Six Essential Skin Care Tips To Follow On Summer

New Delhi: The blazing sun and the scorching heat can be unforgiving, especially to your skin. Pollution and other environmental contaminants take away your skin’s natural radiance, leaving it oily, dull, and blemished.

Try these essential skin care tips on summer to hold on to that radiant and healthy skin.

1.Keep Your Skin Hydrated

Remember that summer is the time when your skin requires moisture as well as hydration. Invest in a good hydrating mask which you use a couple of times a week. Wash your face first and apply the mask as directed at night to repair, rehydrate, and soothe your skin. A mask can treat specific skin conditions like dryness, acne, oil, etc. Pick the appropriate mask and spend those 10 extra minutes on wiping away the stress, fatigue, and blemishes from your skin.

2. Exfoliate Regularly for Smoother Skin

Exfoliation is the key to brighter and smoother skin. It removed dulling skin debris and piled up dead cells. This debris prevents the skin from breathing and can congest the skin. Exfoliate with a natural home remedy, like coffee grounds mixed with oil and sea salt. Remember that exfoliation is required for your entire body and not just your face. You should, however, make sure to be gentle while exfoliating your skin. Do not over-exfoliate because your skin will get bruised and you may end up getting rashes. People with sensitive skin should opt for mild exfoliators that are tender on the skin.

3. Wear Sunscreen

Sunscreen should be your best friend during summers. Choose one that has a broad ultraviolet spectrum (between 30-50 SPF and covers UVA and UVB rays). Reapply every three hours if you are spending all day in the sun. Make sure to cover your hands, feet, shoulders, and neck as well.

4. Cut Down on Makeup

Summer means that you should ease up on the makeup. Wear minimal facial makeup to allow the skin to breathe better. Humidity and heat suppress the skin’s ability to breathe and stress it out. Avoid anything heavy on the face. Use a tinted moisturiser, tinted lip balm, and organic kajal in summer to give your skin some rest.

5. Use a Refreshing Toner

Using a good toner can help you close open pores. This is essential in summer to prevent oil accumulation in the open pores. The t-zone of the face has the largest concentration of sebaceous glands and will tend to look the slickest in the summer months. Pay attention to this zone while toning your face. Use a cucumber or aloe vera based toner which is light and refreshing.

6. Drink Plenty of Water

Water is the most important ingredient in healthy skin tissue. It keeps your skin supple, soft, and radiant. Remember to carry water anywhere you go and drink a minimum of 2-3 litres in a day. Water is also very crucial to flush the toxins out from the skin through sweat and urine.

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