The sun is out and the temperature is rising! It’s time to start thinking about how you are going to get your skin summer-ready. Implementing a few simple changes to your skincare routine in the summer months can go a long way to ensuring that you have skin that is ready to face the scorching sun. Limelite Salon and Spa, one of the best salons in Chennai is here with a blog on essential summer skincare tips to get your skin ready for summer.
Hot air during the summer can be gruesome for your skin and hair. The body tends to get dehydrated due to excess water loss and it is important to stay hydrated. Ensure to consume 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. You can also include water-rich food in your diet to take care of additional water intake. Drinking enough water helps to remove toxins from the body, and improves blood flow to the skin, hence making the skin smooth and supple.
Apply sunscreen often
Applying sunscreen is the most important part of a summer skincare regime. Sunscreens block ultraviolet (UV) radiation from being absorbed by the skin and protect your skin from the harsh sun. This further lessens the risk of sunburns and skin cancer. Look for a sunscreen with broad-spectrum SPF 30+ and reapply every 2 hours. Your lips are just as susceptible to the sun’s radiation as the rest of your body. Use a moisturizing SPF lip balm or sunscreen on your lips before your head out.
Exfoliate once or twice a week
Excess sweat during summer may result in clogged pores or random acne breakouts as your skin becomes more prone to oil. Exfoliation gets rid of dead skin cells and extra dirt and grime from the skin’s surface. It also unclogs the pores and reduces blemishes. Limelite Salon and Spa skin care experts quote that it’s ideal to exfoliate the skin once or twice per week. Do not over-exfoliate your skin. It can lead to redness and irritation and might leave the skin in worse condition than what you started with. Additionally, if you’re sunburned, do not exfoliate your skin. Let your skin heal on its own without an added irritant.
Go lighter on the makeup
On sunny days, wearing a ton of makeup can feel like an unnecessary extra layer. The skin gets greasier and oily during the summer and excess makeup might lead to the growth of acne, pimples, and pigmentation. Plus, if you sweat, your makeup will come off very easily. Embrace the summer season and modify your makeup routine. Products that are free from harsh ingredients would be a great part of a daily skincare routine. Stick to a gentle cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturizer, and do not forget the sunscreen.
Make time for a face mask
During summer, your dermal layer needs hydration more than ever. That’s where face masks come in. Face masks hydrate your skin, clear out pores, and offer a natural glow to your skin. Additionally, they absorb excess grime and dirt and improve skin texture. Include DIY face masks in your summer skincare routine or simply head to a unisex salon near you to indulge in one. Salon professionals understand your skin and its needs and pamper you with the most suitable face mask. A few best choices of summer face masks include Almond and rosewater masks, Aloe vera masks, Cucumber and Lavender masks, and so on.
Use a Vitamin C serum at night
Before going to bed, treat your skin with a good hydrating Vitamin C serum. Your body undergoes the natural repair process while you’re asleep, and vitamin C will make its strongest impact on your skin during this time. Vitamin C serum boosts collagen production, heals blemishes, reduces hyperpigmentation, and gives your skin an out-of-this-world glow. Vitamin C serums are available in various percentages, the more the percentage, the more the chances of dryness. So, choose the serum wisely. SKeyndor Power C+ Vitamin C serum is infused with the extract of pomegranate and acai and acts as a shield against cutaneous photoaging. It lightens the spots, firms the skin, gives an intense “light effect” on the face and is the best go-to serum for all skin types.
Do not forget to moisturize your skin
Normally speaking, the air is not as dry in the summer as it is in the winter. Still, your skin can dry out in the summer, as the harsh sun rays leave your skin dry by taking away its natural oils. So, it’s essential to moisturize your skin. A heavy moisturizer can make you feel like it’s weighing your face down when it’s hot out. Opt for lighter moisturizers and try finding a moisturizer with an SPF to provide an extra layer of protection.
Wear sun-protective accessories
Don’t just browse the beauty aisle when revamping your summer skincare routine. Limelite Salon and Spa skin care experts recommend venturing into the clothing and accessories sections too. Hats and scarves can help safeguard the face and eyes from the sun. Sunglasses help, too. Consider wearing tightly woven fabrics, like denim, and loose, dark colors as they offer the best protection from the sun.
We hope you enjoyed the blog on summer skincare tips to get your skin summer-ready. For any further queries or suggestions, please feel free to drop a comment below. Do not forget to check our other blogs on skincare and hair care. If you are someone looking for the best salons in Chennai, Bangalore, or Coimbatore, Limelite is here for you. From haircuts to hair treatments and from cleansing to customized facial treatments, we take care of them all and make you embrace, ‘A WHOLE NEW YOU’. Visit the website to know more about our services or to book an appointment with us. You can also reach us at the number mentioned on the site. Thank you!