With the pandemic taking over the world most of us have been quarantining at home throughout the year. Safety concerns aside, everyone has reached the point where a break is necessary. If you’re planning to go for a summer escape now is a perfect time!
Taking a break every now and then to change up your routine’s monotony is a perfect form of self-care. From going to the beach to taking a boat ride or going for a picnic, there are several options.
Whatever you choose to do this summer, keep those masks on in public and make sure you don’t compromise your skincare routine.
TIPS TO MAINTAIN YOUR SUMMER GLOW
The joyful summer season has its downfalls and perhaps the worst of it is the impact it has on our skin, not to mention wearing masks for longer durations adds to the suffering. Thankfully, the beauty industry has a solution for what the combination of excessive heat and masks can do to our skin. A range of products are available in the market to calm our skin down and enhance our beauty. Let us take you through life-saving tips to maintain a glowing summer skin:
- Drink Water
It is a known fact that water is important for our overall health. Make sure you consume enough water in summers or else your body will dehydrate really fast. As a rule of thumb, try having at least 8 glasses of water, every day.
If you have a busy schedule keep reminders on your phone to ensure you don’t skip drinking water. Adequate consumption of water also nourishes your skin. On the contrary, when your body is dehydrated your skin gets dull, dry, sensitive and more prone to fine lines and wrinkles.
Don’t blame the heat and sun for premature skin ageing. Do yourself a favor and keep a check on your water drinking schedule.
- Sunscreen Is Your Best Friend
If your idea for the perfect summer escape is to hit the beach or sit outside for a picnic, make sure you apply a sunscreen. Direct sun-rays have an adverse impact on all types of skin tones. That is why protection is necessary and sunscreen crucial!
Though experts advise using sunscreen all year round the level of UVB rays during summers is much more intense. Therefore, we would advise you to use a sunscreen with a stronger SPF factor (at least 50). Make applying sunscreen necessary in your daily routine.
Re-apply if you’re outside in the sun for over an hour. Generally, people apply sunscreen when they reach the beach then they lay out in the sun and forget to re-apply.
It is advisable to use a sunscreen product with SPF from 30 to 70 to protect your skin from both UVA and UVB sun-rays. Here is a list of our favorite sunscreens.
- The Importance Of Exfoliation
Exfoliating your skin is really important throughout the year, but during summer you just cannot miss this important skin-care regime. Summer heat is capable of damaging sensitive skin types but with the help of exfoliation, the dead skin cells are removed from your skin’s surface, ensuring it stays healthy.
Use gentler scrubs to exfoliate your face. You can shop our recommended exfoliations.
Please keep in mind that with age the cell regeneration process slows down. This causes the old skin cells to build up and as a result, your skin is left looking dull, rough and dry. Sometimes this leads to excess oil, clogged pores and breakouts on the skin.
Nevertheless, with proper exfoliation, you will uncover fresh new skin cells and allow moisturizing products to penetrate deeply into the skin, making them more effective. Exfoliating your skin properly becomes more important during the summer when your skin needs extra hydration and protection.
- Don’t Ignore The Toner
Using a toner will cleanse your skin further and help reduce large pores. We advise using toners as part of your skin-care regime, especially in the summer heat when the skin tends to produce excessive oil.
Toners play a vital role in cleansing your skin inside out. They help to remove dirt, makeup residue, dead skin cells and excess sebum from your skin and prevent it from new acne breakouts. They also neutralize the PH balance of the skin which is necessary to maintain its health.
- Don’t Give Up On That Moisturizer
Even though a sunscreen lotion can act as a moisturizer your skin needs a proper moisturizer during summers. During winter our skin needs more moisturizer due to excessive colder temperatures outside and warm heaters indoors. However, during summer it is advisable to use a lightweight sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more.
This is important because the sun dries your skin. You can feel this when you are at the beach or an outdoor pool -when you are exposed to UV rays for a longer periods of time. Your skin may get a little red, dry or flaky even after you carefully apply sunscreen. Thus applying a lightweight moisturizer at the end of the day can be the perfect nourishment for your skin.
- Use A Facial Mist
For a mid-day surge of skin hydration, keep a facial mist in your purse during summer. Facial mists consist of antioxidants and other hydrating ingredients that are beneficial to our skin. You can use them first thing in the morning or even before or after applying makeup. Facial mists have the ability to hydrate your skin even when there’s makeup on it.
- Less Is More – Even With Makeup
The expression “less is more” is not just true for furniture in your rooms, it also applies to makeup during summer. Wearing heavy, oil-based foundation in summer, especially when you are out on the beach or a picnic is a big taboo.
This type of foundation does not have the ability to sit well on your skin in summer and as a result not only does it clog your pores but it can also make your skin unflattering. To avoid this skin havoc, we recommend using a mineral-based foundation or even a tinted moisturizer or BB/CC Creams can be a great alternative.
And don’t forget to apply sunscreen before your foundation. You can also dab on a little after a few hours by rubbing some on the palms of your hands and gently dabbing it on your skin, on top of your foundation.
We hope these tips help you maintain a glowing healthy skin all throughout summer! If you liked what you read, stay tuned for more beauty tips, tricks and skin-care routines.