Exposure to sunlight is one of the most overlooked causes of dry skin.
Direct sunlight does have a positive effect on the skin, providing much
needed vitamin D and a giving the skin a healthy glow, but too much sun
can lead to premature aging and dry skin. The best way to protect your
skin from sun damage and dryness is to follow these few simple steps.
we don’t suggest you stay indoors indefinitely or keep your
skin covered at all times, it is a good idea to protect the most
sensitive parts of your skin from direct sunlight. Always wear a hat on
very sunny days to protect the skin of the scalp and face, and be sure
to carry a lightweight long sleeved shirt and pants so you can cover up
if the sun gets too much.
you already suffer from dry skin and don’t protect it from
the sun, it will become sensitive and irritated very quickly. Sensitive
skin should never be exposed to the sun without a strong sunscreen,
although most sun lotions will contain synthetic chemical additives. If
you have dry skin or sensitive skin, it’s important to choose a
sun lotion with as few of these chemicals as possible without
sacrificing adequate UV protection.
A great way to prepare dry skin for exposure to sunlight is to apply as much moisturiser as possible.
oil and hemp oil, for example, are fantastic for locking moisture into
the skin and cold-pressed shea butter even has some sun blocking
properties. If you’re unfortunate enough to get sunburnt,
it’s important to give your skin as much moisture as possible
as quickly as possible. Applying a few drops of organic lavender oil or
organic rosehip oil to sunburnt skin will provide instant relief from
it’s important to moisturise and protect dry skin from
exposure to sunlight, it’s also important to prepare your body
from the inside. It’s imperative that you stay hydrated if
you’re spending time in the sun. Drinking plenty of water will
hydrate your dry skin from the inside out, providing crucial
antioxidants and minimising the damaging effect of the sun. Following a
healthy diet when spending time in the sun will also improve the texture
and tone of dry skin. Caffeine, alcohol, sugar and fried foods all
dehydrate the skin and should be avoided when spending time in the sun.
you’re suffering from dry skin, it’s likely you
will also be suffering from dry hair. The sun can be incredibly damaging
to the hair, breaking down its structure and leading to brittleness and
split ends. Dry hair, like dry skin, needs to be protected from
exposure to direct sunlight. In order to prevent further damage to
vulnerable hair, it’s a good idea to condition the hair with a
thick, moisturising ingredient, such as coconut butter,
jojoba oil or Shikakai, before going out in the sun.
nothing nicer than feeling the warmth of the sun on your face, but if
you suffer from dry skin be sure to follow these few simple steps to
stay hydrated in the summertime.
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