Skin Care Tips To Beat The Heat!
During every changing season, taking good care of your skin according to its needs, is important. Hence, during the summer season, cleansing and refreshing your skin is extremely necessary as sweat and oil deposits can make your skin look dull.
Also, during this season, impurities and pollutants tend to affect oily and sweaty skin more. Additionally, the exposure to the sun, heat and chemical pollutants in the water and air leads to suntan, sunburn, skin sensitivity, heat rash and eruptions, like pimples and acne. So, here are some tips to help take care of your skin, during the hot summer months.
Apply Skin Fresheners
Skin fresheners play a crucial role in one’s skin care routine and especially in the hot and humid season. They restore the normal balance of the skin, keep the pores unclogged, stimulate blood circulation to the skin surface and also keep the skin glowing.
Rose Water, cucumber, khus and many other ingredients make good skin fresheners. You can also use green tea, apple cider vinegar, potato, tomato, lemon and even white wine to refresh and tone your skin However, rose water is one of the best known skin toners.
Safeguard Your Skin With Sunscreen
Use a broad spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin from the effects of the sun. A sunscreen is a product which forms a protective cover between the skin and the sun’s rays, but a broad spectrum sunscreen protects you from UV-A and UV-B rays as well. It also helps to protect the skin from free radical damage and premature ageing signs.
Apply the sunscreen 20 minutes before going out in the sun to give your skin enough time to absorb it. Apart from your face, apply it to the areas like the back of your neck and your arms.
Also, apply a sunscreen lotion with high SPF if your skin is prone to pigmented patches or spots. Sun protection is also required while holidaying by the sea, or swimming in open pools. A sunscreen gel is more suitable for oily skin.
Keep Cool With Sandalwood
For heat rash, pimples and acne, apply sandalwood paste, for its cooling effect. Sandalwood helps to heal and soothe skin rashes, pimples, acne and boils. Mix sandalwood paste with a little rose water and then apply it to your skin, as rose water is also a natural coolant.
Tulsi or basil can also be effectively applied for such eruptive conditions, as it is loaded with antibiotic properties. Mint (pudina) and Neem are also beneficial for such conditions.
Use Natural Skin Coolers
Rose water is a natural toner and coolant. Wipe your skin several times a day with it. Also, use cotton wool dipped in chilled rose water as eye pads. It removes fatigue and is most refreshing! Look for a matte moisturizer, or oil free day cream during the summers, especially for oily and combination skin.
Exfoliate With Natural Ingredients
Home ingredients can easily be used to exfoliate and brighten your skin. Use almond meal, oatmeal, wheat bran or walnut powder for this purpose. Cucumber or pumpkin seeds, or orange and lemon peels, or even mint can be dried and powdered and added to your face scrub. Mix with a liquid ingredient like water, rose water, orange juice, curd or milk. Rub the scrub gently on your skin and wash off with water.
Cleanse Your Skin
This is of utmost importance, especially during the hot summer months, when impurities and pollutants tend to stick to sweaty skin. Cleansing helps to remove impurities, make-up and other impurities. However, use a cleanser that suits your skin type.
Additionally, you can carry wet tissues in your handbag during the day to cleanse, wipe, cool and refresh your skin. Follow-up with the use of compact powder.
Treat Sunburn Properly
Sunburn can be a major problem during the summers. It is characterized by dryness and reddening of the skin, sometimes leading to blisters. Aloe vera gel or juice can be applied on the skin to soothe and hydrate it. But it is best to visit a skin specialist if there is rash on your skin or if it has been severely affected.
Skin Care Home Remedies For The Summers
- Mix two drops of tea tree oil with two tablespoons of rose water and apply this on acne and pimples.
- For oily skin, a clay pack is ideal. Fullers Earth can be mixed with rose water and applied on the face, Wash it off when it dries. It reduces oiliness and clarifies the skin.
- Try coconut water to tone and soothe the skin this summer. It helps remove suntan and brightens the skin over a period of time. Apply on the skin and leave on for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Apply ripe papaya pulp like a facemask and wash it off after 20 minutes. Papaya contains enzymes that helps to soften and cleanse the skin of dead skin cells. It also removes suntan. Add curd or lemon juice to the pulp and apply it on your face.