The skin is influenced by seasonal changes winter to spring & summer calling for change in skin care routine.
Skin issues that accompany spring and summer, are allergies, itching, rashes or inflamed skin because of pollutants and pollen that are in the air. The skin is one of the first to bear the brunt of irritants. Summer Skin care is important to heal & protect.
The skin absorbs moisture during spring in the form of an emulsion of oil and water. So for normal to dry skin, use a sunscreen, before going out in the sun. If you are indoors, use moisturizer.
Summer Skin Care Tips
Hydration will stay on the top as the cold weather transits to the steamier seasons, it’s now about lightweight, water-based moisture.
Step 1: Cleansing
Opt for light—yet effective—cleansing solutions like micellar water. Cleanse your skin every night to remove dirt, pollutants, make-up, sweat and oil secretions. Select cleansing gel for dry skin, cleansing milk for combination skin, or face wash for oily skin and medicated cleanser for acne-prone skin. Don’t wash the face with soap and water more than 2 or 3 times a day. Alkaline soaps can disrupt the normal pH balance.
When the weather turns too dry, get your hands on a product that boosts plumping and firming or something with soothing ingredients to diminish redness or irritation. Don’t apply facial scrub on pimples, acne or rash. Select cleansing gel for dry skin, cleansing milk for combination skin, or face wash for oily skin and medicated cleanser for acne-prone skin.
Step 2: Serum
As the weather warms the effect are visible on our skin. Aging signs become visible caused by lifestyle choices and not the hands of time— a serum helps to illuminate the appearance of your skin tone and refine the look of pores, while giving your complexion a boost of hydration.
A serum that consists of moisturizing but light-feel oils is another way to banish summer dryness, and keep your skin feel comfy and glowing.
Step 3: Moisturizer
In the warmer months, hydration is just as paramount as it was before, but lightweight formulas begin to reign supreme. Look for gel- and water-based moisturizers to help protect against moisture loss. Apply a liquid moisturiser under make-up, before using foundation. For an oily or combination skin, apply sunscreen gel.
Honey, is a powerful humectant, and attracts moisture to the skin. Honey helps to relieve dryness and suits all skin types. For oily skin, mix honey with egg white or lemon juice and apply on the skin daily, wash off after 15 minutes with plain water. Aloe vera gel is also ideal for moisturizing all skin types.
Step 4: Sunscreen
For an oily or combination skin, apply sunscreen gel. With sunnier days ahead, make sure you’re applying a sunscreen that’s at least SPF 50 for peak protection. And not just on your face and body, you need an SPF in your lip balm too!
Night care Tip
Avoid leaving under-eye creams overnight. Remove them gently with moist cotton wool after 15 minutes