Thanks to the heatwaves that are quite on the regular now, our skin feels like it’s melting, our pores are crying and we are turning into a hot mess. While most of us are struggling to have more conversation and less perspiration, many of us have forgotten that our biggest organ, our skin, needs extra attention and extra cooling down to do after being exposed to the hot, dry wind. Here are some ways you can cool down your skin and fight this awful weather with your chin up.
Hydrate yourself: This is no brainer but you’d be surprised how many people skip on this very, very, very important detail! Your body is 70 – 80% water, it needs water, it works on water, it IS water. Drink up as much as you can it is for your skin, body, pores, hair and mood! Need we say more?
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Cool down your pillow: If you’re waking up with hot sweaty skin and a damp pillowcase chances are your skin is really unhappy with the weather situation these days. To cool down your skin, switch from cotton to silk pillowcases as silk does not pull or tug on your skin or hair and lets it breathe freely. You can also wrap your pillowcase in a plastic bag and pop it in the fridge an hour before going to bed. Sweet dreams!
Replace heavy foundations with a BB cream: Lightweight BB creams not only protect your angry pores from clogging, they also help your skin breathe easily in the scorching summer heat. Plus most of them give decent coverage and save you from looking like a tired mess. Our favourite has to be Fair & Lovely BB cream that contains the goodness of multi vitamins that work from within while its SPF 15 PA++ formula protects you from the sun and gives a foundation-like finish and keeps oiliness at bay. WIN – WIN!
Keep your beauty products cool: Keep your makeup, perfume and skincare in the refrigerator so they help cool the skin when you use them.
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Use face mists: Use a tea tree and rose water spray to cool down your skin and avoid blemishes.
Use an oil–free sunscreen: Someone once told me that you should put as much research into your sunscreen as you put in buying a foundation and that stuck with me all these years. Find a sunscreen that is doesn’t make your face turn into an oil rink (that’s not the aim here!).
Make aloe vera your BFF: From sun damage to sun burn to sun anything to be honest, aloe vera is that magic plant that can make your sun burn disappear in less than 3 days (personal experience talking!). So in this blazing heat make sure you keep this cooling, magic balm handy.
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Age is a number: Tips for women with mature skin
Don’t let fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and crow’s feet dull your shine. We outline the five basic changes you need to make in your life today to have healthy, youthful skin for as long as you want.
Massage your face:
Use a cleanser or oil and massage your face muscles upwards to tighten loose skin and give your face a lifted look. This nighttime ritual may seem trivial but you’d be surprised with its results in the long run. Massaging helps exercise your face muscles and stops them from drooping. Make your cleanser or oil has a good dose of Vitamin C so that you can also boost collagen production while you massage your face.
Use an egg white mask:
Egg white is a powerhouse of anti-aging agents like omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, and zinc. It is known to tighten the skin making it firm and smooth. Take a tea spoon of honey and one raw egg, and mix it until you have a smooth and consistent substance. Spread this skin tightening face mask onto your face and neck and relax for fifteen minutes. Then wash it with lukewarm water and pat your skin with a clean towel.
Invest in a good anti-aging day cream:
The New Pond’s Age Miracle Day Cream has Pond’s’ most advanced anti-aging technology, Retinol-C Complex, to continuously release powerful anti-aging retinoid actives that work help in reducing wrinkles for a youthful glow. If you feel like a day cream isn’t enough you can up your skin game with Fair & Lovely BB Cream packed with the goodness of micro vitamins and SPF for a lightweight coverage that doesn’t set into the wrinkles or fine lines (if any).
Use a cream blush and highlighter:
Nothing says youthful glow than a flush across the cheeks and that lit from within glow. Go makeup shopping and take your time to pick what really suits your skintone. However, as skin matures it loses its elasticity and natural oils so we suggest you pick cream blush and highlighter first, test and try and see if it works well with your skin since powder makes dry skin look dryer and cakey.
Summer skincare regime in under Rs. 1,000
- Cleanse regularly
With sunny season going SPARTA on our skin it is necessary to have a facewash in your beauty regime that only removes oil from your face but also gives deep cleansing to your pores. Our two favourite this season are Pond’s White Beauty Facewash for everyday use and Pond’s Pure White with Activated Charcoal for that deep cleaning people with trouble skin really need on a regular basis.
- Moisturise your hair
You’d be surprised just how much cotton pillowcases and air-conditioning damages your hair. If you’re on a budget, choose a shampoo that not only cleanses your scalp, but also provides moisture to your hair like Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo.
- Give your body some TLC
Summer is the season when your body needs you the most from inside and out. Perspiration, body odour and open pores can all lead to irritated, angry skin. Toss out drying soaps and go for something more moisturizing and fragrant like Lux Moisturising Soft Touch Bodywash that leaves a subtle, rosey scent on your skin, making you feel like a luxurious queen for hours.
- Embrace the BB cream life
Nothing irritates your skin more in summers that heavy makeup that is loaded with all sorts of wack stuff that is not all-that-great for your skin. Go easy, breezy and flawless this summer with Fair & Lovely BB Cream that is bursting with the goodness of micro vitamins that improve the overall health of your skin and SPF 15+ that acts as a shield between you and the big blazing yellow guy in the sky.