Summer can be a great time to enjoy the outdoors and soak up some sun, but it can also be a tough time for those with dry, itchy and irritated skin. The hot and humid weather can often make these skin conditions worse, causing discomfort and even pain. However, with the right care and precautions, you can manage your skin and enjoy the summer season.


1. Hydrate Your Skin Regularly

Moisturizing is the most important step in taking care of dry skin. Use a light, non-greasy moisturizer that is specifically designed for sensitive skin. Apply the moisturizer immediately after a bath or shower, when your skin is still damp, to help lock in the moisture. Choose a fragrance-free, non-irritating, and gentle moisturizer that will not cause further irritation to your skin. Dermikelp® Nourishing Lotion not only nourishes the skin, but it also balances moisture levels making it perfect for hydration.


2. Use Gentle Skincare Products

It’s critical to avoid harsh sunscreens and soaps in the summer because they can irritate your skin. Choose fragrance-free, non-irritating, and gentle products designed specifically for sensitive skin. Look for products that contain natural ingredients, such as the sea kelp in Dermikelp, which has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.


3. Wear Breathable Clothing

Wearing tight or synthetic clothing in the summer can cause excessive sweating, and irritate your skin. Wear lightweight, breathable clothing and a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face and neck. Sunglasses can also help protect your skin from sun exposure.


4. Avoid Hot Showers

Hot showers can strip the skin of its natural oils and make dry skin even drier. Opt for lukewarm showers and avoid using soap, which can also dry out the skin. Instead, use a gentle, body wash free from artificial fragrances. Dermikelp® Body Wash is specially formulated to gently cleanse skin prone to flare-ups and minimise irritations and assists in soothing your skin.


5. Avoid Triggers

Some products, such as fragranced soaps, lotions, and laundry detergents, can cause skin irritation. Try to avoid these products and opt for options that would be gentler on your skin.  Also, be mindful of what you eat and drink, as certain foods and beverages can also cause skin flare-ups.

In conclusion, taking care of dry, itchy and irritated skin during the summer season is important for maintaining healthy and comfortable skin. By following these tips, you can enjoy the season without discomfort. If you are concerned about a skin condition, it is always best to speak to a dermatologist for personalized advice.


Best Dermikelp® products to use during the summer season to keep your skin cool and hydrated: