With sudden upsurge in temperatures, allow your skincare routine to evolve as per the environment and humidity. Don’t let the blazing sun have you worrying about your skin, just switch to products with light textures and oil-free formulations. Cutting to the chase, check out this carefully formulated summer skincare routine, that incorporates a thoughtful combination of cleansing, protection and hydration. The best part? It doesn’t take more than 15 minutes of your morning time.
Let’s get your skin summer ready!
A squeaky skin serves as a clean slate ready to absorb the potent products that you’re going to lather on at later stages. For cleansing, we rely on nothing but the best Shiseido Complete cleansing microfoam. It removes the impurities without stripping the necessary oils away from the skin. Our team swears by it for removing heavy duty makeup in one go.
This is one of the most overlooked but crucial steps in your regimen, especially if you’re using a strong cleanser. A toner is used to regain the pH levels of your skin. We’ve been loving Plum Green Tea alcohol free toner. It’s alcohol free, so it’ll keep the moisture intact. Splash directly or pour it on a cotton ball and gently dab on your face.
Drench in Hydration
Sheet masks and self-pampering nights go hand in hand. For the days when you’re feeling a little more indulgent, drench your skin with an extra dose of hydration by throwing on this Avo Sheet Mask by Mirabelle. It has actual avocado extracts, which are known for nourishing and revitalizing the skin.
A serum has highly concentrated actives that help target a particular skin concern. Shoppers Stop houses a variety of serums and essence catering to different skin needs. For summers, we picked this cult favourite white seed brightening serum by The Face Shop. Its ingredients are known to help combat pigmentation and reduce the dullness caused by the sun and reveal your best skin.
Eye Care Must Have
If you’ve reached your mid twenties or later, you must include a product dedicated just to your under-eye area. Look for eye creams with active ingredients like Vitamin C, Peptides, Retinol, etc. We vouch for MamaEarth Unisex Eye-cream, it’s enriched with cucumber and peptides, and will work magically for those dark circles and fine lines.
Sunny days or not, there’s no excuse for skipping your sunscreen. But we have all committed that sin because nobody is a fan of their greasy formulations and the white cast they leave behind. If you’ve been through the same struggle, let us introduce you to this game changer- St. Botanica Vitamin C SPF 30 PA+++ Sunscreen. It offers superior broad-spectrum protection for the entire day while vitamin C helps brighten your complexion. It has a mineral based water resistant formula, ideal for running errands on a hot summer day.
The skin on the lips is thinner and deserves extra attention because of the constant application of lipsticks with matte formulation. Before you set out for the day, don’t forget to lather on a thick layer of your favourite lip balm. If you’re looking for a multipurpose product, YVES ROCHER lip balm offers a light cherry tint all the while nourishing your lips with rich moisture.
For the final step, show some love to the rest of your body! For dry skin beauties, we recommend using a body butter over a body lotion as it stays on for a lot longer! Try this ultra moisturizing body butter from our own range Arcelia! This product leaves floral musky fragrance that would linger on for hours.
Remember, it all boils down to using formulations that complement one another and the order of layering them. Don’t forget to reapply products like sunblock and lip balm, whenever necessary during the day. Our editors personally vouch for these products, so go on and splurge on our website for that radiant looking summer skin!