Summer is the season when the mercury rises and invites a season of skincare troubles. Sweat, sunburn, and itchiness are one of the many problems people have. What’s the solution? – a proper skincare routine. This summer, just hiding behind hats won’t help. Your skin needs extra care this season – from sunscreen to face washes, you need it all!
Here’s the Top 10 Summer Beauty Kit Essentials!
Summer = sunscreen. This is the IT rule for the season. Everyone knows it – from babies to old people, everyone lathers sunscreen before stepping out. Yes, everyone loves a little tan, but no one wants to get grilled at the same time. The first thing to put in your bag, this should be it. It’s importance cannot be stressed enough. Your skin keeps you cool, so help it out a little with this bottled wonder. Available in a range of SPFs for sensitive skin or normal everyday use, go choose one best suited for your skin. But do it. No one wants sunburn the first thing in the morning.
Ah, rosewater. Antiquated and exotic. Rosewater is a necessity. Besides its fragrant scent, it is also cooling. The natural sunscreen, it is time tested. Not only does it cool your skin, it also helps it stay fresh and works on keeping your skin dewy and light. Rosewater is the thing of wonder and beauty. Use it either in a face mist or water it in your towel and see the difference it makes to your skin. We’re sure you’re going to thank us later.
3. Wet Wipes
Lazy to not carry a towel? This is your solution. Wet wipes is THE thing this season. IT helpS moisturize the skin, while removing the sweat of the body and deodorizes it. 3 things in one?! This is perhaps the most needed product in the summers. For those on the go, for the light packers, for the lazy ones to the clumsy ones, this is your new best friend. Choose from a variety of fragrances, lotions and herbs that are infused into your wipes. Avocado, aloe vera, mint, cucumber, sea salt, rose, peach – there’s no end to the options available! From oil-free to sensitive and to power packed wipes, it is all there at your beck and call. Just wipe, and go.
4. Skin Mask
Facials and saunas just don’t cut it in the summer, for obvious reasons. No one wants to voluntarily steam themselves in and sweat out too. But then how do you keep your facial skin in check and on point? There is a solution – Skin masks! The most needed cosmetic advancement, it works the facial charm without the facial mess or the steam time. Also, no appointments at the salon since this is at your disposal. Use one with either yogurt or mint, or aloe vera. Most of them now come as peel off masks, or molded liquid masks. Choose one that suits you and there you have it! Salon like finish at a drugstore price.
P.S At the beach and lazing around? Just use your skin mask then and there, while soaking the sun! Who said Sleeping Beauty can’t come to life?
Serum is a concentrated bottles of goodness. It is hydrating, cleansing and take of the skin from within. So whether it is a face serum or body serum, use it! It not only nourishes but also works for the long term benefit of the skin. Stock up on it and keep it for daily use. Some might be used weekly depending on each type; sensitive skin, acne prone skin, dry skin, oily skin, ANY skin – it’s a must have.
6. Lip Balm
Lip balm is highly sought after in the winters mostly. It is time to change this notion. Lip balm is for the summer as well. Remember, the lips are the most fragile part of your skin and need that extra bit of care, especially during the summer. The sun not only affects your body but also the skin on your lips. Use any lip balm that is moisturizing enough for you and you’re all set!
7. Hair Spray
Summer is meant to be enjoyed outdoors, and you will let your hair down. But how to protect it from the heat and the sweat and dirt and pollution? There’s just too much to tackle! A shampoo and conditioner combo won’t cut it. Voila! – Hair spray! Not the kind before using heating products, but the ones infused with cucumber, keratin, rosewater and the good stuff you need every day. It coats your hair and protects it from all the bad guys out there from dirt to pollution, all’s good with some hair spray!
8. Body Lotion / Body Oil
It’s the summer, and that feeling of dehydration is there and your skin is dehydrated too. How to tackle that – Body lotion! Whether it is shea butter, or coconut, just lather it on! It not only helps seal the moisture in, but also nourishes it. Apply body lotion, and your skin will thank you!
9. Face Wash
The one thing everyone needs but skips during the summer is facewash. All that dirt and sweat is bound to clog your pores and wreak havoc on your skin. Beat those goons away with facewash! Berry infused, mint, salicylic acid; anything works well with your skin. It is recommended that you use it twice a day or according to your skin type, and you’ll see the difference – clearly.
10. Exfoliating Creams and Washes
Summer is fun but with it comes dirt, and a layer of dermis that’s not so good. And summer is all about lazy clothing. So how to nail the look? Exfoliate your body, and your face! It not only cleans up those dirt filled pores, but shoots away the dead skin, letting your skin shine and absorb all those products beautifully, letting you make the most of it. Scrub, scrub, scrub we say!
Here’s also a list of recommended brands for fulfilling your summer skincare wish!
- Bumble and Bumble
- Clean and Clear
- La Roche Posey
- Kama Ayurveda
It is also recommended that you pick products based on your skin type. A product meant for sensitive skin will not be effective on oily skin. So first identify your skin type and choose products accordingly. You will notice that it will help your skin in the long run if you are able to match your skin type to the product you use.