Summer brings along with it a host of skin troubles as often individuals with dry skin tend to experience increased dryness and those with oily skin type find that the sebum production of their skin gets aggravated and becomes challenging to manage. The rise in heat and humidity can lead to acne flare ups and sunburns, uneven skin tone, and heat rashes also become a common occurrence due to excessive sun exposure.
While it is imperative to keep your skin hydrated, irrespective of its type, you can opt for lighter, gel-based formulas instead to meet your moisturising needs. Plus, adding more antioxidant-rich products or substituting your regular face mists and sunscreens with soothing and anti-inflammatory ones is always a wise way to go. So, here are some of the best skincare experts to help you get started with, that are sure to breathe back life into your exhausted, lifeless skin and keep it aglow with health throughout the scorching summers.
For Soothing Benefits
iS Clinical Hydra-Intensive Cooling Masque
This reinvigorating gel mask has a cooling sensation upon application, making it ideal to be used at the end of days you have been outdoors a lot. Containing the hydrating power of hyaluronic acid and antioxidant-rich green tea, it quenches the thirst of dehydrated skin and soothes sunburns within just a matter of minutes. Its anti-inflammatory agents—rosemary leaf oil and aloe vera—help distressed skin bounce back to health and heal itself.
For Optimal Protection
Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Anti-Pollution SPF 50++
Formulated with advanced UVA/UVB technology and pollution protection, this moisturising sunscreen boosts the natural resilience of the skin. Offering two-in-one benefits, it is loaded with skin-loving antioxidants and minerals (for shielding skin from the sun), and does not leave a white cast behind. Delivering a sheer finish, lightweight, and non-comedogenic, this formula is suitable for all skin types, including dry and sensitive skin.
For Enhanced Skin Tone
Pixi by Petra pHenomenal Gel
Made specifically to ensure your skin's pH level stays balanced while hydrating it from within, this unique gel soothes inflammations and is suitable for all skin types. Its horse chestnut extract tones skin while calming down irritation and its ginseng improves the complexion by boosting blood circulation, revitalising your skin instantly. Cruelty-free, this formula also contains the wholesome care of aloe vera and promises to keep your skin looking its best for longer durations.
For Mindful Exfoliation
Forest Essentials Revitalising Kashmiri Walnut Gel Scrub
Crafted with finely milled walnut, this hydrating face scrub is an expert at unclogging pores by buffing away all the dirt, excess sebum, and dead skin cells that cause skin congestion. Packed with aloe vera leaf juice, this polishing formula invigorates skin and leaves it smooth and supple, without causing any dryness. Cruelty-free, it unlocks brighter complexion and protects skin from free radical damage caused by UV sun rays and pollution with the help of Vitamin E.
For Instant Rejuvenation
Kama Ayurveda Pure Vetiver Water
Made from steam distillation process (to ensure optimal purity and hygiene) of the perennial vetiver grass, indigenous to the Aligarh region of North India, this face and body mist works wonders when it comes to hydrating skin and maintaining its natural pH. With potent astringent qualities, this vegan formula clarifies and tightens the pores, removing the dirt, excessive sebum, and other impurities. Cooling and refreshing, it is PETA-approved and does not contain any harsh chemicals like petrochemicals, artificial colours, or preservatives.