Spring is here, which means summer will be here before soon – and with summer comes new challenges in preventing dry penis skin. Even men who don’t spend a lot of time at nude beaches need to watch their penis health in summer to keep that dry penis skin properly at bay. Even though summers are typically more humid than winters, that doesn’t necessarily mean penis skin is safe from dryness.
As a matter of fact, there are many summertime activities that actively promote dry skin. Being aware of these can make it easier to work on prevention strategies.
High on the list of summertime factors that impact dry penis skin is air conditioning. It’s a great boon, and the only thing that makes some intensely hot summer days bearable. But air conditioning can do a number on a person’s skin – including the penis skin.
Air conditioners actively remove moisture from the air, which makes things cooler. But that also removes surface oils and makes skin more prone to drying out. This makes dry penis skin an obvious problem for men who like to cool off in the buff, but even men who hang out fully clothed in air conditioned spaces can find it affects their manhood.
This is one of those counterintuitive factors. It would seem that swimming would keep skin moist rather than dry. Unfortunately, swimming in chlorinated pools or salt water oceans has just the opposite effect. Chlorine tightens the skin and depletes natural oils; seawater adds a layer of salt to the skin that does much the same thing.
Lots of men hate tan lines and like to soak up the sun sans swimsuit, either on a nude beach, in their own backyard or at a tanning salon. But it’s wise to be cautious; penis skin can get overexposed very quickly, resulting in a member that is both sunburnt and dry. And a peeling penis is not an attractive sight to present to a partner.
Another of the “big” causes of dry penis skin is simply not drinking enough water. This is especially true for men who are very active underneath the summer sun. The sweat pours off, but too many guys neglect to replenish themselves properly. Upping water intake during the summer is a good idea for almost all men.
Drinking the wrong stuff
Not only do many men lose too much water during the summer, but they’re likely to choose the wrong beverages to try to get rehydrated. Alcohol and caffeine intake both increase during the summer, and neither one is as effective as water. As a matter of fact, hard alcohol will actively decrease hydration. The occasional beer is fine, but in moderation.
Summer often means lengthy vacations, often arrived at via airplane. But airplane cabins tend to be almost devoid of humidity. Spending a few hours on the airplane can seriously dry the skin – even skin on a body part as protected as the penis.
Avoiding dry penis skin during the summer means making sure the member is in the best overall health possible. That requires regular application of a first class penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) – and not just during the summer, but year-round. Obviously, it’s essential that the crème contains potent moisturizing ingredients; one with both a high-end emollient (such as Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (vitamin E is ideal) can develop a “moisture lock” that helps keep vital oils from being depleted. It’s also wise to find a crème that contains alpha lipoic acid. As a powerful antioxidant, alpha lipoic acid battles the free radicals that, left unchecked, can lead to thinning (and weakening) of penile skin.