If you expect summer to give you naturally textured hair, dewy glow and bronzed skin, you’re going to be in for a rude shock. The harsh Indian summer gives you frizzy hair, melting makeup and heat rash. It is not easy to survive the hot and humid climate without going the extra mile. This means giving your skin and hair extra TLC to keep them protected and healthy.
If you don’t know where to begin or what to do, allow us to help you. In this article, we have listed down five common summer beauty woes and ways to tackle them. Scroll down to read them all.
01. Frizzy hair
The rise in humidity can leave your hair looking frizzy. This happens when the hair cuticle gets raised and lets moisture from the environment enter and swell up your strands. The strands then have no control and move into different patterns making it difficult to tame them. An easy way to tackle this problem is by using an anti-frizz serum. It will form a protective coating on your hair and prevent moisture from entering the strands, thereby keeping frizz at bay.
BB picks: Tresemme Keratin Smooth Hair Serum
02. Heat rash
Heat rash is a common problem experienced during summer. When the sweat glands on your skin get blocked by sweat and oil, the perspiration starts to build under the skin and causes irritation, and in some cases, tiny itchy bumps too. It can be annoying and uncomfortable, but the good news is that heat rashes usually heal on their own within a few days. To accelerate the healing process, you can apply a soothing gel-like aloe vera onto the area. It will soothe and refresh the skin and calm skin irritation.
BB picks: Vaseline Aloe Moisturising Gel
03. Melting makeup
Creating a gorgeous makeup look only to watch it melt as soon as you step out of the home can be heartbreaking. The excess sweating during summer can cause your makeup to melt and leave you with cakey, patchy looking skin and raccoon eyes. The best way to tackle this problem is by wearing as little makeup as possible. Swap heavy-duty foundations and concealers with a lightweight CC cream for even-toned, flawless-looking skin in summer, minus any meltdowns.
BB picks: Lakmé 9 to 5 CC Complexion Care Cream
04. Body acne
Chest and back acne is another annoying problem that summer brings along with it. Excessive sweat and oil can block the pores of your skin, and we all know what happens when the pores get clogged — breakouts. It is essential to take regular showers and exfoliate your skin to get rid of dead skin cells and impurities that clog the pores. You can also use a body wash that contains acne-fighting ingredients like tea tree oil. The antifungal and antibacterial properties of tea tree oil will cleanse your skin and prevent body acne.
Prolonged and unprotected exposure to UV rays can cause sunburns in summer. Those with lighter skin tone are more susceptible to getting sunburnt during summer because of the lower melanin levels. But that does not mean those with deep skin tone won’t get sunburnt. Apply a generous amount of sunscreen to prevent sunburn and keep problems like premature ageing at bay. A broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF value of 30 is necessary to protect your skin from harmful sunrays.