We all know that summer can take a toll on your skin but this year use these simple but effective tips to maintain the glow without needing to hide under a hat.
Two is Better Than One
Double cleansing is the talk of the town and with ample reason too. Oil cleansers aid in removing makeup and impurities and the foam cleanser removes any traces of grime. Use a few drops of the oil cleanser and massage gently on the face for 30-50 seconds before rinsing with lukewarm water following it up with a foam cleanser. Some recommended oil cleansers are Body Shop Chamomile Cleansing Oil, Innisfree Green Tea Oil Cleansers and Dear Klairs Black Deep Cleansing Oil.
Aloe Vera is Your Best Bud
Aloe Vera gel has anti-inflammatory properties that help to soothe the skin. Apply a thick layer of aloe Vera gel every day and wash off after about an hour. In the summer, skin temperature spikes easily and as a result, so does sebum production. Aloe Vera helps reduce the skin’s temperature and soothes the skin. It can be used as a sleeping mask too; apply it as the last step of your skincare routine and turn in for the night.
Don’t Forget to Exfoliate
You need to exfoliate at least once every 7-10 days to get rid of dead skin cells, which can clog pores and lead to eruptions or dull skin. Use mild exfoliators and massage for about 40-60 seconds depending on the sensitivity levels of your skin. We recommend St Ives Apricot Scrub, The Body Shop Vitamin C Scrub, and Alba Botanica Hawaiian Face Scrub.
Better Safe Than Sorry
Apply a sun block at least 20 minutes before you step out in the sun. Select one that offers SPF 30 and above for maximum sun protection. People with sensitive skin should choose their sun block carefully. Since the consistency is usually thick and sticky, it might clog pores. You can try Innisfree Eco Safety Perfect SPF50+ Sunblock, Dear Klairs Mid-Day Blue Sun Lotion, and Yes To Cucumbers Natural Sunscreen SPF30.
Remember to Detox
Using a mask every week is a must to detox your skin. One of the most effective type of masks are clay masks. It helps tighten the skin and pull out impurities from your pores. Keep the mask on for about 20-30 mins and wash off in gentle rubbing motions for mild exfoliation. Some recommendations are Freeman Feeling Beautiful Avocado And Oatmeal Mask, Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask and Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask.
By Wreeta Borah