How To Take Care Of Skin During Summers?

How To Take Care Of Skin During Summers

Hot weather triggers annoying rashes, breakouts, and sunburns. The best you can do to avoid these problems is adopt a skincare routine suiting the summer weather conditions. However, as the temperature rises, your skin screams for extra attention. In addition, you cannot apply heavy winter’s creams to your skin, or it clogs the pores and worsens skin issues.

How To Take Care Of Skin During Summers

How To Take Care Of Skin During Summers

Therefore, you should adapt a skin regimen according to the weather and environment.
If you are clueless about summer skincare, here is our article to help you with simple summer skincare tips but first let us learn how summers affect your skin.

How Summers Effects Our Skin?

As it gets hot, the humidity in the environment increases. As the humidity increases, our sebaceous glands produce sebum, which is natural oil. The excess oil secreted sticks on the skin surface, leading to stickiness, and blocked pores. As a result, the most common skin problem in summers is an acne breakout. People with oily skin are more prone to this condition. In addition, as the oil, dirt, and bacteria are mixed with the sweat, it causes acne-clogged pores.

How Summers Effects Our Skin

How Summers Effects Our Skin

When your skin is exposed to harmful UV rays, the skin darkening pigment melanin production increases to protect the skin from sun damage. This results in darker and tanned skin. Other skin problems in summers include itchy skin, sunburn, prickly heat and rash.

Opt a good skin care regimen –

Choose gel-based skin products for dry skin and water-based for oily skin. Avoid cream-based products during winters. A skincare routine should include cleansing, toning, and moisturizing two times a day to keep skin fresh and clean.

Using Face Wash to Remove Excess Oil

Oily skin can get oily during the summers. Therefore, it is essential to use a face wash that suits your skin, deep cleanse and remove grime and dirt. People who have dry skin should use a non-foaming cleanser. Clean your face two times in a day.

Using Face Wash to Remove Excess Oil

Using Face Wash to Remove Excess Oil

Better, opt for mild and alcohol-free cleansers that keeps skin pH balance maintained.Avoid over cleansing. In case you feel the need of cleaning your skin during midday use, a soothing towelette or a face wipe.

Using face Mist –

Before using any serum or moisturiser use a face mist to refresh and plump your skin. Spay the face mist from at a distance of 8 inches from your face.

Toning and moisturising your skin-

Use lightweight moisturisers and serum that are oil-free for the inner glow and skin hydration. Toning and moisturising give your pores nourishment.

Toning and moisturizing your skin

Toning and moisturizing your skin

Including Antioxidants In Skin Care –

Use antioxidant serums to hydrate your skin. Antioxidant serum protects skin from free-radical damage and boosts collagen production. In addition, add citrus fruits, green tea, and green leafy vegetables to your diet.

Pay attention to Skin Hydration –

Hydration is essential during summers. Use a hydrating skin mask after washing your face. Splash your face with water frequently or use facial mist. This will freshen your skin. Wash facemask after 20 minutes and apply moisturizer.

Exfoliate Your Skin –

Use a face scrub to exfoliate dead skin cells two times a week to remove excess dirt and oil. Use a suitable scrub according to your skin type. Massage the face and neck scrub in a circular motion gently for 2 minutes and then wash your face.
Wear Sunscreen Before You Step Out The UV-A and UV-B rays can be harsh and give you a tan causing premature aging, fine lines, age spots, and wrinkles. Use a good sunscreen with SPF 30-50. Even if you are indoors most of the time, use sunscreen. Apply sunscreen multiple times, if you go out for swimming.

Avoid Heavy Makeup –

Heavy makeup, along with humidity and heat affects the ability of skin to breathe. Instead of applying heavy cosmetics, consider using a tinted lip balm and tinted moisturiser if required.

Drink lots of Water & Fruit Juices –

During summers, drink a minimum of 2-3 litres of water in a day. Drink coconut water, watermelons, and fresh juices to stay hydrated. Drinking enough water flushes the body’s toxins. In addition, include yogurt and buttermilk in your diet.

Drink lots of Water & Fruit Juices

Drink lots of Water & Fruit Juices

With the above simple steps such as cleansing, moisturising, scrubbing, toning, staying hydrated and using sunscreen, you can easily protect your skin from the harmful effects of sunheat. In addition, pay attention to diet and hygiene.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.

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