Summer’s come a little early for us but now with the rising temperature every day, we hope you’ve stocked up your summer skincare essentials and your carte of lemon soda too. Now that the harsh winter season is over, we can feel the scorching heat already and it’s important to switch your skincare products according to the season. With the transition in weather, our skin changes and we need to have a set regime to keep us hydrated and fresh all day long.
We all have different skin types, don’t we? Some have super dry skin, some oily and some may have a combination of both. People with dry skin crib that the sun is shining in all its glory while oily skin’s never-ending rant about clogs getting blocked. All you have to do is just add and change some simple steps in your everyday skincare routine to ensure that you are all set to beat the heat. Let’s take you along for a quick summer skincare regime and some tips to keep in mind.
Summer Skincare Routine & Tips
With scorching summer waves, we’ve chalked out a summer skincare routine with some of the essential products and tips that you need to add to your essentials right away!
No matter what your skin type is, it’s essential to opt for a light, soothing and gel-based cleanser. These kinds of cleansers help in deep cleansing without stripping off the natural oils from your skin. Matcha Better Skin Detox Gel Face Wash comes packed with matcha green tea, chamomile and bakuchiol goodness along with gentle green biodegradable beads that will deep cleanse your skin without any irritation! It’s a quick skin detox face wash as it amps up your hydration level while strengthening the skin’s barrier (gotcha, it’s a jackpot).
During warmer months, it’s time to bid adieu to your heavy-based moisturizers. Now as the temperature shoots up, you’ll sweat more and your skin might feel greasy after applying a thick layer of moisturizer. Swap it with a gel-based moisturizer that absorbs quickly into your skin. We recommend opting for Matcha Better Anti-Shine Moisturizer as it is packed with matcha green tea that works as a refreshment to your skin during summers. It has skin-soothing benefits and cherry blossom extracts to hydrate, tone your complexion.
What better than a gel-cream during the summer season can work? Mon Cherry Ultra Light Moisturizing Gel is a super-light moisturizer loaded with cherry blossom extracts to hydrate and even out complexion. A true blue-summer essential!
Warmer months mean you’ll be exposed to the sun more and you should be prepared to safeguard your skin each morning by applying a generous layer of SPF. Our skin gets exposed to harmful UV rays and yes even indoors that can cause premature ageing, dullness, tanning, and exposure to free radicals. A broad-spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen will shield your skin from harmful rays, so make sure you invest in one. Bravocado SPF 50+ PA++++ Sunscreen Gel, a non-greasy formula that works best for summer as it comes loaded with nourishment of avocado that smooths your skin while protecting from environmental damage.
Essence is lighter in terms of texture in comparison to your creams! Go for an essence that comprises hyaluronic acid for hydration, and cica, Korean Ginseng for anti-aging purposes. Honestly, essences are the route to supple, soft, and hydrated skin. Quench’s Mama Cica Intense Oil Control Essence is a must-have as it has a unique, lightweight and intensely hydrating formula that controls excess oil, clarifies pores and deep cleanses your skin. If you haven’t added it, do it now!
Your heavy pieces of clothing from the harsh winter months shouldn’t be the only thing that should be shed this season. Time to shed that dull and dry winter skin too that you have layered on your skin. It’s best to add exfoliants like niacinamide, salicylic acid that helps to clear your pores, excess sebum production, acne scars and hyperpigmentation. But hey, remember that over-exfoliating your skin can cause inflammation and irritation. Quench’s Mama Cica Instabright Peel Pads are pre-soaked peeling pads formulated using a unique blend of glycolic acid and natural papaya extracts that gently exfoliate the skin and reveal clearer-looking and smooth skin.
P.S. Exfoliate twice weekly to avoid skin irritation and if you have dry or sensitive skin exfoliate only once a week!
Your skin needs hydration during summers and what best can be included in your regime? Investing in a face mask like Yuzu Fine 2-in-1 Vitamin C Scrub and Clay Mask will work like magic. Enriched with Yuzu, a vitamin C superfood that helps in unclogs pores, removes tan to reveal healthier-looking complexion. P.S. It's a refreshing 2-in-1 scrub and clay mask for an ultimate skin detoxification.
For quick skin detox, try bubble-infused Matcha Better Bubble Sheet Mask! Packed with refreshing matcha green tea, bakuchiol and chamomile that helps to detoxify your skin, reduces irritation and prevents breakouts!
With humidity at its peak, getting acne and breakouts is a common skin concern. These acne can lead to skin irritation if not treated. You can treat them with acne spot patches that come infused with acids such as salicylic and glycolic, skin-loving ingredients such as tea tree leaf oil, aloe vera, witch hazel leaf that will help in reducing future breakouts.
The most comfy summer clothes one can opt for are loose while adequately covering your skin. Opt for a wide-brimmed hat and scarf that will help in protecting your face, neck, and scalp.
We all binge on unhealthy snacks and food. And during warmer days, it’s advisable to avoid super spicy, oily, and fried foods. You should swap your coffee and chai intake with fresh fruit juices, coconut water, or even buttermilk. Keep your meals healthy and light is full of fruits and vegetables that are high in water content. Also, drink at least 2 litres of water every day and trust us when we say this you will glow from within.
The intense heat, pollution, and humidity can cause multiple skin issues. One might face dry patches, pigmentation, sunburn, tanning, acne, blemishes as the major skin concerns during summer season. Fret not, there are many home remedies sitting right there in your kitchen. And the best part? You’ll get dermat-level results! So what are you waiting for?
There are ample products for your skin but one should never underestimate the power of your grandma’s secret. There are multiple ingredients in our kitchens such as turmeric, cucumber, tomato, lemon, and more that are good for your skin. Let me share a quick tip— you can use a tomato to get rid of your dullness and pigmentation by freezing the tomato juice in your ice tray. And before heading to your bed, make sure to massage those tomato ice cubes and you’ll make up for healthy skin. Isn’t a helpful DIY tip?
One ingredient that can sort your multiple skin concerns— is ALOE VERA. It’s the key to all your skin troubles, so you can freeze the aloe vera juice cubes and rub them on your face every day. It contains— auxin and gibberellins that are responsible for imparting the anti-inflammatory properties that will help to reduce irritation and skin inflammations. Trust us, it is known to cure chronic skin problems like eczema and dullness.
With all these tips and of course our products, it’s time to get on board and beat the summers. Happy summers you all!