Those of you that are die hard fans of the winter are probably dreading the summer, amirite? What sucks is that during the summers our skin gets all sorts of nasty - there's grease, sweat, pollution and then the next thing you know, we have blackheads and terrible texture! We get it, we really do, so here we are, giving you a solid list of skincare products that you should stock up on to protect your skin.
Summer Lovin': Give Yourself Some TLC & Invest In These Summer Skincare Essentials
No skin care regime can be complete without a good cleanser. For summers, we generally need a cleanser that gently removes all the build up and helps our pores breath better. So we suggest you try a cleanser with a good amount of AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids), that'll help chemically exfoliate your skin without the harsh friction of a scrub. So, check out this Requil facewash that consists of fruit AHA, it'll leave your skin feeling squeaky clean.
Price: INR 450
SPF is the real bae. Nobody else! A solid skin care regime gives us clear skin that lasts very, very long. So we suggest you go for a light weight sunscreen that doesn't leave your skin feeling oily; try Ilana Organics Nourishing Sun Shield Raspberry + Carrot! This is a serum like formula that will absorb into your skin super fast and feel like you've put nothing on at all.
Price: INR 650
Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C helps in preventing any damage that the sun does to your skin. It also helps in repair the damage that's already been done (especially pigmentation) . We think that a Vitamin C serum is essential for the harsh, hot months of the year. You're getting more exposed to the sun than usual, so you require extreme protection against it.
Price: INR 1,099
Cooling Lip Balm
Just like the rest of our skin, our lips also need some lovin.' Especially because, our lips are much more sensitive as a skin type, and need more protection than the rest of the face. Also, during summers, the heat tends to damage such areas a great deal. So we suggest you constantly have your lips moisturised; we also suggest you try this Chumbak peppermint flavoured lip balm to keep your lips feeling cool and hydrated.
Price: INR 195
This AHA and rose water toner will not only hydrate your skin, but it will also, once again, help exfoliate dead skin cells and the dirt that builds up through out the day (sweat plus grease). Go ahead and invest in the Dr. Sheth's Gulab And Glycolic Toner, for better, cleaner & hydrated skin!
Price: INR 399 and up
How can we forget a good moisturiser here, because the heat does parch our skin and further dehydrates it. So we say you invest in a lightweight moisturiser that doesn't clog your pores but still protects your skin's outer most barrier. Simple's Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser does all of this, so go and get it pronto!
PS: You can use the Aloe & Cucumber Refreshing Body Lotion by Himalaya for the rest of your body.
Price: INR 346 and up
Deep Cleansing Body Wash
This next product is specifically for men! That being said, women love using this as well! This is Nivea's Deep Impact Cleansing Body Wash, this will help you remove all remnants of sweat and dirt properly, and keep you smelling fresh af! It's affordable, it smells great and can be used by errybody!
Price: INR 149 and up
- Upwards: ₹ 100
Scalp Cleansing Shampoo
Our scalps are obviously also, just as affected by summers. The sweat also builds up on our scalps and it leads to greasy dandruff, which can also cause a load of breakouts! So save yourself the trouble of dealing with acne, and just keep your hair healthy! The Body Shop's Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo keeps the scalp super healthy and clean, so invest in it, and never look back!
Price: INR 610 and up
If your skin starts feeling super dry in the middle of the day, then we would suggest that you spritz it with some facial mist, because that definitely helps refreshing the skin and keeping the moisture in. The Forrest Essentials Facial Tonic Mist Rosewater Hasayan, is definitely a great face mist to invest in, as rose water is great for restoring the skin's hydration levels.
Price: INR 750