Come summer and you probably find yourself looking up solutions for skin issues the season brings with itself. The key to transitioning into the season coolly is to switch to products with lighter formulae, and those that are water-based. With this, you’re ready to tackle the summer heat while having your skin look healthy and fresh. Here are three common concerns and easy advice on how to tackle them. Psst, don’t miss out on our product reccos from TATA CLiQ.
Concern: Greasy Skin
Typically, in the hot months, there is an overproduction of sebum due to the rise in temperature and humidity, causing a thick layer of oil to form on the skin. To keep the skin devoid of this excess oil, choose skincare products that are oil-free or those that control oil. Micellar water is efficient to wipe off the excess sebum at the end of the day. When applying make-up, start off with a light exfoliant, and opt for a sebum-regulating toner to ensure the base of your make-up is intact. And refrain from washing your face too frequently to keep the sebaceous glands from working overtime, causing oilier skin.
RE’EQUIL Pore Refining Face Toner
SWISSE Skincare Balanced Micellar Cleansing & Makeup Removing Water
MINIMALIST AHA 25% + PHA 5% + BHA 2% Facial Exfoliant
CONSCIOUS CHEMIST CTM Essentials Kit
Concern: Breakout-prone Skin
The excess oil production combined with sweat, pollution and the accumulation of dead skin on the face is a sure-shot formula to cause clogged pores and acne. Break up with breakouts by indulging in an acne-free, tea tree facial wash that will wash away excess oil and any kind of surface build-up. You can even opt for a pore-purifying cleanser with natural AHAs to unclog pores. Acne-prone skin needs hydration too, avoid heavy oil-based creams and use a gel-based moisturiser instead.
KAMA AYURVEDA Nimrah Anti Acne Face Pack
MAMAEARTH Tea Tree Natural Face Wash
VOTRE Botanical Gel Cleanser
ACCOJE Hydrating Aqua Gel Cream
Concern: Sticky Sunscreen
If you think you could pick just about any sunscreen, then you might do more harm than good to your skin in the long run. Choosing a good one means getting everything right—the texture, density and white cast. A safe option is to find sunscreens that are non-comedogenic. Simply put, it means that the product will not clog your pores. For summers, it’s also preferable to use water-based or mineral-based options as they don’t feel heavy on the skin.
ORIENTAL BOTANICS Nature’s Vitamin C Brightening Sunscreen SPF 50
RE’EQUIL Oxybenzone Free Sunscreen SPF 50
PLUM Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream SPF 50
ST. BOTANICA Vitamin C SPF 30 PA+++ Sunscreen
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