Here's how to get your skin ready for summer!

Here's how to get your skin ready for summer!

  • By Romita Mazumdar
The summers are approaching rapidly and so are our woes with oily and greasy skin. Foxtale’s team shares with you some of the tried and tested summer skincare tips for all skin types.

The summers are right around the corner and our skin has already started experiencing changes. Irrespective of skin type, the scorching heat and humidity can cause sunburn and tanning. Rashes and acne are common throughout summer but with a proper skincare routine and protection, you can minimize the effects and maintain the radiance of your skin.

Getting your skincare regime right makes a drastic difference in your skin health throughout summer. Oily or dry skin, with the right products and skincare steps, keep glowing throughout summer! But before jumping onto the summer skincare tips, you must understand your skin concerns.

How does summer affect different skin types?

The effects of the scorching heat are varied on different skin types. If you recognize your skin types and the problem areas, devising a skincare regime gets easier. Here are the issues different skin types face during the summer:

Oily Skin

  • Summertime aggravates the oiliness of the skin
  • Oiliness traps dirt and grime and eventually causes acne and clogged pores
  • Oily skin is prone to inflammations due to the scorching heat of the summer

Dry Skin

  • Dy skin tends to get even more dehydrated due to the heat
  • Rashes and flaky skin are common problems for dry-skinned beauties
  • Hyperpigmentation and dullness are more common in dry skin

Sensitive skin

  • Acne, rashes and redness are very common for sensitive skin
  • Sensitive skin is more prone to tanning as well

Normal Skin

The problems are very specific and vary from one person to another in the case of normal skin types. Redness, acne breakouts and mild dehydration are generally witnessed in normal skin during the summers.

Fabulous summertime skincare tips for different skin types

Irrespective of your skin type, a few basic skincare practices provide ample protection for all skin types. The key is consistency with the routine and choosing the right product.

Forget everything, but never your sunscreen!

Never run out of sunscreen if you want to survive the summers without rashes and tanning. Although a very basic skincare product, it is the most important one for all skin types. Even if you are staying indoors, using light sunscreen with SPF 30 is highly recommended since UV rays can reach you through the windows during the summers.

And when you step outdoors, sunscreen is a must and it must be a heavy-duty product. Especially in the Indian summers, sunscreens with SPF 50 are the most suitable choice. If you are worried about which is the right choice for your skin type, try our Cover Up Sunscreen that is suitable for all skin types. The lightweight and the fast-absorbing formula is a blessing for dry skin beauties. If you have oily skin, you must use a gel-based moisturizer to avoid heaviness.

The right application is necessary to get the maximum benefits from your sunscreen. So, apply the sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going out and re-apply it through the day after every 2-3 hours if you’re staying out.

Cleanse…Cleanse…Cleanse Away the dirt and grime

Washing your face twice daily is important. But it is even more so during the summer. The heat and humidity lead to sweating that catches the grime and dirt from around us. Especially for oily skinned women, the problem gets dire due to the excess sebum.

A gentle cleanser ensures the dirt gets removed without dehydrating the skin and stripping off its natural oils. Double cleansing is ideal during summer to remove every speck of grime that gets settled in the fine lines and pores. But you can save all the effort with a cleanser like our Daily Duet Face Wash that doubles as a makeup remover too and comes with all benefits of double cleansing.

Feed your skin with antioxidants

The heat of summers dehydrates the skin and causes damage due to the free radicals. As a result, a skincare routine that replenishes the lost nourishment is essential. Introduce products with antioxidants like face serums which in turn boost collagen production and strengthen the natural skin barriers. Luckily, our C For Yourself Vitamin C Serum does this job perfectly. And the best part is, it is suitable for all skin types and targets skin concerns like hyperpigmentation and dullness in summer.

Use moisturizers but with a twist

Oily skin beauties often skip moisturizers during the summer, which is totally understandable but a crime! Ditch those heavy feeling creams and opt for gel-based or light, cream consistency moisturizers. Lighter moisturizers work best for almost all skin types in the summer season.

We recommend using our Ceramide Supercream Moisturizer daily to protect your skin from flakiness as well as pollution and blue light damage. It contains hydrogenated olive oil that nourishes the skin much deeper without feeling you have anything on your skin. It keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized for long hours.

Summertime is very tedious so it’s a good idea to have a minimal yet effective routine! We at Foxtale, are believers in skincare products that show results on skin and make you relax and happy while using them. Achieve efficacy with our products and add these tips for a little bit of extra happiness:

  • Use ice rollers, they can be game-changing in summers
  • Keep a face mist handy and use it any time of the day to feel refreshed
  • To cool your skin, keep an aloe vera gel in the refrigerator for some time and then apply generously
  • Try multi-masking to target different skin concerns all at once!
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