In the last article, we looked at the problems encountered by oily and spot-prone skin in warmer weather. In this article, we turn our attention to the effects of the sun on dry and prematurely ageing skin, and how to combat them.
Dry and prematurely ageing skin
If your skin tends to be rather dry anyway, it can prove to be especially vulnerable to the effects of the sun’s UV rays which draw moisture out of the skin. This can result in patches of dehydrated skin which can be uncomfortable; it is also common for fine lines to become more pronounced and noticeable.
Of course, the answer to the problem lies in regularly restoring moisture levels and repairing the skin’s natural barrier against moisture loss. A good SPF moisturiser, applied in the morning, will help to prepare and protect the complexion during the day; Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 30 is ideal for drier skins. It achieves maximum hydration while preventing sun damage and inhibiting the causes of premature ageing.
Carry a travel-sized hydrating toner in your bag and apply it during the day to make sure that your skin remains moisturised. This will help your complexion retain moisture and prevent dehydration. In the evening, it is essential to use a nourishing, repairing moisturiser before bed-time; moisturising masques also offer intense hydration to restore your skin and remove the signs of skin dehydration.
In the next article, we will take a look at how to deal with hyper pigmented patches caused by exposure to the sun.