Summers are already here and so are the famous skin problems. For many like me skin issues are complimentary with the arrival of summers. Right from breakouts to rashes, I had it all. So after some research and actually practising all the mentioned tips, I have somewhat been able to get a better and healthy skin. So here is my list of must do skin care tips for this summer.
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1) Cleansing, Toning and Moisturising:
The key to every flawless skin is to religiously follow the cleansing, toning and moisturizing regime for at least twice a day. Using mild gel based cleansers are recommended as the cream based ones tend to make skin oily. Toning is the step skipped by many of us, but is one of the crucial steps for a healthy skin. Toning helps to take away the excess oil and dirt from our pores. Alcohol free toners are the best. For moisturizer, it is a personal choice but the ones that have matte finish are the best for summers. So no matter how lazy we feel, never skip cleaning, toning and moisturizing your skin.
Exfoliation is the ground rule for every skincare routine. Since we have thousands of dead cells being shed by our body, it forms a thick layer above our skin making it look dull and unhealthy. No matter whichever face wash we use these dead skin cells can be removed only by proper exfoliation. For normal to combination skin type exfoliating twice a week is necessary, oily skin type must do it thrice a week.
In summers we get dehydrated very quickly and so does our skin. Water is your best friend this season. Be it plain or infused with flavours, just have it in plenty. Water will not only keep your skin looking healthy and hydrated but will also keep all summer ailments at bay.
Sunscreen is a necessity for everyone. This is important not only for summers but for every season, even on a cloudy day. It gives us protection against UV rays, skin diseases and ofcourse sunburns. No matter how busy we are, sunscreen should never be skipped.
5) Face packs:
Pamper yourself once or twice a week with some hydrating, refreshing and skin lightning face packs. Homemade face packs come as a great rescue this season. Simple kitchen ingredients such as yoghurt, aloe vera gel, sandalwood, lemon juice, honey and etc work wonders for your skin.
6) Face mists:
Face mists and cooling gels come very handy in summers. Face mists can be sprayed anytime and anywhere. It instantly freshens up your face and adds a healthy glow.
7) Light makeup:
Avoid using oil and heavy based makeup products in summer. Try using light weight, minimal and powder based products. This would ensure you don’t get those ugly breakouts.
I hope thesetips help you to get a flawless and healthy skin this summer.