Be Summer Ready!

Tips to Enjoy Summers

Summer is the time when most vacations are taken and many long distance trips are made. Most people love travelling in summers and one of the biggest perk of summer beauty is that your routine instantly becomes low maintenance. Here are some of the most common beauty hacks and tips to enjoy the most of summer.

Keep Hydrated

Generally, we get dehydrated easily in the summers. Drinking enough water a day helps maintain moisture balance of the body and skin and also assists in detoxification. Drink as much water as possible and also increase the intake of juices and liquids in your diet. For the special care of your skin, make sure that you follow the mantra of cleansing, toning and moisturising.

Exfoliate in Moderation

This helps to get rid of the dead skins and makes the skin feeling smooth and looking more radiant. It is recommended to use scrub or exfoliate in the morning before the application of toner, moisturiser, SPF and make-up application. After the exfoliation ensure that you use a hydrating moisturiser to seal in the moisturiser and shield the freshly exfoliated skin.

Oily or Greasy Skin

The rate of oil secretion by skin often varies with the seasonal changes. Hot and humid weather conditions can increase the level of oil production. When it comes to your oily skin care routine for summer, its all about looking for products that controls the oil secretion.

Try to use lukewarm water for cleansing oily skin, as it dissolves oil more effectively than cold water. It helps in washing away the dirt and impurities that have deposited on the skin and unclog the skin pores. Cleansing your face twice a day is enough for keeping it clean. Use a gel-based cleanser that help in reducing dead skin cells that clogs pores and leads to pimple outbreaks.

A good natural remedy for oily skin is to stir ground oatmeal with hot water and add a tablespoon honey to it. Apply it on the face for 3 minutes and wash it off with water.

Sunburns & Tanning

While it’s great to get outside and absorb all that healthy vitamin D, basking in those sunny rays, it can cause sunburns and tanning if proper precautions are not taken.

Apply sunscreens 30 minutes before going out and reapply regularly while staying in the sun, especially after you get wet. Choose the broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects you from both UVA and UVB rays.

Some of the natural remedies that help you soothe skin and relieve pain when applied. The best are yoghurt, cool milk, mashed cucumber and aloe vera. You can also take a bath with a cup of apple cider vinegar in it.

Melting Make-Up

Summer tends to complicate your regular make-up routine. The scorching heat makes your make-up getting the sweats. Luckily, summer beauty hacks exist to hold all your melting make-up. Choose lighter foundations as it will help balance out the extra oil production in warmer months and leave your skin looking healthier.

Choose melt-proof products for your summer travel kit. Powder products, crayon or stick formulas hold up much better than hydrating skin and lip products that contains a lot of oil.

Before applying makeup, take an ice cube and gently massage your face and neck with it, pat your skin dry with a clean towel and start applying your make up.

Since the summer has officially arrived, it’s time to get serious about your skin care routine. Be sure that you balance the outdoor travel with a good skin care regimen, eat healthy and drink lots of water. Stay cool this summer!

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Dr. Blossom Kochhar

Dr. Blossom Kochhar is Chairperson, Blossom Kochhar Group of Companie

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