The sun is at its peak. Dry and patchy skin as well as sudden outbreaks of pimples are quite common during such soaring temperature conditions. The heat and harsh rays of the sun causes the epidermal layer to become dull, dark and increases blemishes. Moving out in the sun becomes a nightmare as the fear of getting discoloured skin tone, rashes, prickly heat and wrinkles surround us. That is why skin care in summer, calls for a special attention. Here I am going to share few quick tips to make your skin glow naturally in summers.
HYDRATE YOURSELF, MAKE SKIN GLOW NATURALLY
We are very much aware of this fact that water is essential for our body. Apart from several health benefits, it is great to restore a natural glow on the skin. Various skin troubles like oiliness as well as dryness arise when our body fails to get enough water. So provide your body with constant water. While sitting in an air-conditioned room, you may not even feel like thirsty but your body still needs water. Make sure you consume considerable amount of water (atleast 8-10 glasses of water everyday). Water not only helps in keeping you fresh but also drains out toxins from your body.
Avoid drinking caffeinated beverages or alcohol even if you are a caffeine lover. All these act as a diuretic, move fluids out of the body too quickly which can destroy the glow on your skin.
To keep your skin hydrated in summers, start your day with a glass of lemon water and honey. Resort to coconut water, sattu, lassi and fresh fruit juices. Never forget to carry a water bottle with you wherever you go.
MOISTURISE YOUR SKIN
Yes, you heard it right. It is very essential to keep your skin moisturised during summers as you do so during the winters. Dry skin needs an oil based moisturiser to remove flaky skin. People with oily skin also need equal care during the sweltering summer days. A gel based moisturiser is the perfect solution to keep the skin free from acne.
SHIELD THE SKIN
What is the need of purchasing expensive facial masks from market when you can make your skin glow naturally through “Dadi maa ke nuskhe”.
- Cucumber works wonder for treating sunburns. Its cooling effect provides a refreshing touch to the skin and heals the burning sensation.
- Lemon is a natural bleaching agent and an antioxidant which combats the free radicals that accumulate on skin surfaces. Add few drops of lemon in your face packs and become a flawless beauty.
- Curd acts as a great exfoliating agent that removes dead skin cells and also moisturizes the skin deeply. It helps in cooling the skin that is continuously exposed to sunlight for hours. Mix gram flour and curd to get an instant glow to your skin.
- Face pack of orange juice and sandalwood powder has the soothing and cooling properties which makes it the perfect remedy for relieving sun tan and severe sunburn.
- Papaya mask and aloe vera gel extracted from its plant is a must try remedy for glowing skin.
- You can apply honey and oatmeal mask if you experience acne breakouts during summers.
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FIGHT THE SUN TAN
Though tanned skin looks really appealing but not in the peak summers when the sun’s rays tarnish the skin colour permanently. The bright hot sun, dirt and sweat play havoc with your skin. Tanning is the first sign of sun damage. So when you are out in the sun, even for a little time, don’t forget to apply sunscreen on your skin. It will prevent sunburn which can limit the skin’s ability to cool itself. Always use a sunscreen lotion with a minimum of 15 SPF (Sun Protection Factor) when outside. Apply it 30 minutes before you go out. Sunscreen does not last forever so reapply it after every two hours. Try to carry umbrella or wear a wide hat which will deflect the sun’s harmful rays.
MASTER MINIMAL MAKEUP LOOK
Try to keep off make up as summers are not the right time for it. Sweaty, oily skin, runny makeup, bleeding lipstick. Phew….keeping your skin and makeup in place can be a daunting task in this scorching summer heat. So sticking to a natural look is always advised. Do not apply layers of foundation, concealer and other products while stepping out in the sun. If you find it hard to resist your vanity bag, go minimalistic with the make up by using just a water based moisturiser, sunblock with SPF 30 and a lip balm that can protect your lips from getting dry.
WELCOME WATER RICH FOODS
Go easy on your eating habits during summers and avoid fried foods. Don’t have roadside food and the key to maintain a natural glow to your skin is to eat clean and healthy. Include water rich foods in your diet, they are very good for the body as well as the skin. During summers, it’s better to have small meals and increase the intake of vegetables and fruits. Citrus fruits like oranges, lemon and grapefruit are great for skin. Watermelon, tomatoes, cucumber, muskmelon, celery, lettuce, broccoli when added to your diet make skin naturally glowing. They help in improving the circulation and revitalise dull skin.
GET SET TO GLOW AND SHINE NATURALLY IN SUMMERS !!