An increase in the temperature and humidity during summer affects our skin by increasing the activity of skin’s natural oil glands. As the days grow warmer, protecting the skin becomes vital. Though protection is essential, hydration is something that cannot be missed! Read on to understand some interesting skincare facts during summer and how to keep your skin glowing against the adverse effect of the season.
How to take care of your skin in summer?
There is an age-old myth that says, "We don't require moisturisation in summer". Well, science is the opposite. We need more moisturisation in summer.
Our skin produces more sebum (natural skin oil) in summer, which leaves skin feeling oily & greasy. Suppose we look at the construction of sebum, which consists of fatty acids, sugars, waxes, and other natural chemicals that form a protective barrier against water evaporation. To be more specific, sebum contains triglycerides and fatty acids (57%), wax esters (26%), squalene (12%), and cholesterol (4.5%).
Do you find water or moisture anywhere in the sebum constitution?
So it's clear that higher sebum production in summer cannot keep our skin hydrated or moisturised. Here comes an interesting fact you might have known before.
Dry skin needs more oil, and Dehydrated skin needs more moisture. We all take care of our skin in winter because it feels dry. But dehydration of skin in summer is not easily noticed.
Be cautious! Dehydration is equally dangerous. It may make our skin fragile & lifeless.
Now, the main question!
How to take care of skin in summer to remain hydrated or moisturised without being oily or greasy?
Traditional moisturisers or lotions are not the answer for sure because they have heavy oils, butter, waxes and humectants. Together, they give hydration and an oily protective layer to the skin, but they might feel a bit too much in summer.
The answer is a toner filled with spring water or floral water (hydrosol) after cleansing with a gentle face wash every morning & before bed. Toners or natural plant/marine waters are a rich source of minerals and antioxidants to the skin and their capacity to retain moisture inside our skin.
One of the latest scientific studies indicates that using very light, non-comedogenic oils over a toner keeps the skin's sebum production in check and avoids breakouts. It might be a recent finding but not a surprise.
Just imagine! What do we do when we lack something? We work hard to overcome the lacking, right? The same is valid with skin.
If the skin lacks natural oils, it will go into the overproduction of sebum. Opposite to this, if the skin is well moisturised and well-nourished with oils, there is no need for a sebaceous gland to produce more oil. The result is non-fragile, well balanced & more breathable skin.
If you want to try toner+oil formula, go all-natural if possible and use non-comedogenic oils only like hemp, tea tree, jojoba, sunflower, grape, almond, argan, rosehip and a few others.
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Skin Lightening summer kit for pigmented skin
Skin Lightening face wash is an exfoliating face cleanser. Formulated with conscious efforts & actives that lightens skin tone & removes dark spots. Effective for deep cleansing that gives, fresh, radiant bright face.
Skin Lightening Toner is formulated to hydrate pigmented skin. The combination of actives brightens skin tone, evens complexion and is effective in the reduction of dark spots & tanning.
Skin Lightening Power Drops is formulated to treat pigmented skin. It is enriched with clinically proven, natural ingredients that brighten skin tone & lighten pigmentation. Effective in the reduction of dark spots & tanning.
Oil Away summer kitt for acne-prone skin
Oil Away face wash is a deep cleanser which unclogs acne prone skin. Boosted with natural actives that gives effective pore cleansing & oil reduction from skin. It gives clear, non -greasy skin.
Oil Away Toner is formulated to hydrate oily, acne-prone skin. It is enriched with potent botanical actives for all day oil control, shine-free hydration along with potent antimicrobial action.
Oil Away Power Drops is formulated to treat oily, acne-prone skin. It is enriched with clinically proven, natural ingredients that provides all day oil control, soothing nourishment and antimicrobial action.
Age Revival summer kit for ageing skin
Age Revival face wash is an energising face cleanser. Formulated with conscious efforts & actives that tones and tightens the skin & removes fine lines. Effective for deep cleansing that gives, fresh, radiant lively face.
Age Revival Toner is formulated to hydrate ageing, mature skin. It has a combination of actives to tone & tighten the skin; to remove fine lines & lift wrinkles. Effective in the reduction of age spots & energising.
Age Revival Power Drops is formulated to treat aged, mature skin. It is enriched with clinically proven, natural ingredients that tighten the skin & removes fines lines and wrinkles. Effective in the reduction of age spots & skin restructuring.