Differences between Oily and Dry Skincare in Summer
The care of oily and dry skin in summer is different. However, they share the same routine: cleaning, hydration, and photoprotection, as indicated by dermatologists and members of the Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV). “Oily skin should frequently clean, toners being an excellent option, followed by a moisturizer adapted to this skin type. On the other hand, the dry one we will have to eliminate impurities with more care, avoiding tonics and with constant hydration”, explains Truchuelo.
” For the facial care of oily-prone skin, we must avoid cosmetics rich in very occlusive oils because they cause secondary acne and eczema.” In their experience, to replace missing fats -for genetic, hormonal, or pharmacological reasons- mild cleansers and emollients with rich textures should be used to improve the impaired barrier function of dry skin.
Cleaning Cosmetics according to skin type
Both dermatologists agree that the most hydrating cosmetics are suitable to combat dryness, while tonics are more appropriate to regulate the amount of sebum. But what ingredients are most effective for each skin type? “For the daily hygiene of oily skin, sebum-regulating and keratolytic substances are recommended to avoid the formation of comedones and antiseptic actives to prevent the proliferation of bacteria and fungi.
The most used are: copper and zinc sulfate, saw palmetto, benzoyl peroxide, niacinamide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and retinoid derivatives”. Foams, gels, emulsions, and Micellar waters are the most suitable textures in these cases.
And for dry skin? “We must choose anti-inflammatory or soothing substances such as niacinamide, bisabolol, and oils in cleansing creams, lotions, or milk.” ” The oils and ceramides have low power surfactant that prevents irritation and at the same time plays an emollient role.”
How to Hydrate Oily and Dry skin in Summer?
People with oily skin tend to develop acne, dermatitis, itching, and superinfection. So moisturizers should apply with a sebum-regulating effect and compounds. Such as niacinamide and alpha and beta hydroxy acids that allow microexfoliation. “It is important to use light excipients, normally with water-based bases and silicones. Moreover, free of fats to avoid the occlusion of the skin pores.”
In the case of dry skin, this advises dermatologists active derivatives natural oils (almond, olive, argan, shea), ceramides, lactic acid, salicylic acid, lanolin, and emollient substances like urea. “These actives and occlusive bases allow a greater water uptake in the stratum corneum.”
Regarding the type of texture, dermatologists recommend gel products for the former and creams or emulsions for the latter.
Tips for sun exposure for every skin
The sunscreens with textures light as foams, gels, sprays, and mists oil-free and non – comedogenic is the most excellent choice for oily skin. Because they prevent sebum production and pore-clogging. On the other hand, if there is skin dryness, bet on creams, lotions, milk, or oils to hydrate while we sunbathe. Besides these differences, dermatologists point out the following photoprotection measures applicable to anyone.
What makeup to use for oily and dry skin?
Makeup is added to the basic routine, which may increase in summer due to attending more events. And also, dinners with friends and family, and trips during vacations. At this point, experts advise similar guidelines to those already mentioned. “For oily skin, all-in-one BBcreams with color, sun factor and, in certain cases, act as a dermatological treatment are good. The fundamental thing is that they are oil-free and non-comedogenic”.
She recommends applying a moisturizer before makeup (compact or fluid) on dry skin. Even if there is not an excess of sebum, this specialist suggests always choosing oil-free and non-comedogenic products.