Summer has yet again managed to creep up on us with no warning. Given that most of us were busy stocking up on groceries to prepare for the lockdown; we almost forgot about updating our skincare routines. Well, here’s sending you a gentle reminder.
The season of sweat demands additional TLC for your skin; but thankfully, you don’t need much. Just one power-packed skincare ingredient is all it takes; we’re talking about aloe vera, girls. Here’s why you need to add it to your skincare routine stat!
- It’s a cooling agent
- It acts as a natural moisturiser
- It provides intense hydration
- It reduces irritation and inflammation
- It helps soothe acne flare-ups
It’s a cooling agent
As someone who has braved the harsh summers of Mumbai, I am personally a big fan of aloe vera. There is always a jar of aloe kept on my bathroom shelf. I use the gel form to dab onto my wet skin after a shower. It gives me that fabulous cooling sensation that my skin desperately craves in summer. It also helps calm the skin after a warm shower.
It acts as a natural moisturiser
Aloe vera is packed with moisturising vitamins and minerals, so it really could be the one-stop solution for all of your dry skin woes in summer. It is lightweight and does not have a strong fragrance, so it’s suitable for all skin types. A quick-absorb product, like the Lakme 9 To 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel, could work wonders for your skin, adding that healthy, dewy glow!
It provides intense hydration
The dry heat and exposure to the harsh summer sun leaves the skin extremely dehydrated. Aloe vera is known for its deeply hydrating yet cooling properties, which make it the perfect ingredient for your summer moisturiser and body lotion. Slather some on immediately after a shower and whenever your skin looks and feels dry to replenish the moisture.
It reduces irritation and inflammation
Summers can be particularly difficult for women who suffer from skin inflammation issues. The heat can lead to rashes, prickly heat, sunburn and irritation. That’s why it’s important to pay close attention to not just your body, but your face as well. A yummy mix of nourishing ingredients, like ones present in the Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Fresh Body Lotion, can help alleviate these problems in a heartbeat!
It helps soothe acne flare-ups
Oily skin is often triggered in summer, leading to the inevitable acne flare-up. To maintain a clear complexion and speed up the process of acne healing, aloe vera can come in handy. It also helps reduce acne marks and dark spots. Try an ayurvedic blend like the Lever Ayush Aloe Vera Face Wash and you’ll see a vast improvement in your skin.