It deeply saddens us to say that winter is officially over! It is time for you to pack up all those cute cardigans and smart coats and bring out the summer dresses again. But it is not just your wardrobe that needs updating, your skincare needs a proper overhaul as well.

Especially if you have an oily skin type, heat and greasy skin are mortal enemies and you’ll need a carefully planned routine to keep their conflict under control. Transitioning from winter to summer routine can also sometimes shock your skin, leading to issues like acne and sensitivity. We have a few tips on how you can bring about this change in a more gentle and effective manner. Check them out…


01. Switch to a clarifying cleanser

01. Switch to a clarifying cleanser

Your hydrating and nourishing cleansers will be too overwhelming for the skin during the summer. Switch to a clarifying cleanser that zaps excessive oil from the skin and helps regulate it. Sudden rise in temperature and humidity can put your sebaceous glands into overdrive and a refreshing formula like the Simple Daily Skin Detox Purifying Facial Wash can help keep that grease at bay.


02. Use a mattifying toner

02. Use a mattifying toner

Since the cold and harsh winters can be too drying for your skin, you might have stashed a mattifying toner at the back of the counter. We want you to bring back the toner to keep shininess away. Spritz the Lakmé 9 to 5 Matte Moist Mattifying Face Toner all over your face right after cleansing to help tighten up pores and balance the pH level of your skin.


03. Switch to a gentle exfoliator

Switch to a gentle exfoliator

Winters call for potent exfoliators to get rid of dead skin that tends to accumulate and clog the pores. But come summer, swap your harsh exfoliators with a gentle, powder-based exfoliator like the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Exfoliant. Infused with papain and salicylic acid, exfoliating twice a week with the formula can help maintain a clear and bright complexion all summer.


04. Switch to a mattifying moisturiser

Switch to a mattifying moisturiser

Do not, under any circumstance, stop using a moisturiser just because the drying winter is over. Pick an oil-free and lightweight formula like the Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Moist Mattifying Moisturiser for skin that is nourished all day long. Infused with green tea and witch hazel, this formula is what you need to keep your skin hydrated but grease-free on hot, sweaty summer days.


05. Switch to a gel-based SPF

Switch to a gel-based SPF

Cream or lotion-based SPF can be quite overwhelming for oily skin types. Switch to a gel-based, broad-spectrum formula like the Lakmé Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Gel. Stay non-greasy, non-sticky and sun-protected all day long — make sure to re-apply every couple of hours, especially when you are stepping out for long hours.