Figuring out a beauty routine that’s perfect for the summer can be quite a challenge. Apart from ensuring maximum sun protection, it is also important to choose lightweight products that suit your skin type and won’t melt off your face in a couple of hours after stepping out.
Sounds like quite a handful? DW, we’ve got your back! Scroll down for six quick and effective summer beauty tips that are absolutely perfect for the hot and humid Indian summers. These tips will ensure that you look sun-kissed and gorgeous all summer long. Check ‘em out.
- 01. Never skip sunscreen
- 02. Use a lightweight moisturiser
- 03. Indulge in a deep conditioning hair mask
- 04. Invest in a dry shampoo
- 05. Switch to a lighter base
- 06. Opt for colourful eye makeup
01. Never skip sunscreen
The sunrays are a lot harsher during summers, which is why it is important to wear sunscreen with at least SPF 30 above that offers broad-spectrum protection of PA+++. This indicates that your sunscreen provides protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Remember to reapply your sunscreen every two to three hours and make sure to cover your entire face and neck, along with any exposed parts of your body, like your hands and feet.
02. Use a lightweight moisturiser
Many people, especially those with oily skin, believe that they don’t need a moisturiser during summers. But this is a complete myth. Apart from hydrating your skin, moisturisers also help strengthen your skin’s barrier function and protect against free radical damage to keep your skin healthy and youthful for a longer period. Instead of using a heavy moisturiser, opt for a lightweight, gel-based one that sinks right into your skin without any greasiness.
03. Indulge in a deep conditioning hair mask
The sudden increase in temperature coupled with the scorching summer heat can make your hair super dry and lifeless. But using a deep conditioning hair mask once every fortnight replenishes lost moisture and repairs any sort of damage to keeps your hair soft, supple and moisturised.
04. Invest in a dry shampoo
Thanks to constant sweating and oiliness on your scalp, it can be very tempting to wash your hair every single day during the summers. But this will only dry out your hair and make it more prone to breakage and hair fall. A great way to keep your scalp clean and avoid over-washing is to invest in dry shampoo. Spraying on a generous amount before bed will give it enough time to soak up any excess oil and keep your tresses fresh and bouncy in between washes.
BB picks: Dove Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo
05. Switch to a lighter base
This summer, swap your heavy, full-coverage foundations with a lightweight CC cream. It provides just enough coverage and won’t feel heavy or greasy on application. Plus, it also minimises the chances of makeup meltdowns in summers.
06. Opt for colourful eye makeup
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Ditch your black and neutral eye pencils with colourful eye pencils this summer. Bold, bright colours are a fun way to play up your look. Go crazy and try different eyeliner styles to make head turns this summer.
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