Summer, a time for sunshine, vacations, and carefree days. But amidst the fun, the scorching sun and relentless humidity can wreak havoc on your skin. Don’t let the season steal your radiant summer glow! We believe healthy, beautiful skin is achievable year-round, and summer is no exception. 

This guide equips you with the knowledge and essential products to navigate the changing seasons and maintain a balanced, happy complexion throughout the summer. 

Summer Skincare: Understanding the Impact on Your Skin

Summer brings longer days, warmer temperatures, and increased exposure to the sun, all of which can significantly impact your skin. The intense UV rays can cause sunburn, accelerate aging, and increase the risk of skin cancer.

Additionally, the heat and humidity can lead to increased sweat and oil production, clogging pores and causing breakouts. Dehydration is also common as the skin loses moisture more rapidly in hot weather, leading to dryness and irritation.

Understanding these challenges is crucial for adapting your skincare routine to protect and nourish your skin during the summer months. Here’s how the season can affect different skin types: 

Oily Skin: Increased sweat production can lead to clogged pores and breakouts.

Dry Skin: While summer air may feel more humid, it can still dehydrate your skin.

Combination Skin: You might experience an oily T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) and dry cheeks. 

Sensitive Skin: The heat and sun can exacerbate sensitivities, leading to redness and irritation. 

The Essential Summer Skincare Routine 

A well-crafted summer skincare routine is essential for maintaining healthy and radiant skin during the warmer months. As the sun’s intensity increases and humidity rises, your skin faces unique challenges that require targeted care and protection.

Here, we’ll explore the key steps and products you need to keep your skin glowing and protected all summer long.

Cleanse Wisely

Ditch the harsh cleanser: Opt for BiE’s gentle, lightweight cleanser. Our hydrating cleansers, like the Fresh Forward Cleanser, helps to remove impurities, even the tiniest bit of makeup, without stripping your skin’s natural oils.

Cleanse twice daily: This removes sweat, sunscreen, and dirt buildup, which can clog pores. Follow a double cleanse routine that thoroughly helps to remove impurities and keep your skin clean and fresh. 

Exfoliate Gently

Less is more: Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. However, with the added sun exposure in summer, over-exfoliating can irritate your skin. Stick to gentle exfoliation 1-2 times a week. After completing the double cleanse routine, we recommend using the O2WOW Mask to de-tan and deeply cleanse your skin.

This mask features a revitalizing blend of vital oxygen, stem cells, and acai berries, designed to tighten, hydrate, and enhance your skin’s glow. In just 10 minutes, it delivers radiant, refreshed, and revitalized skin. The vital oxygen boosts blood circulation to the skin’s surface, giving you a fresh and plump look. 

Hydration is Key

Don’t be fooled by humidity: Summer air may feel heavier, but it can still dehydrate your skin. Up your water intake. Aim for 8 glasses of water daily to maintain hydration from within. 

Lightweight moisturizers: Opt for BiE’s oil-free gel-based moisturizers, like the plumped serum. Packed with collagen and hyaluronic acid, this quick absorbing formula is perfect for your skin during the summer months.

Its water gel-like featherlight texture helps plump and profoundly hydrate your skin, giving you a glass-like appearance. Think of this as a tall glass of hydration for your skin. Plus, its non-comedogenic property is what makes it stand out. 

Sunscreen – Your Summer BFF: Sunscreen is non-negotiable, no matter the season. Here’s why it’s especially crucial in summer: 

Sun damage: UVA and UVB rays can cause sunburn, premature aging, and increase your risk of skin cancer. 

Daily application: Apply a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher sunscreen every single day, even on cloudy days. 

Reapplication is key: Reapply sunscreen every two hours, or more often if sweating or swimming. 

BiE Sun Protection Solutions: Sundaze by BiE is India’s first natural base sunscreen. Enriched with niacinamide, green tea, and a berry complex, this lightweight formula provides broad-spectrum protection with SPF 35 PA+++ and leaves absolutely no white cast. Sundaze not only shields your skin from

harmful rays but also hydrates and softens it, making it the perfect addition to your daily skincare routine. 

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Summer Skincare Hacks for Specific Types

Summer is a time of warmth, outdoor activities, and sunshine, but it can also bring a host of skincare challenges. Different skin types require unique approaches to stay healthy and radiant during the hotter months.

Whether you have oily, dry, combination, sensitive, or acne-prone skin, there are specific strategies you can employ to ensure your skin looks its best all summer long.

Here are some tailored summer skincare hacks for each skin type to help you navigate the season effectively. 

Oily Skin 

Oily skin can become even more problematic during summer due to increased humidity and sweat, leading to excess sebum production and clogged pores. Here are some tips to manage oily skin: 

1. Lightweight Moisturiser: While it might seem counterintuitive, even oily skin needs hydration. Opt for a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser that hydrates without adding extra shine. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and collagen. 

