Taking a long, cold shower is one of the simple pleasures on a hot, summer day. But make sure you’re doing it right. Low water temperature is ideal during this season but moreover, it also helps skin cells retain moisture. To lather up, switch from your regular body wash to something that is gentle but effective. We recommend the St. Ives Smoothing Apricot Body Wash which, unlike most body washes, comes with 100% natural exfoliants that scrub away grime and dirt that accumulate on your body during the day. Its apricot enriched formula is rich in Vitamin A and antioxidants which make the skin supple.
Once you’re out of the shower dry yourself fully, something we often forget to do in a hurry. This is actually an essential summer skin care tip because dampness could lead to infections and further, prickly heat and rashes. Even if you sweat excessively during this season, make sure you wipe yourself down to stay as dry as possible. Opt for loose garments in cotton or linen since they tend to dry quickly and prevent sweat from accumulating on your body.
If you’re dealing with far too many summer skin care problems like dryness and damage, maybe it’s time to try a natural approach. A refreshing body mask can do your skin a lot of good.
Here’s how you can make one at home:
Combine 6 tablespoons of cucumber juice with 5 crushed almonds and half a cup of cold milk. Apply this mixture over the damaged and irritated areas of your body, leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. This body care pack will leave your skin refreshed and cool as ever!
Never fail to moisturise
If there’s one skin care tip you just cannot afford to skip, it’s moisturisation. The misconception about your body not requiring any moisturisation during the summer is a popular one, owing to many people skipping this step during the sweaty season. The trick therefore lies in using a moisturiser that is absorbed quickly and leaves the skin fresh instead of greasy and uncomfortable. That’s why we love the Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Lotion which has pure aloe extract and micro-droplets of Vaseline that soothe and rejuvenate irritated, summer skin. If it’s skin darkening that’s getting you down, turn to the Vaseline Healthy White SPF 24 PA++ Lotion whose Vitamin B3 brightens skin, SPF 24 and PA++ content prevents further sun damage and nourishes skin overall.
Whether you’re stepping out for 10 minutes or spending the morning outdoors, never leave your body unprotected. A hat, cap or a scarf can go a long way to prevent your skin from getting sunburned and sweaty.