Summer Skincare Mastery: Your Ultimate Guide

Written by Lopa KApr 25, 2024
Summer Skincare Mastery: Your Ultimate Guide

The hot summer days can wreak havoc on your skin and finding the right skincare routine is like chancing upon treasure. All that humidity can lead to sweat clogging your pores and also turning your skin oily. Well, girl, the right skincare routine for summer can fix that for you. 

You need a skincare cocktail that keeps your pores unclogged, controls oil production, keeps your skin hydrated but not greasy and has a little something to protect from the UV rays. That's why we're here to break down the exact skincare routine for summer you need to follow day and night to get through the hotter months. 


Day Routine for Summer

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Your skincare routine for summer days should be light and effective with the basic, necessary steps. 

Face wash: Kickstart your simple skincare routine with Pure Detox Anti-Pollution Purity Face Wash with Activated Charcoal, harnessing activated charcoal for deep cleansing, removing dead skin cells and protection against pollution. It also balances oily skin which is a curse during the hot summers. 

Toner: A gentle toner is a must among the skincare products for oily skin. One such option is the Simple Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner. Free of harsh chemicals, it is loaded with vitamin B5 and helps in maintaining pH balance which is responsible for oily or dry skin. 

Serum: Add a serum to your basic skincare routine like the Lakmē Absolute Perfect Radiance Serum to get a boost of radiance. It also evens your skin tone and does it all with the help of niacinamide which is known for fading dark spots. 

Moisturiser: Don’t forget to apply a lightweight moisturise even in the summer. Opt for Ponds Super Light Gel which is non-greasy and has hyaluronic acid and vitamin E for hydration. Or go for the Lakmē Lumi Cream for a sparkly glow, all the while ensuring that your skin stays fresh and supple all day long. 

Sunscreen: Shield your skin from harmful UV rays with Lakmē Sun Expert Invisible Sunstick, as it has SPF 50 protection and doesn’t leave the dreaded white cast. These sunsticks are sunscreen essentials as you can carry them with you and retouch even over your makeup if you are outside for long. 

Lip Balm: Finish up with a lip balm to keep your lips from chapping. You can complete your look with Lakmē Lip Love Lip & Cheek Tint which also doubles up as a cheek tint for a natural, effortless flush of colour. 


Nighttime Routine for Summer

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As for your skincare routine for summer nights, focus on hydration and helping your skin repair itself after the sunny days

Face wash: Wrap up your summer nights with an effective face wash like the Pond's DeTan Facewash which also helps reduce tan. Infused with vitamin C and niacinamide, you are in for an experience that boasts a refreshing cleanse and even skin tone. 

Toner: A toner not only helps with pH balance but it also clears the traces of stubborn impurities that your face wash may have missed. The Simple Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner even gives gentle hydration and soothing comfort for your skin after a long day. 

Serum: If you are interested in brightening, treat your skin to Lakmē Glycolic Illuminate Serum for smooth, clear and radiant skin. Otherwise, go with the Pond's Hydra Light Hyaluronic Acid Complex 2% Serum which has hyaluronic acid that attracts moisture to replenish hydration levels overnight.   

Moisturiser: Now, pair your night cream with the serum you use. So, if you are focusing on smoothening your texture, pick Lakmē Glycolic Night Cream as it also has glycolic acid to get smooth skin in no time. If hydration is your concern, follow up your hydrating serum with Pond's Hydra Light Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Night Gel which keeps your skin soft while being non-sticky. 

Lip care: Complete your nighttime routine by pampering your lips with the moisturising Lakmē Lip Love Lip Scrub which gently exfoliates to get rid of dry, chapped lips. Finish up with Lakmē Lip Love Lip Mask for intense hydration and softness while you sleep. 


Lifestyle Changes

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Along with a good skincare routine, don’t forget to adapt your lifestyle according to the season as well. Start by staying hydrated – drink plenty of water to keep your skin supple and soft. Eat light and consider switching out your deep-fried munchies for cooling fruits. We don’t want heat boils any more than we want pimples. Oh, and embrace the shade when the sun’s at its highest. But if you do go out, don’t forget sunglasses and a scarf for added defence. A holistic approach is the best way to keep your skin happy and healthy no matter how hot it gets. 

FAQs about Summer Skincare Routine  

Q1. Why do we need different skincare routine in the night?  

Your skincare routine for summer nights is extremely crucial because while you sleep, maximum skin repair happens. So, applying the right products to your skin at bedtime will help your skin heal quicker and stay healthier. 

Q2. What is a facial oil? 

In skincare, facial oil is not your usual carrier oil like coconut oil. A facial oil doesn’t make your skin greasy, instead, it helps to deeply moisturise your skin and keep it plump. It combines the benefits of oil and serum to deeply hydrate and nourish your skin while being lightweight. 

Q3. Why do you need moisturiser in summer? 

A hydrating moisturiser helps seal in the benefits of the previous skincare products and provides added moisture and nourishment to your skin

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