While summer loving is a time to unwind and get your bright colourful dresses on display, it is in fact the heat which crushes all dreams and hopes for the season. During the scorching Indian summer, we are all at the mercy of air conditioners as the sun sucks the life out of us and creates trouble with body hydration, beautiful skin and flawless hair. Unlike any weather, summer demands for special treatment for your hair and skin and even though all we've probably told you yet is the bad news, we've got some good news too. Get prepped beforehand as we tell you some of the best beauty tips you can follow for the upcoming summer season.
7 Beauty Tips To Follow To Look After Your Skin And Hair
These simple changes in your beauty regime will completely transform you from being a hot mess this summer.
1. Hydrate! Hydrate!
You've probably heard this before and you're going to hear it from us yet again. The cheapest and easiest way to keep yourself hydrated is by consuming ample amounts of water on a daily basis. Not only does it cools your system but cleanses it as well. Do the math then - if you're clean on the inside, you're most definitely clean on the outside. The good old H2O does wonders for your skin to naturally give you a glowing sheen all throughout the year. Give your skin and hair that added boost of hydration with products with ingredients such as ceramide, aqua and glycerine and don't forget your regular hair oil massages.
2. Don't Go Away From Sunscreen
Unlike the first point, this obvious second is what we've heard many times but are always neglecting it. We can't stress this any further but do not leave your house without sunscreen, ladies! Direct sunlight on the skin cause sunburns, pigmentation and dark spots, everything we absolutely hate to have on our skin. Choose the correct formula depending on your skin; a gel formula for oily skin types will give a mattifying look while a moisturising formula will leave your dry skin dewy all while protecting it.
3. Use Waterproof And Lightweight Makeup
Nobody loves oil creasing eyelids or an oily foundation that melts on the skin. Choose lightweight makeup formulas for a summer-friendly look without working about your makeup running all over. Ditch your liquid foundations for a powder based one or better still a lightweight BB cream for a fresh dewy look. Use waterproof mascaras to avoid panda eyes, lip and cheek stains for the usual blushes that will allow your skin to breathe too while working its magic.
4. Avoid Overheating Your Hair
We get it, you just got a haircut recently, it looks on fleek, you want to show it off. We get it. However, no matter how perfect your luscious locks are after your blow dry, all you're doing is draining your hair off of its natural oils leaving them dry and lifeless. Make way for heatless curls or natural waves this season and keep the moisture locked in with natural serums for that perfectly shiny hair. Instead experiment with different hairstyles for all lengths of hair to keep the style quotient high but minus the damage.
5. Follow The Basic Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise Routine
Our pores tend to enlarge during the summer months as a means for the skin to breathe easily. What this usually results in is excessive sweat and dirt clogging the pores leading to blackheads and breakouts. The simple cleanse, tone and moisturise beauty routine isn't just the most basic way to look after your skin but also the most effective. Based on your skin type, use a gentle cleanser, toner and moisturiser and follow it up with a mild exfoliator once a week to get rid of dry cells forming on the surface of your skin.
6. Choose Natural Products
Even though over-the-counter products are easier to access and lest we forget cheaper to join the beauty and skincare bandwagon, it is always good to understand the ingredients going inside it. Some trends may seem tempting to try but aren't always effective for your skin. Herbal products are always better alternatives like pure rosewater to the easily available drugstore variants. Even better are products that can be easily found in your own kitchen pantry that can work wonders for your skin.
7. Dare To Go Bare
This is definitely easier said than done but for those who do dare, going bare is the greatest things you co do for your skin. Sweat and excessive pollution can clog your pores, leaving your skin with breakouts and dark spots and nobody has the time to deal with. By going sans makeup products on your skin, not only are you letting it breathe but you're also allowing yourself to soak in that Vitamin D naturally.
Now don't come charging at us that we didn't tell you about these beauty tips way before the onset of summer, okay?