Summers are a time when your skin needs special care. As the mercury rises, the heat, along with pollution, takes a serious toll on your skin. Not only is your skin prone to tanning and peeling, sun rays can also cause premature ageing of the skin.
However, a few simple things to take care of your skin can ensure that you are all set to glow through this hot, dusty and dry season too.
Water is your best friend: Water helps you maintain the moisture balance of your body and skin, and assists in detoxification. Make sure that you drink 8-10 glasses of water every day. This will not only maintain the moisture, but also prevent you from dehydration during summer.
Exfoliation gives you a smoother skin: The heat and dust make pimples a very common problem in summers and a lot of people encounter break-outs. Exfoliation removes dull and old skin. Have a regular exfoliation and cleansing routine. Clean your face with water at least 3-4 times a day, and use a scrub once or twice a week. You can do this at home with curd and other ingredients, or go to a clinic and get it down on a regular basis.
Moisturisers make the skin merry: With the winters gone, most people think the need for moisturisers and lotions is over. The reality is that the extreme heat of summers makes our skin dry and prone to damage, and you need to make up for the moisture loss. But your oily winter lotions won’t help. Pack those away and opt for a non-greasy, water-based moisturizer to keep your skin moisturised and supple without making it look oily.
Sunscreen keeps the sun away: Stepping out in the sun without sunscreen is an open invitation to the sun to invade your unprotected skin. UV rays can be quite harmful for your skin especially in summers, while we are out for work or on a vacation to the hills or a beach. Keep your skin protected with a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30, and apply it generously every couple of hours. If you are going swimming, then you will need to apply it again and again as it gets washed off.
Ice massage: With all the heat and environmental damage, our skin tends to get dull with time. Give your skin a good ice cube massage. It will help to improve the blood circulation, making your skin look fresh and dewy. Rubbing ice on your face after a hectic day is exceptionally refreshing. If everyday stress is taking a toll on your face and skin, ice can help. It boosts blood circulation to your face and makes it radiant.
Sometimes it is the simple things that we do that make us look as radiant as the sun. So, use the above tips this summer to not only protect your skin and face but also look your stunning best.