Summer Skincare Routine: For all skin types

Summer skincare routine is essential during summer? 

What happens if we skip skincare during summer ? 

Will it be harmful for our skin ?

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Summer is a season of sunshine, outdoor activities and endless fun, but with the soaring temperatures, the summer sun can destroy your skin, causing damage, dryness and breakouts.

Also, skin problems like sun burns, heat rashes and acne start surfacing. There are people who tend to avoid skincare and have no idea about the benefits of doing skincare. Compared to other seasons, summer season damages the skin the most.

There are few summer skincare rules that everyone knows, like applying sunscreen, drinking lots of water and covering your head with a scarf or hat. But these are not enough, the skin requires some extra protection and pampering. To get radiant and healthy looking skin during summer you need to follow a summer skincare routine and adopt a few lifestyle changes. Don’t know from where to start? I got you..
In this article, I will give some tips to get radiant and healthy skin throughout the season. And will also focus on the different skin type and the various routine need to be followed.

5 must haves for summer skincare routine

1. Washing your face using cleanser:

During summer our skin tends to become  greasy and also due to humid weather, the sweat lingers on the face for a longer period of time.Due to inevitable exposure to pollution, can lead to congusted pores and that further amount to acne. To overcome this issue and reduce the appearance of acne I recommend you to add a gentle cleanser to your skincare routine during summer.

Cleanser for dry skin include products which has a gel-based formula.

Cleanser for oily and acne-prone skin include products which are water based and are infused with salicylic acid. 

Cleanser for combination skin include products which are foam based or gel based product that can help unclog pores and reduce oiliness from your skin.

Listing few best skincare products for summer available in India

  1. Cetaphil Daily Exfoliating Cleanser 
  2. Dot & Key Cica Salicylic Face Wash
  3. Bright Complete Vitamin C gel facewash      
  4. Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Face Wash

Cleanser should be used only Twice a day but without fail. However, over-cleansing can  also hamper the skin by stripping off the natural oils.

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2.  Adding face scrum to your Routine:

Heavy skincare products can feel uncomfortable during the summer. Serums are the l lightweight alternative because they absorb quickly and provide instant hydration without feeling greasy. Serum is one of the important product in the summer skincare regime. Make sure your serum contains ingredients like Vitamin C, Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E this products absorbs quickly and give you healthy looking skin.

Face Serum for dry skin includes products like:

  • Loreal Paris Revitalift Hydrating Serum With 1.5 % Hyaluronic Acid
  • 5% Niacinamide Face Serum

Face Serum for oily skin includes products like:

  • Simple Booster Serum – 10% Niacinamide
  • Pond’s Bright Beauty Spot-less Glow Serum
  • Lakmé 9 to 5 Vitamin C+ Facial Serum

Face Serum for combination skin includes products like:

  • Dot & Key Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum With Vitamin C + E
  • The Derma Co 1% Collagen Daily Face Serum-Cream
  • Olay Total Effects 7 in One Daily Serum

Serum recommended for all skin types:

15% Vitamin C Face Serum

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3. Moisturizer is very important

      From dryness to sunburns and everything in between, summer can be tough on our delicate dermis. That’s why moisturization should be at the top of your beauty regimen this season!

When the weather outside is hot and humid, your skin can become dehydrated easily. If you don’t moisturize regularly then your skin can become dry, cracked and irritated. In extreme cases, this can lead to eczema and other skin conditions.

Which type of moisturizer is needed for summer?

The moisturizers which are lightweight and non-greasy as heavy moisturizer leaves a sticky or greasy feeling on your skin. Lightweight moisturizer gets absorbed quickly, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth.

Hydration is very important during summer heat can cause dehydration and dryness, which can leave your skin feeling rough and flaky. Hydrating moisturizer keeps your skin hydrated throughout the day.

Best moisturizer for dry skin in summer:

  • Minimalist Marula Oil – Face Moisturizer For Dry Skin
  • POND’S Cream Moisturizer with 15 SPF
  • Aqualogica Hydrate with Coconut Water & Hyaluronic Acid for Deep Hydration

Best moisturizer for oily skin in summer:

  • Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturize
  •  Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid
  • Re’equil Oil Free Moisturiser Normal to Oily Skin

Best moisturizer for combination skin in summer:

  • Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E
  • Biotique Bio Morning Nectar Visibly Flawless Skin Moisturiser
  • Nivea Refreshing Aloe Hydration Cream for Face
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4. Your skin’s best friend for in Summer – Sunscreen

       Inarguably the most crucial step in your summer skincare routine. SPF shields your skin against harmful UV radiations. Apart from the protection, sunscreen also boosts skin health by protecting essential skin proteins such as collagen, elastin, and keratin. Also, sunscreen prevents your skin from aging.

How can I reduce my tan in summer?

Sunscreens also prevents your skin from sun tanning which is necessary to keep the skin safe from the UVB rays of the sun. Sunscreen also helps to have even skin tone. Sun Spots and pigmentation is quite common due to sun explosure. It becomes difficult to get rid of skin discoloration or hyperpigmentation so using sunscreen is immensely advantageous.

When to apply sunscreen?

Before stepping out sunscreen should be applied 20 minutes before. And also if you want to do makeup after 10 minutes of applying sunscreen one can use other makeup products on their skin. 

 Best sunscreen for all skin types:

  • The Derma Co 1% Hyaluronic Sunscreen Aqua Gel With Spf 50
  • Re’equil Ultra Matte Dry Touch Sunscreen Gel 
  • Aqualogica – Glow+ Dewy Sunscreen
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5. Toner – To relax our skin

Toners are a game changer for every skincare regimen. The right toner not only helps in dealing with acne but also helps in giving a boost of hydration to the skin and relaxes it. They are packed with endless good properties and it is about time we prioritise this must have in our skincare routine.

Best toner for all skin types during Summer in India:

  • Minimalist 8% Glycolic Acid Toner For Glowing Skin
  • The Face Shop Rice & Ceramide Moisturizing Face Toner Enriched With Rice Extracts To Brighten The Skin
  • Moody 7D Hydro Burst Hydrating Face Mist & Essence Toner with Hyaluronic Acid Vitamin B5 & Rice Water for Hydrated & Plumped Skin
  • The Moms Co Natural Ceramide Face Toner for Women & Men
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Tips for skincare in summer:

  1. Whenever stepping out don’t skip any of the above products especially mositurizer and sunscreen. Always apply your moisturizer after sunscreen which gives your skin double protection from suns UV rays.
  2. Also, another home remedy for skincare in summer for glowy skin and which also helps to tighten your skin, which is ice water treatment. 

How to apply: Add 9-10 ice cubes in a vessel which is big enough according to the size of your face and add some water. Dip your face in the vessel for 5-6 times depending upon your tolerance for cold. You can see all the dirt in the vessel and then you can use a clean towel to clean your face.

The above must have skincare products and routine during summer will help your skin become healthy and flawless even when the weather is hot and humid. The above products are personally tried and tested by me and they did wonders for me. Try the products and let me know in the comments if you find this article useful.

Also refer my blog post on: Food to eat to get clear skin