The first step in your summer skincare routine is to cleanse your skin. Use a gentle cleanser to remove oil, dirt and impurities accumulated on your skin and to keep it clean and fresh.
Dead skin cells can build up on your skin’s surface, making it look dull and lifeless. But, exfoliating once a week can remove these dead skin cells to unclog pores and prevent acne.
Use a toner that contains ingredients like tea tree oil, cucumber or aloe vera to balance the pH level of your skin. Sweat and oil can clog your pores during the summer, and toning can help prevent this.
Use a scrub based on your skin type as a part of your skincare routine this summer. Scrubbing once a week can exfoliate your skin.
Avoid heavy makeup and let your skin breathe. A tinted moisturiser and a tinted lip balm should be sufficient. Choose makeup products with non-clogging ingredients.
Sunscreen is a must during the summer. It can help protect your skin from UVA and UVB of the sun and prevent age spots, wrinkles, sunburn and tan.
While you follow your skincare routine, ensure to wash your face with clean water to keep it sweat-free and clean. You can also use a facial mist or a hydrating mask to hydrate your skin.
Choose a non-greasy moisturiser that contains SPF and antioxidants. You can also use fruity lotions, purees or gel on your skin after a bath to retain skin moisture.
Antioxidant serums can improve skin hydration and protect against sun damage. Hence, include them in your summer skincare regimen.
The skin around your eyes is very sensitive and delicate. So, use sunglasses while staying outdoors and apply a moisturising under-eye gel for additional protection.
Apply lip balm with SPF under your lipstick to keep your lips hydrated and soft.
If you wear open-toed sandals, scrub your feet weekly once, apply sunscreen daily to prevent tanning and use a moisturiser to keep your feet hydrated.
Increase your water intake level during the summer. For better hydration, Consume fruits and vegetables with high water content, like cucumber, watermelon, and white pumpkin.
Having a hot bath daily during the summer can cause skin drying and increase the risk of eczema and skin inflammation.
Wear loose-fitting, comfortable cotton clothes to allow your skin to breathe. Tight-fitting, synthetic clothes can cause itching and irritation leading to skin infections.