Beauty: Skincare essentials you need to own this summer

Zainab JavedWeb Editor

02nd Aug, 2021. 04:50 pm

 

When the sun-drenched days approach, it’s necessary to make a transition in your skincare routine- one that doesn’t feel like it weighs down on your skin. Summers brings a whole slew of skincare challenges as you are bound to be getting more than usual exposure to the sun’s harmful rays. Dermatologists agree that the prolonged exposure to the sun’s radiation can lead to problems like hyperpigmentation, frequent breakouts, clogged pores, irritated skin, etc. That means revamping your skin essentials for summertime is an absolute necessity.

This is where we come to your rescue. Here are a few simple products you should incorporate into your skincare routine so you can keep your skin protected, healthy, and radiant. You can thank us later!

Sunscreen is a must

Here’s the most fundamental tip you will ever receive: Wear sunscreen! Most skin experts recommend a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher on all exposed skin. There are two types of sunscreens: Mineral and chemical. Sunblocks do not only reduce the signs of ageing but also reduce the chances of skin cancer.

Never sleep in your makeup, use micellar water

Skincare specialists highly emphasise removing makeup before going to bed. It’s about time you say adieus to makeup wipes and add micellar water into your skincare regimen. They are more gentle and environmentally friendly, plus also serve as a quick shortcut for your daily cleansing ritual. Simply pour few drops on a clean cotton pad and remove all traces of makeup, dirt, and oil from your skin.

Vitamin C serum:

Known to be one of the best anti-ageing ingredients in the market, Vitamin C helps prevent hyperpigmentation. It also improves the appearance of fine lines, boosts collagen production, and quenches dehydrated skin. Always make sure to have a gradual approach when adding vitamin C to your regimen and follow up with a good SPF.

Water-Based Moisturizer is your best friend

Even if your skin already feels oily in the warm weather, you should always follow cleansing with a good moisturizer. We personally prefer water-based/ gel moisturizers as they are non-comedogenic (doesn’t cause pore blockage) and non-greasy. Plus, you can pop them in the fridge before application to get that extra cool kick.

Facial Mist let the skin breath 

Perhaps one of the most underrated products in the skincare world, facial mists are a great investment for summers. They are an easy way to boost hydration, refresh caked makeup, or seal in extra moisture. When looking for the perfect face mist, it’s best to pick the one that compliments your skin type and try to avoid the ones that contain alcohol.

Gentle Cleanser

The basic and general rule of a skincare routine is: cleanse, moisturize and apply sunscreen. Since we usually wash our faces more frequently in summer, make sure that you opt for a gentle cleanser that doesn’t strip away your natural oils and keeps your skin smooth and supple while removing dirt, debris, and grime. Use the 60-second rule which requires you to wash your face with a cleanser for 60 seconds for thoroughly cleansed skin.

Hyaluronic Acid:

Hyaluronic acid is perfect for holding moisture within the skin and is suitable for all skin types. It protects the skin from sun damage and prevents premature ageing. Make sure to use the acid on damp skin for maximum benefits and start with the lowest concentration percentage depending on your skin’s sensitivity.

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