Summer season arrives by end of June and stays till mid-September, it is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falls after spring and before autumn. The season is full of sharp sunlight and is associated with hot weather and chilled fruits. In India, the season gets so harsh that schools and universities come up with summer breaks to sit back home and enjoy longer days.
Talk about summers and the first image that pops up in our head is light-colored cotton dresses and beautiful pastel makeup.
Summer leads to a lot of sweating and exposes our skin to harsh sun rays every day, 2020 Summer is right around the corner and we all are excited to transform our wardrobes and buy new summer makeup after all summers can be exciting with different colors!
The summer season can also be called out as a season of colors and fun, as the weather gets warmer, we call out for a new and latest set of skincare, which helps us fight back with all the tanning and sunburn. This blog is going to help you set up your summer skin game way higher than last season!
How does sunlight affect your skin?
Summer creates the curiosity in our heads to go out for lunch dates, parties, and pool parties. Summers can be harsh to your skin, harmful UV rays can cause tanning, severe skin allergies, sunburn, eye damage, and premature wrinkles.
But according to an article by the World Health Organization, some UV radiations are essential to the body as it stimulates the production of vitamin D, which has an important role in increasing calcium. So WHO states that 5 to 15 minutes of casual sun exposure of body two to three times a week during the summer months is enough to keep your vitamin D levels high.
But most of us face the sunlight a lot more than this in a week, which leads to the burning of the skin and tanning. The UV rays reduce the elasticity of the skin and cause a person to age prematurely. Sun tanning occurs as too much exposure to the sunlight causing the skin to produce more melanin and to darken.
Prolonged and frequent exposure to Ultraviolet(UV) rays can also cause diseases like skin cancer. But if you properly take care of your skin you can fight with all the tanning and skin allergies.
How to have a sun-safe summer for your skin?
The scorching summer heat can be unforgiving to your skin. Pollution also plays a major role in taking away your natural skin glow, leaving it oily, blemished and dull. Read on the blog to know how you can keep your skin glow.
-A change in your facewash from winter to summer
As the weather changes from cold chilly winter to hot summers, your skin needs a different facewash. In summers you need a face wash that can take away that extra oil from your skin, and make your skin glow. People with dry skin can go out and try a non-foaming cleanser, washing your face 3-4 times in summers can keep it clean and fresh.
-Water is the key to glowing skin
Keeping yourself hydrated in summers is the key to glowing skin. Summer is that time of the year when your skin requires moisture along with hydration. Applying a hydrating face mask can also work well.
-Invest in a good sunscreen
Sunscreen can be your best friend for summers, pick out for one that suits your skin type and has a broad ultraviolet (UV) spectrum, which is between 30-50 SPF. If you spend a lot of your time in outers, reapplying it 2-3 times is best for your skin.
Our skin reciprocates to what we intake, eating healthy is the most essential habit you should adopt for summers. Try eating as many fruits as possible, after all, summers have some of the best fruits to offer like watermelon, oranges, pineapple, berries, cucumber, tomatoes, and others. Coconut water can also help in providing a glowing skin.
DIY Face packs to apply in summers!
We all know that summers can be a little difficult for our skin, with all the sweat and oiliness. But you need to moisturize your skin properly even in summers as you don’t want it to be dull and dry. Here are some summer changing beauty tips for you, we have come up with 3 best DIY summer face packs to try out-
- Papaya and banana face pack
Papaya and banana both can work wonders for your skin, here’s how you can make a face pack out of it–
-Mash some papaya and banana together.
-Add some honey to the mash.
-Mix it all.
-Apply the pack to your face and leave it till it dries
-Wash it off with regular water
This pack helps in controlling the oil and gives a natural glow to your skin.
- Fuller’s Earth face pack
Fuller’s Earth also known as Multanimitti is a major ingredient in almost all face packs. Fuller’s Earth tends to aggravate dry skin conditions, when added with rose water it makes your skin get the required moisture too.
– Mix Fuller’s Earth and rose water
-Apply to your face till it dries and then washes it off with regular water.
- Honey, Yogurt and Rose Water face pack
Honey and yogurt are both well known for their cooling effect on the skin, it helps to remove dryness and provides natural moisture to your skin.
-Mix honey, yogurt, and rose water together in equal quantities.
-Apply it on the face
-Keep it up for 15 to 20 minutes
-Wash it off with regular water
What makeup to apply in summers?
With the rising temperature, it gets difficult to have your makeup in place all day long. To avoid summer makeup blunders, here are few summer makeup beauty tips you can go for-
-Use eyelash curler instead of mascaras, as mascaras can melt and make your face look all smudgy and oily.
-Replace concealer with a BB cream, as it works as a sunscreen and primer both and is comparatively lighter.
-Skip smoky eyes, and opt for light-colored eye shadows.
-Get liquid blush for the summer season as they are long-lasting.
-Replace matte lipsticks with lip stains, they make your lips shine.
Makeup to give a try this summer season
Huda Beauty pastel eyeshadow
Pastels are the most adored palette in summers, and Huda Beauty has come up with a gorgeous range of pastel eye shadow palette, each palette offers with versatile looks from subtle to vivid and bright colors. They are available in three pastels color themes- Rose, Lilac & Mint Obsessions.
Jeffree Star Blood Lust eyeshadow palette
Jeffree Star came up with a brand new Blood Lust palette which includes 18 brands new eye shadow shades, including classic matte and metallic shades. Apart from the palette the collection also has a highlighter in the shade “Choking on ice”, 5 brand new shades of gloss, liquid lipstick bundle and a lot more.
So, this summer season keeps your body hydrated, eat well and look out for your skin, and I Knock Fashion will keep you updated with all the summer latest fashion trends and beauty tips. Till then, eat your way to glowing skin.