How to restore moisture to your skin

Lack of moisture is the first step to damaged skin.

Lack of moisture is the first step to damaged skin.

Published Apr 3, 2024


Summer days can be unbearable because of high temperatures. When it’s hot, our bodies tend to lose lots of water, which can have an impact on the skin, leaving it dehydrated and dry.

And since skin is the largest organ in our body, no one wants to have dry, flaky skin. We all want to glow and have luminous skin.

To restore moisture to your skin, Su-Marie Annandale, brand manager for Clere Skincare, suggests the following.

Hydration is key: While the sun may leave you feeling parched, your skin is also thirsty for hydration. High temperatures and increased outdoor activities can lead to moisture loss through sweat, leaving your skin dehydrated.

To hydrate your skin, make sure you moisturise regularly, which will help replenish lost moisture and maintain your skin’s natural hydration levels.

And don’t forget to drink plenty of water.

Always moisturise using a light-weight moisturiser. Picture: Pexels.

Restore and nourish: When you are exposed to the sun for a long time, your skin’s barrier tends to be compromised, leading to inflammation and stress.

To heal it, you must apply moisturisers enriched with vitamins and nourishing ingredients like glycerine, which help repair and protect your skin from environmental aggressors.

Combat oiliness: Contrary to popular belief, hot weather doesn’t necessarily mean your skin produces less oil. Instead, the heat can stimulate your sebaceous glands, leading to excess oil production and potential breakouts.

You should avoid thick moisturisers and oils and opt for a lightweight body moisturiser.

A lightweight moisturiser does wonders in keeping your skin hydrated without making it greasy. As a sealer, never forget to apply sunscreen to protect your skin from UV rays.