The 10 Best Skincare Practices For Summer

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Summer is here, and now that all the TV commercials are shifting from cold creams to prickly heat powder, it’s time we bring a change in our skincare routine as well. We understand you have been doing the regular washing, scrubbing, toning, and moisturizing all winter, and this is why you have a long-lasting glow on your skin. However, the drastic temperature difference might not work well with the same skincare routine. Summer needs lighter products that keep your skin cool and pores breathable. If you were looking for a perfect skincare routine to keep you sorted for the summers, you are at the right place. Go through the list to know everything you need to keep your skin feeling fresh and nurtured through the summer months.

1. Say Goodbye To Heavy Moisturizers

Say Goodbye To Heavy Moisturizers
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Words like glycerin and heavy moisturizers are synonymous with winters, and using them in summers might give you opposite results. Summers call for light creams on your skin and help your skin breathe well. Make sure you cleanse your skin and apply a summer light cream to keep your skin cool and soft all day.

2. Include Sunscreen

Include Sunscreen
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Sunscreen is a must the moment you step out of your home, but as summers make you sweat more, it’s natural for you to avoid it. However, there are sunscreens that are made with gel formula to help you stay comfortable in them. Once you put the moisturizer, dab the sunscreen gently on your skin and then go out.

3. Get A Vitamin C Serum

Get A Vitamin C Serum
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Vitamin C serums and creams are necessary for an anti-aging skin care regimen. Vitamin C is ideal for even toning, brightening, smoothing wrinkles, and keeping skin from sagging. It is ideal for summers as our skin takes the maximum burn of UV rays.

4. Take Showers

Take Showers
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Take short showers with cool water and moisturize your skin thoroughly with light cream. A hot bath may sound rejuvenating, but it takes moisture out of your skin and makes it dry. Winter showers are no less than tortures, and we are grateful to summers for making showers so relaxing.

5. Keep Hydrated

Keep Hydrated
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You must have read everywhere that drinking water is the secret to healthy skin. This holds true for all seasons, but summers are when there is a lot of water loss due to sweating. You need to keep hydrated to keep all your organs functioning in optimum condition. This will also protect your skin from clogged pores and breakouts. Make sure you keep a water bottle for yourself and finish the entire bottle before the end of the day.

6. Try A Facial

Try A Facial
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Facials are the best ways to restore the skin’s balance and are more beneficial for the weather changes. They lock the moisture in your skin and prevent it from getting too greasy. They are also the perfect remedy to protect your skin against sun damage. You can choose the facial with ingredients that suit your skin. Facials with green tea, aloe vera, cucumber, and chamomile work best for restoring the glow on your skin.

7. Tan Wisely

Tan Wisely
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Summer is the perfect season for getting tanned naturally. You might have booked your ticket to the beach to get a gorgeous tan, and it may sound like a plan but not being careful about your skin while tanning can lead to severe sunburns. Make sure you apply sunscreen and protect your hair in hats or caps while resting in the sun.

8. Exfoliate Once A Week

Exfoliate Once A Week
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It becomes essential to exfoliate your skin with the moisturizers and skin scrubs that you apply every day. You need to unclog your pores and help your skin clear the residues before it creates blackheads and rashes. You can go for natural DIY scrubs that are easy to make and clean your skin the right way.

9. Dress Smart

Dress Smart
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Summers are for breezy and breathable clothes. However, you need to ensure your skin is protected from direct sunlight. The best way is to cover your face and head with a hat and to wear a shrug when you are in direct heat. If you feel the air is dusty, it’s good to wear a mask and cover your face with a scarf.

10. Use SPF Makeup

Use SPF Makeup
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You might be wearing sunscreen, but to be double sure, you can opt for makeup that has SPF in it. It works best for moisturizers, compact cream, and foundation.

So now that you know what your skin needs for the summer, it’s going to be much easier to have flawless skin through the warm months. You need to eat healthily and do the essential cleansing and moisturizing every day. Even though pimples and rashes can result from various other factors, maintaining the basics of skincare will help you keep your skin glowing.

So, do you have any secrets to maintaining flawless skin in summers? Let us know in the comments below!

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Indrani Karmakar
Indrani KarmakarSenior Social Writer
Indrani is a writer and artist who likes to add a dash of humor to everything she does. She has two years of experience in writing articles across beauty, health, and lifestyle genres. After graduating in Political Science from Calcutta University, she took a detour into the world of creativity and discovered her knack for social writing, advertising, designing, and doodling.

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