Summer is almost here, and the heat is beginning to creep up our days ever so slowly. While you are already preparing for your vacation on beachy destinations, and planning barbecue parties out by the pool with friends and family, here are some summer essentials for your skin! In all the hustle to spend a splendid summer, don’t forget to keep these in mind for yourself. After all, your skin needs the first attention from you so that you come out of this summer glowing.
Plain water, sparkling water, fruit-infused or coconut water — all are welcome. Summer is the season of sun and heat, and all our body needs to counter these is a whole gallon of water. Your skin will remain healthy, firm and glowing if it is supplied with enough liquid. So make sure you keep your body and your skin hydrated by always carrying a water bottle. Drink at least 8-10 glasses a day. If you are forgetful, download a water app that measures your water intake and alerts you to keep drinking throughout the day until you have reached your quota. But beware, don’t confuse liquids like coffee or alcohol for water replacements. They are counterproductive and dehydrate you instead.
Another gift of nature’s to help you tide over summer — fruits. Summer fruits like watermelons, muskmelons, oranges, lemons, cucumbers etc are quite high in water content, thereby helping your skin to remain distended and hydrated. Most of these fruits are also high in Vitamins like C, E and A which are great for the skin’s health and glow. You must add fruits to your regular summer diet, be it in salads or juices. Take them in a breakfast smoothie or incorporate them into dessert pies or sorbets.
3. Lightweight Moisturiser
Moisturising your skin is not only limited to winter months. So don’t pack up your moisturiser just yet. Instead, swap your rich and heavy winter moisturiser for a lightweight one. Because summer will mean heat, sweat, sebum and more clogged pores. If you have acne-prone or oily skin then make sure your summer moisturiser is not only lightweight but also quickly absorbed. It must also be non-comedogenic so that it doesn’t clog more pores.
With the arrival of summer, up your sunscreen game. If you were using a mild SPF through winter, then this is the time to use SPF 30 or more depending on where you live and how often you step out into the sun. But even when at home, apply sunscreen generously throughout the day (9 am, 12 pm, and 3 pm). In case you plan on going to the beach or wearing short clothes, rub sunscreen lotion all over your body. This protects your skin from any UV damage like pigmentation, dark spots and sunburns.
5. Hats & Sunglasses
To protect the delicate skin of your under eyes and around your eyes, make sure to wear oversized hats and sunglasses when out. There are UV rays cancelling sunglasses now available in the market too, which are better than your normal sunglasses for summer. If you want some extra protection then also carry an umbrella when stepping out. All of these accessories are put together to give you a bonus of a chic, in-vogue look.
6. Muslins & Cottons
This summer essential is all about keeping your skin cool and breathing. Wear muslin and cotton clothes if you can manage. Throughout summer, stuff your woollens and terrycloth into the back closet. Choose loose shirts and tops in cute, light pastel colours so that your look is eye-pleasing as well as cooling. Again, if you are wearing linen or cotton shorts or skirts then apply suntan lotion generously down your legs.
7. Bikini Wax
How can summer come without a trip to the salon for Bikini/Brazilian wax? It’s that time of the year again, the time to don your favourite bikini and flaunt your curves on the beach. So it becomes essential to get the bikini area waxed to a smooth and glowing finish. If you are interested in getting all the skin down there smooth then a Brazilian wax is better.
8. Permanent Makeup
Summer sweat and oily skin mean continuous replenishment of makeup. Be it the messy ‘waterproof’ mascara or the runny eyeliner, you are going to spend a lot of time washing your face and reapplying makeup. So summer is a good time to indulge in permanent makeup. And once you get permanent makeup this summer, your next 2-3 summers will be sorted out as this treatment lasts for long! Some options you can opt for include microblading for eyebrows, permanent eyeliner, permanent lip liner and eyelash extensions.
Tick these summer essentials off your list, and have the time of your life. For treatments like permanent makeup and bikini waxes, start booking your appointments now at Savarnas Beauty Spa. It’s going to be a rush season this summer!