Every summer we are excited about updating our latest lighter wardrobe but what about our skin care cabinet? Your skin also requires time-to-time changes to adapt to the seasonal changes. According to Jami Miller, MD, a dermatologist at Vanderbilt Dermatology, “spring is a time for skin to improve.” Hence, updating skin care routine in spring- summers is not only important but also crucial.
Here is a changes guide in respect to skin care, hair care, body care and make up for summers. Follow throughout to make sure your beauty doesn’t fade in this prickly heat <3
1. Add A Vitamin C Product For Extra Protection From Sunrays:
Summer is the best time to use vitamin C because this miraculous vitamin is laden with antioxidants that can reduce the damage caused by ultraviolet B radiations. These rays lead to collagen loss, fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration. We would recommend using chemical free Vitamin products like Kaya Antox-Vit C Formula 35 (Normal & Oily Skin) And O3+ Agelock Vitamin C Booster Serum (Dry And Combination Skin) for the optimum skin benefit of Vitamin C.
2. Exfoliate, But Not Too Much:
Doesn’t matter how much you moisture your skin, if you don’t exfoliate it’s never going to shine. The reason for this is that our body sheds dead skin cells at a great pace every day. In order get rid of them and the germs caused by them, scrubbing is imperative. For face, Skinyoga Almond Orange Face Scrub (All skin types) is a great choice!
Not only face but body scrubbing is vital too because if not removed, these dead skin cells can cause infections and breakouts. Also, don’t exfoliate too much, otherwise your body will produce more oil to compensate for the loss. We recommend Spa Ceylon Tea And Spice Body Scrub.
3. Add a Toner or Mist:
A toner will provide hydration to your summer dehydrated skin. When you sweat, you lose minerals and nutrients necessary for healthy skin and a toner can add the necessary vitamins and nutrients. You can either chose from endless options in the market or you can make a DIY toner from apple cider vinegar. (Dilute one teaspoon of ACV in two cups of water and apply the mixture on your face with a cotton ball). If you don’t like the hustle of home remedies, lovely lifestyle suggests Seasoul Intensive Mineral Rich Clarifying Toner, this Australian product helps in restoring skin’s pH level while controlling acnes and blemishes.
4. Apply A Herbal Or Ayurvedic Mask Thrice A Week:
Our skin loses water, vitamins and other nutrients in these warmer months. Applying a cooling mask calms down and rehydrates your skin while preventing breakouts. Oily/combo skin or acne prone skin, use a clay or herb based mask (Try Skinyoga Green Tea Face Mask) and for sensitive and dry skin, use a hydrating mask. (Try Bottega Di Lungavita Linfa Age Nourishing And Softening Facial Mask)
5. Switch To A Lighter Moisturizer :
In warm, humid weather, you’re more likely to sweat when you’re out and about. For summer skin care, swap your heavy moisturizer for a lighter lotion if you have oily, acne-prone skin. To keep skin moisturized but not oily chose a water-based moisturizer that can balance the water levels of your skin. We recommend Organic Harvest Daily Day Cream because it is light, gets absorbed quickly and forms a protective film over the skin. To check if your moisturizer is heavy, wait for one hour after applying it. If your face or t zone is greasy, it is time to change your moisturizer. (Try this experiment, even if you have dry skin).
6. Beware of face oils:
Facial oils are perfect to use in winters, but in summers, it’s not a good idea. Oils can cause breakouts and acne to sensitive skin. Also, Most facial oils contain essential oils, which can be allergic to a certain minority. Try to avoid using facial oils in this hot weather, if you must, perform a small check before applying it on your whole face.
7. Hair Mask Instead Of Conditioner:
It is okay to skip conditioning every once in a while to avoid getting greasy scalp in those hot summer days. Instead, pamper your hair with a rejuvenating hair mask to revitalize the lost shine. Either you can make a DIY egg hair mask or you can buy natural and chemical free hair mask to rejuvenate your summer stricken hair. We suggest Wella System Proffessional Hydrate Mask, Which is specially formulated to hydrate the hair without overpowering or weighing them down.
8. Eliminate Products With Retinols:
Retinols Retin-A, and glycolic and salicylic acid, which are typically used in anti-aging and anti-acne products increases the chances of sunburn in summer. Try to reduce the usage of products with these ingredients. If you can’t, make sure you are adding extra sunscreen to protect it from ultra violet rays. If you feel a burning sensation after using those products, better stop the usage altogether.