020s are all about skin. Heavy, matte makeup looks have exited the stage and skincare and ‘skinimalism’ are all the rage right now! But we’re always on the hunt for some solid skin care tips, especially at this time of the year. Summer might be fun but it’s not fun for your skin. Sebum secretion is at an all-time high, tanning is in full swing and it’s almost like an open-house party for acne. But fret not! We’re here to help everyone with some easy summer skin care tips that can be done at home and some useful oily skin care tips, for these hot months. These are universal and can be skin care tips for men as well! 


Clear, Healthy, Glowing Skin: The Basics  

Everything in your lifestyle determines how your skin is looking and feeling – from your diet to the products that you apply to your face. There is nothing wrong with having acne, blemishes or skin imperfections, but they can dent someone’s confidence to a great extent. To get rid of these troubles, you have to start by understanding your skin and assessing its requirements. Well, let’s move on to some foolproof skin care tips, shall we? 


Essential Skincare Tips for You   

Skin types can be divided into four categories: dry, normal, combination, and oily. Dry skin lacks moisture and hence tends to look very matte and flat. It’s quite sensitive and prone to skin irritation. Normal skin is balanced skin. It contains adequate moisture and usually doesn’t have lots of problems. Generally, natural skin care tips or some home remedies are enough for this skin type to stay healthy and clear. Oily skin is the opposite of dry skin. It has excess sebum production and tends to look dull and greasy within a few hours of cleansing. If you have oily skin, you’ve definitely received oily skin care tips from everyone around you! Combination skin is a combination of any of the three skin types. Usually, people have oily T-zones and normal to dry skin on the rest of their faces.  

Different skin needs different skin foods. However, there are some habits that can benefit every skin type. To keep it simple, we’re counting down five skin care tips to help you take a step closer to your dream skin. 


1. Never sleep with makeup on

Clear, Healthy, Glowing: Essential Skincare Tips for You

We've all been there, when we got home late from a party and the only thing on our minds is sleep – but never ever go to bed with makeup on your face! Even your favourite makeup items are full of chemicals and have the potential to harm your skin if you sleep with them on your face.  

Double-cleanse your skin and wash it with a mild cleanser on days you wear makeup. An oil-based cleanser will break down your makeup while a foaming cleanser will wash it off. Our favourite pick after a night out is the Lakmé Perfect Radiance Brightening Facial Foam Face Wash. The soft-bristled brush gently exfoliates the skin while ensuring every last bit of your makeup is off your skin, all the while giving you a soft massage and relaxing your skin!  

Another great pick is the Simple Refreshing Face Wash with Pro-Vit B5 + Vit E – an extremely mild foaming cleanser that works on repairing the skin’s barrier and locking in moisture. A mild cleanser is always a part of a dermatologist's skin care tips too! This soap-free, fragrance-free and clean formula makes this face wash ideal for sensitive and acne-prone skin. 


2. Have a routine

Clear, Healthy, Glowing: Essential Skincare Tips for You

Build a basic skincare routine and stick to it. C-T-M and serum can do wonders for your skin. Toners and serums give your skin a boost of freshness and nourishment. Use a toner in your daytime and nighttime routine, right after cleansing. Toners act as a thin veil of hydration and preps your skin for the next products. Especially for oily skin, toners are an absolute must. There are no oily skin care tips without toner! Our go-to is the Lakmé Absolute Pore Fix Toner. It draws out impurities and rejuvenates skin instantly. It comes with a spray nozzle which allows you to spritz it directly onto your skin or spray it onto a cotton pad to wipe it across the skin. 

When it comes to serums, you can try using different serums for day and night as your skin’s needs are not the same. A vitamin C serum for the day is ideal. Vitamin C brightens skin and repairs sun damage when topped with good sunscreen. Lakmé 9 To 5 Vitamin C+ Facial Serum effectively soothes skin and fades dark spots. It’s enriched with kakadu plum extract and improves skin texture with regular use. Go in with the serum, follow up with a moisturiser and don’t forget to add protection with SPF. 

For nighttime, your skin needs something to repair the damage caused by pollution and dust. We choose the Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Serum to take care of our skin when we’re ready to call it a day. The niacinamide and vitamin C-packed formula seeps into the skin in seconds and immediately gets to work! It improves texture, evens out skin tone and nourishes the skin from within.  

Another Team BeBe pick is the Pond's Bright Beauty Anti-Pigmentation Serum for Flawless Radiance with 12% Gluta-Niacinamide Complex. It’s enriched with glutathione – a groundbreaking ingredient that lightens dark spots and evens out skin tone. Clubbed with niacinamide, you cannot go wrong with this serum! It works wonderfully on dry, oily and sensitive skin and lends a natural, radiant finish to the skin. 


3. Don’t skip skincare

Clear, Healthy, Glowing: Essential Skincare Tips for You

Achieving flawless skin takes time, effort and consistency. Make it a habit to follow your daytime and nighttime routine. Sometimes we have the time to pamper our skin and follow the 10-step Korean skincare tips, but some days we barely get a few minutes to ourselves. Even on days when you’re running late, make sure you apply a moisturiser and sunscreen before you head out. Similarly, you can just cleanse your skin and apply moisturiser after a long day.  

If you’re unsure how to balance your daytime and nighttime skincare, we recommend the Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Day & Night Set. This skin brightening duo is formulated to beautifully complement each other! Forget your skin treatments and actives on lazy days and go for these for a well-rounded yet minimal routine.  


4. Don’t forget to exfoliate 

Clear, Healthy, Glowing: Essential Skincare Tips for You

Skin shedding is not limited to reptiles, it’s a natural process that occurs in humans as well. It’s obviously not as extreme as a snake’s but we too end up pushing dead cells to the surface of the skin to make way for healthier cells. This process of replacing dead cells with healthy cells is called ‘desquamation’. But unlike the animal kingdom, our process does not get rid of the dead cells – and this is where exfoliation comes to the rescue

Scrubbing or exfoliating removes the layer of dead skin that accumulates on top of your skin. This gets rid of dullness and reveals a radiant complexion. It also helps your skin absorb skincare products better – most of which would otherwise get trapped on the top and eventually fade away. Opt for a gentle scrub and buff away the dullness once or twice a week. You can try a DIY face scrub with a few simple ingredients found in your kitchen. But do not overdo it or be too aggressive as that will lead to unwanted irritation and acne. 


5. Always wear sunscreen

Clear, Healthy, Glowing: Essential Skincare Tips for You

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Wear sunscreen! If you think stepping out without sunscreen will give you an exotic tan, you’re mistaken. Sun damage instantly negates every skincare product you use. UV rays cause hyperpigmentation, deepening of dark spots, wrinkles, fine lines and severe diseases as well. Hence, to achieve healthy, radiant skin, always wear sunscreen! We mean indoors as well. Blue light emitted from gadgets and electronics cause digital ageing aka the same as sun damage.  


FAQs about Clear, Healthy, Glowing: Essential Skincare Tips for You 

Q1:  Should I use moisturiser in summer if I have oily skin? 

Yes, you should use moisturisers no matter the season or skin type. Just pick a product that works for you. 


Q2: Can I use aloe vera gel as a moisturiser in summers? 

Absolutely! Aloe vera gel is a great humectant and can work as a lightweight moisturiser in summer. 


Q3: Can vitamin C help fade dark spots from acne? 

Yes, vitamin C can help can slowly lighten your dark spots with consistent use.