5 Summer Skin Care Steps

5 skincare steps to be followed this summer, with photos & swatches.

Hello! IMBB Ladies…

It is so hot here in Bhubaneswar. Temperature is rising more and more. Taking care of your skin is must at least in summer season when the mercury is rising higher. So in this review I’ll discuss about the 5 summer skincare steps which is a must to follow.

Face Wash > Scrubbing > Cleansing > Toning > Moisturizing / Sunscreen

1. Lakme’s Fruit Blast Citrus Rain Fruit Detox Face Wash

lakme citrus rain face wash

The Company says– Detox your skin from the harsh effects of grime & pollution with this rich creamy face wash with citrus extracts of mandarin & anti-oxidant Vitamin C, leaving your skin feeling fresh and sparkling clean.

Directions for Use– Squeeze a small amount in your hands and work into a rich lather. Massage on wet face. Rinse thoroughly with water.

Key Ingredients– Aqua, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Lactic Acid, Mandarin Orange Fruit Extracts & Perfume.

Price/Qty– INR 85/50 gms

My experience with the facewash- It’s a great product. It doesn’t dry my skin whereas leaves my skin very fresh. It smells mildly of orange peel. Non-allergic & safe for sensitive skin. Even after washing the smells binds to your face and makes your skin glow. An ideal product for oily to normal skin.

2. Lotus Herbals Berry Scrub

lotus berryscrub

The Company says- For skin that looks as great as it feels. The creamy lather cleanses and natural exfoliators polish your facial skin to reveal dazzling complexion.

Lotus Berryscrub face Scrub

Directions for Use– Squeeze a small amount in your hands and work into a rich lather. Massage on wet face, concentrating on rough spots like nose tip, chin, fore head, etc. Rinse thoroughly with water.

Key Ingredients– Water, Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate, Glycerin, Citrus Sinensis (orange peel Extract), Aloe Vera gel, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon peel extract), Strawberry seeds & Fragrance.

Price/Qty- INR 110/80 gms

My experience with the scrub: It’s also a great scrub. It doesn’t dry my skin whereas leaves my skin very refreshed. It smells mildly of strawberries. Non-allergic & safe for sensitive skin. After washing face, you can’t stop touching your face. An the strawberry seed (I guess the exfoliators) cleans face deeply removing dead cells and makes your face glow. As it’s a Face Wash Scrub Gel, so you can skip your face wash routine. I use this scrub gel, 3 times a week.

3. Lotus Herbals Lemon Pure

lotus lemonpure cleanser

The Company says- This unique cleansing milk is ideal for deep cleansing & removing make-up. The astringent property of Lemon lifts impurities from skin. Turmeric works as an antiseptic, maintains moisture level and preserves elasticity of skin.

Directions for Use- Apply all over face and neck using light circular movements. Wipe off with either damp cotton or wash off with water.

Key Ingredients

• Water- a very good hydrating agent.
• Wheat germ Oil- fights ageing of skin & promotes skin health by improving blood circulation. Its rich source of Vitamin A, D & E.
• Liquid Paraffin
• Almond Oil- good for skin as an emollient. A very rich source of Vitamin E (26 mg for 100 gms). It also improves complexion.
• Lemon peel extract- rich source of Vitamin C (53 mg for 100 gms).
• Orange Oil- its an essential oil.
• Wild Turmeric- it improves the complexion & regarded as an anti-ageing agent.
• Bees Wax
• Vetiver- properly known as khus-khus. It contains 90% of all western perfumes.
• Glycerin- it provides smoothness & prevent skin dryness with its moisturizing effect.

Price/Qty– INR 155/80 ml

My experience with the cleanser- It is ideal for dry to normal skin type. After cleansing my face becomes baby soft & becomes much more radiant. My open pores are visibly reduced and blackheads totally gone. It really preserves elasticity of skin. Its ideal for removing make-up residues. The smell is lemonish and pleasant.

4. Lotus Herbals Basiltone

lotus basiltone toner

The Company says- a dynamic blend of basil leaf extracts and cucumber extracts which restores natural pH balance of combination, oily, normal to dry skin. As a result skin is clear, clean & fresh.

