Summer Skincare For Sensitive Skin
You’ll notice that sensitive skin is discussed a lot during the colder winter months. Shivering temperatures and harsh winds lead to dryness, dullness and can also have a negative impact on existing skin conditions, like eczema. With such conditions, you can actually expect to see some improvements throughout summer, but that’s not to say that the warmer weather doesn’t come with its fair share of problems. It’s less spoken about, but it’s important to be aware of how summer can impact skincare for sensitive skin.
How Might The Warmer Weather Affect Your Skin?
Those that suffer with sensitive skin and conditions such as eczema will know just how temperamental it can be, with the slightest change leading to flare-ups of unwanted and irritating symptoms. If this sounds like you, you should be adapting your skincare with the changing of the seasons. Skincare for sensitive skin is tricky to master, especially as what works for one person might not work for the next. It’s something completely personal to you and, unfortunately, it can be a case of trial and error.
To begin to tailor your skincare for summer, first think about how the rising temperatures and drier days affect your skin. There are two main changes that occur:
- Water loss from the body increases and leads to dehydration. As a result, your skin might look and feel irritated, dry and red. Hydration is super important, which is why you should drink even more water than normal. Aim for at least 2.5 litres!
- In the heat, we’re likely to sweat more than usual, which can lead to a build-up of natural oils and eventual acne breakouts. This is exasperated further by quicker-than-usual skin cell production that is also triggered by the heat.
Skincare For Sensitive Skin
You might have noticed that certain products irritate your skin. When this happens, pay attention – check the ingredients and learn to avoid common irritants. Products with harsh perfumes, dyes and chemicals are regular culprits. Instead, try something with ingredients that are proven to moisturise. Antioxidants are specifically beneficial and certain ingredients also boast anti-inflammatory properties, which is great if you experience redness, flushing and breakouts.
If acne breakouts are among your concerns, look for lighter lotions and oil-free, non-comedogenic products that help to combat excess oil. Don’t fall into the trap of over-exfoliating in an attempt to eliminate debris and build-up as this may only irritate your skin further. Some exfoliators are designed with sensitive skin in mind, but a gentle chemical exfoliant is often best.
Finally, we should all be applying a daily SPF throughout the day to protect against sun damage, but especially those of us with sensitivities. Choose one with both UVA and UVB protection.
Your Skincare Specialist
You know your skin better than anyone, but it can still prove difficult to take control of your skincare, especially when the market is so oversaturated with products. When you feel like you’re not making any progress, turn to a professional dermatologist like Dr Firas. He offers comprehensive skin assessments here at his Harley Street clinic in London, drawing upon years of unrivalled training and experience to formulate the best skincare for sensitive skin.
It might be that your daily regimen needs adjusting or boosting with some medical-grade products from leading professional brands, or perhaps a specialist treatment might provide the results you’re looking for. Only through a bespoke approach to your skincare will you notice a true difference to your sensitive skin.
To schedule your consultation, call 07494 764 201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and before too long you’ll be able to enjoy the sunshine safely and comfortably, while it lasts!Back to blog