Dermatologists are your skin’s doctors. And just like you’d go see one when you get sick, you need a professional-looking at when your skin becomes sallow or itchy, or dry. Because even with the most thought-through skincare routine, external factors like the air, heat and humidity can play a role in what happens to your skin. In times like this, where summer is slowly starting to loom its nasty head, Prevention is better than last-minute cure, right? So, I spoke to Delhi-based dermatologist, Dr. Kiran Sethi about what we can do to save our skin from sudden breakouts, blemishes and just dull skin this summer. Here’s what she had in mind:
Look for face washes that unobstructed your pores. Washes should contain salicylic acid and niacinamide to help prevent those blackheads and whiteheads.
Try and opt for charcoal or multani mitti masks to deep cleanse your pores once a week. This also dries out that excess oil build-up.
Wear a hell of a lot of sunblock! But try changing to a gel based one so it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. like acne uv gel or restrata uv blue.
Stop using your moisturiser if you feel greasy. This usually this means that the product might not be compatible with your skin, and/or it’s not doing it’s job of penetrating into your skin very well.
Use antioxidant serums or gels with vitamin C and ferulic acid like Sesderma Hidroquin Gel to protect against sun damage and keep sun spots at bay.
Up your water intake! Drink 7-8 glasses of water. You can even have nimbu pani with salt as it’s actually better at hydrating you than normal water. But just make sure you drink more!
The minute you finish your workout, just hop into the shower. Taking a hot shower right away is the best way to prevent body breakouts. And once done, pat dry, moisturise and change into a pair of fresh cotton clothes!
What’s your skincare routine going to be like this summer? Comment and tell us!