Flaming wind, humidity, acne and body stench – that is how we would describe summer. While there are many reasons to enjoy this season, this list certainly makes the season a little less likeable. If body odour, summer acne or dullness have taken a toll on your confidence, we’ll tell you how to fight all these summer troubles.
- 01. Use an alcohol-free deodorant
- 02. Never skip SPF
- 03. Use a scrub weekly
- 04. Opt for lightweight beauty products
- 05. Use hydrating skincare essentials
01. Use an alcohol-free deodorant
Did you know, your sweat does not cause odour? Yep, that’s right. It’s not the excess sweat in summers that makes you smell bad but it’s the bacteria in your sweat that cause the smell. To fend off summer body odour, use antibacterial deodorants or body mists. These fight all the germs and keep you feeling and smelling fresh.
A brilliant pick for summers is the Dove Original Deodorant for Women. It’s alcohol and paraben-free and keeps your underarms feeling and smelling fresh for up to 48 hours.
02. Never skip SPF
All your skincare efforts are going to go down the drain if you don’t use sunscreen. The damage the sun can cause to the skin can reverse all the skincare benefits plus cause more harm. Sunscreen goes beyond, it is not just a shield to prevent unwanted tan lines.
It keeps you looking youthful, healthy and gorgeous. Make sure to use sunscreen every single day even if you are just at home. The Lakmé Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Lotion Sunscreen shields your skin from UVA and UVB rays with its broad-spectrum protection. It also leaves your skin feeling smooth and matte, which is perfect to battle summer greasiness and dullness.
03. Use a scrub weekly
The harsh sun during summers does more than cause tan lines. It damages the cells on the surface of your skin and makes your skin look dull and tired. The best way to keep your skin glowing is by exfoliating. Use a gentle scrub at least once a week and get rid of all those destroyed and dead cells sitting on the top layer of your skin. If these are not washed off, they can start clogging your pores and cause acne.
Opt for a deep cleaning scrub like the Pond's Pure Detox Face Gel Scrub For Deep Cleansing With Activated Charcoal. The activated charcoal infused in the formula does not only get rid of dead cells but also dirt and oils trapped inside your pores. It leaves you with the smoothest, freshest skin ever.
04. Opt for lightweight beauty products
It’s time to ditch your heavy makeup and skincare and opt for thin, lightweight products. The excess oiliness and sweating already create a thick film on top. With products also layered on top, your skin will have difficulty breathing. This will further aggravate summer acne. Hence, try going for light products such as gel-based moisturisers and BB creams instead of foundations.
Our summer go-to has to be the Pond's Super Light Gel Oil-Free Moisturiser With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E. This lightweight, ultra-hydrating moisturiser seeps right into the skin and does not feel sticky. Pick this up right away!
05. Use hydrating skincare essentials
Dehydration is real in summer! The devil works hard but the sun works harder to suck all the water out of your system. If drinking enough water is not doing the trick, turn to topical hydration with hydrating skincare. Our all-time favourite Lakmé Absolute Hydra Pro Gel Creme provides up to 72 hours of hydration without getting sticky or heavy on the skin. Make sure to give your skin a boost of water with gel moisturisers to keep it looking refreshed even on scorching days.