Skincare is self-care: 5 tips for taking care of your skin this summer

Skincare is self-care: 5 tips for taking care of your skin this summer
The scorching summer heat can take a heavy toll on your skin. Whether it’s the excessive sweating in coastal regions like Mumbai, the extreme heat in Delhi, or the drying winds in Jaipur — your skin definitely needs extra care and nourishment to face the harsh summer weather on a daily basis. From skincare basics to eating right for the weather, here are 5 tips for taking care of your skin this summer.

Stay hydrated — drink plenty of water and other healthy fluids 

Basics are the easiest to forget, even when they are the most impactful!

Dehydration impacts your overall health, including skin health. Dehydrated skin can look dry, itchy, dull, uneven, and even wrinkled due to a lack of sufficient moisture in the epidermis, the outermost layer of your skin.

Drinking 8 glasses of water per day is a general rule of thumb for staying adequately hydrated, but your needs can vary as per your daily activity level and the weather. Listen to your body’s signals and drink water as soon as you start feeling thirsty — it’s that simple!

If you are someone who constantly forgets to drink water, keeping a water bottle in sight can help. Also, remember not to replace water with sugary, processed drinks and beverages, they can actually be dehydrating for you, along with adding little nutritional value to your meal. 

Simplify your skincare routine — use lightweight and multipurpose skincare and makeup products

Heavy skincare and makeup products combined with sweat can block your skin pores and lead to multiple skin issues such as acne and heat rash. It is important that you customize your skincare routine and make it summer-friendly. 

Reduce the number of skincare products you are using by using multipurpose products, like a water-based face mist spray that also acts as a toner, primer, moisturizer, and lightweight Vitamin C serum! At CITTA, our natural face mists made with Rose Water and Aloe Vera offer you exactly this, and much more. 

The ideal step after a cleanser in your AM or PM skincare routine, both Pure Rose Water Mist and Hydrating Mist with Rose & Aloe Vera hydrate your skin deeply and rejuvenate it while fighting the signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin C and other natural anti-oxidants in Rose and Aloe Vera help to protect your skin against free radical damage and environmental factors like pollution and UV radiation, making them ideal face mists for summer. The astringent properties of Rose Water effectively tone your skin too — tightening the pores, controlling excess oil production, reducing the appearance of blemishes, and balancing your skin’s pH all at once.

Take a look at the video below for ideas on how you can use face mists in various ways:

Follow it up with a lightweight natural moisturizer and sunscreen for a lightweight yet effective skincare routine. If you like, you can choose a tinted moisturizer with SPF 30 for an added layer of sun protection.  

Wear sunscreen

You should wear sunscreen regardless of the season, but it becomes particularly important in summer. Doctors recommend using sunscreen with SPF 30 or more during the summer season for adequate sun protection.

Choose one that is broad-spectrum and offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Reapply every 2 hours if you are outdoors. 

Wear sun-protective clothing and accessories

Again, this is a basic many of us ignore. Wear full-sleeved clothes in natural, breathable fabrics such as cotton, as clothing is the first line of defence against the sun. Accessories such as sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats are also a good idea. 

Keep hydrating your skin throughout the day by using a natural face mist spray

Whether you spend your day in the sunny outdoors or in an air-conditioned environment, your skin will be dehydrated in both. Apart from replenishing yourself with water and healthy drinks such as coconut water or buttermilk, you should keep hydrating your skin at regular intervals to have plump, supple, youthful, and glowing skin.

Using face mists with hydrating and soothing natural ingredients, such as Rose Water and Aloe Vera, is a good idea. Our face mist sprays are unisex and conveniently packaged for travel — take them with you wherever you go for an instant boost of hydration and nourishment for your skin in the scorching summer.

Hot, humid, and dry summer seasons can have varied effects on our skin as per our skin type. But regardless, there are a few things you can do to take good care of your skin. Hydrating yourself with water, hydrating your skin with summer mists, eating right, choosing lightweight skincare, and wearing sun-protective clothing and accessories are fea w skincare tips that can help.

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