5 Ways To Seamlessly Transition From A Winter To A Summer Skincare Routine

Written by Sumona BoseNov 30, 2023
5 ways to seamlessly transition from a winter to a summer skincare routine

The summer season has tiptoed its way to us and caught many of us off guard. If you are already noticing summer breakouts and greasy skin, it is time to swap your winter skincare products to make room for summer skincare essentials. But you've got to do it gradually; the sudden rise in temperature and humidity might have already sent your skin in a frenzy, and you don’t want to add fuel to the fire by introducing new products all at once. Here is a proper guide on how you can transition your routine from winter to summer without making your skin angry…


01. Aim for a hydrating cleanser

05. Switch to gel-based moisturisers

While your creamy cleanser did more than well during the cold and harsh winter, it won’t do the same for your skin in the summer. A heavy-duty, creamy cleanser can be too overwhelming for the summer months, even if you have super dry skin. So switch to a hydrating, lightweight formula like the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel. The soap-free cleanser effectively removes dirt and impurities while maintaining your skin’s natural moisture balance.


02. Bring back the toner

05. Switch to gel-based moisturisers

Your toner might have taken a back seat during the winter season, but you will have to bring it back to survive the hot days that lay ahead. Summer skin needs helps with sebum regulation and a formula like the vitamin B5 rich Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner can help out with that.


03. Exfoliate without stripping moisture

05. Switch to gel-based moisturisers

The winter season asks for some extra exfoliation, and you may have been complying with potent exfoliators as well. But the summer season requires you to dial it down with a gentle formula like the Lakmé Blush and Glow Orange Walnut Gentle Deep Clean Gel Scrub. This fruity delight sloughs off dead skin cells from the surface of your skin without stripping your skin of moisture.


04. Serums and essences are a must-have

05. Switch to gel-based moisturisers

Lightweight serums and essences may not be thick enough for winter, but they are an absolute staple for the summer season. Dry skin types can rely on these potent products to do more without having to pile on layers of products. A brightening formula like the Dermalogica Biolumin-c Vitamin C Serum is a must-have in your summer skincare arsenal. It boosts your skin’s immunity throughout the season and works to keep sun damage related pigmentation to a minimum.


05. Switch to gel-based moisturisers

05. Switch to gel-based moisturisers

Thick creams can block the pores and leave behind that chip-chip feeling we oh-so-hate. That’s why a lightweight, gel-based formula is your best bet for the summers. The Lakme Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel contains peach milk extracts and vitamin E that moisturise and soothe the skin without leaving it greasy.

Sumona Bose

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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!


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