Summer skincare! 15 Great ways to pamper your skin!


This summer, step up for yourself and learn about the changes you need to make to your skincare routine! With every season, as the weather and environment change around you, so do your skin’s needs. Therefore, it is essential for us to adapt our regime and create a separate summer skincare routine for your daily skincare needs! Let’s have a look at some of the things you can do to keep that skin supple this summer!

1. Cleanse and rinse with water

With increased heat and humidity in summers, it is vital to ensure that your skin remains clean from dirt, dust, and sweat. It is probably better to use a light cleanser or a gel-based one that does not block your pores. If your skin seems to get quite sweaty or greasy, then rinse your face well with just water. Using a cleanser too many times a day can result in dry skin, and you don’t want that. A simple water rinse can also do the job.

2. Exfoliate

In order to get out all the dirt, use an exfoliator twice a week as your pores tend to get more clogged during the summer. This is because the excess sweat attracts more dust and other pollutants to your skin.

3. Moisturise

No matter what the season, you should never stop moisturising. Even in the summer, your skin needs adequate moisture. The increased use of air conditioners can make your skin quite dry. So even if you don’t feel like it, reach out for that moisturiser. However, it is crucial to note that you cannot use your regular heavy creams or winter creams. You might have to swap to using light, non-comedogenic, non-greasy or even water-based moisturisers for your summer skincare.

4. Sunscreen

This is the most obvious one. This is the season when you can never ever forget to apply your SPF. Exposure to the sun can cause many different problems with your skin, starting from dry skin to pigmentation and red patches. UV radiation can cause cancer too. If you are worried about the greasiness of sunscreen and the heat, you can get a gel-based, non-oily sunscreen.

5. Less makeup

We definitely don’t recommend using a lot of make-up in the summers as it will only melt away. And that can end in some messy business. The best is to keep your skin as clear as possible but if you have to, then try to get yourself non-comedogenic make-up products. These will not clog your pores as much as other makeup products might.

6. Water

The heat sucks all that good juice out of you. Therefore, it is very important to hydrate yourself well, not just for your body but also for your skin! In the summer, your water and fluid intake has to increase significantly. A healthy amount of hydration will help keep your skin soft and supple.

7. Footcare

Your feet can get really dry during the warmer months. When having a shower, you should give them a good scrub and keep them clean and summer-ready! Always moisturise your feet to keep the skin underneath soft and healthy.

8. Light products

As the seasons change, so should your products. While you go for heavier and stronger creams and serums in the winter, the summer demands something light. Choose lightweight foam cleansers, water-based moisturisers, serums and sunscreen. The most important thing is to keep your pores clean and clear!

9. Protect your eyes and lips from the sun

Your eyes and lips can be pretty susceptible to the heat and sun rays. They are also the most sensitive parts of your facial skin. Don’t leave them out of your skincare routine. Hydrating eye creams or serums for your eyes and nourishing lip balms with SPF for your lips are a must. It is also a good idea to remember to carry your shades when you leave the house to protect your eyes.

10.  Appropriate clothing

Rule number one of hot weather is to wear light coloured clothes! Along with the colour, it is also helpful to wear lightweight materials and loose clothes that will allow your skin to breathe. These can reduce skin irritation caused by tight clothing. You can keep heat boils and rashes at bay with the help of the appropriate clothing.

11.  Light and cooling foods

The summer is the season of mangoes and watermelon! It is really great to get lots of cooling food into your system to keep it healthy from the inside. Heavier foods can make you feel tired and groggy and cause oily skin. Trust us; you don’t want oily skin and acne in the summer when it’s hot and sweaty. So pack up on those nutritious fruits and vegetables!

12.  Antioxidants

Antioxidants are the best for hot weather. Not just in your products and skincare routine but also your diet. Always treat yourself from the inside as well as the outside. Vitamin C serums are a great way to keep your skin healthy, especially in the summer. You can also include foods rich in citrus, green leafy veggies and nuts to pack antioxidants into your body.

13.  Exercise

Exercising can be extremely essential to the general health of your body. It is, however, brilliant for the skin too! Getting your body moving increases the blood flow in your face. This makes your skin cells heal faster and appear healthier.

14.  Sleep well

Get your 6-8 hours of sleep every day because this is when your body heals its everyday damage. If you do not sleep enough, your skin will not have enough time to recuperate. This can result in dull and damaged skin. So get your beauty sleep no matter what time of the day!

15.  Cool showers

Hot water can make your skin dry and dehydrated. So for your summer skincare, it is best to have cool showers. It can play a role in unclogging your pores and keeping acne at bay too. Also, who really has hot showers in the summer anyway?

The silver lining.

The summer months are a time for vacations, fun and frolic! But they are also when you have to change up your skincare routine. With our 15 step guide, you can get closer to having beautiful glowing skin this summer!


1. What natural remedies can I use in the summer?

You can make a homemade face mist to carry around in your bag using grated cucumber juice, rose water, mint leaves and lemon juice. Make sure to check if you are sensitive to these products before using the mist. Avoid this if you have sensitive skin or rosacea.

2. What can help with dry skin in the summer?

The use of a lightweight soothing moisturiser will help to keep your skin hydrated. Another great way to help your dry skin is to get yourself a humidifier and use it in your room. This can help with retaining the moisture in your skin. Usually used in the winters, a humidifier can be helpful for your summer skincare to reduce the dryness caused by your air conditioner.

3. What else can I do to keep my skin healthy in the summer?

You can maintain a great sense of hygiene by having a bath once or twice a day, so your skin is clean and sweat-free. 

4. When do I need to see a dermatologist?

If you get heat boils, rashes or other irritations on your skin, you should speak to a dermatologist before it gets any worse. Treating symptoms at home with the wrong remedies can lead to more disasters.



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Namya Naresh

An obsessive dreamer, vegetarian foodie and shy singer, Namya spends her time immersed in the world of Literature and Music. She is currently writing her first novel, advocating for mental health, self-love and bringing you your daily dose of skincare with CureSkin!