At a glance, those celeb holiday images on social media, complete with that sun-kissed look, are perfect to look at. However, behind all that glitz on the sand, remain some hardcore skin regimens to keep the skin looking healthy and hale even in the harshest of weathers. Want to know more about what keeps our stars shining bright? Instep asked these four divas to recommend their tips and product secrets for the season.
While the scorching sun is enough to permanently damage skin with its harsh rays, nature also has some perfect gifts hidden in its treasures. One such example is tea tree oil. Thanks to its refreshing agents, the instant cooling sensation refreshes skin without over drying it.
We Recommend: The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Oil Skin Clearing Clay Face Mask
If you need results pronto, TBS promises to bring forward the best of nature for you. However, while Tea Tree oil infused products are good for an instant refresher, always remember less is more!
Although one can be sure that anyone living in Pakistan already follows Pasha’s advice on having icy drinks in the summer, the ultimate change that you can bring to your skin in this sweltering weather has to do with rosewater. Refreshing, hydrating, and plumping, nothing does better work on repairing skin damage than rosewater.
We Recommend: Andalou Naturals’ 1000 Roses Cleansing Foam
This refreshing rosewater foam has to be the best thing this all-organic non-GMO company has come up with. Infused with alpine rose stem cells, the foam loosens and sweeps away make-up, impurities, while pomegranate aloe vera help revive skin’s moisture barrier for a flawless looking complexion.
Is there anything worse than sunburns in this blistering heat? Whether it’s just the grueling sun attacking your skin’s natural complexion, or the fact that sunrays can be a direct reason for diseases like cancer, a good quality sunscreen will go a long way.
We Recommend: Shiseido’s Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce for Sensitive Skin and Children
This mineral and aloe based sunscreen is one product that guarantees a hydrated protection from the sun, all the while making sure you don’t feel that sticky residue, which low quality sunscreens leave. Free from chemical sunscreen agents, fragrance, alcohol, parabens, it has a texture gentle enough for the most delicate skin. Plus, the low-irritant formula also features Shiseido’s exclusive WetForce technology, so it becomes even more powerful when the applied area is exposed to water or perspiration for 15 minutes. Can one think of something better? We don’t think so, and Saeed agrees!
“My summer tip would be to keep your self hydrated, as our summers are even more scorching and humid being on the coast and we lose a lot of moisture. The best way to replenish is of-course a liter and a half of water and also the inclusion of coconut water to your diet; it will keep you refreshed inside out and would bring a glow back to your face!” says Sarhadi.
With the mercury rising, another one of nature’s perfect gifts has to be coconut water. Infused with natural refreshing agents, Coconut water has been a beauty secret in South-East Asia and Polynesia for centuries due to its skin repairing and complexion glow boosting capabilities.
It’s high time to not just drink coconut water, but apply it on your tresses too. Not only does it do wonders if you suffer from excessive drying and frizzing due to the heat, but the hydrating effect is sure to keep your scalp free from dandruff, excessive oil build-up, and dirt! A three-in-one solution? Check!