Summer is a feeling as much as it is a season. Despite the heat and the sweat, we all love to get a little bit of that sunshine on our bodies to soak up good health. As the summer of 2021 is nearing its end, with the days progressively getting less hotter each day, many people in the UAE have started planning their beachside vacations and pool parties. With that said, we are still in the last throes of summer and the sun can be just as harsh on your skin as it has been for the past five months if you don’t keep up your beauty routine. But if you haven’t kept your skin alive and breathing all this while, it is time to understand why you need to do so.
Have you noticed that some people manage to keep their skin clear and glowing all season long even when they spend the summers underneath the same sun as the rest of us? Warm weather tends to bring a lot of skincare issues, mostly due to our neglect. A solid skincare routine should be in place for all seasons, especially in the summer, to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
So it goes without saying that many would agree with us in saying that summers are the best time to upgrade your skincare products and routines. Unsure where to start? Here is are 8 simple and effective steps to keep your skin clear and healthy this summer-
Your face is easily the most exposed part of your body when you step out into the sun. Every other part can be covered up, but not your face. It is the foremost part of your physical identity, which is why it is important to look after it all around the year.
During summer, the most important part of your face care is to keep it clean, hydrated, and dirt-free. Sweat and dust that hit your face during the hot months tend to stick on to the skin, clogging pores and causing acne breakouts. To ensure that your face remains clean, splash and clean with cool water at least 3 to 4 times a day, especially if you are outdoors a lot. Use a gentle exfoliator to remove the grime from your face and keep the pores clean and open.
If you are looking for a gentle exfoliator, Teami’s Green Tea Facial Scrub is a wonderful product that can be included in your summer skincare routine. Made with organic matcha green tea, lemongrass, and sugar, this natural exfoliator can remove dead skin cells, dirt, and excess oil while remaining gentle on all skin types. You can use the Green Tea Facial Scrub as a morning facial cleanser, make-up remover, or in-shower face or body scrub through all seasons.
Summer weather fluctuates between being too hot, too humid, or both. In this weather, it is senseless to wear thicker moisturizers that weigh upon your exposed skin, especially your face and neck. To help your skin breathe naturally during summer, choose lightweight water-based moisturizers.
However, most moisturizers contain chemicals, silicones, and synthetic fragrances that cannot be absorbed into the skin, leading to incomplete hydration. This is why we recommend the ultra-hydrating and instantly absorbing daily moisturizer from Teami. The Teami Superfood Moisturizer is a lightweight daily cream that is the perfect summer skin companion that leaves your skin hydrated, nourished, and healthy. The cream is one of the best moisturizers for dry skin currently available in the market, is 100% vegan, and suits all skin types. Ensure that you are using the Superfood moisturizer cream every day to keep your skin supple and glowing even under the summer heat.
Summer can be harsh on our skin in many ways, and some of them are very surprising. When you move in and out of air-conditioned areas, your skin tends to dry out quickly. So to ensure that your skin is breathing and is not drying out, you need to step up your skincare routine other than religiously applying a lightweight moisturizer.
To ensure healthy skin, make sure to have a cleansing and toning, and moisturizing routine before bed. If you are conscious of what you put on your skin, especially right before you hit the bed, try Teami’s Superfood Liquid Cleanser and Mist Facial Toner Spray along with the Superfood Moisturizer. The Superfood Liquid Cleanser is rich in antioxidants that help in removing dust and dirt from your face, declogging the facial pores, hydrating, nourishing, and cleansing the skin completely before you move on to the next step. Next, apply the all-natural Mist Facial Toner infused with aloe vera, witch hazel, and Teami’s special butterfly tea blend. This holistic formula will revitalize and refresh your skin, balancing its pH levels and minimizing the appearance of pores, leaving your complexion soft and even-toned. By wrapping up your nighttime routine with our Superfood Moisturizer, your skin is all set to rest and revive for the next day!
While most of us have heard of the importance of VIT-E for healthy skin, we often overlook how crucial VIT-C is, especially during the summer! VIT-C is an antioxidant that has the power to protect skin cells from damaging free radicals in the sun’s UV rays. When applied topically, VIT-C can accelerate the production of collagen and elastin, keeping the skin firm and plump. Additionally, this wonder VIT-Can also reverses sun damage by lightening hyperpigmentation, brown spots, even out skin tone, and thereby enhancing your skin radiance.
While there are many VIT-C-based serums in the market, Teami’s Hibiscus Infused VIT-C Serum takes less than 30 seconds to get absorbed into the skin! Infused with the goodness of hibiscus, our plant-based, and holistic VIT-C serum hydrates and protects your skin all day long.
The most sensitive areas on your face are your eyes and lips. To protect them, avoid stepping out in the sun between 12 noon and 4 pm when the sun’s rays are the harshest. Make sure that you are wearing polarized sunglasses and lip balm to protect your eyes and lips whenever you are out in the sun.
As the skin around the eyes is extremely delicate, we also recommend paying some extra attention to this area. Wash your eyes with clean cool water to take off the heat once you are indoors. You can also choose to apply Team’s Renew Eye Cream, our VIT-C enriched formula to hydrate the skin around your eyes and freshen up the tired, dull-looking skin. The VIT-C will help energize and cleanse the tired eyes, allowing them to cool off away from the heat.
Your summer outings must not be without sunscreen. Period. We cannot stress the importance of blocking out the UV rays from damaging your skin by using a good sunscreen. Even if you routinely use a VIT-C-based protective serum, a lightweight sunscreen that is at least SPF 30 must be applied along with the serum for better protection. Additionally, make sure to choose a sunscreen that says “broad spectrum” on the label, which essentially means that it can block UVA and UVB rays.
So apply a sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher 20 to 30 minutes before you step out into the summer sun. If you go swimming, make sure to re-apply the cream whenever it gets washed off. Choose a gel-based sunscreen if you have oily skin, while going for a moisturizer sunscreen if you have dry or combination skin.
Drinking water during summer shouldn’t be on a “do to” list, but rather it should be part of your lifestyle. As the heat rises, it is natural for you to sweat a lot, especially if you are outdoors. To keep replacing the water you sweat out, take sips of water, fresh juices or Teami’s special tea blends to keep yourself hydrated and healthy.
Remember that your overall hydration will affect the moisture content of your skin as well. So make sure to drink plenty of fluids to keep your skin supple and refreshed.
In summer or winter, the most important thing for ensuring clean, healthy, and glowing skin is having very good personal hygiene. After a day out and about in the summer sun, you must not limit yourself to washing just the face and neck. While most of the dust and grime are concentrated here, your body also needs a good cleansing. Taking a warm bath twice a day will not only help keep your skin fresh and clean but will also wash away all the tiredness and lethargy you felt after a long day.
The summer of 2021 is nearing its end. But that shouldn’t stop you from starting a new skincare lifestyle! It’s never too late to pick up good routines and skincare products from Teami Blends that are sure to stay with you through the seasons. So we welcome you to check out our natural, vegan, and cruelty-free skincare range to find the right products to add to your unique skincare routine today!