“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
—F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Summer is the time when girls out there get to put their hair down, wear cute pastel prints, sip on yummy smoothies, and have some fun in the Sun. While Summertime is all about indulging in the warmth and shine of the Sun, it is also a time to replenish your skin and maintain its health. After all, flawless summer skin doubles the joy of sweet holidays and all those #SunKissed selfies.
While we cannot wait to revel in the beach sun with our girlfriends and get a tan to boast about our Summer adventures, it is equally important to keep our Summer skin hydrated and pampered. Summer challenges our skin in more ways than we can imagine. Hence, it is a necessity to look after our skin and pamper it to withstand the heat and the sweat. Here, in this blog post, we have come up with a great skin revival regimen for summer for all the girls out there. So, keep reading.
Flawless and sun-kissed skin is #SummerSkinGoals and all of us can benefit from adopting a skincare ritual that feeds our Summer skin challenges such as dull and dehydrated skin. Here are a few more challenges which your Summer skin will have to combat with in order to stay radiant and healthy.
Here’s what you can do about these issues and keep them at bay with a summer-savvy skincare routine for a summertime sweet skin. Check out our 5 step summer care routine meant for every girl out there.
Water is your best friend when Summer comes knocking. Make sure that you drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated. This water content in your body has its own benefits for radiant skin as the toxins are pushed out of your system.
Hydrating our skin is a summer necessity. Make sure that you use a lightweight, water-based moisturizer twice per day to meet this one. Tuck away your heavy moisturizers for the Winter because they don’t cut it for the summertime and will only lead to oily and sticky skin.
We cannot emphasize enough on the relevance of a good sunscreen that will save your skin from all the harmful UV rays and their impact on your youthful skin. Water-Resistant sunscreen with at least 15 SPF value should be your new Summer essential. Always have it in your bag when you step out of your house. Don’t forget to apply the sunscreen after you cleanse your face during the morning routine. It is also recommended that you apply the sunscreen at least 15 minutes before you actually step out in the Sun. Reapplying this sunscreen every two hours is a rule to live by.
Makeup is art and how we love to flaunt it but Summer calls for minimal makeup and the use of a lightweight and non-greasy product. The use of heavy makeup products in the humid season will only make your skin patchier, sweaty, and an absolute task to manage.
This part is the actual regimen that will help you maintain that radiant and flawless skin all Summer. Cleanse your skin at least twice a day with a gentle and hydrating foaming cleanser. This will not only refresh your skin but also help it get rid of impurities and oil. When you cleanse your face twice a day, you keep the sebum build-up in control and achieve an even feeling skin.
Exfoliation is the next step towards maintaining a Summer-ready skin. It is important to get rid of all those dead skin cells that keep accumulating, thanks to the extra sweat that finds its way to the skin. A gentle exfoliator will help you get rid of those cells, correct the pore size, and give you a refreshed and polished skin. Exfoliating your skin before you go to sleep will also help your skin breathe while you indulge in your much-needed beauty sleep.
While you are going to enjoy the Summer bliss, “swimming in the pool” or “resting by the beach”, you are also going to expose your skin to the heat and strip it of the necessary moisture. Hence, remember to hydrate your summer skin with a water-based moisturizer. It will moisturize your skin without leaving it with an oily shine. You can use a hydrating body lotion to keep the rest of the skin in check.
The oily, shining skin is a menace and an effective Toner can help you tackle this complexion issue. By shrinking the appearance of your pores, a toner also helps in correcting and balancing the pH of your skin. The use of toner will also help you keep acne under check. So, say hello to Toning this Summer and if you are a fan of the natural home remedies, try adding Egg whites to your face masks for firming and toning of the skin. You can also apply whisked egg white directly to your skin with a few drops of apple cider vinegar.
While you are indulging in the Summer Sun, the exposure to the heat and UV rays can cause some degree of damage to your Skin. Going out in the sun with unprotected skin can deplete the skin's supply of natural lubricating oils and dry it. If overlooked, this can cause long term damage to your skin's structure; rapidly damaging and aging your youthful skin.
In such a scenario, don’t forget to apply cooling balms generously on the skin that has been damaged due to exposure to Sun. Trust the ice in your refrigerator to help you heal the lighter damage and discoloration. Aloe vera is going to be the elixir for your sun-damaged skin. You can apply the pulp of Aloe vera to your face and leave it overnight to heal the damage.
Now that your Summer skincare routine is out here for you to embark upon and bless your skin with, we hope that you will have the most flawless Summer skin ever!