Skin-Softening Tricks To See You Through the Summer

Ah, summers! While the idea of sipping on a refreshing drink as the sun shines sounds amazing, our skin suffers for a number of reasons when the heatwave arrives. Having a perfect summer skincare routine can be tricky, as your skin can get either too dry or too oily due to the heat. The humidity and hot wind can mess with your skin’s natural pH levels leaving you with dry skin in summer. Long hours in air conditioning or even the scorching heat also depletes the skin's moisture levels, making you realise the importance of skin hydration. However, altering your skincare routine and giving your face and body a little extra TLC can help enormously. Follow our summer skincare tips to get soft and nourished skin.

1. Steam your face

This may seem like an unusual addition to your summer skincare routine, but hear us out. When you step out to run errands, we are sure you are drenched in sweat within minutes. Add to this the dirt and pollution adhering to your skin due to the layer of sweat, it is a horror site for your skin! It is imperative to detoxify the skin and help reduce the damaging factors caused by pollution. To effectively cleanse your skin, try this summer skincare tip of facial steaming. Hold your face over a bowl of hot water for ten minutes with a towel wrapped around your head to help flush out toxins that have accumulated in your pores. It also helps you effectively combat dry skin in summer. After you are done taking a steam, you can splash your face with some cold water to feel refreshed and relaxed. You should also try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Gel Cleanser, which contains hyaluronic acid to cleanse, hydrate and give your skin a plump look! This is a gentle cleanser that perfectly suits dry or sensitive skin with it’s ultra-fine and creamy foam and thoroughly clears out impurities without drying it!

Your skin feels purified, nourished and plump after steaming it. Use the L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence, a salicylic acid product to further hydrate and nourish your skin.

Can salicylic acid be use in the form of an essence?

The L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence is a lightweight essence formulated using brightening Salicylic Acid that penetrates 10 layers deep into the skin*. If you are confused about how to use salicylic acid, it is very simple. Take a few drops of the essence with salicylic acid in your palms and gently pat it into your skin. Salicylic acid for dry skin as well oily and combination skin is extremely beneficial. By regularly using the essence twice a day, you can witness the salicylic acid benefits for the skin as it helps in brightening, hydrating and plumping.

2. Exfoliate

Another great summer skincare tip is to regularly exfoliate your faces and bodies, particularly during summer. Use a gentle scrub a few times a week to slough away any build-up skin cells. If this irritates the skin, try using it just once a week instead. Regular exfoliation helps any subsequent treatments, such as serums and moisturisers, to absorb properly. It also is effective in getting rid of the layer of dry skin in summer.

3. Give your skin a boost of hydration with a face mask

A moisturising and hydrating face mask will help to replace lost oils and water from the skin. Applying a moisturising mask just before bedtime helps you reap the best results as the excess serum can work on your skin overnight. Upon waking up, smooth skin will be yours! Using a hydrating face mask is an effective yet easy tip for glowing skin in summer. For soft, supple, and glowing skin, try the L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence Sheet Mask. This sheet mask helps make your skin brighter and plump. This tissue sheet mask hydrates, brightens and rejuvenates the skin and holds up to 30X more essence** as compared to a regular sheet mask. This results in better absorption of the essence into your skin and helps you get rid of dry skin in summer.

4. Hydrate your skin from inside and out.

The external heat levels affect blood circulation, which in turn increases natural sebum production, resulting in oily skin. Start rehydrating from the inside by drinking 3-6 litres of water a day. You should also increase your intake of essential fatty acids by including oily fish, nuts, seeds and avocados in your diet. To add on to the hydration, the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5 % Hyaluronic Acid Serum that gives a dewy, radiant look to the skin! It is an alcohol-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free hydrating serum that nourishes the skin from deep within, and leaves you with 42% radiant skin***.
Finally, a hydrating yet lightweight face cream with SPF will nourish and protect your skin. Make sure you use a sunscreen which provides protection from UVA and UVB rays.

Follow these simple summer skincare tips mentioned above to enjoy the summer vibe without damaging your skin!

*Within epidermis in the stratum corneum layer
**30X more absorbing capacity as compared to dry tissue weight
***Basis an instrumental test