Finally, the sun is shining bright!
Our prayers have been heard, yeyyi! Summer is officially here!
I know how eager you all must be to enjoy the warmth on a beautiful day. Going to a beachside, having pool parties, going to adventure parks and what not. But you should also take all the care your body and face needs during a burst of bright sunshine. A summer skincare routine is very important. I’m sure your summer kits are so ready. I know one summer essential that you definitely have in your kit, a sunblock. But, do you have a moisturizer too? If not, then add it to your list of summer essentials. Wait what? Moisturizer- a summer essential?.. yes sun lovers, it is not a typing error. I typed it just right ‘a moisturizer’!
Most of you must be thinking- Moisturizer in summer?? Isn’t it a bad idea? The answer is a big noo!
Everyone knows harsh sun can make you tan or prone to pigmentation and sensitivity but it also takes away the moisture from your face. Everyone remembers applying sunblock before stepping out in the sun, but did you know that applying moisturizer is equally important. If you think that summer means no moisturizers, then let me stop you there..that’s not true. Moisturizing is very important especially on the hottest summer days. Well, before going for any product, the type of moisturizer to be bought(especially for summers) should be given a good thought!
Excessive heat can dehydrate your skin, so it is critical to keep your skin hydrated by applying a suitable moisturizer.
When you are out in the sun and you sense that your skin is becoming oily. Do you know what that means? Firstly, that means that your skin is dehydrated. Secondly, to protect your skin from dehydration, your skin produces ‘sebum’, an oily substance to prevent it from drying out. According to a skincare specialist, excessive oil secretion leads to ‘cracks’ in your skin’s barrier and allows the growth of bad bacteria into the skin. Now, how does that sound to you?? Not good, right?
Moisturizer forms an extra layer on the skin to protect it from strong sun rays, like a skin shield. You should also know that the sun can also cause early signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines and I’m pretty sure no one wants that. Moreover, excessive formation of sebum can damage your skin resulting in inflammation and sensitivity.
Planning for a pool party? Great! Who doesn’t love a pool party on a glazing sunny day? Put your swimsuit on..music on..sunblock on..and there you go! But wait. did you forget to apply the moisturizer? The chlorine in the water will strip off your natural body oil, leaving your skin to dehydrate. Applying moisturizer will protect your skin from drying out!
Let me guess, you must be thinking that ‘Oh I already have oily skin and hence, I do not need to use any moisturizer during the summers’. Well, that is so not true! Oily skin can still lack water! And applying a suitable moisturizer is even more important for you. Not applying it, can lead to excessive production of sebum, which (especially for oily skin) can lead to breakouts like acne and painful pimples.
If you skip moisturizing, the oil glands will actually become hyperactive and overproduce oil. Applying moisturizer in summers might seem greasy, however, applying a lightweight and less amount than usual will definitely help you. Adding a gel-based light moisturizer is best for oily skin types, especially at the end of your routine. You can even look for a 2-in-1 product like a moisturizer + SPF (a gel-cream based).
- Your skin needs to breathe in summers so using a lightweight moisturizer would keep you away from feeling greasy and uncomfortable and would let your skin breathe!
- Hydrate yourself by increasing your water intake because good hydration is the key to glowing skin!
- Take shelter from air conditioners, as they make your skin dry!
- Exfoliate your skin to get rid of dead skin cells.(P.S. Summer is the best time to do that)
- Consider taking some revitalizing skin treatments.
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I hope this post helped you to understand the importance of moisturizing and to break the myth for moisturizing in summers! Now you can actually complete your summer essential kit!
Bottom line- Moisturizer is for every season, 365 days! The key is to find the best-suited moisturizer according to your skin type and the season to use it in!
Happy summers x