Summer is fast-approaching, and there’s no way you should slack on your skin care regimen. The scorching heat, humidity and pollution can rip your skin of its natural glow, and sometimes even invite infections.
While all of us dream of flawless and sun-kissed skin all through the year, the hot and humid weather tends to affect our complexions in more ways than one. It is, therefore, important to adapt your skin care routine to the soaring temperatures. If your skin is feeling unbalanced, dull and life-less, it’s time to revive your skincare regimen for summer. Here’s how to do it...
- Exfoliate regularly
- Wear sunscreen all day, every day
- Keep your makeup minimal
- Reach out for a hydrating lotion
- Make water your best friend
Exfoliating your skin is the first ground rule of any skin care routine. It’s crucial to get rid of the skin cells that your body sheds every minute of every day. And remember that no lotion will help your skin glow unless you exfoliate your body regularly. Grab the Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub and exfoliate using circular motions on your entire body from the shoulders down and rinse to clean. For best results, exfoliate your body at least 2-3 times a week.
Wear sunscreen all day, every day
Not just summers, you need to wear sunscreen all through the year. To prevent your skin from premature ageing, wrinkles and fine lines, it’s important that you never miss out on applying sunscreen before stepping out. Since you get longer hours of daylight during summers, your skin is exposed to the sun for that much longer. To avoid harsh sunburns, it’s ideal to wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or more. Try the Lakmé Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 50 PA+++ Gel Sunscreen that is non-sticky and lightweight.
Keep your makeup minimal
Summer is bound to make your skin sticky, sweaty and unmanageable. Therefore, it’s best to go with minimal makeup all through the humid months. Even when you apply foundation, ensure that you use a setting powder with SPF to avoid patchy skin. To protect your lips from the harmful rays of the sun, use the Lakmé Lip Love Lip Balm that comes with SPF 15 and keeps your lips moisturised for upto 22 hours.
Reach out for a hydrating lotion
Leave your thick body butters for winters. A lightweight, fast-absorbing and hydrating lotion, such as the Dove Essential Nourishment Body Lotion is apt for summers. Nothing saves your skin during summer like a non-greasy body lotion that’ll keep your skin nourished as well as protected. Ensure that you apply the lotion as soon as you pat your skin dry after your shower. This will help seal in the moisture your body just soaked in.
Make water your best friend
Lastly, have at least 8 glasses of water daily. It’s important to keep yourself feeling fresh and hydrated in the hot and humid months. Drinking enough water will also help flush out a lot of toxins from your body.
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