Summer is not just about indulging in juicy popsicles and sporting easy-breezy floral dresses. It is the season of frequent makeup meltdowns and greasy skin woes too. In fact, switching your beauty routine becomes a necessity in summers. The scorching heat can take a serious toll on your skin, thereby bringing your skin game down drastically. It is, therefore, important to pick the right products and right texture to beat the heat.
Speaking of skincare products, we all have our favourites for the season. While some can’t do without primers that help their makeup stay put, others need a cooling gel to cool their skin down in the sultry weather.
We got Team Bebeautiful to reveal their secret summer product that helps keep their beauty game going strong. Here’s what our beauty writers had to say...
- “I simply cannot live without my moisturiser” - Anjali Agarwal, Features Writer
- “Cooling gels are a saviour this summer” - Sanya Hamdani, Senior Features Writer
- “Not without my sunscreen” - Urvi Dalal, Senior Beauty Writer
- “What would I ever do without primer?” - Fatema Habib, Senior Beauty Writer
“I simply cannot live without my moisturiser” - Anjali Agarwal, Features Writer
While most people think moisturisers are only for winters, I believe in applying moisturiser all throughout the year. In fact, you will always find the Ponds Light Moisturiser Non-Oily Fresh Feel in my handbag. It is lightweight, has a non-oily formula and is enriched with Vitamin E which nourishes my skin and gives a fresh glow all day. I need to keep moisturising my skin every 2-3 hours, especially in summers when the sun can both dehydrate and damage your skin.
“Cooling gels are a saviour this summer” - Sanya Hamdani, Senior Features Writer
If you are a city girl, then apart from sun damage, your skin is highly affected by harsh environmental factors such as pollution too. To keep my skin hydrated and nourished all through the season, I rely on natural ingredients such as aloe gel to cool me (and my skin) down. I’ve been using the Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Day Creme SPF 20 as it helps me survive summers in the city. Infused with pure aloe extracts, this day cream fights pollution and hydrates my skin.
“Not without my sunscreen” - Urvi Dalal, Senior Beauty Writer
Sunscreen is a saviour for my sensitive skin. Not just summers, I believe in applying sunscreen all throughout the year. Even on days when I don’t have the time to wear any makeup, I will never leave the house without slathering enough sunscreen. I’ve been using the Lakmé Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 50 PA+++ Lotion that blocks upto 97% harmful rays and seeps into your skin quickly.
“What would I ever do without primer?” - Fatema Habib, Senior Beauty Writer
For me, primer is that one product I just cannot do without. Because I love experimenting with makeup, I cannot take the risk of makeup meltdowns, especially in summers. Precisely why, I never ever skip applying primer. Also, there are days when my oily lids tend to mess with my eye makeup, that’s when primer is most helpful. I’ve been using the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer Primer which ensures that my makeup stays on throughout the day.