It’s getting oven hot in here day by day! This summer is going to be brutal. The rising heat and humidity from the soaring temperature could make your naturally active oil glands hyperactive. You need an intensive skincare routine as your first line of defense this summer, to avoid T-zone, itchy rashes, sunburn, and premature signs of aging.
Do you want a smooth, firm, and glowing skin with a pinch of a tan this summer? Are you looking for a perfect sun-kissed look for a perfect selfie? From weather reports, it seems like it is going to be difficult to achieve this ‘perfect sun-kissed look’. But if you follow the following tips, you can keep your skin’s natural glow in flow even in this temperature:
Think about changing your facewash
Note it down, change your cleanser or face wash according to the requirement of weather. During summers, face produces more oil. So, get a facewash that can help you to control it.
Oily skin gets affected easily every summer as pores can get clogged which results in the form of acne. Get a foaming face wash that contains salicylic acid and wash your face twice or thrice, just for summers.
Fellows with dry skin may experience redness and rashes. Get a non-soapy facewash to wash your face twice a day. The same is applicable for the combination-skin fellows. If you have normal skin then you should pick a gel-based face wash during summers. Wash your face twice or thrice a day to feel refreshed.
Get a screen of sunscreen
If you don’t want a sunburn, wrinkles, fine lines, and premature aging due to excessive UV exposure. Then, this is something that you shouldn’t forget at all. Apply sunscreen on all exposed parts of your body. This is vital. Buy a sunblock or sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Apply it twice during day time especially when going out in the sun.
Apply A Punch Of Antioxidants
Buy only those serums, moisturizers, and sunscreens that contain an additional punch of antioxidants. Let’s take vitamin C, it protects skin from environmental damage and boosts collagen development. Invest in creams and serums that are loaded with natural extracts and antioxidants. This reduces inflammation also repair your skin. If you want to go for something natural then you can rub a tomato slice on your face after cleansing, leave it for 5-10 mins. then wash your face. This can also do the same but only if you do it repeatedly.
Eat some Antioxidants
Antioxidants topical application is not enough for skin care. To keep skin smooth and glowing, it is necessary to nourish it. What you are applying on skin, should be part of your diet too. Seasonal foods, such as pineapples, citrus fruits, fresh berries, seafood, and vegetables, contain essential vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. These increase collagen production, reduce inflammation, repair your skin and keep it protected from the effects of the sun.
Sip, Sip, Sip
Must drink plenty of water to keep your skin fresh and glowing. Good water intake keeps skin hydrated, improves the digestive system and flush out toxins from your body. Especially, whenever you go out, must carry a water bottle with you and keep sipping.
Go Easy On Makeup
Your skin needs to breathe more when it’s summer. So, go minimal when it comes to makeup as minimal as possible will be great for your skin in summer. Pick a tinted moisturizer with SPF instead of foundation. Use it with face powder to avoid any patchy spots. Avoid lipsticks and use tinted lip balms with SPF. Use kajal instead of heavy eye makeup.
Rub, rub, rub
To give a radiant look to your skin, you must exfoliate it gently. Exfoliating the skin will not only buff away the dead skin cells but it will keep skin healthy, radiant and heal any irritation or sunburn. Either you are exfoliating skin with any homemade or branded product please make sure that you don’t over-exfoliate it.
Change your moisturizer
Oily skin doesn’t need any moisturizer in summer is a myth. Reality is, every skin needs to be moisturized in summers. Thing is in winters you need to go with heavy moisturizer while in summer you need a light moisturizer. Go with a non-greasy with SPF moisturizer to lock your skin with essential moisture.
Do Not Forget The Eye Area
It’s summers and it is time to take care of the most delicate area of the body ‘your eyes’. Whenever you go out in the sun, must wear sunglasses. Do apply moisturizing eye cream around the eyes. Pick the eye cream that contains hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, honey, and cucumber.
Always Take Cold Water Showers
Don’t go for hot showers and steam baths in summers to keep your skin hydrated. You should take a cold-water bath to keep skin pores unclogged. Cold-water bath is also good to prevent acne breakouts.