Summer is here and is the season for your extra skincare. As the weather gets warmer and humid, your skin gets oilier and starts to break out. When your skin gets exposed to the UV rays, makes your skin tanned or damage.

It is essential that you up your skin care regime to stay protected from the summer skin problems. Here are six skin care tips you must follow this summer.

  1. Cleansing: Cleanse your face twice a day to make sure your skin does not have excess oil. When the air is hot and humid, chances of extra oily skin are relatively high. For those who have oily skin, remember to pick a cleanser that controls oiliness on your skin. Opt for mild, alcohol-free and pH balanced cleansers for that extra skincare.

  2. Exfoliate: Exfoliate your skin twice a week to remove excess oil and dirt from the skin and pores. Make sure you pick a scrub or an exfoliator that suits your skin type and has smaller beads that are gentler on your skin. Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Peppermint Exfol Gel is an exfoliating gel enriched with active enzymes to deep cleanse the skin. Ideal for all skin types, it only hydrates the skin and removes impurities blocking the pores of the skin.

  3. Moisturisation: During the sticky summer season, a thicker or a cream-based moisturiser would not be necessary. However, use a lightweight and water-based moisturiser every day. It keeps your skin hydrated and moisturised all through out the day. You can also include a hydrating face pack in your skin care regime to provide the extra nourishment to your skin.

  4. Sun Protection: A broad spectrum sunscreen with a higher SPF of upto 30-50 is vital for every skin type in summers. You must reapply your sunscreen at least every two hours or after swimming or exposure to sun. This will help reduce sun damage or sun burn.

  5. Diet: In order to keep your skin healthy, it is important that you consume a healthy diet. Eat a lot of green vegetables, fruits, and fibre-richfoods such as lentils, broccoli, peas, raspberries, avocado, pears and many more. These are essential forthe skin as they help in age reversal, restore glow in the skin and keep the skin away from breakouts. Remember to avoid oily or fried foods and those high on carbs.

  6. Hydration: Water is the main element that detoxifies the skin as it flushes out the impurities from your body. Add a lot of liquids to your diet. For example: freshly pressed fruit juices or detox water. So here is a simple tip to make a healthy and detox drink.

Here are some helpful home remedies that can be included in your skincare regime.

  • Scrub or Exfoliator: Mix together multanimitti (Fuller’s Earth), Channa Ka atta (gram Flour) and Sandalwood powder in equal quantities. Store this mixture an air tight container for futher. Use a teaspoon of this scrub mixed to a paste with water. This rids the skin of flakes and dirt.

  • Heat Rash: Coconut water rubbed on the skin not only lightens and brightens the skin but also gets rid of heat rash. Drink a lot of water to replace the liquid lost through perspiration. It is important to nourish the skin from within.

  • Eye Care: Make refreshing eye pads from thick slices of cucumber or cotton pads soaked in milk (iced). To relieve itchy, reddened eyes, use chilled raw potato slices. Place over eyelids and rest for 10 minutes.