2. Blotting Papers: Keep blotting papers handy to absorb excess oil throughout the day. They help reduce shine without disturbing your makeup or skincare. 3. Clay Masks: Incorporate clay masks into your weekly routine to absorb excess oil and unclog pores. Masks with kaolin or rhassoul clay, like Bie’s Vin Rouge Resurfacing Mask, are particularly effective. 

Dry Skin 

Summer can be harsh on dry skin, exacerbating flakiness and irritation due to increased sun exposure and dehydration. Here’s how to keep dry skin moisturised and happy: 

1. Hydrating Cleanser: Use a gentle, hydrating cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Look for cleansers with soothing ingredients like aloe vera and chamomile. 

2. Rich Moisturizer: Choose a richer moisturiser that provides long-lasting hydration. Ingredients like shea butter, ceramides, and fatty acids are excellent for locking in moisture. 

3. Humidifier: Consider using a humidifier at home to maintain moisture levels in the air, especially in air-conditioned environments that can dry out your skin further. 4. Hydrating Masks: Use hydrating masks regularly to boost moisture levels. Look for masks with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and cucumber.

Combination Skin 

Combination skin can be tricky to manage, with oily areas (typically the T-zone) and dry patches elsewhere. Here’s how to balance your skincare routine: 

1. Balancing Cleanser: Use a balancing cleanser that can address both oily and dry areas without causing irritation. Gel cleansers that are gentle yet effective are a good choice. 

2. Dual-Zone Treatment: Apply different treatments to different areas of your face. Use oil-control products on your T-zone and hydrating products on drier areas. 

3. Lightweight Moisturiser: Opt for a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturiser that provides hydration without clogging pores. A gel-cream formula can be ideal. 

4. Regular Exfoliation: Exfoliate regularly to keep your skin smooth and to prevent clogged pores. Use a gentle exfoliator to avoid irritating the dry areas. 

Sensitive Skin 

Sensitive skin requires extra care during summer to prevent irritation, redness, and breakouts. Here’s how to soothe and protect sensitive skin: 

1. Fragrance-Free Products: Choose fragrance-free and hypoallergenic skincare products to minimise the risk of irritation. Products with soothing ingredients like aloe vera and chamomile are beneficial. 

2. Gentle Sunscreen: Select a sunscreen formulated for sensitive skin. Mineral sunscreens with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide are often less irritating. 

3. Patch Test: Always do a patch test with new products to ensure they won’t cause a reaction. Apply a small amount to your inner arm and wait 24 hours to see if there’s any irritation. 

4. Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients: Incorporate anti-inflammatory ingredients into your routine. Products with niacinamide and green tea extract can help calm and soothe sensitive skin. 

Acne-Prone Skin 

Summer can be particularly challenging for acne-prone skin due to increased sweating and oil production. Here are some strategies to keep breakouts at bay: 

1. Salicylic Acid Cleanser: Use a cleanser with salicylic acid to help unclog pores and prevent breakouts. Wash your face twice a day to remove sweat, oil, and impurities.

2. Non-Comedogenic Sunscreen: Choose a non-comedogenic sunscreen that won’t clog pores. Look for labels that specify “oil-free” and “won’t clog pores.” 

3. Oil-Free Products: Opt for oil-free and lightweight skincare products to avoid adding excess oil to your skin. Gel-based formulas are often a good choice. 

4. Spot Treatment: Keep a spot treatment with benzoyl peroxide or tea tree oil on hand to quickly address any breakouts that arise. BiE’s Calm Your Zits- Anti-Acne Gel is specially formulated for people with acne prone skin.

Packed with tea-tree oil, Japanese root extract and niacinamide, this antioxidant-loaded gel fights acne causing bacteria, reduces active acne, lightens scars and prevents future breakouts. This is the perfect product to breakup with breakouts! 

Bonus Tips for a Glowing Summer Skin

In addition to maintaining a dedicated summer skincare routine and using suitable products for your skin type, it’s crucial to support the overall health and wellness of your skin with these essential hacks: 

Diet Matters: Opt for fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants to protect your skin from within. 

Limit Alcohol and Sugary Drinks: These can dehydrate your skin and worsen breakouts. 

Protect Your Lips: Use a lip balm with SPF to prevent dryness and sun damage.

After-Sun Care: Soothe your skin after sun exposure with a cooling after-sun lotion or aloe vera gel. 

Relax and De-Stress: Stress can manifest on your skin. Practice relaxation techniques like yoga or meditation. 

Get Adequate Sleep: Quality sleep is essential for skin repair and rejuvenation. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night to allow your skin time to regenerate and recover from daily environmental stressors. 


Maintaining healthy and glowing skin during the summer is all about balance and preparation. By following a tailored skincare routine that includes gentle cleansing, hydrating, and sun protection, you can protect your skin from the harsh effects of UV rays and humidity.

Remember to adapt your routine to your specific skin type and needs, and don’t forget the importance of overall health and wellness factors like hydration, diet, and stress management. With these tips in mind, you can beat the heat without compromising your natural glow, ensuring your skin stays radiant and healthy all summer long.

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