Now that summer is here; millennials are all excited to show off their beach body and gorgeous summer glow! But are you ready yet?
We understand as a millennial, you are always on the go, living a hectic lifestyle, and dealing with stress. Added to this are the extreme weather conditions, all of which take a toll on your skin. Below are some skincare tips you can follow to get the perfect summer glow.
Let's begin by understanding why following unique skincare in the summer is crucial.
How Does Extreme Summer Heat Impact Your Skin?
During the summers, the weather becomes overly hot, and the humidity in the atmosphere increases rapidly. This combination of heat and moisture implies that the sebaceous glands in your skin secrete extra oils known as sebum. This sebum results in greasy skin and clogged pores, raising the risk of pimples and acne breakouts. Additionally, UV (Ultraviolet) rays cause skin damage. Therefore, staying in the sun for an extended time can also increase melanin production, resulting in a tanned and darker skin complexion, hyperpigmentation marks, and early signs of ageing. Also, other than these problems, the summer season induces itchy skin, prickly heat, inflammations, and sunburn. Thus, it is critical to take care of your skin and keep dull skin at bay!
Summer Skincare Tips to Keep Your Skin Healthy
While sipping adequate water can help assure that your skin remains radiant and hydrated during summers, you must also take specific measures to save your skin from the sun's harmful rays and keep it glowing.
Here is a detailed skincare routine you must follow to get supple, smooth skin this summer.
Do Not Wash Your Face Frequently, and Use a Hydrating Face Wash
Human skin has different layers that protect it from environmental pollutants. Healthy, well-moisturised skin has an optimum hydration level through all layers. Washing your face too often causes the inner layers to lose moisture, causing the glands to produce excess oil to rehydrate it. As a result, instead of oil-free skin, you get even more oily skin that can lead to acne, breakouts, and other issues. That is why it is essential to switch to a hydrating face wash like Lotus Herbals JOJOBAWASH Active Milli Capsules Nourishing Face Wash coupled with one of the best vitamin C serums for oily skin to see amazing results.
Switch to a Lightweight Moisturiser
A crucial change you must bring to your skincare routine as you step into the summer season is to switch to a lightweight moisturiser. Many people skip using a moisturiser in the summer, thinking their skin already produces excessive oils. This should not be the case. It is because, after face wash, when your skin is clean, lightweight moisturiser like Lotus Herbals WHITEGLOW Skin brightening Gel Cream SPF 25 PA+++ nourishes your skin deeply, seals the pores, and controls excessive sebum secretion. With grape and saxifrage extracts, this gel cream counteracts hyperpigmentation, skin discolouration, and dark spots. Furthermore, it helps to prevent pimples and acne breakouts. Hence, it is better to use a lightweight skin moisturiser to aid your skin and face from becoming excessively oily during the day.
Exfoliate Using Natural Scrubs only
Exfoliating your face weekly is vital to eliminate dead skin cells and clear clogged pores. However, some scrubs can be too coarse and may harm your skin. Thus it is essential to use natural scrubs like oatmeal, yogurt, etc. As millennials, we know you don't have much time to gather these ingredients and make a DIY scrub. Using the Lotus Herbals WHITEGLOW Skin Brightening Oatmeal & Yogurt Scrub made with natural ingredients clears dirt, impurities, blackheads, and whiteheads from the pores, moisturises, to give clear and spotless skin.
Use a Sunscreen Spray for Reapplication
Apart from that, you must restrict your sun exposure, especially when it is at its peak, and reuse sunscreen at least every two hours.
Sunscreen is essential to any skincare routine, especially during the summer when the sun is blazing over your head. In addition to sun tan and sunburn, this can also cause hyperpigmentation and early signs of ageing. Result? Dull and damaged skin. Therefore, use a gel-based broad-spectrum sunscreen on your hands and face to safeguard your skin from the sun's ultraviolet rays and reapply every two hours for optimum protection. Although in this fast-paced world, millennials may find reapplication a task. That's where Lotus Herbals Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++ sunscreen spray comes in. A few quick spritzes will give you the necessary coverage without wasting too much time. So you can enjoy out in the summers while keeping your skin safe and healthy.
Never Skip the Toner
Another crucial tip is to add a hydrating toner like Lotus Herbal BASILTONE Cucumber & Basil Clarifying & Balancing Toner to your skincare routine. This will seal skin pores and control excessive oil. The astringent and anti-microbial properties of basil and cucumber reduce acne risk and will balance the skin's pH.
Always Eat a Balanced Diet
A busy lifestyle, stress, and, of course, parties (oily food and drinks) can all affect your skin and make it look oily and dull. It is essential to check your eating and drinking habits for a healthy life and skin.
No matter how tempting oily and fried meals and aerated drinks look, try to consume a nutritious and proportional diet with lots of green leafy vegetables and bright fruits. Furthermore, eat your food on time and include food rich in Omega 3 and antioxidants in your meals. Likewise, sip plenty of water and fruit juices as it will help control the oil production inside the skin surface and keep your skin nourished and hydrated.To help you overcome dry and dull skin this summer and make it stress-free, Lotus Herbals brings you a range of natural moisturisers and brightening serum for oily skin that comes with the goodness of natural ingredients that keep the skin healthy and nourished. Follow these simple tips, and flaunt that perfect summer glow!