Summer is knocking at the door. It’s about time to ditch the heavy-duty skincare products from our winter basket to make way for the lighter summer-friendly ones. Moisturising your face still holds utmost importance because our delicate facial skin is susceptible to environmental harshness more than the rest of the body. During summer the sebaceous glands of our face get hyperactive due to the heat and humidity. It makes our facial skin oily in no time and that’s the reason we avoid moisturisers in summer. But cutting back the moisturiser from skincare not only causes more oiliness but also makes the skin age faster. Using a lighter moisturiser is the best option to keep the skin lively and radiant. Here are 6 tried and tested skincare products that feel light on the skin.
Nivea Soft Light Moisturiser is one of the most effective yet gentle moisturisers for daily use. This Vitamin E and Jojoba oil enriched moisturiser leaves skin smooth and fresh. The non-greasy formula gets seeped into the skin quickly without making the skin feeling weighed down. This budget-friendly moisturiser comes in 4-5 different sizes, so there’s a perfect size for everyone. The light tropical fragrance of this moisturiser feels refreshing as well!
Suitable for: All skin types.
Aloe Vera is the ‘magic plant’ in the world of beauty. The extract of aloe vera’s leaf juice contains multiple antioxidants, nutrients and minerals that hydrate the skin, fight against free radical damage, sun damage and keep skin inflammations at bay. Patanjali Aloe vera gel is an all-purpose moisturising potion for skin and hair. It provides oil-free moisturised feel to the skin while soothing acne and irritation. It effectively treats minor cuts and burns. This multipurpose product is a must in your summer caddy.
Suitable for: Aloe vera gel is the best moisturiser for all skin types. Though people with dry skin might need a little extra to replenish their skin.
Neutrogena skincare is among the most favoured brands by dermatologists around the globe. Enriched by the revolutionary Helioplex technology, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunblock provides broad-spectrum sun protection. Unlike other thick and rich sunscreen formulas, this SPF 50 and PA+++ sunscreen feels light on the skin. This matte sunscreen is completely PABA free and non-comedogenic. If you are looking for a light-weight sunscreen for summer, this is a great option.
Suitable for: This sunscreen works for all skin types including sensitive skin. If you are using retinol or other prescription medication for skin issues, this will prove to be your best friend.
Infusing the goodness of peaches and milk, Lakme Peach Milk Moisturizer provides lasting moisturisation with a feather-light feel. This classic lotion moisturiser is one of the bestsellers from Lakme. The light lotion gently nourishes the skin and locks the moisture in for hours. The result is glowing soft and smooth skin. This moisturiser is also available in a day lotion form with SPF 24 and PA++.
Suitable for- This is a product for all skin types and ages, though the formula might feel slightly rich for extremely oily skin.
VICCO Turmeric Skin Cream is the old-gold treasure of Indian skincare. This extra-light vanishing cream has 12% turmeric extract and sandalwood oil in a cream base. This ayurvedic cream not only moisturises the skin but also heals small cuts, burns and skin irritations. It makes the skin look replenished and fades blemishes and acne scars. The effectiveness of this non-greasy matte formula has made it an international bestseller.
Suitable for: This cream is suitable for all skin types. It also comes in a mattifying WSO or ‘without sandalwood oil’ form for oily skin.
Lacto Calamine is one of the very few moisturisers that come with active clay. This legendary teen favourite moisturiser comes with a tri-action formula that nourishes the skin, maintains the pH balance and soaks up the excess oil with Kaolin clay. It also contains zinc oxide that tightens the pores and glycerine that keeps the moisture level boosted. This is the best moisturiser for oily skin with acne, blackheads or clogged pores. If you have troubled skin, you need this moisturiser in your summer skincare routine.
Suitable for: Lacto Calamine’s original formula is curated for oily to normal skin types. It also comes in a slightly nourishing formula for combination and dry skin types. People with sensitive skin can use any of the two according to their skin type.