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July 6, 2021

Summer Skincare Guide For Dry Skin


Summer Skincare Guide For Dry Skin  By Barbie's Beauty Bits

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Summer is in full force, and while we love Summertime, it doesn't always love us back, particularly when it comes to dry, parched skin. Not only can the climate be a cause, but other culprits are causing our skin to become scaly and dry as the Sahara Desert! So, if you want to see some of the dry skin culprits and how you can combat them, continue reading Barbie's Beauty Bits “Summer Skincare Guide For Dry Skin.” 


Koren Skincare For Dry Summer Skin
Korean moisturizers are all the rage right now, which is why I wanted to touch base on this first quickly.  Dry and sensitive skin can be a huge pain to deal with, and K-beauty products are popping up all over the place because of their natural ingredients and skin-friendly formulas.

If you're looking for relief this summer, Korean moisturizers for dry skin may just be the solution you are looking for!

Outdoor Climate Can Cause The Skin To Become Dry

The Summer climate can wreak havoc on the skin, especially if you live in an area with low humidity and is very dry, like the Southwest. You see, low humidity removes oils from your skin, and prevents it from absorbing moisture. With these vital skin functions being compromised, the skin is now less able to protect itself against the external factors that accelerate age-induced dryness.

Solution: While you cannot control the humidity levels outside, you can control them in your home, which is why we suggest using a humidifier. No matter what skincare products you are using, you will be in a losing battle if you are not doing something to add some moisture back into the air. 

Speaking of zapping the air of some much-needed moisture, this brings us to our next culprit…overexposure to AC.


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Air Conditioning Can Wreck Havoc On The Skin

If you think your skin is safe indoors, this is not entirely true. As if you are always running your air conditioner, not only will it suck the humidity out of the air, but also your skin. This lack of moisture leads to a dry, itchy, dehydrated complexion prone to developing fine lines and wrinkles. 

Another thing that most people do not think of is the constant temperature change. For example, you walk out of a nice cool air-conditioned environment into the scorching outdoor heat. The sudden change from one temperature to the next can also be incredibly stressful on the skin, leading to an undernourished, dehydrated complexion. 

Solution: In addition to keeping a quality humidifier running at a relative humidity level between 40-50%. To add some much-needed moisture back into your complexion, we suggest looking for skincare products with key hydrating ingredients. See some of our suggestions below.


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Key Active Skincare Ingredients To Help With Dry Summer Skin

Prickly Pear-  This Mediterranean ingredient, also known as barbary fig, is exceptionally high in essential fatty acids (omegas 3, 6, and 9). Furthermore, prickly pear oil nourishes the skin as it contains a high linoleic acid content known to calm dehydrated skin.


Hyaluronic Acid- Is a star skincare ingredient naturally occurring in the human body and should be the centerpiece of any anti-aging routine. Hyaluronic acid attracts up to 1000 times its weight in moisture; for that reason, it is ultra-moisturizing and helps to keep skin hydrated, plump, and more radiant. It even visibly softens fine lines and wrinkles.


Cica- Cica or Tiger Grass. This fantastic plant has been used for thousands of years for its skin healing and calming properties. It soothes inflammation, redness and helps rebuild the skin barrier for firmer, healthier skin. 

CBD Oil- As you can see, there are a lot of skincare ingredients on the market. One buzz-worthy ingredient (no pun intended) is CBD, and no, it won't get you high. CBD is known for its healing properties and offers some serious antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, which is why it is CBD is impressive for anti-aging and hyper-reactive skin.

Growth Factors- Also called EGF, this molecule directly stimulates the proliferation of epidermal cells. The first Growth Factor that made its way into cosmetic products was Oligopeptide-1, known for its skin renewal properties. And no, this is not a growth hormone. They are natural substances produced by the skin cells that support the repair of damaged skin due to aging or environmental factors. They promote collagen and elastin formation to provide firmness and elasticity, making them great for treating aging areas like our neck, decolletage, and hands. 

Showering The Wrong Way

You mean there is a right and wrong way to bath? Yes, there is. Most adults commit to one big mistake, especially if they are hot, sweaty, and stinky from the summer temperatures, which is showering too often. The shower in the morning, after working out, before bedtime. Too much washing results in removing some much-needed oil from the skin, not only from the soaps used but also from showering too long, using the wrong temperature, even exposing the skin to excess chlorine.


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Stop Slacking On Your Summer Skincare

A gorgeous Summer glow does not mean you can slack on your skincare routine, as it can quickly end up in the opposite direction from neglect. 

Solution: As with any season, it is important to transition your skincare routine to specifically address a skin care issue that may arise due to that specific time of year.  

Some Of Our Summer Skincare Favorites 

For Dry Skin

Double Cleanse Your Skin This Summer

The double cleanse involves washing your face in two steps. First, use an oil-based cleanser, followed by a cleanser. 

Get started on the double cleanse with these two unique products that I love!!


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Wash Your Face With A Cleansing Balm During The Summer

First Cleanse With A Cleansing Oil Or Face Balm. I've been so loving Kim True's Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm with Bilberry & Moringa Seed Extracts. This blam melts into the skin upon application and completely rids it of makeup, dirt, oil, and impurities.


Lighten Up Your Skincare In The Summer

For many, Summertime maybe their favorite time of year. However, hot dry weather, sticky humidity, and a high UV index can, unfortunately, create severe issues for your skin.

