The hot heat waves of the summer hold the potential to tarnish the quality of your skin. We might reduce the number of times we step outside our homes, but we cannot possibly ignore the sun. To keep our skin protected from the strong ultraviolet rays of the sun, we have to follow a season-specific skincare routine that will not only protect your skin but also give it the nourishment and care it seeks.
With the increasing heat in the summer, humidity increases and the oil produced by the skin also increases. This oil on your skin blocks the pores. This, along with the sweat causes various skin-related issues such as itching, irritation, formation of acne, etc.
The face is the most sensitive and important part of our body and we need to take special care of it during the summer.
Here are 7 magical tips to keep your skin healthy and happy through the summer.
- Cleanse you face with the right face wash
Oil in the skin is the main issue of concern in the summer. The best way of tackling this is by washing your face 2-3 times a day. We should refrain from using regular soaps and instead use a face wash that is ideal for your skin type. If your skin is oily all through the year, then use a face wash that says ‘for excess oil’, if your skin is normal then use a regular face wash. Ensure that your face wash is alcohol-free and has no extreme impact on your skin. You could look for ideal ingredients on the packaging and then make your choice.
- Antioxidants for skin
Antioxidants are vividly used in skincare products and they have the ability to protect the skin and retain the good health of the skin. The use of antioxidants on the skin directly has benefits. It protects you from the damage caused due to UltraViolet Radiation and reduces inflammation on your skin, bringing a very soothing and refined feeling to your skin. They also have anti-aging properties. All in all, ensuring that your skin products have antioxidants keeps you away from the negative effects of summer.
Use a good quality serum or consume quality fruits and green vegetables that are natural sources of antioxidants.
- Mild Scrub
Exfoliation of your skin is a must in summer. Exfoliation means cleaning all the dead cells in the outer layer of your skin. The scrub that you use can clean your face with ease. It need not be a face scrub you get in the market, you can also make your own scrub at home. You can use apples, honey, coffee, milk, yogurt, and many such edible products that can exfoliate your skin. Once you do this, you will realize that all the dead cells are gone and your skin pores are open and your skin looks bright and healthy. In the summer season, exfoliation should be made a part of your routine skincare regime. However, we must be careful about this process because using a face scrub multiple times can make your face dry and rough. Mild regular usage is the best suited.
- Treat your skin with a toner
A toner primarily closes the pores and protects the skin from any sort of impurities that might damage the skin. After thoroughly using a scrub and a face wash, do use a toner. The leftover dirt that might remain after the wash and scrub is taken off with a help of a toner. The use of aloe vera is best suggested for a toner, followed by cucumber.
- Use the right Moisturizer
Moisturizers are a must for the skin even during summer. However. Using a very thick moisturizer can cause more harm than benefit. Hence, use a moisturizer that is thin and gives a calming effect on the face. Further, refrain from using multiple moisturizers in summer. As soon as you step out, the thick moisturizer, along with sweat and oil can cause irritation or itchiness.
- Sun-screen for the soaring heat
An ideal sunscreen should have an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of at least 30. Pick a sunscreen of a brand of your choice and apply it irrespective of whether you step out or not. Sunscreen protects your skin from any sort of sunburn.
- Drink plenty of water
Drinking lots of water can keep your skin hydrated and healthy. About 2-3 liters of water a day is ideal. It keeps your skin bright and makes you shine. Drinking water also removes all the excess toxins.
Keeping the skin healthy in summers is extremely essential. From cleaning it with the right face wash to using a mild face scrub and then using a toner to finally remove the dirt can benefit your skin massively. This routine followed by a good moisturizer, sunscreen and plenty of water does the magic. With all of these tips, you are sure to enjoy summer without any hindrances. Shine bright this summer.