As the summer sets in with warmer, sunnier, breezier days, you ditch your coats & jackets in favour of lighter outfits, your body and skin start adjusting with the changing weather and changing needs of it, you know that it’s time to attune your skin care regimen to summer. Don’t worry, we’re not asking you to trash your entire self-care kit. Some small changes like switching to a lighter moisturiser or a heavier sunscreen can do the trick. Here’s our pick of the 5 products you must have in your kitty as you waltz your way to summer:
You absolutely need to stop using those heavy day creams and cold creams. With the heat rising, they’ll only leave your skin feeling greasy and heavy. Instead, switch to light yet hydrating formulation like the Dermafique Skin Tone Perfector moisturiser. This revitalising day cream is formulated with Intensive VitaPro Complex, which means it acts as a protective layer against damage from pollutants and weather elements. The result? A luminous plumped-up appearance.
SPF 50 Sunscreen
Your skin needs protection against the sun rays even in winter but the odds are suddenly ramped up as the sun assumes a warmer, stronger position. Starting now and through the course of summer, you need broad-spectrum sunscreen like the Kaya Sun Defense Ultra-Light Aqua Gel Sunscreen that protects against a host of harmful effects of UV rays, including premature ageing. This non-greasy formula is so light that you won’t even feel it on your skin.
Now the important step, exfoliating your skin. However, like the other skin care steps, this too needs to suit the changing needs of your skin. Switch to a cooler, milder formulation like the ENN Aloe Cucumber Face Scrub. The cooling properties of cucumber and nourishing abilities of aloe vera help keep your skin supple, soft and hydrated.
SPF Enriched Body Lotion
Although staying at home is the most advisable thing to do right now, for times you need to step out you need to have a good SPF enriched body lotion like the Plum Sun Buddy Body Lotion SPF30 PA+++ handy with you. Infused with chamomile and white tea, this non-greasy formula offers great protection against UVA and UVB rays.
Does everyday time outing somehow cause your eyes to burn and leaves your skin feeling puffy and parched? A cooling agent like the Green Leaf Aloe Cucumber Gel, which is an all-encompassing skin conditioner that works like a charm on everything from puffy eyes to itchy skin and minor breakouts has to be your go-to choice.
These small changes can go a long way in making the transition smooth for your skin and keep it luminous and ravishing. Bonus tip: Stay at home as much as you can, and stay safe. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. This will not only help your skin glow radiant, but also will help you stay away from the fearsome virus out there. #bepositive #besummerready