7 Skincare Tips You Must Follow This Summer
Sunny weather, warm beaches and the gorgeous outdoors make summer the most exciting time of the year. Since this is the time to relax and enjoy fun vacations, the thought of skin damage should not hold you back from stepping out in the sun. All you need is a disciplined beauty routine and some simple tips to keep your skin summer ready. Also, you must avoid some common beauty blunders that can harm your skin!
Trust me, your skin will glow even in peak summers if you follow these skin care tips. So, go ahead and have a happy summer!
Stick To Basics: The requirements of our skin keep changing continuously. While winter is the time to use heavy lotions and creams, summer makes way for lighter products. However, a simple rule of skincare is to stick to the basics of cleansing, toning, moisturizing and exfoliating. Cleansing is essential to get rid of impurities, toner refreshes the skin and moisturizer keeps it hydrated. Since we spend most of our time in air conditioner environment, it is essential to never skip a moisturizer.
Exfoliating with a scrub is important to keep the skin smooth and to slough away dead cells. Since the skin is less sensitive during summers, you can use a scrub more often. Besides improving the texture, a scrub allows better penetration of skincare products.
Screen Your Skin: UV rays are known to be the # 1 reason for premature aging and can even cause skin cancer. Not only that, exposure to the sun can cause pigmentation and stubborn dark spots that are difficult to treat. If you want to relax and enjoy the outdoors, try making a sunscreen your skin’s best friend. It is not just meant for preventing tanning but has an important role to play in keeping the skin healthy. Sunscreen keeps fine lines and wrinkles at bay by protecting your skin from UV rays. In fact, a sunscreen is known to be the best anti-aging product to use in 20’s. If you have regularly used a sunscreen, then you will have younger looking skin later. But, it is never too late to start using one, you should use a formula with SPF 30 or more. It is also important to reapply it every 2-3 hours.
Soothe Your Skin With Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is a common ingredient in skincare products these days. After all, its gel is known to be one of the best agents for the skin. The quickest treatment you can offer to your skin is to apply some aloe vera gel on your face. Aloe Vera Gel soothes and provides relief to sunburnt skin. It also provides intense hydration to dry, dull skin making it appear radiant and fresh. Although Aloe vera gel is easily available in the market, you can also try using fresh gel from the plant. Extracting the gel from the leaf is easy and takes only a few minutes.
Extracting Aloe Vera From Gel
Cut a leaf from the Aloe Vera Plant and peel off its skin using a fruit peeler. You will see some yellow sap just beneath the surface of the leaf, this sap has laxative properties and is not meant to be consumed. Also, it can’t be used either on the skin or the hair. Scrape out the gel and wash it multiple times to remove the remaining sap. Tada! You are now ready to use clear, transparent and fresh aloe vera gel!
Freshen Up Your Skin With Rose Water: You are probably using rose water as a toner or a part of your face packs. However, a genius way of using it in your skincare routine in summers is to make rose water ice cubes. These are great for use on the skin after a long day and your skin will feel instantly refreshed. Now, that ‘s an easy way to treat your skin, Isn’t it?
Fuller’s Earth Face Pack: Fuller’s earth is a skincare ingredient I can’t live without. Besides its cooling properties which make it great for use in summers, fuller’s earth benefits the skin in many other ways like treating hyperpigmentation, acne, improving skin texture and elasticity. The best part is that you can make fuller’s earth face pack with any ingredient of our choice. I am sharing with you two face packs that you can try this summer. Do not forget to share your experience with me!
Fuller’s Earth-Sandalwood Face Pack
What you’ll need
1 Tbsp. Fuller’s Earth
1 Tbsp. Sandalwood Powder
Mix all the ingredients to form a smooth mixture. Apply on the face and leave for 30 minutes. Wash off and follow with a moisturizer. This face pack is great for oily skin and improves skin texture.
Fuller’s Earth- Yogurt Face Pack
What you’ll need
1 Tbsp. Fuller’s Earth
1 Tbsp. Yogurt
1/2 Tbsp. Honey
Mix all the ingredients well and apply this pack on your face. Wash off after 30 minutes. Besides treating pigmentation and blemishes, this face pack moisturizes and nourishes the skin.
Protect your eyes: The skin around our eyes is delicate and requires special attention. Since it is important to protect your eyes from the sun, you must wear sunglasses and invest in a good eye cream. This will keep your skin wrinkle free and you will always be ready to face the sun.
Take Care Of Your Diet: No skincare routine, howsoever, perfect it is can give you great skin if you don’t take care of your diet. Summer is the time to include plenty of fruits and veggies in your meals to keep your body cool and summer ready. Drink plenty of water, juices, buttermilk, lemonade and eat lots of salads. A healthy diet can keep your skin clear and healthy. The antioxidants in fruits and vegetables nourish your skin from within and keep it radiant.
How do you keep your skin summer ready? Please share your skincare tips with us in the comments below!
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