When temperatures soar, don’t step out without certain beauty must-haves to avoid looking like a hot mess
Summer is almost here and it’s time to get ready for the heat waves. Don’t let the temperatures overwhelm you. A little preparation is all it takes to have some fun in the sun, say beauty experts, who recommend not to step out in the heat without these essentials:
Being hydrated is probably the most important thing to do during the summers. If adequate fluids are not consumed in their proper quantity, it can cause a lot of distress to your body. “Keep consuming some sort of liquids during the heat, either water or juices. This not only helps maintain a healthy blood pressure, but also regulates your body temperature apart from keeping you refreshed and revitalized throughout the day,” says Megha Desai, fitness expert.
Given that you want that gorgeous tan, but you don’t want to burn your skin in the process, do you? Apply a layer of body lotion on your skin to protect it from being scorched by the sun. This not only protects you against sunburn, it also soothes your skin and prevents it from getting blotchy or dry. Additionally, it eases inflammation and redness if any.
Your lips need some love and care too. Leaving them exposed to the heat will leave the lips dried and parched. Use a good lip-gloss or balm with SPF and keep re-applying it throughout the day. “Drink enough water through the day and apply a lip balm that has moisturizing ingredients like olive oil, lanolin etc,” says Dr Apratim Goel, dermatologist.
In the process of protecting the skin, hair-care tends to take a backseat. To make your hair look its natural, voluminous best — go simple. “For straight hair with a greasy scalp, use a clear shampoo and conditioner. For curly hair, a creamy conditioner is suitable. Also, give your conditioning a break, as the humidity in this sultry climate can dry out those beautiful shiny locks,” adds Soans, hair and skin expert.
A makeup primer is a gel applied after a moisturiser and before the foundation. It also helps keep the makeup intact in the sweltering heat. “It’s advisable to use a good primer on the skin before applying any sort of make up, especially in the heat,” says Rhea Soans, hair and beauty expert. “Use a primer that has sunscreen and moisturising agents in it. The benefits go beyond just making your foundation last longer, it also facilitates smooth and flawless skin,” she adds.