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10 best summer skincare tips you must follow this season

Summers bring a whole slew of skincare challenges due to sweating, sunburn, and a hot and humid environment. Therefore, it becomes crucial that you step up your skincare game to keep undesirable summer skin issues at bay.  Summer skincare tips are required to maintain overall healthy skin during warm weather.

Here is the definitive road map for skincare in summer to achieve healthy-looking skin all season long.

1. Switch to a light oil-free moisturizer.

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Summer calls for lighter skincare products, and most importantly an light oil-free moisturizer. If your skin is oily, and you have acne problems you can even skip a moisturizer. Alternatively, you can rather go for light vitamin C serum or a light moisturizer with SPF that creates a layer on your skin protecting it from damage without being too heavy for your skin. 

2. Wear sunscreen before stepping out

Apply sunscreen as a part of skincare routine
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One of the most important features of a skincare routine is to protect your skin from the sun. Long-term exposure to the sun can cause various skin problems such as wrinkles, pigmentation, aging, etc. Therefore, make it a habit to wear sunscreen every time you step out of the house. Most dermatologists recommend using sunscreen with SPF between 30-50. Apply a generous amount of sunscreen and reapply it as and when required.   

3. Face wash to get rid of oil and pollutants

Wash your face more often in summers
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In general, skin tends to become more oily during summers, which causes dust and pollutants to stick to your skin. Therefore, always wash your face before bedtime or when you come from outside. The frequency of facewash depends on your skin type. Furthermore, washing your face simply with water will also be great if a cleanser dries out your skin. If your skin is too oily, go for a foaming face cleanser. On the other hand, if you have a combination or dry skin type use a gel-based non-foaming cleanser. 

4. Do not forget to exfoliate

Gently exfoliate your skin regularly
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It is very essential to gently exfoliate your skin. Exfoliating your skin once or twice a week is one of the summer skincare essentials. As one exfoliates the skin, blocked pores are opened and excess oil is removed. If you have oily skin, you must exfoliate more often. However, never over-exfoliate. You can use natural ingredients like ground coffee to gently exfoliate your skin.

5. Use a refreshing toner

Toner is required for summer skincare routine
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Toner is used to tighten the skin pores. In summers, pores get clogged due to the accumulation of oil and sweat. This can cause acne and pimples. Toner removes all the dirt and oil and keeps your skin soft and supple. Thus, it is essential to use a good toner to close the open pores. 

Also read: How to use Lemon in your beauty routine?

6. Drink water and stay hydrated

Drink as much water as you can

Drinking plenty of water is the most basic and essential summer skincare tip. Water can have magical effects on your skin, even better than the most expensive cosmetics. Drinking an adequate amount of water help to flush toxins out of your system along with keeping your skin radiant and soft. Furthermore, drinking water can also help to treat sunburn and slow down symptoms of aging. 

7. Include seasonal fruits in your diet

Eat fruits for healthy skin
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Your diet plays a vital role in keeping your skin healthy and glowing. Eating seasonal fruits such as watermelon, musk melon,  citrus fruit keeps your body cool and hydrated. 

Also read: 10 food habits you must cultivate for a healthy lifestyle

8. Importance of physical activity

Physical activity is must for healthy skin
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The hot and humid weather of summer might seems to be an ideal excuse to not indulge in exercise. However, for a healthy body and mind, it is highly important that one exercises daily. At least one hour of physical activity is a must to flush out the toxins as well as negative thoughts out of your body and mind. You can try yoga or Zumba if you are bored with regular gyming. 

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9. Take proper sleep 

take proper sound sleep for good skin
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No matter how many precautions you take to maintain healthy skin, if you are not resting enough nothing will work for you. A good night’s sleep is as essential as all the things listed herein. Lack of sleep can cause dark circles, puffiness, and dullness. Thus, sound sleep is a crucial part of your natural skincare routine

10. Use natural products on your skin

Use homemade items to take care of skin
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Skin becomes more sensitive during summers. Thus it would be great if you try natural home remedies for skin care. This includes homemade face packs using kitchen ingredients. Here are a few facepacks you can try at home:

  1. Smash a ripe banana, mix honey and use it as a facemask.
  2. Use cucumber paste on your face to treat sunburn.
  3. Mix Multani mitti, sandalwood powder, and tomato juice and apply it to your face for glowing skin.
  4. Sunburn can also be treated using aloe vera pulp as a face pack.
  5. Sandalwood and rose water face pack has a cooling effect on the skin

Also read: How to use essential oils for healthy and glowing skin?

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