Befriend your skin this Summer

Befriend your skin this Summer

After two years of staying indoors during summers, has your skin forgotten how to handle scorching summer!? The summer has begun in full swing. The weather becomes excessively hot and humid causing annoying rashes, sunburn and even acne. Allow us to help you with some expert tips on how to prepare your skin for some fun in the sun, without any inhibition!

Skin issues in Summer

With the weather getting extra hot and humid, the skin starts producing excess oil and skin gets sweaty, the oil secreted clings to the skin's surface, causing stickiness, grease, and clogged pores. The most common problem that occurs during the summer is acne breakouts. The UV rays are even more harmful. Aside from the occasional summer sunburn, UV rays can hasten the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, and sagging skin. Hence it becomes important to have a proper skincare routine to protect your skin from breakouts and skin damage.


Cleanse and Exfoliate your skin

Remember to cleanse your skin with a face wash suited to your skin type. Summer skin can produce a lot of oil, and if you don't exfoliate regularly, it can become dry and dull. Exfoliating with a face scrub isn't the only option; a chemical exfoliating serum formulated with glycolic acid can help polish away dead skin cells that cause dull, lacklustre skin.


Prevent skin damage using Antioxidants

Antioxidant serums hydrate your skin like no other. Furthermore, they protect your skin from environmental damage, aid in collagen production, and scavenge free radicals to prevent skin damage. Certified dermatologist Omer Ibrahim recommends using Vitamin C serum for a summer skincare routine. Vitamin C can help with collagen production, prevent hyperpigmentation, and improve the appearance of fine lines. You can apply the serum between cleansing and moisturizing.



Keep your skin Hydrated and Moisturized

During the summer, staying hydrated is essential. After washing your face at night, apply a hydrating face mask for extra hydration. Summertime also necessitates the use of a moisturizer to protect your skin. Depending on your skin type, you can select a formula. However, look for antioxidants such as Vitamins A and C. Dermatologists also highly recommend looking for a moisturizer with an SPF, to add an extra layer of protection. After your bath, apply a moisturizer as soon as possible. And drink a lot of water!


Don’t forget the Sunscreen

Sunscreen is the most important product to use during summers. Sunscreen helps protect your skin from premature ageing, age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. It helps you protect from the harmful sun’s UV-A and UV-B rays. Dermatologists recommend wearing sunscreen of at least 15 SPF when you are having limited sun exposure and 30 or more when you are going outdoors. Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours or after swimming or sweating. Make sure to pack extra sunscreen for longer summer days’ outdoors. You should also know the adequate quantity of sunscreen for best results. Take a half teaspoon for your face and neck and a full teaspoon per limb at first and again while reapplying.


Go for a light Makeup

On summer days wearing heavy makeup will impact the skin’s ability to breathe. You will also sweat a lot which will make your makeup come off easily. If you must wear makeup, consider using a tinted lip balm and a tinted moisturizer with SPF instead of heavy foundation and other cosmetics.


Wear Accessories for protection

It's equally important to wear clothes and accessories which protect your skin from harmful rays. You must limit the exposure to sunlight to as little as possible. It is recommended to wear wide-brimmed hats, UV-400 sunglasses and clothes with woven fabrics or UV absorbers. It is also recommended to wear cotton fabrics during summer which will help your skin breathe.


The Mokah Take

The summer season is indeed very uncomfortable for people and our skin suffers the most because of it. Drink lots of water and hydrate your skin regularly with a face mask and moisturizer. Apply a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and reapply after 2 hours. Apply it when indoors too! Don’t wear heavy makeup. Wear full and lighter cotton fabric clothes to cover your skin and prevent skin rashes. And last but not the least, with all the protection let your skin have some fun in the sun!


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