The blazing sun, scorching heat, and pollution can be unforgiving not just to your mood but also to your skin. It can take away your skin’s natural radiance, leaving it oily, dull, and blemished. Read on to understand the essentials of summer skincare to maintain the quality of your skin and what you can do to hold on to that radiant and healthy skin.
Summer brings the party to every neighbourhood but unfortunately, also brings its less fun friends: damaging UV rays, sweat-induced breakouts, oily skin, chaffing and pigmentation! Your wardrobe isn’t the only one that needs a change during these months; you also need to update your skincare routine.
As a brand, our focus is minimalistic skincare that performs and shows results. So our routine is something you can do right from the comfort of your home. It is not gendered, it’s not complicated, and did we mention that it’s not complicated? Because it’s not.
Okay, let’s get to it.
Let’s begin to understand this whole process by listening to our skin esp. during hot and humid days.
A GENTLE CLEANSER: POWDER CLEANSER
As always, cleansing first!
A lot of people struggle with oily/combination skin during the summer. In hot/humid weather, the sebaceous glands tend to overproduce sebum, giving your skin an oily cast.
You need to make sure that you use a gentle power-to-foam cleanser (like this one) to keep your pores clear and make your skin glow. Our cleanser features lavender and chamomile buds that are dried and crushed so that its resin soothes and calms down skin inflammation. It also works effectively as a mild exfoliant.
After cleansing your skin, you need to balance your skin’s pH so that it’s ready to soak in the goodness of a moisturizer or a serum. A toner like the Blossom toner does exactly that – with anti-inflammatory, pure hydrosols of rose and lavender, you’ll want to put this on every day because of how good it feels on your skin. Like raindrops and roses!
A good moisture-rich toner sweeps away all impurities and intensely hydrates the skin. Plus, it just feels really good and refreshing to put it on so include it even if it doesn’t make sense to you right now. You won’t regret it.
Some people’s sebaceous glands are kind enough to produce the same amounts in the summer as though other times of the year. Most people’s glands are eager to bring their own juice to the party.
So, you might just need a special summer moisturizer – something like our hydrogel creme.
We put in rose and aloe vera extracts along with sodium hyaluronate to control oiliness, protect from damage and deeply hydrate the skin. We’ve tinkered with it to make it super lightweight and oil-free so that it feels good on the skin and delivers encapsulated hydration, without making you sweat.
You’ve got to try it to believe it!
Skin profiles might also tend to sway during the summer between normal and dry skin.
In that case, you need a slightly emollient yet lightweight moisturizer. Packed with amazing green tea extracts, calming aloe vera, and hemp seed oil, our extremely hydrating moisturizer ticks all your boxes.
Together with Blossom Toner, this powerhouse duo delivers a cool burst of refreshing hydration while calming down any redness or itchiness you may have, all in just five minutes. When you scoop it out of the jar, it glides across the skin like a cushiony gel. And it feels really cool against it.
This unassuming serum is a power-packed star that has all the supercritical (and luxurious) oils for the skin – Sea Buck Thorn + Organic Rosehip. Doesn’t just reading the description make your skin feel a little better? We use nothing but the best quality when it comes to these ingredients because a serum is where it’s worth splurging.
This duo boosts collagen to fight sagging, firm fine lines and wrinkles and increases the vibrance of the skin.
The serum is also a rich source of antioxidants containing high content of vitamins A, C (it has 15 times more than an orange), and E. This means it’s a powerful tone-evening, skin-smoothing, and anti-aging serum all at the same time.
Wait (even if you’re about to hit buy) – we didn’t get to the best part! It’s super light and absolutely non-greasy which is why it’s perfect even for oily-combi skin during summer. Dry skin beauties, we haven’t forgotten you. You would just love this as it is – a glowy look on the skin is something that you can also experience with this serum.
FIFTH: A LIP BALM
Everyone forgets that the lips are skin too that go through the same ups and downs as the rest of your skin. Pick a nourishing lip balm (like this one that was formulated with a blend of incredible botanical ingredients like unrefined cocoa butter, rosehip, and avocado oils) that doesn’t feel sticky or heavy on the lips.
Ours has a mild yet subtle scent of Raspberry oil that helps not only in treating dry, chapped, and flaky lips but works effectively to reduce lip pigmentation.