naturally produced by your skin. When Jojoba oil is absorbed into the skin, it helps to seal in water with its waxy nature. These ingredients can be found in Dresdner Essenz Hand Creams which absorb fast and moisturize your skin, without leaving it feeling greasy.
Repair and Protect
Careful and moderate exposure to the sun can support your mental and physical health and give you a natural, glowing tan. However, overexposure to UV radiation from sunlight can weaken your skin and immune system. Soothe and repair damaged skin by looking for skin care products that contain antioxidants and ingredients with natural healing properties. Lotus Flower Extract contains Vitamin C, an antioxidant that brightens your skin and helps your body produce collagen. Collagen is a protein that boosts your skin’s elasticity and strength. In addition, Lotus Flower Extract has an anti-inflammatory effect that soothes dry and irritated skin. Aloe vera gel is a common remedy for sunburns because of its cooling effect and ability to reduce redness. Look for aloe vera in your post-sun skin care products to speed up your skin’s healing process.
Protecting your skin with these 4 tips will help you revitalize your skin after being outdoors and keep a naturally healthy summer glow. Incorporate these tips into steps of your summer skin care routine and keep them in mind when your skin feels dry or irritated from excessive water or sun exposure. Dresdner Essenz is committed to promoting a holistic approach to health and well-being with all-natural, vegan body care products that heal and nourish your skin. To shop our products, visit littlemetime.com.