How Do I Take Care of My Skin in Summers

How Do I Take Care of My Skin in Summers

Hi all of you,


Summers do take a toll on our skin with its high temperatures and the scorching sun. We all need to take special care of our skin in summers so that the harmful effects of the sun do not show up on our skin. I usually like to pamper my skin a lot in summers, I go for regular face clean ups and scrubbing sessions, I make it a point to apply a homemade face pack everyday, I make natural face mists and skin serums. I hate summers otherwise but the only part that I like about summers is that I pay special attention to my skin and my skin just loves it. So in today’s post I am going to give out some of my skin care tips for summers which I follow to get a healthy looking and youthful skin. So let’s get started.

– The first thing that I do after getting up is to follow the CTM routine. It begins with cleansing my face with a mild cleanser, these days I am using the Kama Ayurveda Rose Jasmine Face Cleanser. It is a  perfect hydrating face wash filled with natural ingredients, which gently and thoroughly clean my skin.

You can buy it from Here.

How Do I Take Care of My Skin in Summers

–  After cleansing my face I tone it with the Forest Essentials Facial toner Panchpushp, I spray it all over my face and then wait for 2 minutes to let it air dry and seep into my skin.

You can buy it from HERE.

–  After toning my face I use a face serum and apply it on my skin and let my skin absorb it properly. I have been using the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydrating Serum for a month now and it is a very hydrating formula and it makes my skin very soft and supple. You can buy it from HERE.

–  After applying the serum I oil my hair or apply a hair pack first. Then after I am done with my hair care I apply a face pack almost  every day. I keep all the ingredients of my face pack  in my fridge(I have a small fridge in my room so I keep all my natural skincare stuff in that) at night and the next day in the morning I mix them all and make a smooth paste out to it and apply it to my face and neck. My face pack recipe changes almost every day.

How Do I Take Care of My Skin in Summers

I will be sharing my top 4 face pack recipes and you can choose from the following or you can make your own.

  •  I mix 1 tbsp of gram flour  in 1 tbsp of curd, add a pinch of turmeric powder and 2-3 drops of lemon juice. Mix them all into a smooth paste and apply it with the help of a brush.

How Do I Take Care of My Skin in Summers

  •  I mix 1 tbsp of sandalwood powder with 2 tbsp of pure rose water and apply it all over my face and neck.

How Do I Take Care of My Skin in Summers

  • I take 1 tbsp of orange peel powder, mix in 1 tbsp of orange juice and I tsp of licorice powder. Make a paste and apply it to my face and neck.
  • I take mashed papaya paste around and then I add 1 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder to it. Mix them all together and apply it to my face and neck.

How Do I Take Care of My Skin in Summers

–  After taking a bath I spray some pure rosewater on my face and then I apply my usual face cream and my sunscreen to my neck and face. I also apply a body lotion which has a sunscreen in it to my hands and legs. You can apply any face cream, body lotion and sunscreen as per your skin type. I have been using the L’Oreal Paris White Perfect Laser Day Cream these days, you can read the review HERE. For sunscreen I am using the Banana Boat Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 50.

You can buy it from HERE.

– Then if I am going out I apply my makeup but if I am not going out I keep it simple and just apply a lip balm with SPF and I am done with my morning skincare routine. I do not apply any makeup product if I am at home. I let my skin  breathe and I advice everyone not to load your skin with makeup products  if you are not going out anywhere.

– I think no skincare is complete without a good  healthy lifestyle. After getting ready I have my breakfast which is a bowl full of sprouts, a good helping of fresh cut fruits and a glass full of coconut water. I try and eat and as much as green leafy vegetables as I can. I eat a lot of salads during the day and I try and include good amount of proteins in my diet. Good eating habits make you skin glow from within and that is what I emphasize the most on. I never compromise on my diet. I have to have at least  10 glasses of water every day and I do not drink canned juices or aerated drinks at all.

How Do I Take Care of My Skin in Summers

These days in summers I have been a lot into detox water, I make a point to drink a full pitcher of detox drink and it makes me feel so energized and it detoxifies my body.

You can prepare your own DETOX drink, have a look at my post on Detox drinks HERE.

How Do I Take Care of My Skin in Summers

– I reapply my sunscreen after every 4 hours.

– I have prepared a green tea and lavender face mist that I keep in my fridge and I keep spraying that on my face all throughout the day to keep my skin hydrated and I swear by it. It really helps to maintain the moisture level of the skin.

How Do I Take Care of My Skin in Summers

– Then at night I use any cleanser to wash off my face with. I wash my face and then I rub an ice cube all over my face. Ice cube tightens the skin and has a whole lot of benefits. You can read my article on the benefits of rubbing an ice cube on your face HERE.

