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The Ultimate Summer Skin Care Guide for Women

Summer Skin Care Guide for Women

When the mercury rises, you joyfully get your best summer outfits out and swap your winter essentials to summer routine. While you do so, have you also taken a moment out to look for your summer skin care routine?

In the season of less is more, you need to overcome the ‘Sahara’ desert look by ensuring you’re keeping it hydrated and fresh looking.  Thus, here we bring you our Ultimate Skin Care Guide for Women! Ladies, you’ll need to bookmark this page.

How Summer Can Impact On Women’s Skin?

With a change in season, our skin has to adjust to different temperature, humidity, wind and UV exposure. Modern lifestyles bring further dramatic fluctuations that the skin constantly is adopting. Sunshine should be enjoyed in moderation to avoid painful sunburn, heat rash, wrinkles and skin cancer.

The other harmful effects of sun on your skin could lead to:

  • Heat rashes

The summer heat puts a lot of pressure on the skin, which can be experienced through sweating, itchy rashes, blisters or mini-bumps.

  • Dehydration

Your skin can also look parched as you begin to lose moisture from skin. Insufficient hydration can leave the skin dry, and more prone to sunburn.

  • Sunburn

The scorching summer sun is can easily cause in red patches and rashes that burn. Sensitive skin people are more prone to it.

  • Acne

The combination of heat and dirt is a disaster in the making, leading to acne and pimples. The dust clogs the skin’s pores while the heat instigates bacteria to thrive.

  • Tanning

Our skin is exposed to sun’s UV radiation; which yields in dark pigmentation. This either forms uniformly or in patches on the skin, which we call skin darkening, tanning or hyper-pigmentation.

Top 20 Summer Skincare Tips for Women’s

Moisture is crucial for a healthy skin no matter what the season is. Caring for skin is a 24×7 routine which must be followed without ifs and buts. As the summer sets in, here some of the simplest top 20 summer skincare tips every women must follow in her 20s, 30s 40s, and even after late 60s.

1. Avoid hot water showers

Heat makes your skin sensitive, removes natural lipids and makes it susceptible to dryness. Avoid hot shower bath for more than 5 mins and only opt for lukewarm water showers.


2. Use a moisturizing body wash

Use a body wash which moisturizes your skin as it cleans, and the one that is paraben-free. The best to use is Glycerin based, moisture-retaining body wash.


3. Exfoliate twice a week

Removing off dead skin cells from the surface skin layer will help the products absorb into your skin. Exfoliate for deep penetration. You can use a mild skin brush, body scrubs or a homemade DIY product.


4. Apply sunscreen daily

Apply mineral sunscreen with 30 SPF and UVA/UVB protection 20 minutes before going outside. This goes for both body and face. For the latter, use a light moisturizer with an SPF.


5. Add anti-oxidants

Stock up on serums, moisturizers and sunscreens that have antioxidants such as vitamin C and certain natural extracts to protect your skin against environmental damage.


6. Asprin & honey mix for no pimples

One of the most effective acne zapper is the mixture of asprin & honey. Grind 1-2 tablets of aspirin in a bowl, add some toner to it, to make a paste-like mixture, and then apply it to your pimples, and leave it on for five minutes. Wah your face, and apply some honey on the pimples, leave in for 10 minutes then wash your face again.


7. Salt water for skin

Salt water contains natural ingredients which increases blood flow and gets rid of dead blood cells, leaving your skin soft and refreshed. One of the best summer skincare tips is to spend plenty of time in the sea.


8. Hydrate your skin

Hydrating can give you a healthy glow and lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Consume minimum 8 glasses of water each day to keep your skin hydrated in the heat and reduce toxins from skin.


9. Do not forget the ‘toner’

Including a toner in your routine, especially if you get oily during the warmer months can keep oil production to a minimum and help keep blemishes and blackheads at bay.


10. Avoid deep chemical peels

It is advised that deeper peels must be avoided during periods of intense sun exposure because they can have harsh skin effects. Bottom line — talk to your dermatologist before doing any kind of intense peel.


11. Use light-weight foundation

Oil-free foundations and lightweight tinted moisturizers and sunscreens are much helpful in the summers. They help in controlling the oil production of your skin while giving you a glowing, dewy-looking complexion.


12. Lemon for oily skin

For oily skin, summer is the worst season of all. To aid that, squeeze a lemon and apply in your face for about 10 mins and was it with lukewarm or cold water. However, people with sensitive skin should avoid this tip.


13. Don’t shampoo daily

Try not to shampoo daily. Instead, use a dry shampoo to soak up any extra oils. Your hair and scalp skin will be healthier.


14. Avoid thigh chaffing with an antiperspirant

If you’d like to keep your thighs from chafing, apply antiperspirant to your inner thighs. This will keep your thighs from sweating and causing a red rash.


15. Use a facial mist

Warmer and hotter months traps sweat with bacteria while we’re more prone to wipe it off with our bare hands. Keep facial mists with hypochlorous acid in your bag because it has been known to fight bacteria and help cleanse the skin.


16. Use aloe vera products

Our expert dermatologists recommend using aloe vera after sunburns, but you can apply aloe vera to your skin at any time for a healthy, nourishing infusion of moisture.


17. Use Non-Comedogenic products

Though we’ve said to avoid over greasy skin products, you should use a non-comedogenic, lightweight and suitable moisturizer for your skin.


18. Include anti-aging regime

The sun contributes to premature-aging, freckles, wrinkles, fine lines, and discoloration like brown spots. Anti-aging creams can penetrate the skin and work on a deeper cellular level, healing the damage it endures during the day.


19. Heal your body with Vitamins

You can use skincare products enriched with vitamins beneficial for the skin including Vitamin E (for UV damage), Vitamin A (reduce acne), Vitamin C (produces collagen), and Vitamin B (oil reduction from skin).


20. Lip protection

Wearing a moisturizing lip balm during summer will prevent the lips from drying out. To prevent this find a lip balm that has SPF in its formulation.


Give some TLC to your skin this summer!

As the weather gets warmer, skin can look and feel greasy, clogged and a little too sun-kissed. Warm summer weather may make your make up routine less intense these days, the TLC you give to your skin now will pay off for weeks to come.

If you’ve read these 20 summertime tips, we promise you that no matter how hot the temperature is, by following at least 50% of the above recommendations will keep your skin looking, and feeling its fresh summer best.

Give care to your skin in summer with Skin City

No matter what the weather or the season, the team of cosmetologists at Skin City can answer all of your skin care questions, and help you look and feel your best.

Our number 1 priority is to offer care only under the direct supervision of fully accredited specialists, and offer clear and constructive advice on treatment options for a personalized treatment program. So, consult with us via call or online and we’ll be happy to assist you.

About The Author

Skin Specialist in Pune

Dr Niteen Dhepe is a Board Certified Dermatologist and has developed himself as a pioneer in field of Cosmetic Dermatology and Lasers in India. He is the biggest entrepreneur in contemporary dermatology world of India.

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