Are you giving your face and body suitable TLC with the changing seasons? If not, then your skin is bound to feel dry, dull and dehydrated in the scorching heat. Summer does not only mean switching from cozy coats to easy-breezy summer dresses and hot chocolate to juicy popsicles. Your skin care routine needs a transition too, for it to be summer-ready.

To ensure that your skin stands up to the hot days ahead, here are all the skin care dos and don’ts of the season...

Dos
 

Dos

  • Opt for lighter formulas: The warm weather can take a serious toll on your skin. Therefore, it’s best to switch to lightweight formulas for your skincare and makeup products; like gels and nourishing serums that’ll not just keep your skin soft and supple in the heat but also prevent you from clogged pores.
  • Control shine: Sebum production is at its peak during summer. Precisely why, you need to keep that oily T-zone in check by opting for mattifying skin care which can help reduce the oil quotient of your skin throughout the day.
  • Care for your lips: It’s not just your skin that is affected by the harsh UV rays. The heat takes a serious toll on your lips as well, making them dry and chapped. Always keep a lip balm handy and keep applying every 2 hours for your lips to stay nourished and hydrated.
  • Cover up: Summer and sunscreens are inseparable! While it’s important to use sunscreens all throughout the year, you simply cannot skip this product in summers. The harmful rays of the sun and other environmental factors such as pollution can cause breakouts, leaving your skin looking dull and dehydrated. We suggest you get your hands on the Pond’s  Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 50 that is lightweight and non-oily.

Don’ts
 

Don’ts

  • Skip cleansing: The way to healthy skin in summers is cleansing twice a day. Cleansing helps restore the skin’s pH balance, precisely why, you must opt for a gentle, purifying cleanser in summers. Get your hands on the Dove Inner Glow Gentle Exfoliating Facial Cleanser that’ll help remove dead skin gently and at the same time, reveal its natural glow.
  • Forget to exfoliate: Exfoliating not only sloughs away dead skin cells but also cleans out impurities and soaks up excess oil, thereby leaving your skin feeling fresh and hydrated.
  • Take hot showers: Showering with hot water can strip your skin of its natural moisture. Your skin will not only feel dehydrated but the effects may worsen in the scorching summers. Therefore, the next time you head for a shower, remember to turn the temperature down about 10 to 15 degrees.
  • Leave sunburns untreated: From minor issues such as tanning and pigmentation to major concerns such as skin cancer, sunburns can have harmful effects on your skin. Therefore, never leave sunburns untreated. Either prep your skin with high SPF level before stepping in the sun or treat sunburns with cooling agents such as a hydrating body lotions or aloe vera gel.