If you live in a dry and desert like climate, you’ll know how damaging it can be for your skin. Even if you’re just visiting for a vacation, that hot and sandy atmosphere can quickly make your skin lose moisture and dry out.
It’s essential to take care of your skin when living in a dry climate, no matter how much time you spend outdoors. A good skincare routine will restore moisture and keep those water levels topped up no matter how harsh the environment is outside.
Use a gentle facial cleanser
You don’t want to strip out the oils in your skin that are helping to keep the moisture levels balanced, so make sure you’re using something gentle, like micellar water. Micellar water is made up of micelles, which are essentially tiny particles of oil that work a bit like a magnet to attract and draw away dirt and makeup. This is much safer than traditional cleansers that can scrub at your already dry skin.
Use a light moisturiser during the day to keep your skin topped up when out and about. We recommend looking for a soothing moisturiser that contains aloe vera to combat the irritation that your dry climate can cause to your skin. Opt for a richer night-time moisturiser when it’s time for bed to penetrate those deeper layers of skin and restore moisture levels from deep within.
Don’t forget your body lotion
Yes, it’s time-consuming applying body lotion after your bath or shower, but it’s not just your face that can dry out and become damaged by your climate. Invest in a good daily body lotion that soothes and protects your skin and locks in moisture.
Always use sun screen
Whatever the time of year, you should be using a broad spectrum sun screen to protect your skin. Use a sun screen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or above for the best protection against the damage that can easily be caused by the sun, it’ll also add some extra moisture as you top up during the day.
Don’t forget your lips
The skin on your lips is delicate and can quickly become chapped in dry conditions. Using a hydrating lip balm will keep them moisture and looking great, but do make sure to use one that has spf in it too as the sun can easily damage the fragile skin on your lips.