Your Ultimate Summer Beauty Guide!
Summer skin care
It's that time of year when midday tea is replaced by lemonade and loose cotton clothing is the only fabric you can wear. The sun is hotter, the air is humid, and you're sweating profusely. It constantly makes you feel tired and exhausted, especially if you aren't hydrated enough. However, that is not the only drawback of summer; breakouts, uneven skin tone, sun spots and tans are all common summer skin issues. The increased humidity and temperature can also contribute to other summer skin issues, such as excess oil and shine, which is why you should think about changing your skin care routine during the warmer months.
To ascertain your summer skin care routine, foremost is to start with your face, including products that will deeply cleanse and protect your skin during this harsh season.
During the summer, our skin is the most affected by sweat, pollution and heat, and a lot of dust particles are collected all over our face that you may not be able to see with your naked eye. Heat causes excess oil to be produced on the skin, and sweat can make it difficult for your skin to breathe. In such a case, it is critical to use a face wash that is appropriate for your skin type, aids in deep cleansing and removes all dirt and grime. Use the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel with naturally-foaming Quillaja Saponaria ingredient and a soothing extract of mint and antiseptic soothe, which help purify the skin. The scorching heat constantly causes irritation and redness to the skin, so to avoid that, use the Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser with Ultra Calming Complex that helps reduce redness and inflammation. It also contains raspberry extracts that balances the pH of the skin and promotes healing, while protecting the skin.
Your skin tends to become oilier and you may sweat more than usual due to rising temperatures and increased humidity levels in the summers. Sweat and oil particles can clog your pores and cause acne and breakouts. During the summer, dry and dehydrated skin may feel parched, appearing flaky and textured. All of these factors contribute to textured skin that does not reflect light uniformly, giving it a dull and lackluster appearance. Exfoliate your face at least twice a week to unclog pores and remove dry, flaky skin. To reveal soft and healthy skin, use a mild scrub to remove the accumulated sweat, oil, and dead skin cells from your face such as the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant This cult-favorite rice-based powder exfoliator activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes to polish skin, while its unique brightening complex helps even out the skin and ultimately uncovers your summer glow!
Toner aids in the closure of open pores, and a good toner can be used in the summer to keep the skin's radiance intact. The toner's primary function is to keep your face refreshed. Toners are essential in the summer because the skin becomes oily due to the accumulation of oil in the open pores. The T-zone of the face has the most sebaceous glands and will appear the slickest during the summer months. While toning your face, pay close attention to this area. Spritz the Dermalogica Multi Active Toner whenever you feel like. This hydrating spray toner works for all skin conditions with concentration of Aloe, Lavender & cucumber provides antiseptic, cooling, refreshing and hydrations, and is power packed with all benefits needed for summer.
It's the time to befriend your sunscreen. Using sunscreen is essential regardless of how much time you spend in the sun. Choose one with a broad ultraviolet spectrum, preferably between 30 and 50 SPF, and that protects against UVA and UVB rays. Throughout the summer, reapply sunscreen every two to three hours to safeguard your skin from tanning and sun damage.
But wait? Which one to use? Out of the many options available in the market, which one is for you or your specific skin type that can ensure best protection? It purely depends upon your skin type. From compacts with SPF to light- and medium-weight moistures, there is something for everybody! The Lakmé Sun Expert Ultra Matte Spf 40 Pa+++ Compact provides non-sticky, matte sun protection. Shields from UVA and UVB rays of the sun prevent sunburn, dark spots, premature aging and skin darkening. With the perfect amount of protection, it also is matte and reveals soft and non-greasy texture making it perfect for longwear, everyday use. A well-formulated sunscreen is always a great investment. Get the Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF 30 with breakthrough antioxidant technology that helps protect skin against pollution. Broad Spectrum SPF30 provides protection from UV damage, while a bio-ferment from Sage helps maintain an even skin tone. Advanced moisture magnets provide all-day hydration for visibly smooth skin and that is not all! Japanese tea extracts infused in the product defend from UV and pollution. If you are looking for a medium-weight sunscreen, we highly recommend the Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50. This active sunscreen protects against UVA and UVB rays and blends smoothly over skin for a perfect finish.
Special Care of the Eye Region
When selecting moisturizers and toners for your face, keep in mind that the skin around your eyes is much thinner and more delicate than the rest of your face. Choose a good formulated under eye masque and treatment that helps brighten and energize the eye area like the Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift Masque that contains Sea Water Extract and Arctic Algae, which minimize puffiness and dark circles.
Summer Hair Care
Just as the sun damages your skin, it can also damage your hair, and, oh boy, the ultimate outcome is not so pretty. Summer heat, sun exposure and strong winds can all damage your hair from the onset. The result? Broken hair, split ends, and a mane that is unruly and unmanageable. The solution isn't to get a haircut, but to adapt your hair care products and routine to the weather. Summer hair care precautions and planning ahead of time can help protect your precious mane from the harsh heat. Scroll down to learn everything you need to know about summer hair care, including what products to use, how to prepare your hair for hot weather, and other considerations for your mane.
