Summertime is a time for fun in the sun, but it also comes with a few drawbacks - including a propensity for dry penis skin. Since the summer months are often a time for increased sexual activity, no guy wants to deal with an unattractive dry penis when making his "big reveal" to a new partner. Even men who are normally quite attentive to their penis health may need to take a few extra steps during the summertime to keep their intimate skin looking healthier and more inviting.

Shouldn’t summer be moister?

Many men are puzzled about why they develop a dry penis during the summer. After all, summer is pretty much defined by the hot, humid weather. That, in turn, creates a sweaty situation in most men, much of it centered on their midsection. Shouldn’t all that moisture prevent drying and flaking?
Well, yes and no. What often happens is that the penis skin does get oversaturated - but then it dries out, and when it dries, many of the oils that are needed to maintain a proper moisture balance in the skin evaporate. In addition, men naturally want to avoid the unpleasant odors that accompany sweating, and so they shower or wash more frequently. Again, this is a good thing - but often, harsh soaps or cleansers actually dehydrate the skin and strip it of its natural oils, leading to further drying.

And then there’s air conditioning -a blessing on those terribly hot days, but it tends to suck all the moisture out of the air. This dry air environment then depletes the moisture on a man’s body.

Steps to take

Okay, so summertime can wreak havoc on a man’s delicate penis skin. What can a guy do to address the issue?

Dress loose. Tight underwear is hot underwear. It’s tempting to wear briefs that emphasize every curve of one’s manhood, but in the summer, it’s usually better to go with loose-fitting cotton boxers. Also choose trousers that are made of a lightweight material that breathes.

Change it up. It’s advisable to change outfits, including underwear, over the course of a day. Getting out of damp clothes and into fresh, dry ones makes a big difference. That includes changing swim trunks during a lengthy stay at the beach.

Air it out. It’s a good idea to let it all hang out for a few hours each day if possible. Walking around the house naked or sleeping in the buff are excellent ways to allow the member to get the air it needs.

Stay hydrated. It’s very easy to get dehydrated during the summer, and many guys drink lots of soda or beer to prevent this. Unfortunately, both caffeine and alcohol can add to the dehydration problem. Stepping up the intake of water and juices is a much better strategy.

Use a crème. A dry penis can’t stand up to the wrath of summertime without help. Applying a superiorpenis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) daily is de rigeur for giving the penis the tools it needs to stay healthy. To keep the dry penis skin hydrated, be sure that the chosen crème contains a combination of powerful moisturizers: shea butter (a high end emollient) and vitamin E (one of Nature’s finest hydrators) is an ideal duo for this purpose. Together these ingredient create a moisture seal which helps to keep dryness at bay. In addition, select a crème whose ingredients list includes a potent antioxidant, such as alpha lipoic acid. Penis cell metabolism is prone to oxidative stress, which can add an unsightly "wrinkled" look to a dry penis. An antioxidant shows oxidative processes the door, maintaining an appropriately youthful look to a man’s penis - summertime or wintertime.