You don’t have to be as vain (or as lavish) as the Egyptian queen Cleopatra when it comes to skincare regime. Here are some easy-to-follow tips from experts that’ll get you a step closer to a flawless complexion.
Never ever step out of the house without applying sunscreen. Use creams with SPF 30 or above. “Keep a sunscreen spray that can be used on top of make-up if you’ll be out for long,” says skin expert Blossom Kochhar.
Products to Use: Bottega di LungaVita Sol Leon Curasol Stick For Lips (Rs 399); Bottega di LungaVita Sol Leon Sunscreen Spray (Rs 1,450); Lancôme UV Expert XL Shield Fresh Aqua Gel SPF 50 (Rs 2,900)
Why just stick to your face when it comes to hydrating? But unlike winters, you can’t apply creamy moisturizing body lotions or vaseline products in summers. “Go for soothing, fragrant body sprays that have tinted moisturizers,” VLCC experts say.
Products to Use: Wikka Jasmine Body Freshener (Rs 600); Forest Essentials Jasmine Cologne (Rs 3,200)
Those legs get all the attention in summer dresses. Regular pedicures and mositurization are good, but get yourself a home-kit too for weekly exfoliation regime. “Scrub with dry finger tips for 2-3 minutes to get rid of dry, dead skin,” says Kochhar.
Products to Use: VLCC Pedicure Kit and Foot Care Kit For Home (Rs 480)
With stress level hitting the roof, you not only need a good night’s sleep but also night time products to help skin regenerate itself while you sleep (or snore).
Products to Use: Estée Lauder Nutritious Vitality8 Overnight Creme and Mask (Rs 4,000); Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa (Rs 1,690) and Vichy Awakening Eye Balm (Rs 1,350)
No matter how diligent you are with CTOM (cleansing, toning, oiling and moisturizing), getting spa treatments by professionals is the best gift you can give to your skin. Ask spa managers to help select a daily skincare regime.
Products to Use: Summer facials by Blossom Kocchar Day Spa, Hauz Khas Village, Delhi