Here is how to protect your skin & hair during a heat wave

Here is how to protect your skin & hair during a heat wave

We have been seeing an unprecedented rise in the heat this season, with temperatures hitting as high as 35 degrees. And such hot weather means your hair and skin are prone to a meltdown thanks to the heat and humidity. To protect and nourish your hair and skin from this heatwave, here are a few tips that will come in handy for you, whether you are staying in or planning to step out.

For Hair

Messy Buns, Braids and Ponytails

Nothing feels more irritating than your head and neck feeling hot and sticky on a summer day thanks to your open hair sticking to the scalp and the back of your neck. And since your hair has to do a lot with your overall body temperature, the first easy fix is to tie up your hair away from your skin. Go for the good old messy bun if you’re at home. In case you’re stepping out, try braids, trust us, it is worth the time taken. Or go for a simpler hack like the high pony hair.

Oiling Treatment

While not everyone’s a fan of oiling their hair regularly, but during a heatwave like this, it is important that you keep your hair and scalp nourished and protected from heat damage with a good protein-rich oil.

One of our favourites is the Moroccanoil Light Oil Treatment since this is a product created keeping in mind fine and coloured hair, which is prone to heat damage when exposed to the harsh sunlight. It protects from these external aggressors, keeps your hair detangled and gives it a nice shiny finish. Now you couldn’t possibly ask for more, can you?

Cleanse and Condition

The extreme heat can dry the scalp and the hair strands and make it weak. This can lead to brittle hair and a flaky scalp. One of the best and most time-tested solution is to regularly shampoo and condition your hair alongside the oil treatment, to maintain its health.

We recommend the Tigi Bed Head Colour Goddess Tween shampoo and Tigi Bed Head Colour Goddess Tween conditioner duo, which works for both regular dry hair and damaged coloured or chemical-treated hair. While the shampoo helps you cleanse your hair and scalp of the impurities, the conditioner nourishes your hair with vital nutrients. It brings out the vibrancy in your hair and protects it from heat damage too.

For Skin

Stack up on the SPF
One of the best ways to protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun is with a good sunscreen. Whether you’re indoor or stepping out, applying a decent amount on sunscreen to your facial skin keeps it nourished and healthy from the heat. Repeat after us, NEVER MISS SUNSCREEN!

Protect your skin from the moisture loss and harmful UV rays with these two fine products by Dermalogica, the Dermalogica Solar Defence Booster SPF50 or the Dermalogica Power Bright TRX Pure Light SPF50. Both these products, enriched with SPF50, defend your skin from the assault on your skin from the exposure to the hot environment and the harmful sun rays.

Carry a good hydrating mist

In case you are having to step our for work, during this heatwave, then you must carry a spray-on face mist to ensure your facial skin remains hydrated and nourished. While even a plain, cold water splash is enough, it’s effect doesn’t last long.

The Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist makes your skin look fresh, supple and firm. It improves radiance and helps get rid of the dullness, which is a result of exposure to harsh external aggressors and pollution. AND it creates a protective layer around your skin to keep it safe from further damage.

Deep-cleanse before bed

A good way to maintain the health of your facial skin is by having a regular nightly skincare regimen. It could be something as simple as a face wash and scrub combo before hitting the sack.

Go for something light and simple like the Clearing Skin Wash by Dermalogica, which smoothes uneven texture, exfoliates clogged pores and prepares the skin for moisturisation.

Always moisturise

Never skip moisturising! It is the most basic and important step of skincare during summers. And during a heatwave like this when your skin could lose its hydration quickly, you need a product that restores the hydrolipidic layer of your skin and locks moisture for a long duration.

Our pick would be the Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Face Lifting Soft Cream, it replenish and redensify you skin, make it look more young and supple. Plus, it’s suitable for all types of skin.

So that now you know it all, what are you waiting for! Go out, work, play and have fun. Don’t forget your mask and sanitizer.