After so many days falling asleep at the beach, sitting in air conditioning, or following #wearamask in the interest of public safety - chances are you’re one of the many who have dealt with dry skin (and all of its unfortunate symptoms) sometime in Summer 2020.
Characterized by a tight pulling sensation, ashy appearance, acne breakouts, and general skin irritation, thirsty, dry skin is uncomfortable and increasingly sensitive to the sunny environment found at the beach, pool, or your favorite hiking spot — definitely less than ideal when you’re trying to socially distance outdoors. Thankfully, your dry skin can be quenched with the help of a few of our favorite tips for hydrating dry skin.
A simple lifestyle change can be enough to resolve dry skin on the face. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water (suggestions differ, but make sure to adjust hydration to your activity level), eating plenty of hydrating fruits and veggies, and getting enough healthy fats. At Loumi we take inspiration from these same body-nourishing foods by filling our products with moisturizing olive oil, antioxidant-rich rosehip oil, sea buckthorn extract and calming hemp-derived products.
- LOUMI TIP: For a little extra TLC, infuse a carafe of water with fresh mint leaves and chopped fruit (we personally love watermelon). Drink before bed while treating yourself to our Say Aloe All Day Cream.
Did you know that your pillowcase might be leaving your skin high and dry? We love a classic cotton t-shirt for summertime, but the truth is that your cotton pillowcase absorbs moisture from your face and hair, rendering your nighttime skincare products useless and leaving your skin feeling dry in the AM.
- Loumi Tip: For an improved dry skin skincare routine, try switching to a satin pillowcase and applying our calming You Up? Eye Cream to reduce puffiness and keep your skin feeling dewy soft.
READ THE FINE PRINT
Some skincare ingredients can leave dry skin feeling worse for wear. If you’re looking to develop a dry skin-friendly skincare regimen, try to avoid products containing sulfates (such as sodium lauryl sulfate).
- Loumi Tip: To help repair your skin after switching from a poor dry skin skincare regimen, try skin-nourishing ingredients like aloe, olive oil, and rosehip oil all of which are utilized in our skincare products. Applying our moisturizing Rose Glow Illuminating Face Oil Cream (including natural botanicals) will leave you with a dewy glow and smell of jasmine.
ASK FOR CLARIFICATION
Have you already tried expensive moisturizing and hydrating products, only to be left wondering why your skin still feels tight, tired, and dehydrated? Sometimes you need to read into what your skin is telling you. When skin is left under exfoliated (think the dull, dry buildup that we often experience in winter) it can be difficult to absorb moisturizing products no matter how long you spend rubbing your face and neck. To speed up your skin turnover and ensure that every drop of your products is put to good use, try a gentle physical or chemical exfoliator and ingredients that are high in regenerative antioxidants.
- Loumi Tip: Our Say Aloe All Day Cream combines gentle exfoliator hyaluronic acid with algae to improve skin regeneration - making it easier for your skin to absorb other products in your medicine cabinet and achieve that no-makeup summer glow. Apply your daily cream or moisturizer when your skin is slightly damp. You get the most out of your moisturizer while your skin is still damp because damp skin is more absorbent and can lock in moisture.