Editor’s Picks – How To Combat Dry Skin In Summer


Ever get confused when your skin has a mind of its own and goes “against the grain”? Excessive skin dryness is usually associated with the cold Winter months, but lo and behold, what do you know? You can experience really dry skin in Summer too, and you will not be alone. So what’s up with that?

There’s actually quite a few reasons that could contribute to dry skin, even when the sun is beaming down outside.

  • Dehydration from the inside can cause scaly, flaky skin on the outside. It is really important to increase the amount of water you drink in the hot Summer months to replenish fluids that are lost through sweat.
  • Spray sunscreen – how can something good be bad as well? While it’s really important to protect your skin with a sunscreen in Summer especially, many spray sunscreens contain alcohol and are likely to further contribute to the problem.
  • Air conditioners CAN be an absolute joy with their cool blasts when you are hot and sticky, but they soak up our body’s natural oils and causes skin to dry out and get flaky and scaly.
  • Hot showers – even though the weather is warm, the habit of hot showers and baths causes cause skin dehydration and lead to dryness and roughness.

Besides trying to minimize or avoid the aggravators of dry skin, you can also switch up your products a bit to make sure that your skin is gently cleaned, exfoliated and moisturized with the most gorgeous ingredients that will give your dry Summer skin it’s moisture and vitality back – ahhhhh, now that IS good news! Try some of these luxurious, gentle products for a sweet smelling skin boost!

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil gently removes impurities, even eye makeup, with Squalene, Evening Primrose Oil and Lavender Essential for skin that feels comfortable and soothed. Just dispense 3-4 pumps into dry or wet hands, massage into dry skin, including eye area. Add water and massage skin to emulsify the oil, creating a gentle cleansing milk. Rinse your face thoroughly and pat dry with a soft towel.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil

Guerlain Gommage De Beaute Skin Resurfacing Peel Pure Radiance is a divine grain-free skin resurfacing peel. Use it to reveal the skin’s natural radiance with 3 naturally derived exfoliating acids, which complement each other to gently remove dead cells. Marvel at the way it helps brighten the complexion, smooth the skin, and maintain optimal moisture levels. After a few uses skin is purified and more luminous.

Guerlain Gommage De Beaute Skin Resurfacing Peel Pure Radiance

Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil has some amazingly special ingredients like Ouessant Black Bee Honey and exclusive Royal Jelly. The unique formula combines the power of a serum, the richness of an oil and the freshness of a lotion – say WOW to that! The skin appears instantly smoother, plumper and revitalized. All you need is 2-3 drops of the oil. Apply morning and night to the face and neck.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil

Biotherm Aquasource Everplump Night Replenishing Bounceback Sleeping Mask gives your skin what its name says – a fabulous ‘bounce back’ from dryness. The formula is enriched with dark-cultivated, energy-supplying microalgae that acts on skin as a 2nd natural skin barrier, pushing actives to lock in moisture all night and beyond. Sounds like magic? Looks like magic on your skin too! Specially made for use at night. Apply all over the face with the facial brush and massage, leave on at least for 10 minutes and remove excess with a cotton pad. You can leave a thin layer to replenish skin throughout the night.

Biotherm Aquasource Everplump Night Replenishing Bounceback Sleeping Mask

And last, but not least, Avène Rich Compensating Cream is an ultra-rich restorative moisturizing cream that nourishes, hydrates the skin and prevents moisture loss; while providing powerful anti-oxidant protection. Need to revitalize dull skin, reduces dryness and flakiness? This is your secret weapon! Just apply in the morning and evening to the face and neck.

Avène Rich Compensating Cream

So, chill out and enjoy the rest of Summer with gorgeous, hydrated skin!

And keep your eyes peeled for my next post – when I reveal how to create an entire, gorgeous make-up look for under $100 – you don’t want miss that!

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