Summer skincare tips


13 June,2024


04 July,2024

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It is that time of the year when hot coffee or tea gets replaced by tender coconut, and your desirable clothes become only cotton fabric. Indian summers can be harsh, which leads to excessive sweating. Excessive sweating can lead to exhaustion, and proper hydration is required. Our skin tends to change depending on the weather conditions. Summer season can also come with certain seasonal changes as the weather gets hotter than usual. As a result, sebum can be produced by the skin’s sebaceous glands. Excessive sebum production can lead to clogged pores, stickiness and acne. People with oily skin suffer a lot during the summer because sebum tends to get mixed with sweat, leading to stickiness and clogged pores. The reason for proper skincare requirements during summers.

Tips for healthy skincare routine in summer

What impact can the summer season have on your skin?

 The rise in temperatures can trigger an increase in sebum production from the skin's sebaceous glands. This excess sebum can clog pores, causing stickiness and potentially leading to acne breakouts. Those with oily skin are particularly prone to these issues during the summer, as sweat mixes with sebum, exacerbating the problem. This underscores the importance of a proper skincare routine tailored to the summer months. 


Tips to take care of your skin during summer

Human skin, the body's largest organ, consists of three layers: the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. It serves as the body's primary barrier against UV light, pathogens, chemicals and mechanical injury and can indicate our general health. As seasons change, it's important to care for your skin. Here are some tips to protect your skin during the summer months.


1. Cleansing, Toning and Moisturising

Sun exposure, dust and dirt can damage your skin and lead to pigmentation and ageing. So it is important to follow a skincare regimen like cleansing, toning and moisturising. These skincare regimens will help you cleanse your skin and remove any dirt that has clogged your skin’s pores. This can further lead to other problems like acne. So, it is suggested that the proper cleansing, toning and moisturising process be followed.


2. Hydration is the key

Summer season can be harsh and lead to dehydration, which can primarily cause dryness and itching. It is essential to drink enough water, which will keep you hydrated and prevent your body from heating up. Additionally, frequently splashing water on your face will help keep your skin refreshed and hydrated.


3. Use sunscreen

The sun produces UV A and UV B rays, leading to skin tanning. These tans can be stubborn, and you cannot get rid of them very easily. Apart from these stubborn tans, it can also lead to fine lines, age spots, premature ageing and wrinkles. Sunscreen protects your skin from these harmful rays and is one of summer's most vital skincare products. A sunscreen with SPF 30-50 is ideal for all skin types.


4. Avoid heavy makeup

Heavy makeup can prevent your skin from breathing and clog pores. Avoid using heavy foundation and other cosmetics like compact powder. You don't have to avoid makeup completely; try using a tinted moisturizer and a tinted lip balm. Also, remove makeup at night to let your skin breathe.


5. Face wash to remove excessive oil

During the summer, oily skin can lead to excessive oil production, leading to acne and breakouts. The best way to reduce excessive oil production is by washing your face regularly, which will also help remove dirt and other impurities.

People with oily skin should go for a face wash that suits them, and people with dry skin should use a non-foaming cleanser. An alcohol-free and pH-balanced cleanser is recommended.


6. Exfoliation for healthy skin

Exfoliating helps remove dirt and oil from the skin, but using a scrub that suits your skin type is important. Applying too much pressure can damage the skin since the scrub contains small particles. Use a mild exfoliating agent that won't harm the skin but will help remove dirt and pollutants.


7. Don’t miss out on the seasonal fruits and vegetables

Seasonal fruits such as cucumber, watermelon and muskmelon contain nutrients that help keep you hydrated and improve skin health. In addition to watermelon and cucumber, fruits like jackfruit, cherries and pineapples also offer nutritional benefits that improve skin health.


8. Avoid taking hot showers

Taking a hot bath during the summer season can lead to dryness. Cold showers will help your body to cool down and prevent acne. So, taking cold showers is advised. However, steaming is recommended as it will help open pores and also prevent the clogging of dirt in your skin.


9. Face packs

To hydrate your skin, use a moisturising face pack. Papaya, known for its natural moisturising and anti-ageing properties, can be mashed and applied directly to your face. Leave it on for a few minutes, and then rinse with warm water. Applying this mixture 2-3 times a week can help remove tan.

Additionally, you can use yoghurt on your face. Yoghurt helps retain moisture and soften the skin during the summer. Simply apply a generous amount of yoghurt to your face, leave it on for 10 minutes, and then wash it with cold water for radiant skin.


10. Coconut oil can be a saviour

Coconut oil can work wonders for your skin, surpassing the benefits of expensive creams or lotions. Its moisturising properties are particularly effective for dry skin. Moreover, it reduces inflammation and aids in wound healing. Before bathing, apply coconut oil to your face and body. Afterwards, bathe in cold water for a refreshing sensation and revitalised skin.


11. Appropriate soap        

The choice of soap or shower gel is crucial. Harsh soaps can strip away the skin's natural oils, leading to dryness. Opt for natural soaps or bath gels that help restore moisture and prevent dryness instead of using harsh soaps.



Changes in seasons are common and can impact your skin and overall health. As the seasons shift, it's important to prioritise proper skincare, especially during the summer months, to maintain healthy and radiant skin. Remember to stay hydrated, protect your skin from the sun, cleanse regularly, exfoliate gently and use moisturisers suitable for your skin type. By following these simple tips, you can enjoy the summer sun while keeping your skin healthy and glowing.

Moreover, safeguarding yourself from summer illnesses is crucial for maintaining overall health. Consider obtaining health insurance from Shriram General Insurance to protect yourself from substantial medical expenses.



1. How can I protect my skin from the sun during the summer?

Protecting your skin during summer can be tricky, as the sun can be harsh, and you cannot always stay indoors. Use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, wear protective clothing, and seek shade during peak sun hours.


2. Can I exfoliate my skin during the summer?

Yes, but use a gentle exfoliator and avoid over-exfoliating, as it can strip your skin of its natural oils.


3. How can I prevent and treat sunburns?

Avoid prolonged sun exposure, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen, and apply aloe vera or a soothing moisturizer to sunburned skin.

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