Summer is the time for fun ice creams, popsicles, milkshakes, days in the sun, evenings by the pool and everything fun. But summer is also the time when the extreme heat and humidity tends to damage the skin, clog the pores and lead to acne and skin infections. During these months, special attention should be given to the skin in order for it to have a healthy glow.
Everything from food habits and exercise to weather fluctuations cause the skin to change based on your skin type. To save your skin from all the stress, here are some easy tips that will ensure it remains in its best health.
Steam therapy is one of the best things that can happen to your skin, irrespective of any weather or temperature. The hot steam helps open up the clogged pores on the skin which helps get rid of the dirt. It instantly makes your skin clearer and softer. For best results, this steam therapy can be practiced once every week.
It is time to switch up those coffee breaks to green tea breaks. Green Tea has very strong antioxidants that help the skin cells live longer, therefore leaving the skin glowing for longer periods in between steaming or exfoliation sessions.
Change food habits
Consumption of oily and spicy foods are very likely to slow down the digestive system and clog it during summer. And a bag digestive system never led to healthy skin with a natural glow. Salty food can also be avoided as it can dehydrate the body.
Instead, it is advisable to consume green and leafy water-based fruits and vegetables during these hot months. Think watermelon, lemon, apples, oranges, etc. are rich in antioxidants and also help the immune system. Glowing skin in the summer is not very difficult to achieve. Actually, it can be gained even sitting at home and applying a face pack that you can make with ingredients from your kitchen! All you will need to do is soak 3-4 almonds in milk overnight.
In the morning, take the almonds out and make a paste out of them with a spoon of milk. Apply this on your face and wash off after 20 minutes. Voila! Your skin will be blemish free and glowing!
Cleanse and Exfoliate
Using a scrub, exfoliate your face once a week to get rid of the additional oils and dead cells that have accumulated on the outer layer of your skin.
Also, ensure you wash your face with a good cleanser at least twice a day, to control the production of oil. Depending on how oily your skin is, you can increase the number of times you can wash your face. Since both are citrus fruits, they contain bleaching agents that help in tan removal. Once a week, you can apply lemon juice on your skin, which will help get rid of pimples and the tan.
You can also leave orange peels to dry in the sun, make a powder of the dried peel and use it as a face mask once you add rose water to it.
Do you have any more tips to share with us? Let us know in the comment section below.
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