Summer is the time when most vacations are taken and many long distance trips are made. Most people love travelling in summers and one of the biggest perks of summer beauty is that your routine instantly becomes low maintenance. For the special care of your skin, make sure that you follow the mantra of cleansing, toning and moisturising.

Some of the most common beauty hacks and tips to enjoy the most of summer without having any skin problems.

  • Keep Hydrated: Generally, we get dehydrated easily in the summers. Drinking lots of water a day helps maintain moisture balance of the body and skin and also assists in detoxification. Drink a lot of water to replace the liquid lost through perspiration. Eat a lot of seasonal fruits such as watermelon, musk melon, cucumber, etc. to keep your body hydrated and refreshed.

  • Exfoliate in Moderation: This helps to get rid of the dead skins and makes the skin feeling smooth and looking more radiant. It is recommended to use scrub or exfoliate in the morning before the application of toner, moisturiser, SPF and make-up application.  After the exfoliation ensure that you use a hydrating moisturiser to seal in the moisturiser and shield the freshly exfoliated skin.

  • Sun Protection: While it’s great to get outside and absorb all that healthy vitamin D, basking in those sunny beaches, it can cause sunburns and tanning if proper precautions are not taken.

    Apply sunscreens 30 minutes before going out and reapply regularly while staying in the sun, especially after you get wet. Choose the broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects you from both UVA and UVB rays.

    You can even try some of the natural remedies that help you soothe skin and relieve pain caused by the sun. Taking a bath in water mixed with 1 cup of apple cider vinegar can also help soothe your skin. You can also try use a head-to-toe yoghurt mask to soother sun burn. Leave on for 10 minutes, then shower of with cool water.

  • Oily or Greasy Skin: The rate of oil secretion by skin often varies with the seasonal changes. Hot and humid weather conditions can increase the level of oil production. When it comes to your oily skin care routine for summer, it’s all about looking for products that controls the oil secretion.

    Try to use lukewarm water for cleansing oily skin, as it dissolves oil more effectively than cold water. It helps in washing away the dirt and impurities that have deposited on the skin and unclog the skin pores. Cleansing your face twice a day is enough for keeping it clean. Use a gel-based cleanser that help in reducing dead skin cells that clogs pores and leads to pimple outbreaks.

    A good natural remedy for oily skin is to stir ground oatmeal with hot water and add a tablespoon honey to it. Apply it on the face for 3 minutes and wash it off with water.

  • Melting Make-Up: Summer tends to complicate your regular make-up routine. The scorching heat makes your make-up getting the sweats. Luckily, summer beauty hacks exist to hold all your melting make-up. Choose lighter foundations as it will help balance out the extra oil production in warmer months and leave your skin looking healthier.

    Choose melt-proof products for your summer travel kit. Powder products, crayon or stick formulas hold up much rather than hydrating cosmetics that contains a lot of oil.

    Before applying makeup, take an ice cube and gently massage your face and neck with it, pat your skin dry with a clean towel and start applying your make up. This makes your skin look fresh and supple.

Here are some of the DIY recipes to help your deal with summer skin problems.

  • Tanned or Dull Skin: To remove a tan and brighten dull skin, mix one tablespoon oatmeal powdered with enough sour yoghurt to make a paste, and the juice of cucumber or grapes. Massage this pack into the tanned areas, leave for ½ an hour, rinse off and apply moisturiser.

  • Outdoor Protection: Wear natural and breathable fabric-made loose clothes while going outdoors to stay protected from heat rashes. Wear a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes and skin around your eye area from sun damage.