6 Ultimate Summer Beauty Tips
Every year, summers take a toll on the skin. The scorching heat, pollution, humidity, et al, wipes it off the natural glow, and sometimes, invites infections. To avoid all these hassles, and to keep your skin radiating like before, here are the eight easy-peasy tips you can follow this season.
1. Exfoliate your body
The ground rule of basic skincare is to exfoliate your skin. Your body sheds skin cells at an amazing rate every minute of every day. If you don't get rid of them, they'll just set in on your skin making you look dull and dry. No matter how much lotion you use, you're never going to have glowing skin if you don't exfoliate. Grab a body scrub and hit the shower. Gently rub your exfoliator in circular movements on your entire body from the shoulders down (you'll want a facial exfoliator for your face and neck) and rinse clean. Continue to do this 2-3 times a week for year-round beautiful skin
2. Sunscreen is a must
Throw away last year's unused sunscreen for a new bottle. Have one for both face and body. Sunscreens aren't meant to last forever, and seeing most people don't use as much as they should. Buy a new sunscreen that has UVA and UVB products and comes in SPF 30 and SPF 70. You should be using a shot glass full for your body and a full teaspoon just on your face. Reapply it every 1-2 hours that you are in the sun to ensure a summer full of safe sun fun.
3. Double up on your masking routine
Do you typically mask twice a week? Up it to three or four during the start of the season change to keep you skin extra hydrated and glowy. Your skin craves a little extra TLC when seasons change, since it's the first to get affected, so pamper yourself with an extra face masking night/morning or two each week.
4. Hydrate your body with a gel moisturizer
It's time to pack away your thick winter creams for more light gel textures that cool and hydrate all in one. You don't have time to wait for your cream to sink in, so look for something light fast absorbing. Gels and purees are perfect fast absorbers. You need to seal in the moisture your body just soaked in.
5. Go for minimal make-up
During summers less make-up is best. Under the intolerant sun, natural looks are best. If you intend to use foundation then also apply face powder with SPF to avoid patchy skin. To protect your lips always use a gloss or a lip balm with an SPF of 15 to make your lips fresher. Eye make is something which should be very much avoided in summers.
6. Make water your best friend
At least 8 glasses of water are needed. If possible, carry a water bottle with you and remember to drink at least once every 30 min. Water not only helps you feel fresh, but it also prevents dehydration and will help wash out a lot of toxins. It's great for your skin, too!