Summer Skin Care Routine for Oily and Dry Skin - A Comprehensive Guide for Indian Skin

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During summers, most places in India easily cross the 40-degree mark. Such sweltering weather brings a range of health concerns, including those of skin. Thus, no matter dry or oily, the scorching sun doesn’t spare any skin type. Of course, you cannot do much about the heat. However, you surely can take the best summer skin care and keep your skin minimally affected by the hot season. So, let’s look at a general summer skin care routine for dry and oily skin.

Summer Skin Care Routine for Dry Skin

Here’s a skin care routine you can follow to care for your dry skin in summer.

  • Cleansing

Cleansing removes dust and dirt from the face. Wash your face twice a day (not more to avoid drying it further) with a mild, alcohol-free, cream-based face wash.

  • Exfoliation

Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, dirt, flakiness, and impurities from the skin. However, exfoliating  too frequently is not advised. Besides, using an exfoliant with glycolic acid helps to remove dead skin cells and improve healthy skin turnover.

  • Toning

For dry skin, toning can work wonders by hydrating, soothing, and calming the skin. Toning also helps maintain the skin’s pH balance. Go for a dermatologist-recommended toner with hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, glycerin, and chamomile.

  • Moisturizing

Moisturizing your skin helps keep it healthy and hydrated. Accordingly, use a cream-based moisturizer with cocoa, butter, glycerin, and vitamin E. Apply the moisturizer while the skin is damp and pat it dry afterward.

  • Sunscreen

Wear sunscreen with  SPF 50 around 15-20 minutes before stepping out. Other ingredients to look for in skin include hyaluronic acid, ceramides, or glycerin.

  • Using a Face Mask

Dry skin requires a little more attention and care. Face masks with hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and glycerin help hold water and lock it within the skin layers. Use a face mask once a week to achieve optimal results.

  • Applying Serum

Using a facial serum helps keep dry skin hydrated. Serums bind and retain water within the skin layers, making it soft, smooth, and plump. Once you’ve cleansed and moisturized your skin in the evening, apply a hydrating serum before going to bed. It works as a night cream and helps repair damaged dry skin. Choose a serum with hyaluronic acid for better outcomes.

  • Night Cream

A well-suited night cream can help repair and heal the skin. Use a thin cream-based non-greasy formula that gets easily absorbed in the skin.

Summer Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin

The procedures for oily skin remain the same, except for a few differences.

  • Cleansing

Choose a face wash for oily skin with salicylic acid to exfoliate the skin’s surface. Prefer cold water to wash your face as it helps shrink the pores and reduce oil secretion on the surface.

  • Exfoliating

Not every day but exfoliation twice a week with a mild scrub can help remove dead and flaky skin that accumulates and clogs the pores, causing acne. Scrubbing the oily skin also helps improve the skin’s receptivity to other oil-controlling face products.

  • Toning

Using a toner for oily skin helps remove oil residues and impurities that may remain after cleansing. It helps shrink the pore size, minimize their appearance, and make the skin look evenly toned.

  • Sunscreen

You may wonder if sunscreen will make your face look even oilier. But that’s not the case. Using a sunscreen exclusive for oily skin can help protect it from the sun’s harmful rays and avoid making it look oily. You may try a mineral-based sunscreen with zinc or titanium dioxide. These ingredients help absorb excess oil.

  • Face Mask

Use a face mask once a week to keep your oily skin healthy, calm, and fresh amidst the hot summer. Look for active ingredients like Multani Mitti or charcoal that work well for oily skin.

  • Moisturizing

Most people believe oily skin doesn’t require moisturization. But that’s wrong. Oily skin needs a moisturizer as much as dry skin does. Of course, don’t choose a heavy moisturizer. But look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerin that bind water to collagen, drive water to the skin, and prevent moisture loss.

  • Serum

Use a lightweight serum that the skin can absorb easily.

Summer Skin Care Tips at Home

Here are some quick tips for caring for your skin during summer.

  • Stay hydrated

  • Use sunscreen

  • Keep the skin moisturized

  • Limit the number and duration of hot showers

  • Avoid touching your face frequently

  • Refrain from scrubbing frequently

Note: The routines and tips discussed above are general. We recommend visiting a skin expert, knowing your skin type, and getting the summer skin care routine suited to your skin type, needs, and routine.

Visit us at Reborn Clinic and receive a highly personalized skin care regimen for your skin type and requirements. Our skin specialists identify your skin type and chart a proper skin care routine. They also recommend the best-suited skin products to help drive optimal results and avoid side effects.

We are present across multiple places in Pune, including Karve Road, Baner, and Koregaon. Our presence also covers Jaipur. So, connect with us and unlock the secret to healthy skin during summer.

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