The time between seasons is an opportunity to shed what you no longer need and rid yourself of toxins both physically and mentally.
And we all know that Indian summers are unforgiving. Sweating, Sunburn, Irritated Skin, Dehydrated Skin, and how can we forget the Sun-damage?
A warm climate brings an entire slew of skincare, and we often find ourselves wondering whether to skip the moisturizer or not because we fear the 'oily' skin texture. There are breakouts and pimples, rashes and unpleasantness, and that skin inflammation just wouldn't disappear!
We all started appreciating healthy skin over “flawless” skin. And to that effect, we would encourage you to start cutting down on the chemical products you are using.
However, with all the unprecedented change, little steps toward being more self-care can make a world of difference!
Summer Skin Care Routine
Feeding sensitive and damaged skin with nourishment and nutrients for deep restorative repair can be challenging. Most times, we are overwhelmed and try too many new things when the skin barrier is compromised, and instead of healing, we stimulate skin even further, resulting in more damage.
However, the skincare ritual is a deep-rooted connection between our Mind-Body-Soul. It should be treated as a sacred time of the day.
And just make sure whatever products you wish to incorporate in your routine, just make sure they are kind to the environment too!
10 Steps for a Healthy Summer Skincare Routine!
We've put together a list of holistic summer skincare tips that would help all skin types:
- Take it easy with your Skin Care Routine:
Avoid too much activity and disturbance with your skin’s barrier. Slathering on isn’t vital; protection and repair are. Be extra gentle and delicate with your skin than usual while performing the rest of the skincare steps too!
- Skip the Idea of Over Cleansing:
At the point when your skin gets sweat-soaked and greasy, your first feeling is to wash off your face with all you got! A calming cleanse twice a day is enough. And with all our hearts, we strictly vouch for a sulphate-free, all-organic cleanser!
It’s the first thing you put on your face - make sure it’s formulated with clean ingredients.
Reduce the number of times you wash your face if your skin barrier is compromised because washing your face too many times will strip off lots of moisture unnecessarily.
Gentle touch, massage that beautiful skin of yours and release the tension that it’s been holding beneath.
- Season of Exfoliation:
This step gently polishes away dead skin and debris while speeding up your skins renewal process for softer skin. It’s that extra essential step that our skin calls for, especially during summer when there are too many external aggressors interfacing with our skin.
Exfoliation ensures your pores don’t get clogged. We recommend performing this step twice a week to buff away the dead skin cells and help lessen sun-tan and even your skin tone!
- Hour of Hydration:
Summers are synonymous with Hydration, aren’t they? We cannot emphasise enough the importance of hydrating your skin during summers with more than just plain water. Spritzing on an alcohol-free, refreshing toner is potentially one of the best feelings in summer. Mist on cleansed skin, press it into your skin (close your eyes and mindfully breathe until the end of the ritual.)
Lift your spirits and hydration levels with toner mists!
Also, fuel yourself with hydrating liquids for that dewy, glowing skin.
- Be-friend a daily-lightweight moisturiser:
On days when you need a little time for yourself, but at the same time, you don’t want it to be too much, this becomes a saviour.
We all need to moisturise our skin during summers, no matter how hot it gets. Moisturisers re-establish the stratum corneum, your outermost layer of the skin, which protects from harmful pollutants and chemicals and prevents further irritation or dryness. Yes, you may definitely go ahead and swap your rich-luscious moisturiser with a lightweight one since a thick cream is likely to clog your pores in the summer heat.
- Stay Sun-Set at all times:
We need dedicated sunscreens and extra protection during summers. Home or not home - we wear Sunscreen. We are suggesting to you all nothing that an SPF 30 Broad Spectrum or higher at all times. Also, don’t forget to protect your lips, feet, and ears!
- Change your pillowcases at least twice a week:
Don't let the bacteria sit on your pillowcases. You leave your skin undisturbed on your pillow for an average of 6-8 hours. We, humans, sweat continually, and we all know that dust loves to linger!
- Introduce Guasha/ Jade Roller for cooling, soothing sensations:
Face tools are specially crafted for the pleasure of gently massaging your face and promoting optimal product absorption. The inclusivity of these precious stones in your beauty regime revitalises the circulation, which encourages lymphatic drainage and helps to reduce under-eye puffiness. Store them in a refrigerator and bestow a relaxing effect on the facial muscles. It leaves a mesmerising effect and enhances your daily beauty rituals by purifying and relieving all the stress off your face.
This one’s definitely a self-care investment!
- Stay committed to your Sleep-Cycle:
Not getting sufficient rest each night will cause your skin to seem dull. As you rest, your body produces human growth hormone, a vital segment for collagen creation and vibrant, energetic looking skin. Aim for at least 7 hours of sleep every night.
- DIY Detox Water:
Summers are the best time to play with different kinds of hydration liquids. It is the perfect way to accommodate all the necessary nutrients to unlock that clear, glowing skin. Cucumber, Lemon, Fresh Mint - Choose your favourites!
Beauty Bonus Tip:
Sanitise your cell phone and headphones frequently. Dust and bacteria love to linger. Sanitise these objects interfacing the most with our skin to avoid germ transfer!
While we are all learning to embrace the new normal, we all have some extra minutes on our clocks. We can well accommodate an elaborated morning ritual during this pandemic situation, and self-care is always a good distraction!