Summer season is one of the worst foes of your skin as it robs your beauty once you become negligent. So, a proper skin care in summer is essential.
Protect yourself from this harsh season and maintain the glow always. Let’s see how:
What Should You Eat?
Needless to say, keeping your body hydrated becomes the foremost priority, especially during the summer season. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water. That apart, incorporate this to your diet.
- Strawberries, watermelons, cucumbers and bell peppers.
- Probiotics contained in yoghurt boost the good bacteria of the stomach.
- Chrysanthemum tea.
- Coconut water as it contains all the vital electrolytes to keep the temperature down.
Choose Sunscreen with Both UVA and UVB Rays Protection:
Prevention is better than cure, they say. It is hard to revive the sunburned skin. So, better you protect yourself by applying sunscreen at least 15-20 minutes before you move out so that it gets absorbed thoroughly. Make sure that your sunscreen provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays and has a high SPF factor. Long exposure to the sun makes your skin age faster.
Keep Your Skin Well-hydrated:
Watermelons and cucumbers not only keep your body hydrated but they are great for your skin too. Rub watermelon and cucumber slices all over your face and the exposed areas of your body. This will keep your skin hydrated and nourished. During your summer skin becomes dry. A proper nourishment becomes essential. Make use of water-based skin care products.
Exfoliate Your Skin With Natural Scrubs:
Your skin toils hard all through the day. Avoid sitting before air-conditioners all through the day. This is detrimental to your skin. If you have dry skin, you need to exfoliate your skin 2-3 times a week. Prepare a home-made scrub. Take some wheat/gram flour. Mix a tablespoonful of honey in it. To reduce viscosity of honey, mix rose water and apply this all over to get rid of dead skin cells, dirt and pollutants.
Important to Note:
Your body releases heat through enhanced blood flow and sweating. This is a nature’s way to protect your body from overheating. If this does happen, you suffer from sunstroke, lethargy and muscle cramps. So, make sure that you eat all the seasonal fruits and drink plenty of water.