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As we transition into summer, it’s essential to adapt our skincare routine just like we switch up our wardrobes. During this season, our skin faces challenges like heightened oil production, greater sun exposure, and increased dehydration. Making small adjustments to our skincare lineup can help keep our skin balanced, radiant, and hydrated in the warmer weather. Here are some easy swaps and essential products to consider for a summer-ready skincare routine.

Essential Sun Protection: Ensuring sun protection is a non-negotiable aspect of your skincare regimen, especially during the summer months. Applying a broad-spectrum SPF50 is crucial for safeguarding your skin’s health. While some makeup and moisturizers contain SPF, they don’t offer sufficient protection, so it’s best to apply a separate sunscreen before makeup. 

Don’t neglect areas like your neck, décolleté, and hands, which are more exposed during warmer weather. Incorporating a vitamin C serum into your morning routine provides added antioxidant protection and helps brighten the skin, addressing any pigmentation concerns.

Opt for Lighter Formulations: During summer, opt for lighter formulations like lotions, gels, serums, and mists instead of heavier creams and milks. These lighter options not only feel refreshing but also reduce the risk of congestion and clogged pores, particularly in humid conditions. Consider storing heavier winter products in the fridge to preserve them for future use.

Embrace Colorful Nutrition: Take advantage of antioxidant-rich, skin-nourishing foods that are in season during summer, such as avocados, berries, cherries, tomatoes, leafy greens, and cucumbers. Summer is ideal for enjoying vibrant salads with cold-pressed olive oil and grilled fish to support skin health from within.

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Stay Hydrated: With rising temperatures, our bodies naturally sweat more, leading to increased water loss. Replenishing this lost hydration is crucial for maintaining optimal skin health. Infused water with slices of cucumber, mint, or lemon for added hydration helps you consume more water. Alongside consuming hydrating foods and liquids, incorporating products containing hyaluronic acid can help retain moisture. 

Embrace the Double Cleanse: Regardless of the season, the double cleanse technique offers numerous benefits, particularly during summer. With increased oil production, double cleansing helps balance the complexion and remove excess shine. Additionally, prolonged outdoor exposure heightens the skin’s exposure to environmental factors like UV light and pollution. Double cleansing effectively removes makeup, sunscreen, pollutants, and sweat, preventing buildup and potential skin issues.

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Address Congestion: Humid weather and increased oil and sweat production during summer can lead to clogged pores and congestion. Incorporating gentle exfoliation into your skincare routine atleast twice a week helps refine and clarify the complexion, preventing breakouts and blackheads. It’s best to exfoliate in the evenings to minimize sun sensitivity and reduce the risk of sunburn.

Consider Clinical Treatments: For enhanced skincare during summers, consider clinic treatments like microdermabrasion, peels, hydrafacial, and LED light therapy. These modalities promote cell turnover, refine the skin’s texture, brighten the complexion, and infuse it with essential actives, maintaining its health and vitality.

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For more information and guidance on how to stay bright and glowy this summer, come visit us at any of our locations: AAYNA Clinic SDA, Khan Market, Gurgaon or Ludhiana.

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