Summer is already here, and we know what’s on your mind. You want that glowing, healthy and clear skin despite all the challenges that come with this changing season.
After all, the summer season is a difficult time for your skin.
Oily skin suddenly turns oilier and dry skin is suddenly patchy at places. And, let’s not even get started about the combination skin type!
Add to that the difficulty of finding the perfect cleanser that removes dirt without drying out the skin too much. Or, the ideal sunscreen that protects the skin without making it look all oily.
Well, if this season has got you on your feet looking for skin care regimes to solve your summer skin care problems, don’t worry, we’ve got it covered for you.
After going summer skin care concerns shared by thousands of our users, we came up with this simple yet effective skin care regime that answers your number one question -
Taking care of your skin in summer consists of three necessary steps - Cleanse, Shield and Heal.
1. Cleanse - During summer your skin will be oily and sweaty, attracting a lot of impurities from the environment. Cleansing gently ensures that the impurities don’t get clogged into pores and result in skin problems like acne.
2. Shield - While sunscreen is a must for your skin during all seasons, during summers you should re-apply it after every few hours to prevent aging signs like fine lines and wrinkles.
3. Heal - Despite the use of sunscreen, your skin will get tanned and the environmental pollution will cause some skin damage. Every night, take out time to repair and treat this damage through facial oils and night creams.
And with the right products, this simple regime can help you look radiant even in summers!
Let’s break down each step for you to understand better.
The way to cleanse your face in summers is to go all-natural. Using only natural ingredients on your face ensures that your skin isn’t ripped off from its natural moisture. Kama Ayurveda’s Rose Jasmine Face Cleanser contains Aloe Vera and Vetiver roots that leave the skin feeling hydrated, soft, and rejuvenated
Exfoliation in summers is vital to remove dead skin cells that damage your skin texture. Consider using Kama Ayurveda’s Mridul Soap-Free Cleanser made from natural exfoliating ingredients like Green Gram, Neem, Sandalwood, and Fennel that gently cleanse dirt, dead skin, and impurities without stripping skin of its natural oils.
Cleansing and refreshing the skin is essential during summer to remove sweat and oil deposits. During this is the time of year, the skin is prone to clogged pores, blackheads, pimples and acne. For this reason, ensure that you cleanse thoroughly in the morning as well at night.
Dryness, redness, and flakiness of skin is often a result of environmental pollution. Use cleansers rich in anti-inflammatory and soothing ingredients like Sandalwood Oil and Aloe Vera to reverse this skin damage. Kama Ayurveda’s Sensitive Skin Cleansing Foam is well-suited for delicate skin.
Prolonged exposure to the sun causes dark spots, patches, fine lines, and wrinkles. All of us dread these harmful effects of the sun. Don’t we? Therefore, shielding well is the way to go!
One myth associated with sunscreen is that the higher the SPF, the more protection it offers. However, studies suggest that an all-natural sunscreen with SPF 21 is more effective than a sunscreen with higher SPF that is loaded with chemicals. The frequency of application is more critical hence, the sunscreen should be applied generously after every 2-3 hours of sun exposure.
Open pores accumulate dirt and sweat which later lead to skin breakouts. The solution is simple - use a natural toner to tighten the pores and hydrate the skin regularly. Kama’s Pure Mogra Water, made from indigenous Jasmine flowers of Madurai in South India, is well suited for summers and leaves the skin revived and hydrated.
Pro Summer Tip - Keep your bottle of Mogra Water refrigerated to give your skin that refreshing spray that gives you a boost every time you use it.
With increased exposure to the sun, our lips can also become dark and pigmented. Shield your lips by using effective lip care like Kama’s Mint Lip Balm. With pure extracts of Mint, it protects and nourishes lips and prevents them from extreme weather conditions and pollution.
Perhaps you forgot to apply the sunscreen and spent the day out in the sun. Or you just had a great time at the beach or the pool, but now you see how your skin’s become all dull. What do you now? The final step of our regime is useful here.
If you notice that your skin’s tanned and damaged by the sun, then consider give yourself a full body Ayurvedic massage with natural oils that treat sun damage. Kama’s Jwalini Retexturizing Skin Treatment is highly recommended as it also treats hyperpigmentation and skin irritation.
Neem oil is known for its cooling effect. During summers, it should be diluted (50-50) with sweet almond oil and applied on the face. Not only neem oil soothes and heals the skin but also clears bacteria that causes pimples and acne.
After the tiring day out in the sun, your skin deserves to rest at night just like you do. Applying a night cream that works overnight to relieve signs of aging is an essential part of summer skincare regime. Kama’s Rejuvenating and Brightening Ayurvedic Night Cream contains extract of Indian madder and banyan tree which helps to smooth fine lines and repair early sign of ageing.