Directions for Use- After cleansing with Lemonpure, wipe face and neck with cotton moistened with good quantity of Basiltone.

Key Ingredients– Water, Glycerin, Cucumis sativa (cucumber) extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) extract, Neem extract & Fragrance.

Price/Qty- INR 185/100 ml

My experience with the toner– It’s also a great product. After cleansing, I tone my face using Basiltone. Continues use has tighten my pores and removes ach and every residue of make-up, pollution and excess oils from my face. Just a few drops and you will fell refreshed, atleast when your home after a tired work in this summers. Cucumber & Basil (tulsi) extracts do wonders for your skin. It gives a soothing affect. It smells mildly of cucumbers. I just love it.

5. Lotus Herbals AloeSoft Daily moisturizer

The Company says- It’s a non-greasy formulation enriched with Aloe-Vera & Cucumber extracts, that not only moisturizes but makes skin feel refreshed & comfortable. Aloe-Vera soothes dry skin whereas Cucumber has a cooling effect.

Aloe Soft Body Lotion

Directions for Use- Apply liberally all over the body, ideally after a shower or bath on damp skin for best skin softening, sealing in the moisture. Focus on dry or stressed areas such as elbows, heels and knees. Can be used any time your skin is feeling [articularly parched dry.

Key Ingredients

• Aloe Vera- leaves skin feeling revitalized.
• Cucumber- hydrates and leaves a cooling effect.
• Milk Enzymes- provides moisture boost & non-stickiness.

Price/Qty– INR 225/300 ml

My experience with the product- Due to constant exposure in sun, my skin dehydrated leaving it dry & dull at the end of the day. But, Aloe Soft helped me by hydrating the skin. Its fast-absorbing & non-sticky that moisturizes my skin, feeling cool & healthy throughout the day. Voila ! ! It has SPF 20. It smells mildly of cucumber. Non-allergic & safe for sensitive skin.


6. Lakme’s Sun Expert Sunscreen with SPF 24 PA++

The Company says- Its designed to provide broad-spectrumm UV protection. While SPF 24 majorly blocks UVB rays that cause sun burns, PA++ provides effective protection from harmful UVA rays that cause dark spots, premature ageing and skin darkening. This daily moisturizing sunscreen formulated with Cucumber and Lemon grass extracts and Vitamin B3 not only protects but also helps correct past sun damage, dark spots and pigmentation.

Directions for Use- Smooth onto face and exposed part of the skin at least 20 mins before sun exposure. Reapply every 3-4 hours, if needed..

Key Ingredients- Aqua, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Lactic Acid, Cucumis sativa (cucumber) fruit juice, Cymbogopon schoenanthus (lemon grass) extract, Neem extract & Fragrance.

Price/Qty- INR 170/100 ml

My experience with the product– it doesn’t leaves a oily layer onto your face, whereas it gives a matte effect. it even de-tan my skin. It has a slight lemony smell.

Final Verdict on a whole- Try following this regime daily throughout all the seasons not only summer. Never be lazy or skip anything.

Hope you all liked my review. Waiting for your comments.

What skin care product you follow for summer season?

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33 thoughts on “5 Summer Skin Care Steps

  1. :yes: :yes: Anupama, you have a very good skincare products selection :waytogo: :waytogo: i too have normal to dry skin and I feel like picking up all of them….. :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

  2. hey… nice skin care regime :yes: :yes: :yes:
    with this routine you follow,,, i am sure you are having great skin :waytogo: :waytogo: :victory:
    well,my skin care routine is very simple..i wash my face with himalaya gentle exfoliating daily face wash and then moisturize my face with lotus aloehydra moisturizing gel…i donot use any sunscreen coz i have not found any which suits me well :(( :(( (can you please suggest me a good one??)..After returning home,after spending 4-5 hours outdoors, i simply cleanse my face with himalaya cleansing milk,,rinse my face and apply lacto-calamine lotion .Before going to sleep ,i wash my face with clean and clear foaming face wash and use lotus alphamoist moisturizer.I scrub my face with everyuth walnut and apricot face scrub once in a week..
    please tell me if my skin care regime lacks something and how can i make it better????

    well it seems that you are a great fan of lotus products bcoz almost all the products in ur skin care regime are from lotus :cheers: ..
    TAKE CARE… :kissblow: :kissblow: :kissblow:

  3. i have a normal skin type which turns oily in summers… i have used a sunscreen from lotus(spf 30) but it used to make my skin more oily. :sweat: .so ,i never dared to pick their sunscreen again…..

