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Last Updated: Feb 16, 2023

14 Beneficial Tips For Your Dry Skin During Summer

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Dr. Arpita ArghyaDermatologist • 7 Years Exp.MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
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Summer is one of the most loved and popular seasons, as well as the hottest one of all the four seasons of the year. Summers are the times when we enjoy the breeze, sun, hot weather, and so on. All these things make us happy, and, ultimately, we feel fresh and energetic. But summer can be awfully bad for our skin.

Everybody wants to spend the summer in a fun-filled way. This is because during the summer season, you can have a great time and enjoy a lot of things and activities. There are a number of interesting things that can make you feel good by providing you with complete relaxation. While it is crucial to spend your summer in a fun-filled way, you should also ensure that you protect yourself from the harmful UV rays of the sun. UV rays have the potential to harm you in a number of ways. They can make your skin as dry as a bone and can also harm it in many other ways.

The outside temperature may be rising, but you can still keep your skin moisturized. The following are some excellent and well-grounded tips that can help you keep your skin wholesome and smooth during the summertime:

  1. How to treat dry skin is a question we must all have asked ourselves at some point of time or the other, but it remains unanswered most of the time. However, fortunately, there exists a concept called CTM, which stands for Cleanse, Treat, and Moisturize. It helps in treating skin with the right products and the right creams. You can also call it a complete skincare regimen that includes skin toning, cleansing, and moisturizing. The CTM process ensures you a natural and perfect glow on your skin, even during the summertime.

  2. During the summer, we tend to expose our body to more sun than usual, and this can damage the skin. The primary cause is UV rays, due to which the skin loses its moisture and cracks. The sun's rays can also damage the skin from the inside. This causes the skin to age prematurely. However, the Aloe Vera gel, with its cooling and soothing properties, is a good treatment for dry skin, irritation, and rashes. The gel has nourishing properties as well and can be used as a daily moisturizer, especially during the summer season.

  3. During the summer season, who doesn’t look for some light, cool, and refreshing food? The search for cool drinks, smoothies, and fruits is always at the top of the list. During the summer season, the hot temperatures and dry air tend to dry out the skin a lot. This can result in various skin problems and allergies. People tend to experience itchy skin, cracks, and redness on their skin. In order to avoid such skin problems, you can try some vitamin-rich foods as they contain essential nutrients that help in replenishing the skin's natural moisture.

  4. We suffer from dry skin during the summer due to dehydration, hot winds, and the sun. Lack of hydration leads to water loss from the body, which makes the skin dry, rough, and flaky. However, waterlogging can be a great way to treat dry skin during the summer. Doctors have advised that people suffering from dry skin should enrich their diet with watercress and cucumbers, which are rich in antioxidants. Such foods can keep your skin from aging, save it from sun damage, and hydrate it thoroughly.

  5. Glycerin has been used for a long time as a skin protectant, and it does an excellent job of keeping the skin smooth, healthy, as well as supple. When the skin is dry, it becomes dehydrated. What happens is that the water present in your skin evaporates during the summer, and your skin becomes even drier. That is why glycerin is a great remedy. It restores the lost moisture and can help you treat your dry skin in summer like nothing else.

  6. Coconut oil is well known for being antifungal, antioxidant, antibacterial, as well as antimicrobial. It is a great natural moisturizing factor (NMF), causing a rise in skin hydration. Moreover, you must know that coconut oil can be used in a variety of ways, which range from cooking to body care. So, if you are fed up with your super dry skin during the summer season, you should try to apply some coconut oil to it at least once.

  7. Sometimes in the summer, the weather can be unpredictable, and sometimes you may even have rain showers. So how does all this really matter? Well, it matters if you have dry skin, which can be particularly problematic during the summer. Of course, what we have to do is to maintain good skin hygiene and use appropriate soap. But what soap should you use? You must seek an answer to the previous question from your personal dermatologist or skin specialist.

  8. From deep down, our skin needs moisture. We need to keep it hydrated at all times. What many people don't know is that there are some products or remedies that can help our skin stay hydrated in the summer, like steam. But, if we expose our skin to steam for too long, or take a hot shower for that matter, we can dry it out and cause more damage than good. So, you should never try to get steam in a hot shower in order to treat dry skin during the summer season.

  9. Sunscreen is one of the best ways to keep your skin moisturized. Sunscreen helps our skin by absorbing the UV rays. To avoid sunburns and keep your skin from drying out, apply sunscreen before going out in the sun. You can use sunscreen lotion, sunscreen creams, or sunscreen sprays to protect your skin. You can also wear a hat and long gloves to protect your skin from the damaging UV rays.

  10. With summer approaching, the harsh weather can take its toll on our skin and our general health. To combat this, we should keep our skin hydrated to keep it healthy and to improve the appearance of our skin. Who does not know that drinking water is just for our skin during the scorching summer? However, what we might not know is that drinking water alone may not be enough to combat the dry skin caused by the harsh summer sun. So, we need to use a face pack to keep our skin hydrated.

  11. Summers can be very harsh on our dried out skin, which is why exfoliation is another important step in your summer skin care regimen. You can use exfoliation in order to maximize your summer skin care. Let us tell you that exfoliation is a process of removing the top layer of dry, dead skin cells using a variety of techniques like scrubbing, peeling, or using vitamin A or alpha hydroxy acid. Summer is a time when your skin needs exfoliation more than anything else, especially when you are dealing with dry or flaky skin. The scorching sun and chlorine can take a toll on your skin during the summer season. Also, your skin is exposed to a lot of damage when you swim, at the beach or on a day out in the sun. Hence, you should never shy away from getting your skin exfoliated.

  12. Always keep in mind to use a great fragrance-free cleanser for your dry skin during the summer. Dry skin tends to feel tighter than normal skin, and it is also rougher in texture. In fact, dry skin feels so tight that it is uncomfortable to even wear clothes on it. It's also prone to flaky skin that can even bleed when you scratch it. A good cleanser made from harmless and natural ingredients can conveniently treat or cure both of the previously mentioned conditions.

  13. The weather in summer might be kind, but the hot sun, high humidity, and sweat can be really harsh on your skin. Many face problems such as rashes, itchy skin, irritation and dry skin during this season. Razor bumps, nicks, and razor burns can also be a problem. To prevent this, you should always shave safely, especially when you think you have dry skin.

  14. If you are prone to dry skin during the scorching summer season, we strongly suggest you try an oatmeal moisturizer. In the market, you can find different products that help treat your dry skin during summer, but you don't always get the results you want. However, a good or high-quality oatmeal moisturizer is nothing like one of those products. In fact, it can be one of the best treatments for your dry skin. It is also safe, healthy, and inexpensive, and the best part is that it can be prepared at home as well.


Dry skin is a common problem during the summer and fall seasons. There are many things you can do to prevent dry skin, as well as things you can do to treat dry skin. We know that having dry skin can be quite irritating and uncomfortable, and it can even cause serious skin problems such as eczema, which is why we have put together the above tips and suggestions to help you treat your dry skin during the summer season. Hopefully, those were of some help to you!

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!

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