Summers can get quite brutal. The scorching heat and the intense sun rays are capable of inducing some serious damage to your skin as well as your hair. Not to forget the humidity that results in sweaty skin, melting makeup, a total hair frizz fest. It is not cute at all. Here is a basic summer skincare and makeup guide to help you attain radiant skin throughout the harsh summer months.

Face Care

The first step to ensuring that your skin is healthy is by protecting it from dust and sweat. These two components combine with sebum and other natural oils to instigate horrible breakouts and pimples. Cleanse your face regularly and make sure to rinse your face at least 3 or 4 times a day. A face wash isn’t necessary every time. Employing a good scrub and mask at least once a week also helps keep your skin clean and free of impurities.

Use Weather Appropriate Products

Set aside those thick and heavy moisturizers for the dry winters and instead opt for light moisturizers and serums that won’t make your skin feel suffocated. Regularly tone your skin and use facial sprays to keep it extra simple and light weight.

Stick to the Basics

Cleaning, toning, and moisturizing are three basics that every skincare routine needs. You don’t need a million different products to protect your skin from premature ageing and UV protection. Keep it simple and easy.

Never Forget Sunscreen

Sun rays are way more damaging during the summer than they are in the winters. Employ a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 applied at least 20-30 minutes before stepping out into the sun. Sunscreen protects your skin from sun-aging, sunspots, etc. For oily skin, use a gel-based formula whereas for normal to dry skin, a moisturizing sunscreen is recommended.

Natural At-Home Remedies

Ancient family remedies that have been passed on from generations should never be debunked or underestimated. Yogurt, tomato, and lemon are excellent with cancelling out the damaging effects of the sun. Dig out that old book of your grandmother’s home remedies and start using them. We guarantee noticeable differences with regular application.

Do Not Ignore the Eyes and the Lips

Avoid stepping out during 12pm to 4pm. This is usually the time when the sun rays are the harshest during the summers. If necessary, however, use protective eyewear such as sunglasses and coat your lips in lip balm. Skin around the eyes is delicate and requires proper care and attention. Use eye packs and rinse your eyes with cold water if you feel a burning sensation around them.

Maintain Adequate Hygiene

Hygiene is crucial during the summer months. Not only does showering benefit the skin but it will also combat lethargy. Constant sweat often leads to unpleasant body odor. Regular bathing can combat bad odor as well as help improve blood circulation.

Eat Healthy and Freshening Foods

You are what you eat. What we consume on a daily basis strongly reflects on how we look externally and feel internally. Heavy greasy food will not only make you feel sluggish and lazy but it will also result is breakouts or pimples. Instead, opt for something healthy such as fresh fruit and vegetables and make sure to drink lots of water. The vitamins and nutrients in fresh fruits and vegetables contribute to radiant and glowing skin. Water ensures that your body stays hydrated despite losing water constantly via sweat.

Wear Cooler Fabrics

Switch to more breathable fabric that is loosely fit to avoid sweating and possible irritation. Prolonged exposure can even progress to rashes as well as other skin conditions.

Go Easy On the Makeup

Embrace your flaws and flaunt your natural skin. The scorching heat and sweat does not work well with a cake face of makeup. Unless you are looking to wipe your face every few minutes and in the process wiping away all the effort you put in during the morning only to leave behind streaks of makeup plastered here and there, then we suggest putting aside your heavy full coverage makeup. Opt for something lighter instead. BB creams and CC creams are excellent alternatives to conventional foundation. They incorporate SPF in them and provide sheer to medium coverage that is just enough to cover up any uneven patches or hyperpigmentation whilst allowing your natural skin to still peek through. Use a beauty blender for a flawlessly blended and naturally radiant look to rock these warm months.

 

To restrict long term exposure related damages such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, dullness, etcetera, it is crucial to maintain a good summer skincare and beauty routine to ensure your skin stays healthy, hydrated and glowing. Not only that, adjust your day-to-day makeup routine as well in order to avoid any literal meltdowns.