How Does Summer Affect Your Skin?

As the weather warms and humidity rises, your skin’s sebaceous glands produce more sebum (natural oil). This excess oil can get trapped on the skin's surface, causing stickiness, greasiness, and clogged pores.

Acne breakouts are common in summer, especially for those with oily skin. The combination of bacteria, oil, and sweat clogs pores, leading to acne.

Exposure to harmful UV rays increases melanin production, which protects the skin from sun damage. However, excess melanin can result in darker, tanned skincare. Other issues may include itchy skin, prickly heat, sunburn, and rashes due to sun sensitivity.

How to Take Care of Your Skin in Summer

  • Face Wash to Remove Excess Oil

Oily skin can become oilier in summer. Use a face wash suitable for your skin type to deep cleanse and remove dirt and grime. Dry skin types should opt for non-foaming cleansers. Choose mild, alcohol-free, and pH-balanced cleansers.

  • Opt For A Good Skin Care Routine

Maintain a consistent skincare regimen. Gel-based products are better for dry skin, while water-based products are ideal for oily skin. Cleanse, tone, and moisturize twice daily to keep your skin clean and fresh.

Include Antioxidants in Your Skin Care Regime

Antioxidant serums hydrate and protect your skin from environmental damage, boost collagen, and prevent free radical damage. Include a good antioxidant serum in your routine or consume antioxidants through citrus fruits, leafy vegetables, and green tea.

Keep Your Skin Hydrated

Hydration is crucial in summer. Use a hydrating face mask at night and splash your face with water or use a facial mist throughout the day.

Exfoliate For Healthy Skin

Exfoliate with a suitable scrub at least twice a week to remove dirt and oil. Gently massage in a circular motion and don’t forget to exfoliate your lips and neck.

Wear Sunscreen

Protect your skin from UV-A and UV-B rays with a sunscreen above SPF 30. Reapply it after every 2 hours if swimming or sweating.

Avoid Heavy Makeup

Heavy makeup can prevent your skin from breathing. Opt for a tinted BB Cream with build in SPF and antioxidant property along with lip balm and moisturizer instead of heavy full coverage foundation.

  • Use A Good Toner

A toner can help close open pores. Use an aloe vera or cucumber-based toner, especially on the T-zone.

  • Moisturize Well

Use a non-greasy moisturizer suitable for your skin type. Look for ingredients like antioxidants (vitamins A and C) and SPF. Apply moisturizer after bathing.

  • Don't Forget Your Eyes, Lips & Feet

Protect your eyes with sunglasses, use a moisturizing under-eye gel, and apply lip balm with SPF. Exfoliate your feet and apply sunscreen and moisturizer.

  • Drink More Water & Fruit Juices

Aim for 2-3 liters of water daily. Hydrate with coconut water, watermelon, and fresh juices. Drink water to flush out toxins and include yogurt and buttermilk in your diet.

Go For Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

Consume salads and vegetables like cucumber and lettuce to stay cool. Seasonal fruits like watermelons, musk melons, and citrus fruits help keep your skin healthy.

Stay Away From Sugary Drinks

Sugary drinks can make you sluggish and unhealthy. Opt for natural alternatives like fresh lime instead of colas.

Wear Breathable Fabrics

Choose light, loose clothing made of cotton. Avoid tight-fitting synthetic garments that can increase sweating and discomfort, leading to skin infections.

Have A Bath Twice A Day

Good hygiene is crucial in summer. A cool bath at night removes dirt and sweat, preventing rashes. Follow with a cleansing, toning, and moisturizing routine after both morning and night showers.