  4. I used the lakme spf 24 sunscreen but am not happy with it, anyways I stay at Kolkata but am from Bhubaneswar too. So nice to meet here. :))

  5. hello, plz tell me if my skin care routine is correct and enough to my normal to combi skin. ?:)
    On daily basis I use face wash scrub gel > toner > sunscreen moisturizer
    Once a week I use face wash scrub gel > face pack > toner > sunscreen moisturizer
    if required I use cleansing milk before face wash
    PLZZZZZZZZZ tell me :waiting: :waiting: :thanks: :puchhi: :rose:

  6. My skin care regime is quite simples.. have chenged a bit from past one month.. bt this one is mine

    Cleanse face with Lush angels on the bare skin, spray rose water, blossom kochhar almond lotion – lotus sunscreen- then makeup 😀 😀 I love to use lotus whiteglow gel creme with my foundation , it works super awesome for my skin. Evening more or less the same. Sometimes i just slather oil on my skin if I see any dry patches or if my skin is very dry.

    You have a great routine. Keep it up. :))

  7. Great article Anupama..Heat really makes me all blank here!! 😐 😐 😐 So I end up using all the products that have some cooling effect like Menthol in it!! 😛 Like Menthol facewash – Oriflame pure, then menthol face pack – Neutrogena 2-in-1 face pack, then Dabur gulabari and then Lotus Phytorx lotion – it doesn’t have menthol but it doesn’t cause any stickiness and disappears. I don’t use foundation in summers, just dab some touch and glow compact 🙂 🙂 🙂

  8. hi- was curious about the Basiltone toner. I have combination/oily skin. will it work?

    my skincare regime – dab my face with cold water before i start my makeup, the usual moisturizer (oil of Olay) foundation (Lakme), maybelline matte mousse, eye gel, concealer+matte mousee for undereyes, loose mineral powder (TBS) to set. eyebrow pencil, faces black eye pencil, lipgloss and occasionally a blush or bronzer to highlight/contour.

    night i use the oil of olay cleanser, cucumber toner, Oriflame almond oil to cleanse my eye area. about twice a week i use the TBS tea tree blackheads scrub. Everyouth walnut crub is also something that i use maybe on a special occasion when i need to be fresher (usually before my makeup)..

    THAT is quite a routine. i realized only once i started writing it down :stars: my makeup takes about 10-12 mins, my cleansing routine abt 10-12 mins too..i will use a foot scrub or an undereye eye cream too whew!!! :woot:

  9. how bout oily skin? i use clean n clear/ neutrogena facewash..rosewater n den sunscreen..no mioisturizer in between n in night i juz keep it clean. What more n MUST should i incorporate in my regime ?:)

  10. this site is like diving into the sea of wonderful products n coming out with d best one that suits u cuz thr r reviews attached always..hv got my queris cleared rati aftr spendin a bit more of time on ur blog 🙂 :yes:
    PS: it always feels nice wen u knw u r hittin d right track ! 🙂

  11. nice routine …bt being regular is what I really appreciate !!
    I usually wash my face with himalaya neem face wash (sometimes I skip that too n wash with plain water) and then apply lotus spf 30 sunscreen(this I brought from IMBB suggestions only :victory2: ) …
    I got vaseline moisturizer a few days back n m loving it … I use it at night with my biotique aloe vera lip balm
    From the time I have started viewing IMBB reviews, I have started building up my wardrobe slowly slowly :toothygrin:

  12. shaili,
    I wish there would have been a like button n I would have liked ur comment … last wala 🙂
    Really true, this place has got great products to me 🙂

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