Summer skincare is really important. From switching up the amount of SPF in your sunscreen to regularly moisturising your skin, your skincare routine definitely needs to change according to the changing seasons.
One of the main problems with summer is that the harsh rays of the sun end up damaging your skin, making it tan and age faster. Add to this, the constant exposure to humidity, pollution and environmental aggressors, your skin definitely bears the brunt of it all. This ends up leaving your skin looking extremely dull, lacklustre and anything but radiant.
Well, this is something all of us definitely want to avoid, right? While the presence of a skincare routine is undoubtedly needed throughout the year, irrespective of the climate or the weather, for that skincare routine to work and show results, you need to switch it up a bit and make necessary tweaks with the changing seasons. Wondering what those changes are?
Well, you’re in luck, because we have curated a list of some amazing summer skincare tips that will come in really handy when the temperatures soar in a few weeks’ time.
- 1. Use lighter skincare products
- 2. Include antioxidant-rich products
- 3. Exfoliate your skin regularly
- 4. Use non-comedogenic makeup
- 5. Drink enough water
- 6. Eat a lot of fruits and veggies
- 7. Get enough sleep
- Frequently asked questions(FAQ) about summer skincare tips:
1. Use lighter skincare products
This is one summer skincare tip we swear by. Leave all your heavy moisturisers and thick creams where they belong – in the winters. Summer is when you need to use lightweight products that moisturise and hydrate your skin, but do not leave it greasy and oily. Additionally, you also need to switch your cleanser during the summers. Instead of a heavy, cream-based one that you swore by in the winters, use a gentle gel-based or foaming cleanser to thoroughly clean your skin without clogging your pores and causing breakouts.
2. Include antioxidant-rich products
We promise, you will thank us for this particular summer skincare tip. During the summer months, your skin goes through a lot of damage, thanks to environmental toxins such as sun damage, pollution, humidity, etc. And this is why it is extremely important to invest in a good quality antioxidant serum if you want to preserve the health of your skin. Apart from reducing the damage caused by free radicals, this serum also helps to hydrate your skin, boost collagen production and keep your skin looking youthful and radiant all-year round.
3. Exfoliate your skin regularly
Just because the cold winter days are behind you and your skin does not feel as dry and flaky as it once did, does not mean you need to give up on exfoliation. The extra layer of sweat on your skin leads to excess oil production, clogged pores, thanks to the trapped dirt and debris as well as an accumulation of dead skin cells. Therefore, to effectively get rid of this problem, it is extremely important to regularly exfoliate your skin. This will allow your skin to breathe and keep it looking super soft and glowing.
4. Use non-comedogenic makeup
Whether or not you have oily, acne-prone skin, this summer beauty tip is something you need to follow without fail. Before applying any sort of makeup to your face, read the packaging very carefully to determine if it specifies whether the product is non-comedogenic or not. This kind of makeup formulation will prevent clogged pores, acne and a host of other skin problems that are very common in the summer months.
5. Drink enough water
How many times have you heard this summer skincare tip and yet ended up not following it? Well, we honestly believe it is never too late to start, and therefore go grab a glass of water RN before you read ahead. When you don’t drink enough water, your body and system feel very dehydrated, and this definitely ends up showing on your skin. No matter how good your skincare routine or how amazing your skincare products are, water is the key that helps everything function at its optimum level. Aim at drinking at least eight tall glasses of water every single day, but if you work out or commute or do some strenuous activity, this intake should go up by at least two more glasses.
6. Eat a lot of fruits and veggies
Yes, you’ve invested in a great antioxidant serum, but trust us, it is not really going to be very effective against the summer heat. To really protect your skin and keep it soft, glowing and radiant throughout the summer months, you need to give it that extra push by consuming the right kind of foods. For a wholesome summer diet, we recommend including a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. These foods contain a plethora of essential vitamins and nutrients, and therefore they provide your skin with the kind of nourishment it really needs. Additionally, the amazing antioxidant properties found in these fruits and veggies provide all-round protection and prevent skin damage.
7. Get enough sleep
This a summer skincare tip all of us at Be Beautiful love and swear by. I mean, is there anyone out there who does not really like sleeping? Your body and skin rejuvenate and repair themselves while you sleep, and this is why getting enough shut eye each night is really important. Additionally, since summer days are longer, we end up exposing our skin to the sun more, which leads to it looking dull and lacklustre. To avoid this issue, it is extremely important to rest and sleep so that your skincare products have a chance to work while you sleep!
Frequently asked questions(FAQ) about summer skincare tips:
1. How do I get glowing skin in summer?
A. Cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturising is the perfect way to keep your skin fresh and glowing throughout the harsh summer months. Use a lightweight moisturiser, including a serum and eat the right kind of foods to achieve your dream skin and maintain it no matter what.
2. Which skincare oils can be used in the summer?
A. You must use lightweight, non-comedogenic oils in the summer months. We recommend you use almond oil, argan oil or avocado oil. Avoid using coconut oil, especially if you have oily, acne-prone skin as it is a heavier oil and can make you feel greasy and cause breakouts.
3. Should you use moisturizer in the summer?
A. Yes, oh yes! It is really important to use a moisturiser throughout the year, including the hot and sweaty summer months. Instead of a thick, oil-based moisturiser, use a lightweight gel-based formula to hydrate your skin without leaving it greasy or clogging your pores.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Apr 08, 2020
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!