Skin Care Tips During the Summer Season . [Part - I]
-- First and foremost, do not go out during the hottest parts of the day.
-- The importance of the Moisturizer could not be over stated during the summer season. So make sure to remember to put on the moisturizer. Keep your skin nourished with a herbal moisturizer.
-- Drink lots of water through the day, not only to replenish moisture lost to the heat and sweat but also to help remove toxins from your body
-- keep skin looking clear and shiny. It is recommended to use herb or spice teas, made with skin-enhancing ingredients, as they offer therapeutic benefit.
-- Sweet juicy fruits such as pears, grapes, watermelon and mangoes both nourish and cleanse. Fresh ginger, cilantro, mint and basil add flavor and aromas to dishes.
-- The most important thing especially in summers is ... the Sunscreen. Make sure to apply your sunscreen at least 20 minutes before you step out of the house.
-- Apply a fruit or vegetable mask appropriate for your skin type. Cucumbers, avocados, apricots and papayas could be used to make homemade masks. Here is how to do it : Puree the fruit or vegetable and blend with some yogurt, honey, oatmeal and lemon juice or rosewater and apply evenly to the face. Rinse off with lukewarm water after staying for around 15 minutes. Use lemon for oily skin and rosewater for dry skin type. Do this at least once a week.
-- As much as possible use water-based moisturizers during the summer.
-- Stay away from iced beverages because they hinder digestion and can create toxins leading to skin breakouts.
-- Summer Vegetable Choices : Carrots, lettuce, summer squash such as zucchini, celery, asparagus and leafy greens are good vegetable choices.
-- Opt for sun protective cloths - It will be very helpful for your skin if you opt for light colored and full-sleeve cloths. Because by doing this you can protect yourself form the summer sun and save your skin from getting burnt.
-- Drink a cup of milk every day. Milk is cooling that also supplies nutrients to your skin and helps to keep it from drying out. You could also combine milk with items such as almond meal and rose water to make a skin cleanser.
-- Summer heat can cause the feet to dry and cracky. Keep your feet clean and cool. Either go for a regular pedicure or go for home pedicure using a very good feet lotion. Instead of shoes all the time, try on those sandals when you can. It allows your feet to breathe and stay odor-free.
-- Sleep on cotton or linen sheets.
-- Go to bed early and awaken early for clear healthy skin and sparkling eyes.
-- If you use a toner, use the one without alcohol.
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-- Get plenty of quality sleep every night.
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-- To make your skin more resilient apply a thin mixture of red sandalwood powder and rosewater 2-3 times a week to your skin.
-- Practice calming yoga poses or meditation to stay serene. Stress, Frustration and Anger can cause your skin to show furrows and small lines and breakouts.
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-- The sun can cause your skin to look oily on occasion. When the oil combines with dirt and sweat, pores get clogged. Be meticulous about your cleansing routine, morning and night. here is how to take care of this situation ... use a gentle cleanser that is not based on soap and will deep cleanse without drying out the skin.
-- You could soak some cotton pads in cool water or rose water and place them over closed eyes for 10 minutes.
-- One must Exfoliation during the summer season. This is because the remove the deal skill cells that are caused by the summer heat, dust, pollution. Make sure to exfoliate every alternate day to get yourself a beautiful, healthy and glowing skin.
-- Eat fruits, vegetables that supply the skin with essential nutrients and free-radical fighting antioxidant properties. Example : Pamogranate is a known source of naturally occurring anti-oxidants.
-- A good & simple Cleaning mix for dry/normal skin : almond meal, oatmeal, milk and rosewater mix.
-- A good & simple Cleaning mix for oily skin : Mix [chickpea flour (found in Indian grocery stores)] or oatmeal with yogurt and a little lemon and neem powder.
-- Cut down on spicy or sour foods
-- Use liquid makeup which has which holds SPF. It ensures safe and secure skin make up.
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-- For those that exercise, make sure to do it during the early morning hours of the day. For outdoor exercises, wear sunscreen, lip protection, sunglasses and a broad-brimmed hat.