Salt in the air, sand in my hair
While you may be spending most of your time in an air conditioned zone during the summer, your skin has a tough time adjusting to the changing temperatures as you jump from indoors to outdoors and back again. Oily skin becomes oilier, dry skin drier and combination skin sadly enough has the toughest time with T-zone becoming either too dry or too oily. In any case, we suggest keep blotting papers handy.
For those with oily skin, wash your face with warm green tea every few hours to keep oil under control.
For those with dry skin double up on your moisturisation-game (we’re talking face, hands and toes!)
If you’re a combination-chica remember that dry areas can moisturised and oily areas can be cleansed with green tea.
(n.) a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days
As much as we love the season for cutting-chai and pakodas, the increased humidity can give a tough time to those with oily and combination skin-types. The weather actually forms layers grease on the skin and attacks your body with viral infections which has a negative impact on the condition of your skin. Moreover, rain water can cause pimples and skin infections whether you have oily, dry or combination skin. To deal with this kind of weather, make sure you carry a lot of blotting papers and keep patting your face dry for germ free skin.
For those with oily skin, give your skin some TLC this season. Rub ice cubes thrice a day and wash your face with a wash meant for your skin-type twice a day. Follow by a water or gel based moisturiser.
For those with dry skin avoid anything in powder form; whether it’s compact or talcum powder for the body and instead splash cold water on your face every now and then to regain lost moisture.
For those with a combination skin-type follow a routine that treats your dry and oily areas right. Feel free to dust a little compact powder on the oily areas and deal with dry areas by having some extra-loaded fun with your moisturiser. Most importantly, pop an antibacterial tablet in case you get a severe cold or flu as this tends to worsen the health of your skin as well.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
No matter what your skin-type, the key to glowy, buttery skin during the winter is loading up on moisturiser and lippy with SPF. This time of the year, your skin is working in overdrive, which is why it’s only natural for it to loose moisture, given that it’s dealing with a sudden rise and drop in temperature.
For those with oily skin and combination skin, drink aloe vera juice or directly apply extract from the plant to balance out moisture and oil levels.
For those with dry skin, symptoms this time of the year can include redness, itchiness and flakiness and the best way to combat those irritants are with malai. Take a little bit of doodh malai and massage it on to your body, face and neck for creamy moisturisation. After having a bath with lukewarm water again moisturise with Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Glow Body Lotion for soft and supple skin throughout the day.