Skin Care

Dos Of Moisturizing During Summer

Some of us ditch applying day cream during summers. BIG mistake! Come rain or shine, our skin still needs its daily dose of hydration. It generally maintains this hydration by drawing water from our bloodstream but that can’t be enough at times. Especially during summers, the skin needs hydrating compounds that will keep it fresh by pumping its tissue with enough water to last the day.

Today, skincare labs have mastered the art of making moisturizing products with feather-light textures. These were originally designed for women who live in hot and humid climates, like those in southern Asia. The result was a super-light hydrating product termed cosmetic water. Cosmetic water (or liquid care) contains absorbing and mattifying compounds that don't overload our skin and mop up any excess sebum secretions.

Cosmetic water is easy-to-use and can be directly applied to the skin to instantly combat any dryness caused due to cleansing or washing. It also preps the skin so that it can soak up the goodness of other applied products. If need be, you can apply a serum that hydrates your skin and pumps it full of skin-friendly active ingredients.

Hydrating mineral water mists leave the skin feeling fresh but are still an art that needs practice. Mist your face but mop up any excess water with a tissue. Don't leave your face to air dry as an osmotic reaction will further dehydrate your skin.

If you use a sunscreen, go for one that contains moisturizing agents or apply a moisturizer shortly before your sunscreen; ditto for your body. In India, we can sweat buckets during summer, so apply a light moisturizer in the morning, noon, and night to combat any water loss.

With a new, icy moisturizing texture, the L'Oreal Paris UV Perfect Transparent Skin’s patented SPF 50 and PA+++ mixture provides optimal UVB and reinforced UVA protection. It can be used at the end of your skincare routine as a daily moisturizing make-up base to provide long-lasting protection against free radicals and pollutants, thus reducing dullness.