5 Summer Skincare Essentials Under 500 for Every Girl

Summer, skincare, essentials, budget friendly

 Summer is here again! This hot and harsh Indian summer brings with it a plethora of skin woes including breakouts, tanning, excessive oily skin etc. We always wish our skin look radiant and clear throughout the year. Hence, we have to take proper care of our skin. Though during warmer months you need to work little harder to avoid breakouts and sun damage. What you’ll do, indulge in simple yet tricky beauty treatments. What if that’s also not making a big whole in your purse? Here are the ways to revamp your skincare routine with some summer essentials under 500 INR.

When choosing a product, you need to be very careful. Pick up those which are hydrating and at the same time balancing that holds skin moisture and keeps excessive sebum production in check. This will help your complexion keeping calm and subtle. Fortunately, here are some budget friendly summer essentials for you.

Summer essentials under 500:

1. Cleanser:

The most important step to control excessive sebum production and to stay fresh. I prefer to use powder cleansers (foaming and non-foaming) because they’re gentle enough for daily cleansing and exfoliating in one go. I use Skincarevills’s Oats Almond cleanser in my AM routine while for evening ritual I pick up Soapstories India Chamomile and Cocoa Foaming grains. 
If you’re a facewash person, go for an oil control cleanser that can wash away toxins, control sebum production leaving your face fresh and clear. You may try Plum Green Tea Pore Cleansing Face Wash. I myself use this in the evening after coming back from work.  Moms Co Natural Vitamin C Face Wash for Women & Men is another one that I’ll suggest for brighter and even skin tone. Both of them are extremely hydrating while leaving you glowing.

2. Toner:

Summer, skincare, essentials, budget friendly

Now what you need is a good face toner. It will balance your skin’s pH, reduce excessive sebum production while keeping the complexion hydrated and fresh. My pick is Blue Nectar Rose water spray for face. Its calming and refreshing formula not only hydrates and soothes my face, but it balances and prepares for the next steps as well. Carry this wherever you go for instant freshness. If your skin is oily and acne prone, Plum Green Tea alcohol free toner will be the best choice. 

3. Sunscreen:

Summer, skincare, essentials, budget friendly

Though it may sound cliché, a good sunscreen is a must not only for summer, but for the whole year. Whether you are staying at home or traveling afar, you need sun protection, regardless of season. You need one with high SPF (atleast SPF 30 and PA+++), and that might be ideally waterproof and non-oily. You can check Dr. Sheth’s Basic Brightening Daily Sunscreen SPF 30 and PA+++. This broad spectrum SPF will shield you from harmful sun rays, air pollutants, and is perfect for Indian summer. Another one I prefer to use on my trips, VLCC De-tan Sunscreen Gel Crème SPF 50 PA+++

4. Moisturizer:

Summer, skincare, essentials, budget friendly

You may think that there’s no need to apply moisturizer in hot weather. While applying a moisturizer is an essential step to control oil production and keep the natural moisture intact. However choose it wisely according to your skin-type. I’d suggest mattifying moisturizer for oily skin-type while for dry skin people hydrating moisturizer would be the best option. 
However, let me make your task easier suggesting some budget friendly summer essential moisturizers. Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Face Moisturizer with hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E for non-sticky glowing complexion. If you need ultra-hydrating one, pick up Re’equil Ceramide and Hyaluronic Acid moisturizer cream.  You need to stay out of heavy cream based products in warmer months whatever your skin type is. They can only leave your face excessive oily and suffocating.

5. Eye-firming cream:

Do you want to look best even in summers? Then this product is what you need to be sure. Lately one of my friends came to me for a solution to prevent eye bags and dark circles around eyes. I did suggest her Mom’s Co Natural Vita Rich Under Eye Cream. After one month of continuous use, her issues are much better now. Inadequate sleep, dehydration, not eating a well-balanced diet might be the causes here. So, beside using some good products, concentrate on your lifestyle as well. 
Hopefully, you are now informed of some good summer essentials when you’re on tight budget. Other important steps besides the above mentioned points are exfoliating, using a good face pack, having a plenty of water, fresh vegetables and fruits. 

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  1. Alpana

    May 29, 2022 at 3:39 am

    Lately, I have started paying little extra attention towards my skincare routine. Moisturizing and sunscreen have always been my permanent members in skin care. But now I have started to use Rose water as toner and have made my own cleanser using home remedies.

  2. Sandy N Vyjay

    May 29, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    The harsh summers can wreak havoc on the skin. It is really neccessary to take that little bit of extra care during summer. These are really some of the must have products to protect the skin from the summer glare.

  3. Sindhu

    May 30, 2022 at 2:06 am

    These products are definitely must during summer skincare. I'm glad that you shared some tested affordable one here

  4. aditi

    May 30, 2022 at 7:36 am

    Summer is truly harsh especially in India. We have to give special attention to our skincare regime to feel good. Thanks for sharing the products under 500/

  5. Shreemayee

    May 30, 2022 at 7:38 am

    Glad to know that you've found it good.

  6. Anonymous

    May 30, 2022 at 8:57 am

    In summer skin need extra care. I always miss my sunscreen. I don't use sunscreen at home but you are right. I should use it at home too.

  7. Shreemayee

    May 30, 2022 at 8:58 am

    Yes, you need this at home too.

  8. Gunjan(TugguNMommy.com)

    May 30, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    I have never left my house without a good sunscreen in summers and once I am back I follow CTM, I will definitely add sunscreen in my "at Home" ritual. thanks for all the details.

  9. Anonymous

    May 30, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    Summers are harsh on skin and on needs to take skincare seriously. Thanks for suggesting good products that are easy on the pocket too.

  10. Raksha N Prasad

    May 30, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    Thank you for this list, I surely needed it. I will try to get these 5 products for my skincare as I need a routine care.

  11. Shreemayee

    May 30, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    That will help you to get healthy skin.

  12. Swati

    May 30, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    Everyone should have a skin care routine. I make sure that I keep my skin hydrated. Moisturizer and sunscreen are two things I am very particular about.

  13. Judy

    May 30, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    I will try Blue Nectar rose spray for refreshing my face skin and also use as a toner. Nice compilation of summer skincare essentials.

  14. Ruchi Mayank Verma

    May 30, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Toner and moisturizer even I don't miss at any case. Skin care is extremely important especially in summers.

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