How Do I Take Care of My Skin in Summers

–  After that I dip a cotton ball in raw milk and apply it to my face and neck. I keep that on my face for 10 minutes and then I wash it off with tap water.

– Next I grate some cucumber, extract the juice out of it and apply it to all over my face.  After that I dip two cotton pads in whatever juice is left and keep it on my eyes for 15 minutes. It is so relaxing, the cucumber juice gives such a soothing effect to my eyes. Now after I remove the eye pads I wash my face with tap water and then I apply my serum, eye cream and night cream. This completes my day and night skincare routine, I keep changing my home care remedies or diy’s according to the items available at home.

How Do I Take Care of My Skin in Summers

– Then twice a week I also scrub my face with a homemade face scrub or with any face scrub that’s available in the market. For my face scrub either I use THIS one or I mix some brown sugar with tomato juice or with some olive oi and honey l and I scrub my face with it to remove any dead skin. The face scrub makes my skin so soft and smooth.

How Do I Take Care of My Skin in Summers

This may seem a lot of stuff but once you start doing all this it hardly takes 10 minutes to prepare everything. I think we all can spare some time out of our busy schedules to take care of our skin. I am into all natural skin care these days and my skin is really showing some great improvements in it. I love my all natural skin care routine. Hope I am able to continue with this and really see an improvement in my skin. Hope you all like my skincare routine and do drop in your comments if you have some natural beauty routine that you swear by.

37 thoughts on “How Do I Take Care of My Skin in Summers

  1. Great tips Yamini 🙂 I am relaxed as I do follow most of these tips now 🙂 😀

    • Thanks Anamika.It is really important that we take special care of our skin in summers.Great to hear that we both follow almost the same skincare routine.

  2. Great tips dear. detoxicating with fruits and juices is really helpful in summer 🙂

    • Thanks a lot Megha.I love detox drinks to flush out the toxins from my body in summers.

  3. This post is really great! It’s always a bliss to read such informative articles! 😀 I really love most of the DIY’s and yes, detox drinks are so important!

    • Hey Jane.Thank you so much for liking my post. I am glad that you liked my post and coming from you it means a lot to me.Detox waters are my fave and I am addicted to them.

  4. Great detailed post…. 🙂

    • Thank you so much Sonali…

  5. Great post! I love all your tips. DIY Green tea face mist sounds interesting!

    • Thanks Ramya. The green tea face mist is so refreshing for summers.

  6. These are definitely some great tips.

  7. I agree that having healthy food habits is very much essential for our skin. Very useful and great post Yamini.

    • Thanks Safi…Healthy eating habits does reflect on our skin.

  8. Great tips! I agree that a healthy diet is key. I love fruit/veggie infused water. Especially in the Summer! So refreshing!

    • Hi Lisa.I totally agree that a healthy diet is the key to glowing and healthy skin.I too love infused water to detoxify my body.Thanks Lisa.

  9. follow quite a great skin care regime.. I am totally impressed ..wil try doing the same 🙂

    • Purva you need to follow a beauty regime to make your skin feel healthy and to make it glow. I never really took care of my skin but as I am in my early 30’s I thought its high time that I should start taking care of my skin so I designed this beauty regime for myself.

  10. Great recipes for summer, Yamini! I’m going to try the sandalwood one first! 🙂

    • Thank you so much Lancy. Go ahead and try this one,it really works.

  11. loved reading your skincare regime!

    • Thank you so much Megha for liking my post. Loved your blog dear.

  12. An all-round skin care post! Thanks for the tips! How’s the Vichy serum?

    • Thank you so much Najah for liking my post.The Vichy serum is actually quite effective. I will be reviewing it very soon dear.

  13. Such nice tips dear ?

    • Thank you so much Himanshi…

  14. Great post Yamini, I do follow some of the tips 🙂

    • Thank you so much Swathi…

  15. Wow! Really it is a great post. Great tips and detailed explanation of everything. I am definitely going to try papaya and fuller’s earth face pack. 🙂

    • Thanks a ton Alisha. I believe that rather than loading and treating our skin with chemicals it is better to go natural and pamper our skin with natural products and they work brilliantly on the skin too.Do go ahead and try them your skin will love it.

  16. Hi Yamini,

    Thank you for these fantastic tips! I love trying different detox recipes during summer. I drink lots of homemade juices and tea. I bookmarked your page so as to come back when the weather will start getting hotter. Props to you!


  17. Was Looking for some tips for skin care in summer. Amazing tips!

    • Thank you so much Amanda,I am glad you liked all the tips.

  18. Thanks for this great tips. Can you help me out with some skin care tips for rainy days?

    • Hi Jessica. I will try and do a blog post on skin care tips for rainy season too.

  19. Great post, I do follow some of the tips 🙂

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