A Cool Guide to Choose Skincare Products This Summer

The sweltering Indian summer is here in all its blazing glory. Hot, sweaty, uncomfortable days are ahead. And so are a host of skin issues that summer brings along with it. 

Skin rashes, prickly heat, pimples and acne, whiteheads, blackheads, pigmentation, discolouration, are all common skin problems in summer. Folliculitis, razor bumps or burns, heat boils are more serious conditions that can affect your skin in severe heat. 

The best way to cope with summer skin problems is to modify your diet and lifestyle to suit the increasing heat and dry air. The use of best skincare products like sunscreens and lip balms with high SPF, non-comedogenic, lightweight moisturizers, soothing under eye creams can help your skin remain healthy to a great extent.  

Read on to know how to adapt to the scorching summer heat, and also about skincare products that heal and nourish your skin in these hot months.

How to Deal with Summer Skin Problems?

Summer months bring in excessive sultry or dry hot days. Going out during daytime in the blazing sun causes UV damage to your skin. UV damage prematurely ages your skin, particularly the face and neck area.

An effective way to deal with this is to make some changes in your diet and lifestyle, and to use the best skincare products

The following tips will help:

  • Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated from within. Your skin needs hydration too, so make sure you use water based, non-comedogenic moisturizers to supply hydration. An anti aging skincare serum is a must for preventing dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles – all signs of aging due to UV damage.
  • Eat more fresh fruits, salads, green vegetables. Consume different types of vegetable and fruit juices that provide your skin with vitamins and nutrients. Add Vitamin C skincare to your skincare routine through facial serums or under eye creams.
  • Cut down on caffeinated drinks, smoking, alcohol. All these dry your skin that leads to premature aging.
  • Coconut water, buttermilk, lime juice, etc. are very helpful to replenish your body in the dry, summer days.
  • Take a bath twice a day to keep your body cool.  Be careful about chlorinated water while swimming in pools, however, as that can irritate skin.
  • Wear loose, light coloured, cotton clothes. Avoid synthetic material like nylon, polyester, georgette, etc. 
  • Never venture out in the sun without sunscreen or moisturizer that contains UVA and UVB protection. Sun damage can cause skin dehydration, pigmentation, discoloration, premature aging and a host of related problems.

Anti aging skincare products must be added to your regular skincare routine in summer. This is because your facial skin faces the maximum environmental stress, and tends to develop problems like dark circles under the eyes, disoloured, chapped lips, fine lines and wrinkles on your face and neck.

Which skincare products to use in summer?

Summer months are quite harsh on the skin, so you must make sure you use the best skincare products for the following concerns:

  • Face and neck skincare: In the post-Covid world, we are spending all our waking hours in front of screens. Staring continuously at your laptop or mobile for hours, can cause a condition called “tech neck” that leads to wrinkles in the neck region. Invest in an anti aging face and neck moisturizer that is fast-absorbing and lightweight, to tackle the most visible signs of aging on the face & neck. The Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Face and Neck cream from the house of Kiehl’s has PhytoMimetic Vitamin A, Chaga Mushroom, and Hyaluronic Acid – ingredients combine to create an amazing anti-aging solution for wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and texture. This cream also had ProxylaneGX, a patented anti aging formula to restore skin elasticity. 
  • Under eye skincare: The strong summer sun causes hyperpigmentation of the eye skin that results in brown dark circles. The under eye skin is particularly sensitive and susceptible to early signs of aging like dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles. Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C eye serum is formulated with pure Vitamin C, Tri-Peptide and Hyaluronic Acid. It is uniquely formulated for the delicate under eye area. It reduces dark circles and puffiness, while visibly smoothening fine lines and crow’s feet for fresher, brighter-looking eyes.
  • Lip care: Your lips become disoloured and chapped with UV damage. Protect and nourish your lip skin with the Kiehl’s Limited Edition Butterstick Lip Treatment that has a formula providing excellent SPF protection along with 12-hour hydration to your lips. With Coconut Oil, Lemon Butter and Calendula extracts, this lip cream works hard to protect your lips in summer.
  • Anti aging skincare: Your skin faces the brunt of pollutants and stressors daily. The result is tired-looking, dehydrated skin. Revive your skin with the vegan Limited Edition Midnight Recovery Concentrate from Kiehl’s. It has Lavender Essential Oil and Evening Primrose Oil, along with the olive-derived Squalane to replenish your skin as you sleep, supplementing its natural overnight recovery process.

Make sure to eat light, keep yourself hydrated, and use these best skincare products to be in top form in summer.

Shine with the sun, this summer!