Summers, the harshest season for your skin is here and it calls for an immediate change of skincare routine. Do your skin a favour and follow the tips and advice given by Dr. Jamuna Pai, Cosmetic Physician, Author and Founder – SkinLab.
According to Dr. Pai, in the cooler months, a decrease in temperature and dryness in the air can dehydrate your skin so a thick emollient moisturiser does the trick. Whereas a lighter serum-based moisturiser would be more appropriate for the summer heat.
Dispelling false notions about moisturising in the summer, Dr. Pai emphasizes the need to keep your skin hydrated with a light gel-based cream. Contrary to popular belief, the skin actually gets dehydrated due to the rise in temperature and requires regular moisturising.
However, you do need to make changes to your beauty regime, and a product with a lighter base would reduce sweating and keep excessive oil production in control. Sunscreens are always a must but swapping to a more mattifying or gel-based product is advisable.
Another way to combat the heat is upping your water intake to balance dehydration in the body. “Drink up a minimum of 2 to 3 litres each day. Additionally, seasonal fruits and sugar–free fresh juices help keep the body well hydrated throughout the season,” says Dr. Pai. Switching to water-based makeup products will prevent excessive clogging of pores and keep the skin feeling healthy.
Dr. Pai designs an ideal, easy to maintain skincare routine exclusively for LuxeBook’s readers.
Switch to a foaming face wash
Apply a light, water-based moisturizer twice a day
Use sunscreen every day, preferably gel/water-based with SPF 30+
With home-based beauty tips flooding our feeds during the pandemic, we look at the expert’s take on what really works. “Lemon with its cooling properties and vitamin C content, when mixed with honey and milk helps to hydrate the skin. Apply and leave this mask on for 20 minutes. Repeat once a week and find your skin feeling fresh throughout the summer,” says the skincare specialist.