Summer is not the best time of the year for your skin. The rising temperature sure does a number on it. The harsh rays of the sun combined with excessive oil, sweat and other impurities can lead to breakouts and uneven skin tone. Without enough protection, your skin can get easily damaged.

To battle summer skin problems, it is important to use products and ingredients that calm and shield your skin from sun damage. Ahead, five must-haves you need to include in your summer skincare routine to protect skin from sun damage.

 

01. Broad-spectrum sunscreen

Broad-spectrum sunscreen

The best and the most effective way to protect your skin from the harsh summer rays is by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day. The last step in your AM skincare routine should be sunscreen application. The Pond’s SPF 50 Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays to prevent problems like sunspots and premature ageing. The lightweight formula does not make skin greasy and is suitable for all skin types.

 

02. Sandalwood

Sandalwood

Sandalwood is a naturally cooling ingredient. Use in the form of oil or powder to soothe skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, as well as heal acne and breakouts. It also offers relief by soothing sunburnt skin. You can mix the powder or oil in your face mask and apply it to the skin to prevent summer problems.

 

03. Aloe vera

Aloe vera

Another soothing and calming ingredient that should be a part of your skincare routine in summer is aloe vera. Fret not; if you don’t have an aloe vera plant, there are many products in the market with pure aloe vera extracts. The Vaseline Aloe Moisturizing Gel instantly absorbs into the skin to soothe and restore moisture. It can calm summer skin boils, prickly heat and sunburnt skin.

 

04. Vitamin C

Vitamin C

Vitamin C has several benefits, especially in summer. It fights and reverses sun damage like no other. Adding it to your skincare routine in summer and pairing it with sunscreen will ensure healthy and glowing skin. The Dermalogica Biolumin-C Serum Brightening Vitamin C Serum prevents free radical damage, removes dead skin cells and works with the skin’s own defences to give you brighter, firmer and radiant skin.

 

05. Green tea

Green tea

Green tea contains antioxidants that fight the signs of ageing and protect skin from environmental damage. Clay is another ingredient that works wonders in summer by absorbing excess oil from the skin. Combining the two ingredients can do wonders for your skin. The Lakmé 9To5 Moist Matte Clay Face Mask contains kaolin and bentonite clay along with glycerine and green tea to remove dullness and give the skin a refreshed look.