It's bikini season! And you're gonna need these summer skincare tips!

Written by Sanya HamdaniMar 17, 2020

The changes in the weather are first reflected on your skin, be it winter, monsoon or summer. Therefore, it is important to change your beauty routine and follow certain tips to ensure your skin stays healthy all year round. While other seasons are moderately easy to tackle, summers are pretty annoying, especially if you stay in a humid environment. The scorching heat can take all the glow away from your skin and leave your skin looking like a greasy mess. As the temperatures rise, it is necessary to learn a few summer skin care tips that will keep common skin problems that show up during this season at bay.

Apart from stocking up on sunscreens, planning beach vacations and enjoying popsicles, there are a lot of other things you should do in advance to protect the glow of your skin during this season. The damaging rays of the sun become harsher during this time and it can lead to blemishes, wrinkles, sun spots as well as dullness. Those with oily skin face the problem of excessively oily skin that’s difficult to tackle. Therefore, we’ve come up with these effective summer skincare tips that will give you the skin of your dreams.

1. Cleanse twice a day

No matter what your skin type, summer takes a toll on all. It is essential to cleanse twice a day to get rid of the excess oil build-up on your face. We recommend double cleansing to remove all the dirt, makeup and pollutants that might cause skin problems such as breakouts and irritation. A good summer skin care tip is to first wipe your face with micellar water, then use a foaming face wash formulated for your skin type to get squeaky clean skin. Follow it up with a toner and moisturiser, don’t skip this skincare basic no matter what time of the year.

2. SPF

Sunscreen is important all year round. But during summer, the rays of the sun get harsher and reapplying sunscreen every three hours is essential to protect skin from the damaging effects of UV rays. An important summer skin care tip is to apply sunscreen with a minimum SPF value of 30 in the morning after your CTM routine and before putting on makeup, and reapply during the day. Do not forget your lips, ears, neck and other areas that are exposed to the sun, and this includes your hands and feet!

3. Avoid heavy makeup

Hot weather is unforgiving, especially on your makeup! Instead of wearing heavy makeup, only to find it melting as soon as you step out, it is better to save your time, makeup and efforts by wearing little or minimal makeup during this time of the year. You can apply a BB or CC cream to get the benefits of three products in one. It will moisturise, protect and hide minor imperfections to give you even looking, smooth skin. This important summer skin care tip will really save you from the wrath of summer.

4. Use a water-based moisturiser

It is important to make some changes according to the season to ensure your skin stays healthy. Another important summer skin care tip is to use a water-based moisturiser during this season, as it will be easily absorbed by the skin and won’t clog pores. However, if you have oily skin, gel-based moisturisers are better for you, as they absorb quickly and do not leave a greasy feeling behind.

5. Hydrate your body

While you are placing special emphasis on taking care of your skin, don’t forget your body. Hydrating your body is important to the health of your skin. Drink lots of water throughout the day and eat fruits and vegetables with high water content such as watermelon, coconut water, cucumber and melons to hydrate and feel fresh throughout the season. Sip on fresh fruit juices, have yoghurt with your meals avoid heavy meals with lots of fried food. This will keep your body, skin and hair healthy.

6. Don’t forget your feet

Just like every other part of your body, the skin on your feet too needs some TLC during summer. Getting regular pedicures is a good way to get rid of dead skin and get soft, smooth feet that you can flaunt in flip flops. If you do not have the time for pedicures, just scrub your feet regularly in the shower at least twice a week with a pumice stone to see a noticeable difference. This essential summer skin care tip will not only ensure pretty feet, but will also prevent foot odour that generally develops during the hotter months.

7. Wear breathable fabrics

Last but not the least, in order to prevent skin irritation and rashes, it is important to wear breathable fabrics such as cotton that will tackle the heat and absorb sweat easily. Avoid tight fitting clothes as chafing is a common skin problem during summer. If you see any rashes or irritation on your skin, apply fresh aloe vera gel or visit a dermatologist who will help with the problem and prevent it from getting worse. Even while working out, choose breathable fabrics and quickly change your clothes post your gym session. A simple yet effective summer skin care tip, this will ensure your skin stays free of rashes throughout summer.

FAQs about Skincare Tips in Summer Season:

Q. What should I eat for glowing skin in summer?

A. Eat fruits with high water content and vitamin C. Both are essential during summer to improve collagen production and keep the glow intact. Oranges, grapefruits, tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelons, limes and lemons are a few things you should eat during summer.

Q. Which oil is best for my skin in summer?

A. A lot of people might find the idea of using oil on the skin during summer a bit crazy. However, you should choose the right quantity and type. Here’s a summer skincare tip you should follow... add a few drops of tea tree oil to argan oil and massage your face with it a few times a week to keep acne causing bacteria at bay.

Q. How do I retain the glow on my face during summer?

A. Apply sunscreen every single day, bring a few changes into your skincare routine, keep yourself hydrated by drinking water regularly. Following these few tips will ensure your glow stays intact during summer.