Summer is here, which means skin problems will be on the rise due to the heat and sweat. You will be battling problems like breakouts, discolouration, pigmentation and dull skin. Your current skincare routine won’t be able to do much because it probably lacks some potent ingredients. What you need to do is add a few skin-loving ingredients into your routine to prevent summer skin woes.

Wondering what these ingredients are and how to include them into your routine? Leave that to us! We’ve picked five ingredients that will work wonders on your skin during the hot and humid weather and keep skin problems at bay.


01. Green tea

Green tea

The antioxidants in green tea make it a must-have ingredient for summer. From acne to wrinkles, green tea can fight them all and give your skin a youthful glow. While drinking at least 2 cups of green tea every day possesses major health benefits, using a product formulated with it can protect your skin from sun damage. The Lakmé 9 to 5 Matte Moist Mattifying Moisturiser is a unique oil-less formula enriched with the goodness of pure green tea extracts. It is extremely lightweight in texture and controls excess oil production to give you a beautiful matte complexion.


02. Lemon


Lemon is packed with vitamin C, making it highly effective in fighting skin woes like wrinkles, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, acne and more. It also helps eliminate deep-set impurities to give you brighter looking skin. The easiest and safest way to apply lemon on your face this summer is by treating your skin to the Lakmé Blush and Glow Lemon Sheet Mask. It will give your face a quick mini facial for a fruit-kissed glow.


03. Aloe vera

Aloe vera

Aloe vera is a skin saviour; it’s packed with skin soothing and calming properties. Applying it to your skin will calm heat rashes, skin irritation and several other summer-related skin problems. Since the skin can get easily dehydrated in summer, aloe vera acts as a tall glass of water for thirsty skin. Carry the Vaseline Aloe Moisturizing Gel in your bag to restore your skin’s moisture. This non-sticky gel with a feather-light texture is formulated with 100% pure aloe vera extracts and microdroplets of Vaseline jelly that ensures your skin stays healthy and hydrated all summer long.


04. Witch hazel

Witch hazel

#DidYouKnow Native Americans used the roots of witch hazel bark to make a concoction that treated a number of skin issues. The soothing properties of witch hazel make it the perfect ingredient to even out complexion and calm the skin. The Simple Daily Skin Detox Purifying Facial Wash contains witch hazel, zinc and thyme to deeply cleanse the skin and give it a fresh glow.


05. Morrocan clay

Morrocan clay

Morrocan clay has super absorbing properties, and when applied to the skin, it extracts excess oil, dirt and impurities from deep inside the pores. Washing your face with a clay-based cleanser or applying a clay mask can keep problems like clogged pores and breakouts at bay. The Ponds White Beauty Instant Brightness Vitamin B3+ Mineral Clay Mask contains Morrocan clay and the goodness of vitamin B3 to brighten the skin and give it a healthy glow.