Take Care of Your Skin In Summers

Summer is the season when you have to take special care of your skin. You may be surprised that your summer skin, which looked radiant throughout winter, suddenly looks dull, blemished and oily. This is because, in winter your skin's natural oils solidifies, whereas in summer it flows freely.Ultraviolet light is the biggest enemy to our skin in summers specially. Our skin is easily damaged from direct sunlight when we are outdoors.

Some suggestions to keep your skin looking beautiful all summer long:

1).Drink lots of water through the day..It will keep skin looking clear and lustrous.

2).Drink a cup of milk every day, and also combine milk with ingredients like almond meal and rose water to make a Pitta-balancing skin cleanser.

3).Keep your skin nourished with an herbal moisturizer. Look for ayurvedic formulations that contain skin-friendly herbs such as sandalwood, turmeric, brahmi, amla and aloe vera. At least once a week, treat yourself to a fruit or vegetable mask appropriate for your skin type. Cucumbers, avocados, apricots and papayas lend themselves well to homemade masks.
Moisturisation is the most important part of daily skin care. Your skin needs more water than anything else and moisturisers are more needed in summer when you lose most of your body salts by sweating. Buy a water-based moisturizer and use it without fail
A few moisturisers you can make at home:

*. Take cucumber juice and watermelon juice in equal proportions and apply on face. You can cool it in the frig before use.

*. Rose water is also a good moisturiser and it can be sprayed on the face to tone and refresh it.

4).Make it a habit to wash your face gently with water a number of times in a day (try and use mineral water). You can splash as many as 20 times as long as you don't use very hot or cold water on your skin

5). To prevent wrinkles caused due to sunrays stay out of the sun, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when it's almost directly overhead and UV radiation is strongest. Stay in the shade as much as possible

6). Strive to apply sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes before stepping outside. Sunscreen should always be reapplied after contact with water or after sweating. Sunscreen also should be worn year round--every time you leave the house. Shop for sunscreen that blocks against UVB and UVA rays both believed to induce skin cancer.

7).Use a non-soap based gentle cleanser that will deep cleanse without drying out the skin. A good cleansing mix for dry/normal skin can be made with almond meal, oatmeal, milk and rosewater. For oily skin, try chickpea flour (found in Indian grocery stores) or oatmeal with yogurt and a little lemon and neem powder. If you use a toner, look for one without alcohol.

8).Glycerin is a humectant and it attracts moisture to the skin even during the summer months. As the glycerin absorbs water from the air it may be very beneficial for those women with very dry or sensitive skin as it do not cause irritation and hydrates the skin deeply.

Facial mask with glycerin for dry skin


1 tablespoons glycerin, 1 tablespoons Ammonia water (and it is purchased by the pharmacy), 1 tablespoons honey, half a cup of cold water overdone.

Glycerin can be perfectly combined with vitamin E and other vitamins, which has a rejuvenating effect on the skin.

9). Sensitive skin needs very refreshing and calming ingredients that will not shock or irritate it. At home you may use Aloe Vera with a couple of drops of blue chamomile essential oil. To calm your skin, use natural products that contain calming ingredients like chamomile, oatmeal, cornflower, milk and licorice.

10). Think about what clothes you're wearing. Cotton will help prevent sunburn unless the fabric is white. Also, try to reduce the amount of skin exposed to the sun, especially with children.

11). If you get a sunburn, apply aloe vera gel after it was kept in the fridge. Try putting on a washcloth was was in the freezer as well. And don't pick sunburned skin!

12). If you have a blister, put a Band-Aid on it! It prevents friction and adds padding.

13). If you develop head rash, apply a hydrocortisone cream or take an oatmeal bath.

14). Drinking black tea…. helps your skin really! Black tea has an astringent and its tannins are great soothing sunburns.

15). Avoid wearing Synthetic wear in summer. Cotton dresses help our skin by absorbing the Harmful UV rays from sun.

16). For sensitive skin, You need 1 cup natural yogurt, ½ cup oatmeal. Mix the ingredients together. Apply to the skin for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

17). Everyday use of sun lotions on your face and back of the hands will limit the chances of developing dry leathery skin, wrinkles, mottling and other signs of premature aging and skin cancer.

18). Cover up in the sun with loose cotton clothing, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses with UV protection.

19). Use a "broad spectrum" sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 15 to protect against

20). Sunscreen should be applied to clean, dry skin 30 minutes before exposure to the sun which allows it time to absorb properly.

21). You must use wear a good deodorant or antiperspirant to control sweating.

22). Creamy lipsticks can be used on summer. You can reserve the darker shades for evening. Glossy light ones are preferable for those nude looks.

23).Water-proof eyeliners help you by saving your smudges. You must wear night-wear eye shadows. Go for powder and not cream-based.

24).Before using blush or mascara you should prefer dusting of powder for absorbing oils in foundation and also preventing discoloration or streaking. By applying powder before mascara your lashes look thicker and they do not become prone to smudge.

25). Dabbing powder helps you by reducing the oily look of your shiny face.

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