Cover it up
The sun can cause your hair to become dry. Protect your hair from sun damage by wearing a hat. There are wide-brimmed hats, denim caps and canvas hats to choose from. Wrap your hair in a silk scarf before putting on the hat to add an extra layer of protection. Carry it with grace.
Hair wash and care
Shampooing your hair too often will do more harm than good because it will dry out your scalp and hair. If you sweat more on your scalp, your hair will become greasy. Choose a mild shampoo that is appropriate for summer. Shampoo only on the scalp, not the hair, to avoid drying it out. Use a hydrating shampoo with multiple benefits such as the Moroccanoil Smooth Shampoo with AminoRenew. Infused with argan oil and argan butter, this hydrating shampoo gives you more manageable, healthy-looking smooth hair. When used with Moroccanoil Smooth Conditioner, which features our proprietary AminoRenew, results can last up to 72 hours. Strands are instantly nourished with antioxidant argan oil and argan butter, leaving you with healthy-looking, calm, manageable and smooth hair. Not only this, both products are sulfate-, phosphate- and paraben-free. Go ahead and try them.
Conditioning adds a layer of protection to your hair's cuticle, which is prone to damage from environmental aggressors. For extra moisture in the summer, consider deep conditioning treatments. There are numerous ways to deep condition your hair, and you can find deep conditioning products tailored to your hair type in the market. They have a greater conditioning capacity and stay-on times. Since it is summer, using a lightweight hair mask such as the Moroccanoil Weightless Mask, which revives lifeless, dry hair in five minutes. A rich and creamy, yet lightweight, deep-conditioning treatment that's rich in argan oil and nourishing ingredients providing fine and dry hair with hydration, deep conditioning and moisturizing, thus improving texture, elasticity, shine and manageability, exactly what you need - all in one! Another major concern is hydration, and to beat that, you can opt for the Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask, formulated for medium to thick, dry hair. It hydrates and conditions while dramatically improving your mane.
It’s trim time, baby
If you notice, the ends are the first to become damaged and extremely dry if not cared for, so a trim every few months would definitely help. A good summer hair care routine is incomplete without a good trim. And, no, we're not asking you to cut your hair completely short; just an inch or two of trimming would suffice to keep them healthy and free of split ends.
Color and treatment care
The scorching heat can have a significant impact on coloured hair. Always use hair care products designed for colored hair to keep your hair healthy. Start with a powerful oil such as the Moroccanoil Treatment Oil which can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool, all in one. Infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and shine-boosting vitamins, this nourishing treatment detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine—leaving hair smooth and more manageable than ever before. Basically heals and relieves weak and brittle hair, fortifying hair from root to tip, and ultimately helps damaged, dehydrated hair recover. We also love the De Fabulous Reviver Hair Repair Treatment, which is ideal for multi-chemically treated hair, such as coloring, highlights, permed or relaxed hair. The reviver hair repair treatment reconstructs and strengthens extremely damaged and fragile hair delivering deep and intensive nourishment to coarse and dry hair without weighing it down. Lastly, it adds softness, shine and incredible volume.
The frizz factor
UV rays have a substantial impact on your hair, causing it to become dry and frizzy. Choosing a simple hairstyle is one of the best ways to avoid having frizzy hair. It's now acceptable to wear your hair open all the time - add a few braids or twists for a unique and different look. This is because parched hair absorbs extra humidity in the air, causing the shaft to swell and causing cuticle breaks. While some may believe that going out in the heat with open hair is a bad idea in the summer because it causes your hair to look dull, discolored and frizzy, this can be managed with the right hair care and routine. Invest in the right products for frizz-free hair, such as the TIGI Control Freak This light, greaseless frizz-fighting serum helps to fight humidity and leaves hair smooth and silky. Bring the control freak out and keep your hair in check! It is great for naturally curly or frizzy hair and is currently at a whopping 50% off. Whatttaaa! Another good investment is in a technology-coated frizz-free shampoo like the Beauty Garage Frizz Dismiss Shampoo and Conditioner, which has an ultra-gentle formula designed to tame hair in need of manageability. This smoothing shampoo is ideal for sensitized, color-treated or chemically-treated hair thanks to its sulphate-free formula. Its batin technology coats the hair fiber to provide manageability, and frizz protection leaves the hair smooth, soft and easy to detangle. High precision care agent restores with a natural touch and weightless effect. Hence, it can be used for all hair types making it great for moisturizing, reconstructing, detangling and smoothing the hair.
Summer brings with it heat and humidity, which not only exacerbates our existing skin and hair concerns, but also creates a few new ones. But don't worry, if you follow the steps above, you'll be ready to take on the challenge and end the summer with even better, happier, and healthier skin and hair. Didn't we just keep giving you reasons to fall in love with these months? Mangoes, refreshing coolers, and gorgeous skin and tresses.