With the summer season in full swing, it is to revamp to our beauty arsenal with the right ingredients and formulations. Though we agree that some sunshine is all we need for those Insta-worthy selfies, our skin needs to be protected before we head out and it surely does not happen overnight. Make your skin strong from within and the right ingredients are the best way to start. While the sudden surge in temperature triggers a range of beauty woes, it's about time we add summer-friendly ingredients to our beauty kit.
1. Salicylic Acid
Owing to the change in weather, you might experience breakouts as well as blackheads or tiny dots on your nose. Salicylic acid, which is lipophilic, is an oil-soluble that penetrates deep into your skin follicles to break down blockages within, providing surface exfoliation as well as cell regeneration. It helps in unclogging the pores and also helps in preventing future breakouts.
While sharing their skin prep videos, several celebrities like Kriti Sanon and Alia Bhatt have talked about how niacinamide is an essential element of their summer skincare regime and it is time for you to jump on the bandwagon. Also known as Vitamin B3, niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin which works with natural substances to improve the appearance of enlarged pores, fine lines, uneven skin tone, wrinkles, and dullness.
3. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an essential element of summer skincare. Not only does it brightens up dull, and tired complexion but also erases sunspots. Vitamin C is also the most potent topical antioxidant that promotes collagen production and inhibits melanin to reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C boosts the skin's antioxidant defences as well.
4. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is also referred to as a miracle herb. Widely known and used for its medicinal properties, aloe vera provides an intense aid in skin moisturisation, relieves and soothes irritated skin, and provides hydration. It is just another way to rejuvenate your skin in no time.
Cooling, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties all in one, that is rosewater for you. Often used in mists and gentle cleansers to soothe the skin, rosewater helps to balance the pH of your skin, which often gets disrupted by changes in heat and fluctuating humidity levels. This could be your saviour this summer.
6. Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid is the hydration hero. You will be obsessed with this ingredient owing to its magical ability to retain moisture. Using hyaluronic acid boasts not only hydration but gives your skin a general plumped effect, due to water retention. You can use it in the form of serums as well as sheet masks.
Retinol, a vitamin A derivative, has the ability to give a smooth texture to your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars. All thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-microbial properties, it has become the 'it' ingredient in the beauty sphere.