Summer is here. While the temperatures are getting comfortable, the season’s harsh sun will soon be beaming down on your skin. Now is the time to stay smart and protected with the tips for a safe summer. Regularly downing water and citrus drinks could be the first steps you take to stay safe from the scorching summer sun.
While sunscreen is an obvious must-have for summers, it’s easy to forget the rest. Don’t worry we have got you all covered with these beauty tips for summer to have a safe time in the sun. Read on to find how to have a healthy summer skin.
Even if you are going for a small walk for lunch, you are risking yourself to too much sun exposure. Including a good face protection sunscreen should be an essential part of your morning beauty routine. You should take extra care when the sunrays are strongest (between 11am and 3pm). Apply your sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going out and re-apply sunscreen after every 3-4 hours. Most of the sunscreens these days offer good protection without feeling heavy. Look for sunscreen with antioxidants to give an extra boost to your skin.
We definitely do not need an excuse to buy a new lipstick. Whatever is your choice of lip color for summers; opt for one with SPF of at least 15. Opt for lip balm instead of gloss, as balms are more hydrating and stay longer.
Healthy body is the key to a healthy skin. Summer fruits like watermelons, berries and greens have abundant water to keep your body well hydrated. Your body tends to lose a lot of moisture in the heat and hence it is imperative to keep it well hydrated. Drink your daily in-take of water with these healthy dietary choices for a glorious summer.
Despite being at home all day, you must clean your face at least twice a day. Cleansing, moisturizing and toning are the essential steps of a beauty routine that shouldn’t be missed.
A gentle daily exfoliation is your secret to a soft, smooth and clear skin. Exfoliating your face is typically more important in summers to get rid of the dead skin cells. It improves the blood circulation to the face and gives a healthy glow. You can use the scrubs available in the market or can make one at home.
Make a paste of 5 tablespoons of gram flour, with a pinch of turmeric powder, a tablespoon of rose water and add milk or yogurt for adequate consistency. Apply this paste on your face and gently exfoliate using circular motions. Once done, rinse your face and apply toner followed by moisturizer.
This is the basic step in the cleansing routine that is often missed. Apply a toner after washing your face to keep your pores closed. For a cool and fresh feeling, try using rose water as a toner.
Oily skin tends to get worse in the heat. But this doesn’t mean you should ignore your moisturizing routine. Opt for water-based moisturizers, which provide you with the necessary moisture without leaving you greasy.
Sun kissed tan
The best accessory for summers is a wonderful tan. Given the harmful effects of the sunrays, it might not be a great idea to sunbathe for a sun kissed glow. While weekly salon can be expensive and time consuming, you can get the look through self-tanners, which offer mist spray application. You are now ready to rock that beautiful tanned body.
Get rid of tan
While some yearn for a tan, others might not be that big a fan. Make a paste of gram flour with yogurt, few drop of lemon juice and apply it on your face. Let the paste dry before rinsing it off with cold water.
Longer days in the sun require a lighter makeup regime. Use a BB cream instead of your regular foundation to moisturize, even your skin tone and get a beautiful glow.
Get a glowing skin
Your skin needs extra care during summers. You can try the two face packs below for a healthy glow in summers.
- Mash two tablespoons of papaya with egg white of one egg and a tablespoon of honey. Apply it on your face and let it stay for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it off.
- Mix one medium sized cucumber with two tablespoons of yogurt. Apply this on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes before washing it off.
While these tips will surely give you a healthy glow, it is also important to take care of your health. Eat a balanced diet, drink lots of water, get proper sleep of 7-8 hours and work out for at least 30 minutes everyday for a healthy summer
We would love to hear from you: What are your favorite beauty tips for summer?