Avoiding dry penis skin is a goal for most men, and the need for this does not abate during the glorious summer months. As a matter of fact, for some men dry penis skin becomes more of a problem during these lazy, hazy days. The man who is interested in good penis care needs to take appropriate steps to meet this dermatological challenge.
Why dry skin in the summer?
On one level, it seems counterintuitive that dry penis skin should be a problem during the summer. After all, summer is the season when men are hitting the beach or the pool on a much more regular basis. Unless a guy spends all his time in a wading pool, his crotch is bound to absorb much more water than it does during those cold winter months when he just wants to stay inside and avoid all that frigid air, right? And water keeps the skin moisturized, which fights dry skin, right?
Well, yes and no. True, if a man spends a lot of time swimming, his penis does find itself soaking in water for several hours. But there’s kind of a “tipping point” where the skin’s moisture level is concerned. A person has a natural “balance” of moistness-to-dryness that the skin works hard to maintain. When it gets tipped too far in the direction of moist, it becomes saturated. Then when the person leaves the water, a drying process takes place. But because there is so much excess water now, the drying process works overtime, and as it dries the excess water, it also evaporates some of the oils that the skin – including the penis skin – needs.
There’s also the matter of other contents in the water. Those who spend time in seawater are adding significant salt to their penis skin, and that doesn’t sit well with the forces of hydration. Those who spend time in a pool are likewise adding chlorine into the mix, and this is also not the best thing for delicate penis skin.
Then there’s heat. People enjoy spending time outdoors during the summer, but the heat causes excess sweating. This is especially true of the groin, where a layer of pubic hair and (frequently) a double layer of clothing (trousers and underwear, or a swimsuit with a jock) make the area a sweat factory. Again, sweat is salty, and skin and salt are not best buds.
People need to drink more fluids during the summer to stay hydrated. Unfortunately, many guys choose to imbibe drinks with alcohol or caffeine in them – both of which dehydrate the skin, exacerbating any existing problems.
Is it any wonder that the penis skin can get so dry during the summer?
What to do
Guys wanting to avoid dry penis skin problems in the summer can do several things. They can drink plenty of water, for example, and avoid sodas and beer. It also helps to head for the locker room after getting out of the water to strip down, splash a little clean water on the penis and gently pat it dry with a soft towel.
Then a man needs to take one extra step to help combat dry penis skin in the summer. He needs to take a first-class penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) and apply it to his penis – and he needs to also do this as part of his regular daily routine. The best crèmes are going to be loaded with natural hydrators, such as Shea butter (a high-end emollient that’s awesome for dry skin) and vitamin E (a natural moisturizing agent). Spreading this crème on the penis, summer or winter, can create a moisture shield to protect delicate penile skin. It is also helpful if the crème includes a potent antioxidant (alpha lipoic acid is a good choice) to help offset aging processes in penis cell metabolism, which can make a dry penis look wrinkled, crackly and aged. Using a worthy crème helps a guy enjoy the summer months to their fullest.