The summer season can wreak havoc on the skin. Some of the summer skin woes include dehydration, hyperpigmentation, clogged pores and excess sebum production. While you might be going all out to protect your facial skin, you should know that the skin on the rest of your body is equally affected by these factors. If you don’t take care of the skin on your body, you’ll be left dealing with nasty skin problems like rashes, irritation, patchy skin, body odour, etc.
The best way to avoid these issues is by following a thorough body care routine in the summer. Don’t know where to start? These body care tips will help.
- 01. Exfoliation is key to healthy summer skin
- 02. Look for body washes with cooling ingredients
- 03. Hydrate thoroughly
- 04. Indulge in underarm care
- 06. Focus on sun protection
01. Exfoliation is key to healthy summer skin
You might be shaving your skin frequently to flaunt smooth arms and legs this summer. But not following a thorough post-shaving routine can lead to inflammation and ingrown hair. The best way to avoid these problems is by exfoliating your body once a week. A body polish like the Dove Exfoliating Body Polish Scrub with Kiwi Seeds and Cool Aloe will not only get rid of dead skin build-up on the skin but also fights skin-ageing and lightens blemishes on the skin.
02. Look for body washes with cooling ingredients
Don’t just pick any body cleanser off the shelf; look for one with cooling ingredients that can soothe your irritated summer skin. Ingredients like menthol, aloe, cucumber, watermelon, spearmint and green tea provide a cooling effect to the skin. The Pears Soft and Fresh Body Wash is formulated with pure glycerin and mint extracts that leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and nourished. The formula is soap-free and dermatologically tested, making it suitable for all skin types.
03. Hydrate thoroughly
Soaring temperatures and high levels of humidity can leave your skin dehydrated. They can zap the moisture out of your skin and make it look parched and dry. An absolute essential to maintain supple skin in summer is to hydrate thoroughly. Look for a lightweight formula as thick ones can clog the pores and make the skin greasy during summers. Our go-to is the Dove Cooling Gel Creme. The lightweight, non-oily creme formula provides 48-hour hydration, is free of parabens, and absorbs quickly into the skin to keep it refreshed and hydrated during summers.
04. Indulge in underarm care
Your underarms can be a site for festering bacteria and germs in the summer, leading to dark marks and bad odour. That’s why it is necessary to include underarm care in your body care routine. Use gentle deodorants and roll-ons that don't contain harsh ingredients to keep the underarm area moisturised and odour-free. The Dove Original Deodorant For Women contains ¼ moisturising cream and is free of nasty ingredients like alcohol and parabens. It provides 48 hours of odour protection and keeps the underarm skin smooth and even-toned.
06. Focus on sun protection
The harmful sun rays are equally damaging for the skin on your body. That’s why it is necessary to slather sunscreen on the exposed parts of your body too. A broad-spectrum formula like the Vaseline Healthy Bright Sun and Pollution Protection Body Lotion SPF 30 will shield your skin from UVA, UVB rays and other skin pollutants. What’s more, it contains powerful antioxidants like vitamin C, E and B3 that are known to neutralise skin damage and brighten the skin.
Written by Sumona Bose on May 27, 2021
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!