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Celebrity Skincare Secrets to Make Your Skin Summer Ready

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Celebrity Skincare Secrets to Make Your Skin Summer Ready

With summer comes a host of skin care problems. From acne to rashes, oily skin to breakouts, it is nothing short of a nightmare so it is very important to beat the heat by altering not only your wardrobe, but also your skin care routine.

Is your skin summer ready? Celebrity makeup artist Namrata Soni and Dermatologist and Aesthetic Physician Rashmi Shetty, share celebrity skincare secrets to help you look like your favourite Bollywood diva and survive this summer in a breeze.

Prepare your skin

The most crucial step to getting any look right, is prepping your skin. You can begin with the quintessential need for hydration, it's very important to drink lots of water to keep your skin healthy and glowing from the inside.

Exfoliate your body after a shower

It is advisable to moisturise your skin with an oil before a shower and exfoliate it after the shower. Exfoliating your skin after a shower will help remove the dead skin effortlessly. However, make sure that you use a good scrub which is appropriate for your skin. You can also use a soft towel to remove the dead skin.

Use sunscreen before stepping out in the sun

Make sunscreen your best friend this season. While having a healthy tan looks good, too much sun can harm the skin. Constant exposure to sun for a very long time can damage your skin. Pick a sunscreen which has a minimum SPF of 30 and apply it a good 20 minutes before you leave your house.

In the long run, the sunscreen also helps in reducing spots and delays the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Similarly, make sure that after sun care is taken care of, you need to wash your face with cold water and moisturise it with a calm moisturiser.

Hydrate your body with moisturiser

In cities that face dry, scorching heat, the moisture present in the skin tends to get sucked out. Hence, it is necessary to constantly keep hydrating the body with a moisturiser, preferably moisturising milk than a cream as it spreads easily on your body and is non-sticky.

Also, make sure that you use a moisturiser on slightly damp skin, as it glides easily and covers a larger portion of your body. Even in cities with high level of humidity, the constant sweating can cause irritation and body odour. A good moisturiser works there well too.

Moisturise your skin before shaving

Summers mean shorts, skirts and sleeveless dresses for days together. It’s best to stay away from harmful creams and painful waxing as they can damage your skin and cause rashes if you have a sensitive skin. Also, why cover yourself in this heat for 15 days until your next waxing session? Switch to shaving as it is the safest method of hair removal and is also recommended by dermatologists. Use a razor that has skin conditioning ingredients that will help keep your skin moisturised before and after the shave.

Wait at least 24 hours before hitting the beach or pool

The newly shaved area will be sensitive to the sun, salt and chlorine. It is better to wait before taking a dive to avoid itchiness, burning and irritation. Also, apply sunscreen before and as soon as it gets washed off, after a swim to avoid unnecessary tanning. Gorge on fresh summer fruits including the king of fruits, mango. The skin reflects what you eat so feast yourself on the summer produce. They are rich and high on vitamins and increase the release of antioxidants giving you the perfect glowing skin.

Take care of your hair

Do not follow the "100 strokes a day makes hair shinier" rule as it'll do more damage to your hair. Instead of an overzealous exercise such as this, you can gently brush your hair with a few strokes a couple of times during the day. This will help stimulate the follicles, and distribute the natural oils across your hair.

Inputs from IANS

Monday, 01 May 2017
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