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Dry skin in summer:the best ways to take care of it

After a few days spent in the sun, is your skin already tight? Redness appears and you only want one thing:to get rid of it to finally enjoy the beautiful summer days! Without the right gestures, dehydrated skin can become a real ordeal. To avoid this, here are some tips for taking care of your dry skin in summer.

Understanding how dry skin works

Understanding what is behind the phenomenon of dry skin will help you get to know your skin better, so you can give it the care it really needs. The upper layer of the epidermis is made up of water and lipids. It forms a protective barrier:the hydrolipidic film . The latter protects the skin from external aggressions, but also helps preserve the water naturally present in the skin tissue.

When the skin is exposed to attacks, the hydrolipidic film is altered, and the skin can no longer defend itself. Thus, people who naturally have dry skin (which is a type of skin in the same way as oily or combination skin) produce less sebum than average and the skin dries out very quickly, since it is less protected.

That being said, dry skin can also be caused by external factors:

  • A lack of hydration
  • Skin aging:with age, the skin becomes thinner and drier
  • Climate:sun, wind, heat or cold, pollution, dry air
  • Certain drugs
  • A skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis
  • Nutritional deficiencies:vitamins C or B, essential fatty acids
  • Hormonal disorders

The effects of dehydrated skin are felt quickly:tightness, itching, lack of suppleness, scales, marked wrinkles and formation of new fine lines. The dryness of the skin is often temporary, but to avoid complications such as eczema or psoriasis, it is better to take a few precautions.

Why is your skin dry in summer?

Hat on your head, sunglasses and towel under your elbow:you are finally on vacation! But have you thought about all the aggressions that your skin undergoes in summer? Between trips to the beach, the beating sun and the chlorinated water of the swimming pools, your skin suffers and it does not fail to let you know.

With temperatures that are too high, the air is too dry and the skin tissue can no longer retain enough water . Also beware of the sun! UVA and UVB rays weaken the skin tissue by drying it out and accelerating its aging. Finally, bathing in the sea and in the swimming pool largely eliminates the lipids from the hydrolipidic film, which can no longer protect the skin from external aggressions.

After all that, your skin may feel tight and itchy. The “snakeskin” effect can happen faster than expected! To take good care of your dry skin in summer, here are the tips from our Veld's experts.

The right things to take care of your dry skin in summer

Prepare your skin well before summer

Mature skin appreciates being well prepared before the arrival of sunny days. It will be better protected against UV rays which dry out the skin . For this, nothing could be simpler:a scrub, an exfoliating treatment, good hydration and a diet rich in beta-carotenes. Do not hesitate to consult our guide to discover all the tips to properly prepare your skin for the sun.

Hydrate your skin with nourishing care

The key to fighting dry skin is nutrition! To reinforce the hydrolipidic film , water is not enough, you need lipids. With our Age 2 Serum Y , enjoy a regenerating and anti-aging action. This treatment will strengthen the hydrolipidic film of your epidermis:your fine lines are smoothed, your skin is perfectly hydrated and plumped!

Protect yourself from the sun

In summer, your sunscreen is an essential to always keep in your bag. It saves you from sunburn which weakens your dry skin and prevents the risk of summer lucite. During the first exposures, opt for a cream with an index of at least 30 to 50 . Then, after a week of basking in the sun, you can use lighter treatments, for example, a tinted cream with a lower index:the right trick to be made up and protected from the sun at the same time !

Adopt a gentle beauty routine for dry skin

The secret to healthy skin:hydration! The first reflex to have in the face of dry skin in summer is to moisturize the face and body every day .

For even more intense hydration, we have designed the Age 2 mask Y which helps you fight against dehydrated skin. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and neutral silicone gel, this mask reduces water evaporation while smoothing wrinkles. Your skin is supple, plumped and regains its youthfulness.

Go for a balanced diet

The health of your skin also depends on your plate. You should drink enough (at least 1.5 liters of water a day) to hydrate your skin from the inside.

Certain foods promote good skin health, especially oilseeds. A handful of almonds a day will do the greatest good for your dry skin which loves essential fatty acids . Plus, it's a healthy snack, enjoy!

In parallel with a balanced diet, certain food supplements based on antioxidants, omega 6 and omega 3 can rebalance the skin:evening primrose oil, flaxseed oil, collagen… You are spoiled for choice!