As the temperature rises in summer your skin takes a real beating. The sun gets harsher and humidity rises, staying at home may seem like the ideal thing to do. But let’s be realistic, we have to go to work and socialise. The right thing to do here is cultivate healthy and summer friendly skincare habits that will give you the perfect summer glow.

Exfoliate
 

Exfoliate

Scrub your skin twice a week with a gentle exfoliating scrub to get rid of old layers of dead skin cells. This also helps absorb your skincare products better. If you have sensitive skin, stick to exfoliating only once a week with the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Face Scrub for soft, smooth and glowing skin.

Lighten the moisturiser
 

Lighten the moisturiser

Now that the winter months are over, your skin does not require a heavy layer of moisturiser. Therefore opt for water-based formulas, gels and serums that won’t clog your pores and cause pimples in the humid weather. The Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel is an ideal summer must-have for skin that’s well hydrated but not greasy.

Don’t forget sunscreen
 

Don’t forget sunscreen

Apply sunscreen in the morning before wearing your makeup, choose one that gives matte finish to avoid greasiness. A broad spectrum sunscreen such as the Lakmé  Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 50 PA+++ Gel Sunscreen will keep you protected from the harsh rays of the sun.

Eat antioxidant rich foods
 

Eat antioxidant rich foods

Increasing the intake of antioxidant rich food, especially in summer is essential because it offers an extra layer of sun protection from within. Greek yogurt, colourful fruits and vegetables are your way to healthy and smoother skin.

Stay hydrated
 

Stay hydrated

This goes without saying, staying hydrated in summer very important. Drink lots of water, coconut water and fruits and vegetables that have high water content, such as watermelon and cucumber.