What kind of cleanser should you use when it’s 90 degrees outside? Just like your wardrobe, regardless of the temperature, you still need to wear a shirt in the summer. You wouldn't wear a sweater, though, right?? You would lighten it up by wearing a tank top. The same goes with your cleanser. One product I love is Gold Elements multi-task facial cleanser.


This is a mild and light cleanser that foams upon application to exfoliate, condition, and rebalance your skin, leaving it feeling fresh, renewed, and healthy-looking. While this is marketed as a cleanser, it is also an exfoliator, so two products in one. 


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Don't Forget The Neck And Decolletage

Our faces shouldn't gobble all the skincare products. We need to show our necks and decolletage some TLC this summer. Unlike the winter, where you can hide those sagging jowls, tech neck, and neck wrinkles with a turtle neck. In the summer, those deep V's or low-cut tank tops will make emphasize those problem areas!

We've all heard of crow's feet caused by sun exposure. But when it comes to the battle against wrinkles, most of us are guilty of neglecting one part of our body that deserves equal TLC... Our neck! Stupid on us, this area is one of the first places to show signs of aging, especially with a constant downward movement from using our cell phones, laying in the sun, yard work, and of course, aging. 

Just like the skin on the face, collagen production, hyaluronic acid, and elastin slow down on the neck as we age. The constant production of these three elements within the body is key to youthful, plump-looking skin. But as we get older, the degradation of these elements can be impacted.

So what are you to do? Use a skincare product designed specifically for the neck skin and Décolleté. The key here is prevention before the deep wrinkles form. Why? Because this skin is more delegate than the skin on the face, and one product I love is "IMIM Skincare Firming & Sculpting Neck Cream," an anti-aging moisturizer for sagging neck & decollete. Not only is this pharmaceutical-grade skincare product enriched with Hyaluronic Acid to add moisture and balance the skin hydration giving it a supple, smooth look. This cream is packed full of complex peptides that aid in the stimulation of collagen and elastin production. It also contains key active ingredients essential for skin renewal, improving elasticity and firmness. Ingredients like...

Growth Factors 

We mentioned these earlier. But Epidermal Growth Factor or EGF like Oligopeptide-1, Oligopeptide-2, Oligopeptide-5 are the building blocks of protein in the skin for resilience. Our skin will gobble up these ingredients helping to prevent sagging jowls, tech neck, and neck wrinkles!


The Filler Fabric ™

Boosting collagen is a must. And one of the unique ingredients that blend hydrating actives and a genetically replicated salt soil active extract of Brittany coast, the Filler Fabric ™ (kind of collagen fabric), to soften and smooth dry lines around the neck while deserving hydration to skin’s surface. This advanced multi-task formula helps reveal a smoother and more plumped neck.


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Tone Me Baby

No, we are not talking about working out but rather a face toner. Toners work wonders to help unclog and tighten your pores, minimize acne, and balance your PH levels. They are also very refreshing, especially if you store them in a skincare fridge. The chilled toner helps to minimize puffiness and stimulate your face while reducing redness. A skincare fridge can help your toner last longer too.

One product that is a must-try is Meebak cleansing pads. A pad (80 Pre-soaked pads) that does it all! - one-step cleansing, no rinsing needed! Perfect for those hot, hellish days, to wipe away dirt and impurities while toning and soothing skin, all in one single step.

Pile On An Over Night Recovery Sleeping Skincare Mask

A hydrating mask is key to restoring moisture to your dry summer skin, alleviating dullness, and fighting under-eye circles the next day. And Elemis Over Night Recovery Sleeping Skincare Mask is here to the rescue. 

At night, our body temperature tends to rise as it goes into repair and recovery mode. As a result, your skin loses hydration while you sleep. This super-cooling gel mask works the night shift to help soothe, nourish, and restore hydration to the skin. Come morning, angsty skin is hydrated and beautifully balanced for a glowing, refreshed complexion. 


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Summer Skincare Savings

What is this all about? I know that it can be disappointing when you find out about great skincare products and you can't afford them. This is why I am sharing with you one way I save on my beauty needs this Summer, which is with Scrooge Coupons! The name fits, spend as little money as possible, and you can as they have tons of coupons working with over 87 companies, including top retailers like Ulta, Sephora,, and Dermastore, to help you with your Summer beauty needs. I found them when I searched for a Latisse coupon for longer lashes, so I wanted to share with you to fight dry, dehydrated skin this Summer!



  1. I need to pick these up. I hate when I get dry skin. And thank you for the coupons!

  2. So many products that I need to try. My skin can use this for sure.

  3. I can't wait to try some of these products. I hate dry skin too.

  4. I never thought about how the constant AC running can affect skin. I started taking collagen that has hylaruonic acid in it. I hope it helps!

  5. I just started having dry skin so I found a product or two I might be I retested in trying.

  6. Thanks for the tips and these products seems great to try.

  7. I am a big fan of Hyaluronic Acid - I used it day and night. I didn't know you could get an overnight skin care mask...must look into that!

  8. I try to boost my water intake as well as use a range of products on my skin over the summer. Prickly pear oil is great.

  9. Love your advice. We need to take more care about our skin. I would like to try the Hyaluronic acid. I've heard so many things about it!

  10. Dry skin can be uncomfortable. I love that you have so many easy to do tips in this post.


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