7 mantras for a fresh looking summer skin:
Summers are full of lazy and sweaty days and this eventually reflects onto one’s skin and this leads to dull skin. Every season has it’s own charms and brings along, it’s own set of skin problems. In summers, oil secretion in excess and higher exposure to UV radiation are two problems that need to be tackled. If you are careless about your summer skin, many skin issues, such as acne, sunburns, and tanning can arise.
So, follow these easy tips to stay beautiful and protected, this summer and flaunt that glowing summer skin.
SUMMER SKIN MANTRA 1: Switch to a tea tree oil based cleanser
Tea tree oil is a big-time saviour for oily and combination skin type. Tea tree oil based face wash that comes in a gel-based formulation helps to get rid of all the grime, extra oil and dust on your face in Summers. This keeps your skin look oil-free for longer periods of time.
SUMMER SKIN MANTRA 2: Use Ice cubes
After your face wash, use an ice cube on your face in small circular motions to close the open pores. This makes the facial pores appear less prominent and also controls extra oil secretion on your face. Alternatively, you can splash your face with cold water after you have used your face wash.
SUMMER SKIN MANTRA 3: Use a toner
A toner helps to remove the leftover traces of cleanser from your face. This layer of residual cleanser is often responsible for clogging of your facial pores leading to acne and other facial problems. A toner would also refresh, refine and close your facial pores.
SUMMER SKIN MANTRA 4: Moisturizer with SPF
In summers, the lesser products you pile up on your face, the better it is. So, use a face lotion with inbuilt SPF to infuse your skin with moisture as well as protect it against the sun damage. If possible, go for options that have antioxidant extracts to help your skin fight the free radical damage. Cover up your face while outdoors or at the very least, wear sun shades and carry an umbrella to protect direct, sunlight-induced damage to your facial skin. Alternatively, wear sunscreen.
SUMMER SKIN MANTRA 5: Use BB creams
Instead of piles of makeup including foundation, concealer and face powder, use a single BB cream to provide a basic coverage required on a day to day basis. BB creams have an additional benefit of having SPF and these set with a matte powder, therefore, eliminating the need for multiple products. This makes your skin look fresh and your complexion appears even toned.
Each night, use a makeup remover or baby oil followed by face wash to get rid o all the makeup on your face to avoid multiple skin problems. Let your skin breathe and revive at night.
SUMMER SKIN MANTRA 6: Carry blotting papers
Sebum secretion of the face can make you look like an oil pan in summers, especially, if you have combination or oily skin. So, carrying blotting papers along to get rid of the extra oil on your face helps you to dab away the excess oil.
SUMMER SKIN MANTRA 7: Drink lots of fluids
Make plain water, detox water, Buttermilk and coconut water your best friend. All of these are low-calorie options to stay hydrated this summer. It is very important to keep your skin hydrated, inside out. Ample quantity of moisture in your skin helps to keep the biochemical processes going smooth and promotes repair and regeneration of cells.
To wrap up, a good skincare regimen along with a healthy and nutritious diet helps to beat multiple skin problems. Follow these tips and look gorgeous this summer season! Don’t forget to give us your feedback in the comments section, and share it amongst your friends as well, till then keep sharing the #MaaGyan.
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