Your guide to gorgeous summer skin

There are many factors that impact our skin negatively during summer; the heat, humidity, frequent sun exposure, and not to mention sea/pool water which can all cause breakouts, sun burns, flaky skin texture and more.

Thats why today I am sharing this simple step-by-step guide that includes every skin type. Check your type and follow this special routine during summer to protect your skin and achieve that glow for a sun-kissed-ready skin! 

Skin Type: Oily

  • Start your day by washing your face thoroughly with a balancing facial foam/gel, Use lukewarm water as it dissolves oil quicker and unclogs pores.
  • Apply a face moisturizer or serum that contains Zinc. This will help control the oil. Dont forget your SPF.
  • Try to skip heavy make up during the heat, let your pores breath as often as possible (For ex.: Substitute the foundation for tinted moisturizer).
  • During the day, drink a minimum of 8 glasses per water and avoid fatty food.
  • At night, remove your make-up before washing your face with the foam cleanser.
  • Apply a serum which controls oil before sleeping and avoid lotions.
  • Scrub once a week and apply an oil balancing mask. 

Mask recipe: Banana and Honey

Ingredients: One Banana, table soon of honey, and a tea spoon of lemon juice.
Instructions: Blend all ingredients together and apply on face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Remove the pack with a hot towel or rinse well with water. Lemon juice being a natural cleanser helps in removing excessive grease and sebum and its acidic properties helps in removing tan.

Acne Mask Recipe: Apple

Ingredients: 4 tablespoons apple; grated fine and 1 Egg White 
Instructions: Mix the the apple and egg white together in a bowl and apply directly to the face and neck avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off the facial mask with luke warm water. Pat dry. 

Skin Type: Dry

  • Skip the face cleanser in the morning, and opt for room temperature water instead.
  • Apply a rich moisturizer as well as SPF.
  • During the day, drink a minimum of 8-10 glasses of water, avoid over drinking coffee or tea as they lead to dehydration.
  • Steer away from harsh make-up removals and instead aim for washing your face with a balancing oil cleanser.
  • Pat your face dry before adding your night creme. 
  • Scrub once a week and apply a hydrating facial mask. 

Mask recipe: Yogurt, Honey and Oatmeal

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon yogurt, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon oats
Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl and mix well. Apply a thick coat to your face with clean finger tips. Let it settle for 15 minutes. When the time is up, gently rinse your face with warm water and ensure the entire mask comes off. Splash cold water on your face to close up your pores. Pat dry with a soft clean towel

Additional Oil Control Method:

Add a light oil on your T-zone like Olive oil. You can also puree avocado and apply it for 20 mins on your T-zone to control oil with natural oils. 

Skin Type: Combination (Oily T-Zone, Dry cheeks)

  • Wash your face with foaming cleanser in the morning.
  • Apply a light serum, a moisturizer and your SPF.
  • During the day, drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water.
  • Wash your face and apply your balancing night lotion.
  • Exfoliate using fruits, rub fruits like papaya or crushed pineapple for a great skin glow!
  • Use a balancing mask once a week.

Mask recipe: Honey and Almond

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon honey, 2 tablespoon almonds, 1 teaspoon powdered clay, 4 tablespoon oatmeal 
Instructions: Pulse almonds and oatmeal until they are finely crushed. Add the rest of the ingredients together in a blender until well blended. If the mixture is too thick, add water - but not too much. Thicker is better. Apply to your face and neck in a light circular motion avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off this facial mask with lukewarm water. 

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