Summer bodies have ruled all our Instagram feeds for a while now. People are either working out and eating mindfully to prepare for summer or using products and DIY remedies to keep their skin healthy and glowing. Either way, summer body goals are on everyone’s mind and for a good reason.
This article talks about the different things you can add to your summer routine to keep your skin glowing and fresh this summer.
Table of contents
- Why do you need to take extra care of your body in summer?
- What should you apply to your body in summer?
- What products can you use this summer?
- Vitamin C
- Activated charcoal
- Aloe vera
- Body oil
Why do you need to take extra care of your body in summer?
Well, there are a number of reasons why summers require a bit of extra work, the most important of them being that your skin is more exposed to the sun, given that we tend to wear clothes that directly expose our legs, neck, arms, and feet. Also, the sun is a lot harsher in summers and can cause more damage.
Heat and humidity can also lead to excessive sweating, which may clog pores and cause bacterial infections, but also increase the risk of rashes and sun burns. Sweat can be a contributor to acne too – both on the face and the body. Hence, it is important to keep it under control with the right products and habits.
What should you apply to your body in summer?
When it comes to summers, dermatologists suggest following a dedicated routine of eating right, exercising, and using the right products for your body. Here are the products that you can/should apply topically to your body in summer:
- Sunscreen: The importance of sunscreen is paramount. Sunscreen protects you from the harsh sunlight that can cause skin cancer. Sunscreen can also help fight skin ageing and prevent sun burns.
- Hydrating moisturizers: A lot of people skip moisturizing in summers assuming the sweat does it for them. However, it is crucial to moisturize your body and face during all seasons of the year. Hydration works in two ways. Drinking water is crucial to keep yourself hydrated from the inside, and a moisturizer is essential to hydrate your skin from the outside.
- Exfoliators: The dirt and grime left over by sweat can harm your skin. So, it is important to exfoliate regularly. Mild face and body scrubs remove unwanted germs and dirt from your skin and allow it to breathe.
What products can you use this summer?
Here are some products to add to your routine this summer:
Vitamin C is a must have in your summer beauty regime as it can help protect and treat the damage caused to your skin by UV rays. Moreover, vitamin C contains antioxidants that slow skin ageing. Vitamin C is available in many forms. You can add to your diet foods that are rich in Vitamin C, such as lemons, oranges, broccoli, etc. You can also use a Vitamin C rich face cleanser.
WOW Vitamin C Foaming Face Wash with Brush is a natural, plant powered vitamin C face wash. The silicone bristles can gently remove the dirt from your face and the cleanser can deep clean your pores and keep your skin fresh in summer.
Activated charcoal is a powerful natural cleanser. Charcoal not only cleanses your pores, but washes away any dirt, chemicals, product residues, or toxins from the skin. As a result, all you are left with is a healthy and clear skin that glows naturally. Charcoal is also a multi-purpose ingredient that can be used on your face, body, or hair.
You can use the Charcoal 2 in 1 Shampoo & Body Wash this summer to remove all impurities from your scalp, hair and skin.
Turmeric contains curcumin, an antioxidant that can do wonders for the skin. Turmeric prevents dark spots, decreases damage caused by UV rays, and fuels new cell growth. The best way to use turmeric on your skin is with an Ubtan Face & Body Scrub. The scrub offers gentle exfoliation and can be used on all skin types. It also contains other useful skin ingredients like chickpea flour, almond shell powder, sandalwood oil, and saffron to give you a power-packed natural blend.
Aloe vera is one of those rare plants that can treat most skins issues. From dryness to sun burns, acne, or cuts, aloe vera can soothe the skin and deeply nourish it. Aloe vera contains 75 active constituents like vitamins, minerals, and enzymes and studies show that aloe vera can protect against UV radiation damage to the skin. You can add this plant to your summer skincare routine with an aloe vera body lotion, which is light weight and ideal for summers when your skin tends to get oily.
Alternatively, you can apply a fruity body butter, such as WOW Mango Body Butter. It is enriched with Aloe Vera, but also contains some other additional beneficial ingredients that support skin health, such as Shea butter, almond oil and vitamin E.
Apart from the above products, you can also use oil for regular massages. The WOW Skin Science Thai Body Massage Oil contains jojoba oil, extra virgin olive oil, sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, moroccan argan oil, coconut oil, vitamin e, and many other ingredients that offer deep nourishment and hydration.
Body oils can help you de-stress, thanks to their sweet aroma. Vegetable-based oils like almond and jojoba can also mimic the natural lipids found in human skin.
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