While winter winds and central heating can play havoc with the moisture levels in our skin, you would be mistaken in thinking that summer weather is less drying for our complexions. The sun, salt and chlorine can all dry out the skin, depleting moisture and damaging the natural protective barrier that is essential for the skin’s good health.
As higher temperatures can lead to increased sebum production, it can be easy to think that the skin doesn’t need extra help from moisturisers. Yet not using a moisturiser can quickly leave the skin looking dull and dry; it can feel uncomfortable, too, as dry skin can feel tight and itchy.
Fine lines, often mistaken for the first signs of ageing, are sometimes simply caused by dehydrated skin. Combined with the effects of the sun, a lack of moisture can be disastrous for the complexion, so make sure you don’t skimp on the moisturiser this summer:
- Dermalogica’s Skin Smoothing Cream is one of the most popular moisturisers for Pure Beauty Online’s customers, and is perfect for dry skin. This medium-weight cream hydrates, nourishes and soothes the complexion, while antioxidants and vitamins A, C and E combat free radicals.
- Oilier skins will find deep hydration and refined tone with a moisturiser like Active Moist, which is oil-free and lightweight enough to protect and hydrate the skin without weighing it down.