Lucknow: As the hot summer months approach, our skin begins to undergo changes. Isn’t that so? With the constant heat and humidity, your skin begins to cry out for additional protection, displaying everything from irritating rashes and sunburns to a persistent tan and acne.
To avoid unwelcome summer skin problems, you must immediately improve your skincare routine. Let’s have a look at how.
What effect does Summer have on your skin?
As the temperature warms and the humidity in the air rises, your skin’s sebaceous glands begin to produce more sebum (natural oil). The oil released sticks to the skin’s surface, causing stickiness, greasy, and clogged pores.
Acne outbreaks  are the most prevalent summertime concern. People with oily skin are more prone to it because germs and oils in their skin mingle with perspiration, clogging pores and creating acne.
Melanin production rises when your skin is exposed to damaging UV rays in order to protect your skin from sun damage. Melanin is a photoprotective pigment. Excess melanin causes tanned, darker skin. Other symptoms of sun sensitivity include itchy skin, prickly heat, sunburn, and rash.
How to take care of your skin during the Summer?
1. Use a face wash to get rid of excess oil
Greasy skin can get even more oily in the heat. Use a face wash that is suitable for your skin type and capable of thorough cleansing and removing all dirt and grime. A non-foaming cleanser is recommended for those with dry skin. Choose cleansers that are gentle, alcohol-free, and pH-balanced.
2. Choose a skin care routine that is effective
Maintain a skin-care routine that you stick to. Gel-based (for dry skin) and water-based (for oily skin) products are lighter and non-greasy than cream-based treatments. Keeping your skin clean and fresh requires twice-daily cleansing, toning, and moisturising.
3. Make antioxidants a part of your skin care routine
Antioxidant serums moisturise your skin like no other. Furthermore, they protect your skin from environmental harm, aid in collagen production, and scavenge free radicals to prevent skin damage. A excellent antioxidant serum should be part of your summer skincare routine. You may also include it in your diet by eating citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, green tea, and so on.
4. Take care of your skin’s hydration
During the heat, staying hydrated is essential. After washing your face at night, use a hydrating face mask for additional moisture while you sleep. To keep your skin fresh, splash it with water or carry a facial mist with you at all times.
5. Exfoliate to maintain skin health
To eliminate extra debris and oil from the skin, use a face scrub at least twice a week. Only use a scrub that is appropriate for your skin type and massage it gently in a circular motion. Make careful to exfoliate your lips and neck as well.
6. Always use sunscreen
UV-A and UV-B radiation from the sun can be quite damaging. They can induce accelerated ageing, age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles in addition to a hard tan. Even if you spend the most of your time indoors, a strong sunscreen with SPF 30-50 is essential for all skin types throughout the summer months. If you’re going swimming, we recommend applying sunscreen many times.
7. Avoid wearing a lot of makeup
Makeup that is too heavy inhibits the skin from breathing. The capacity of the skin to breathe is also affected by humidity and heat. If you must wear makeup, consider using a tinted lip balm and a tinted moisturiser instead of heavy foundation and other cosmetics.
8. Make use of a quality toner
When it comes to sealing open pores, a decent toner can help. The T-zone of the face has the greatest amount of sebaceous glands. Use an aloe vera or cucumber-based toner to prevent perspiration and oil from blocking these pores because they are lighter.
9. Moisturize thoroughly
Summertime necessitates the use of a moisturiser to preserve your skin. Depending on your skin type, you can select a non-greasy formula. However, search for antioxidants such as vitamins A and C. It’s even great if it has SPF. After your bath, use a moisturiser as soon as possible.
10. Don’t forget about your eyes, lips, and feet!
Sunglasses should be worn at all times to protect the eyes from the sun’s damaging rays. Under your lipstick, apply a hydrating under-eye gel and a lip balm with SPF. Exfoliate your feet by scrubbing them. Apply sunscreen and moisturiser to your feet as well, particularly if you’re wearing sandals with exposed toes.