The blazing summer heat requires a change in your skin care routine and products. You can no longer rely on products that have worked their magic during winters. It’s safer to stick to essential oils that suit your skin type, whether it’s dry, oily, or a combination of the two. Supriya Malik, founder, Indulgeo Essentials and Dilip Kundlia, founder, Oshea Herbals, share a few tips to deal with different skin types:
Dry Skin: During summers, we often tend to avoid venturing out under the scorching sun and prefer staying in an air conditioned environment. As a result, the skin gets dull and dry, presenting a need for reinstatement of moisture content in the skin via some essential facial oils. These oils safeguard the trans epidermal water loss by creating a natural protective barrier on the skin.
Organic oils for dry skin: Almond oil, lavender oil, avocado oil, argan oil, flaxseed oil, lemon grass oil.
Oily Skin: Sweating is an indispensable part during summers, which results in oily skin. Hot and humid weather, leads to an increase in the production of oil from the Sebaceous Glands. This in turn, increases the greasiness on the skin. It might be surprising that facial oils are inevitable for oily skin, too as our skin might also be thirsty for its desired nourishment. These nutrients are sucked easily by the dermis, thereby making the skin healthier.
Organic oils for oily skin: Primrose oil, jojoba oil, grape seed oil, geranium oil, neem oil, patchouli oil.
Combination Skin: Summers are taxing for those who have an oily T-zone, along with dry patches on the rest of the face. People having combination skin, must use products which maintain a right balance, so that the skin is neither buttery nor brittle. Thus, such people should go in for lighter based oils with anti-bacterial properties that will battle the oily areas and shield the drier ones.
Organic oils for combination skin: Olive oil, ylang ylang oil, rosemary oil, raspberry seed oil, carrot seed oil, grape seed oil, jojoba oil.