skin care concerns 11 Tips For Treating Dry Summer Skin

It’s like drinking a tall glass of water for your skin.

July 22, 2022
Dry Skin Care In The Summer CMS Bmag

While you may enjoy the extra sunshine and longer days summer brings, the heat can do a number on your skin. Regardless of your skin type, you may find you need to make a few adjustments to your skin care routine come summertime. 


To help keep your complexion hydrated and looking glowy, it’s vital to have skin care products like a facial cleanser and moisturizer as part of your skin care routine, especially if you have dry skin. To help, we’re sharing our favorite tips to take care of your dry skin during the hot summer months. 


1. Make Sun Protection A Priority

Although you should take sun protection measures year-round, it’s even more important during the summer when you spend more time outside. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and limiting your amount of time in the sun.

2. Cleanse With Micellar Water

If you have a summer vacation planned, bring a travel-friendly facial cleanser, like micellar water, with you. Micellar water is a no-rinse cleansing option powered by tiny micelles (oil molecules) that act as a magnet to lift dirt, oil, and makeup up and away from the skin. The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for All Skin Types hydrates and soothes — and all you have to do to use it is saturate a cotton pad with it and wipe the pad across your face.


3. Don’t Skip Moisturizer

When it’s hot out you may be tempted to skip moisturizer thinking that it will prevent sweating and that sticky feeling that sometimes comes with summer heat. But don’t do it. After cleansing, reach for a lightweight moisturizer formulated for dry skin


While you may find that you need a heavier moisturizer to help keep your skin hydrated during the winter, you may find  that a lightweight moisturizer is a better option for you during the summer. The L’Oréal Paris Triple Power Day Lotion SPF 30 is a water-based moisturizer that is formulated with hyaluronic acid to help provide long-lasting hydration. Smooth it over your face and neck after cleansing.


4. Add A Face Mask To Your Routine

Comfort dry skin that’s had a little too much fun in the sun with a hydrating overnight mask, like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Anti-Aging Overnight Mask. It’s formulated with pro-retinol, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C. Your skin will feel smooth and nourished immediately after using it.


5. Don’t Forget To Exfoliate

On those days when your dry skin is looking particularly dull, try getting to the root of the problem by exfoliating away all the buildup. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Glycolic Acid Serum, which contains glycolic acid and aloe extract, can work like a charm.


6. Lower The Temps In Your Shower

Sure, a hot shower can feel relaxing, but it’s not exactly the best for your dry skin. That’s because super-hot water can strip your skin of essential oils, leaving it feeling drier. Cool things down by washing off in lukewarm water instead. It can offer some sweet relief from the heat outside as a bonus.


7. Be Mindful When Shaving

It’s the time of year to show off some skin, and when it comes to shaving your legs, there are a few tips to keep in mind — according to the American Academy of Dermatology. For starters, you should never dry shave your legs. Instead, wet your skin and hair in the shower and apply a shaving cream or gel. Then, shave in the direction that your hair grows (with the grain). Keep in mind that the AAD suggests changing blades or disposable razors after five to seven shaves to help minimize irritation.


8. Turn On The Humidifier

A humidifier can help add much-needed moisture to the air — which can be especially useful during the hot summer months. Air conditioners can affect your skin by causing moisture levels to decline in the air — which is not cool for dry skin (no pun intended).


9. Ditch Foundation For A Tinted Moisturizer 

If you’re looking for lighter face makeup to wear this summer but still want flawless-looking skin, try a tinted moisturizer. The L’Oréal Paris Skin Paradise Water-Infused Tinted Moisturizer is formulated with water, aloe vera, witch hazel, and SPF 19, which helps keep your complexion hydrated and protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays. The tinted moisturizer with SPF provides long-lasting hydration while also giving skin the appearance of a luminous glow.


10. Perk Up Your Dry Skin With A Serum

Adding a hydrating serum to your summer skin care routine can add some serious dry skin relief. To help your dry skin look its best this summer, be sure to reach for a hyaluronic acid serum, like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum. This lightweight serum is dermatologist-validated and uses pure hyaluronic acid to help replenish moisture for plumped, youthful-looking skin with bounce.


11. Carry A Facial Mist Everywhere

Last but not least, it’s a good idea to carry a refreshing face mist with you at all times during summer. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shake & Glow Dew Mist to soothe and hydrate your skin with just a few sprays. A spritz of treated water will help revive your makeup and the moisture content in your skin. It’s a win all around.


Next: 5 Sun Protection Measures to Add to Your Summer Routine ASAP


Edited by: Shannon Stubbs, Photo Credit: Caitlyn Martin, Design by: Crystal Simone