Do you know the best way to keep skin soft and infused with hydration during the summer months?
In this article we look at the causes of dry summer skin and explain why we consider Hyaluronic Acid serums the best products for keeping skin feeling fresh and hydrated all summer long.
Why does skin feel dry in summer?
Some skin types are naturally drier than others and those with a damaged skin barrier may find that their skin struggles to hold on to hydration year-round.
That said, all skin types can be vulnerable to dry skin in summer and there’s lots of factors that can contribute to this.
- HEAT: When its warmer we perspire more and, if we are not drinking enough water, the skin and body may become dehydrated.
- SWEAT: If not applied correctly, moisturisers can slip off sweaty skin and their hydrating goodness will not be absorbed and utilised. To prevent this, always apply skin care to clean skin and exfoliate regularly so that your skin care can sink in with ease.
- CHLORINE: Those that swim frequently in summer may also find that their skin is drier because of exposure to swimming pool chemicals.
- ALCOHOL: When its warm we love to sip a summer cocktail and alcohol is known to dehydrate the skin.
- AGE: Older skin is thinner and thin skin is simply less effective at holding onto moisture. Thin mature skin is also particularly vulnerable to the dehydrating effects of the sun.
Your skin will usually tell you if it is feeling thirsty. Dry skin will not only feel tight and uncomfortable but it may also become flaky and appear dull.
3 tips for preventing summer dry skin
There’s lots you can do to help your skin hold onto hydration during hot summer days:
- Aim to drink 8 glasses of water a day
- Avoid sun dehydration by staying in the shade during the warmest hours of the day
- Invest in a good facial serum and apply this day and night. Lighter than moisturiser, serums sink deep to deliver long-lasting summer skin hydration
Why Hyaluronic Acid?
A good skin serum is an essential for healthy, hydrated skin and, when choosing a serum for the summer months, you should always look at the humectant used in the formulation.
Humectants help your skin care products to anchor moisture into the skin and one humectant that we love to use in our serums for summer skin care is Hyaluronic Acid.
A skin-quenching active, Hyaluronic Acid is one of the most searched for skin care actives and some forms of Hyaluronic Acid claim hold as much as 1000 times their own weight in water!
We consider Hyaluronic Acid to be so good for the skin that we use it in not just one, but in two of our hydrating summer skin serums for dry skin.
The form of Hyaluronic Acid that Green People uses is Sodium Hyaluronate, a sodium salt of Hyaluronic Acid. Ideal for replenishing, thirsty, dry skin in the summer, this attracts and binds water, sinking deep into the skin to replenish hydration and relieve tight and uncomfortable skin.
Pro tip: Always apply Hyaluronic Acid skin serum after cleansing. If you apply your skin care to slightly damp skin, you can sandwich hydration into the skin and hold onto a refreshed skin feeling for longer.
Find your perfect Hyaluronic Acid serum for summer
BEST HYALURONIC ROUTINE FOR DRY/SENSITIVE SKIN
The Hyaluronic Acid serum that we recommend for dry or sensitive skin is our Nordic Roots Hyaluronic Booster Serum. Use day or night for instant hydration.
A scent-free summer serum, its soothing formula blends softening Shea Butter with moisture-binding Glycerine and deeply hydrating Sodium Hyaluronate.
Apply a few drops to thirsty skin as required and, for extra cooling skin relief, keep it in the fridge.
Pro tip: For locked-in hydration, combine a few drops of serum with Nordic Roots Marine Facial Oil and smooth the combination onto clean skin. Once blended, the products create moisture-lock that keeps skin feeling soft and silky.
This serum contains no SPF so, in daylight hours, it is best to wait for your serum to be absorbed and then to apply a high-factor SPF30 Facial Sun Cream.
BEST HYALURONIC ROUTINE FOR MEN
Our Nordic Roots capsule collection is unisex, meaning male skin can also benefits from the hydrating effects of our Nordic Roots Hyaluronic Booster Serum.
If your skin is prone to feeling dry and flaky, exfoliate regularly with the Green People for Men No.1 Exfoliating Face Scrub to ensure that you have dislodged any dead cells that may prevent your skin from fully absorbing the serum.
BEST HYALURONIC ROUTINE FOR SKIN AGED 30+
Our recommended Hyaluronic Acid serum for older skin is the Age Defy+ Collagen Boost Vitamin C Serum. A replenishing treat for dry, mature skin, this blends a slow-release form of collagen-boosting Vitamin C with intensely hydrating Hyaluronic Acid to plump the skin with a pro-longed moisturising effect that diminishes dryness and softens the appearance of wrinkles.
This product contains no SPF so always apply sun protection before going out in the sun. Our Age Defy+ Tinted DD Moisturisers were made for older skin and are enriched with sun-shielding SPF15 to deliver daily defence from skin-ageing sun rays.
At night, support your skin’s radiance whilst you rest by applying a few drops of Age Defy+ Collagen Boost Vitamin C Serum followed by a light layer of Age Defy+ Cell Enrich Facial Oil.
Featuring a pampering blend of Blackcurrant and Rosehip Oils, this conditioning facial oil seals hydration into the skin and delivers antioxidants, Omega-3&6 essential fatty acids and Vitamin E to help skin to rejuvenate overnight.
Do you need help managing dry skin in the summer? Take a look at our organic dry skin care products now.
If you aren’t sure which to choose, our friendly UK customer care team can recommend the best products for your skin and can be contacted on 01403 740350.