The temperatures have started rising, there’s no longer that chill in the air, and the sun is out for a little bit longer every day. Winter is passing and summer is almost here. While that means you’re going to be swapping out your wardrobe, it’s also a good idea to change up your beauty routine. Your skin may experience extra dryness during the winter, but summer brings warmer temperatures, higher humidity and UV levels so it’s time to update your skincare. Let’s decode the summer vs. winter skin care routines.
Tips for changing your skincare routine from winter to summer:
1. Change Your Cleanser
Cold weather calls for cleansers that are creamier and can boost dry skin with an instant hit of moisture. But your skin doesn’t need as much help in this department when it’s getting hotter. So, swap out your moisturizing cleanser with a clay cleanser like The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash which helps clean out the build-up of impurities, pollution and oil from your pores without drying it out, leaving your skin feeling clear and super fresh.
2. Switch To Serums
Face oils can be your winter heroes at times when moisture is a hot commodity. But as the humidity increases with the onset of summer, those same products can make your skin suffocate. Hence, switching skin care products as per the weather becomes essential. Enter the antioxidant-rich MCaffeine Naked & Raw Sun Protection Coffee Face Serum, the perfect swap for your face oils. Infused with coffee and the perfect solution for all skin types, it hydrates your skin and protects it from harmful UV rays. It’ll keep you feeling revived all day long.
3. Modify Your Moisturizer
During the warmer months, your skin retains moisture and produces more oil than during the winter, so your skin doesn’t need as much hydration. But that doesn’t mean you should skip this skincare step altogether. It simply means that it’s time for a beauty product swap. Just replace your heavy-duty moisturizer with a lightweight, water-based formula like the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. It has Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerine and Olive extracts that lock in moisture while still being oil-free, so it doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy. A true win-win.
4. Soak Up The Sunscreen
Everyone knows that if there’s one thing that’s important, it’s sunscreen. In the winter, you can get away with using even a moisturizer that has light SPF, but as soon as the sunny days approach, you’ve got to up your sunscreen game. Use a lightweight sunscreen with at least SPF 50 like the Lakme Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Gel Sunscreen which protects you from harmful UV rays and feels non-sticky as it soaks into your skin.
5. Exercise That Exfoliation
After spending a couple of months in the cold, it’s normal for your skin to look a little duller than usual. Doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it. Add exfoliation to your skincare routine and watch how it changes the game. Use a gentle exfoliator like the Himalaya Herbals Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub twice a week to get rid of the dead skin cells and unclog your pores. It’s the easiest way to get your glow on.
6. Make The Most Of Mist
Summer equals sweating and that can leave your skin feeling greasy. To stay cool through the sweltering heat of the season, keep a refreshing facial mist like the Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water handy. Just spritz some on when you feel the temperatures rising and your skin will instantly feel completely rejuvenated. Trust us when we say it’s magic in a bottle.
7. Pro Tip: Masking
If you want to take your summer skincare routine one step further, reach for a mask like the Nykaa Skin Secrets Charcoal + Bamboo Sheet Mask a couple of times a week. While the Charcoal detoxes your skin by pulling out all the impurities, the Bamboo deeply nourishes and rejuvenates. Once summer rolls around, this step will add that something extra to your skin and you’ll be wondering why you’ve not been doing it all your life.