Going out in the open with Sun blazing and mugging your energy becomes in itself a task. It feels like your skin is burning on a hearth making it look dull, dry and tanned. And that is why knowing how to get glowing skin this summer is important to you.
Skin is a very important part of our body and it should be taken care in several ways during different seasons. Your health and beauty get affected to an
However, by staying updated with the relevant tips or information and taking a bit of extra care can prove to be an umbrella to your skin and beauty especially in the Summers. Though in one way, Summers is actually good for your skin health because of the sweating factor. As sweating opens up your skin pores and lets the skin breathe. And at the same time, it also gives you the problems of suntan, sunburn and dry scaly skin. But with little care, you can get glowing skin without much effort.
Tips on how to get glowing skin this Summer
Keep your Skin Hydrated
First and most important tip. To get glowing skin in summer keep your skin well hydrated by intaking enough fluids like plain water, fruit juices, buttermilk, lemonade etc. Avoid taking liquids, which are high in caffeine. Take a shower twice a day to keep your skin clean and fresh. It not only cleans the dirt and sweat but keeps you cool to an extent in the scorching heat.
Use ice on your face
Rubbing an ice cube wrapped in a thin fabric cotton towel all over your face improves the blood circulation of the face, reduces the pores, and refreshes your skin.
Protect your skin
Although summer is the time to wear trendy short dresses, swimming costumes, and bikinis, it is always recommended to keep your skin covered as much as possible before you go out in the sun. Wear light colour cotton clothes, which cover your skin majorly from direct exposure of the Sun. Do not forget to apply sun lotion with good SPF levels on any open or exposed part of you. Choose things like umbrella, sunglasses, hats, etc as per your convenience to shield your skin from the UV rays of the Sun. Exposure to UV rays even for a few minutes can do long term damages.
Eating the right food for healthy skin
As the skin is the reflection of your inside health, so eating the right food is very important to get glowing skin. During summer, avoid eating heavy and oily food. Try to eat less than your normal diet but increase your liquid intake. Drink fluid options like buttermilk, lemonade, fruit juices and water. Eat seasonal fruits like coconut, melon or anything seasonal available in your local market. Avoid eating ice-cream or other cold stuff temptations, most of us have a tendency to go to. As it contributes to weight gain and most importantly reduces your water intake capacity.
Use Red Wine
Red wine contains Resveratrol, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps in decreasing redness caused by sunburns. Red wine has healing properties and is very useful during summer to prevent you from the harsh effect of sunburns.
Always use Non-Comedogenic skin care products
Non-comedogenic products contain ingredients which do not block pores of your skin and thus do not cause acne. Non-comedogenic products are specially introduced by the skin care companies for people who are acne-prone and have oily skin.
The regular skin products that you use should be non-comedogenic otherwise applying them will block the skin pores. The blocked skin pores make more dead skin cells to accumulate on the skin resulting in blackheads, pimples or acne. You can find non-comedogenic skin care products easily in any good store.
Use Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel keeps your skin cool in summer and also helps in acne reduction, removal of acne spots and hyperpigmentation. It even rebuilds the damaged cells and tissues and thus improves your skin tone.
Use less of Makeup
The less makeup you use during the summer time the lesser you need to worry about your skin. Try to hold for a natural look as much as possible, or else you have to use makeup products that are rich in SPF and are water-resistant. I would recommend using SPF 30 to SPF 50 for sun protection for blocking a major percentage of UV rays harming the skin.
Proper exfoliation is a very basic step towards getting a glowing skin. Without exfoliation, your moisturizer cannot give you a glowing skin. For the removal of the dead skin which gets accumulated on your face and on many other parts of the body, exfoliation is very important. Scrub the dead skin off the body by using an exfoliating sponge or a massager.
By making a paste of oatmeal, milk and chickpea flour (generally known as Besan in households) you can prepare a homemade scrubber. Rub the scrubber gently on your body in a circular motion for at least 3 minutes and wash it off. Do this process 2 to 3 times a week.
Thoroughly cleanse your skin at least twice a day with a good quality cleanser. If your skin is acne prone, try a cucumber and aloe Vera gel based cleanser. You can make your own cleanser in your home too which is both effective as well as natural and also moisturizes your skin.
Mix honey in plain yoghurt. Apply it on your skin and wash it with plain water after 10 minutes. It works well if you don’t have time and the intent of spending money for now.
Also, use this home remedy as well. Mix 1 teaspoon of honey to freshly squeezed juice of a tomato. Apply this pack to your face and leave it for some time before rinsing it off. It reduces the amount of oil clogging the skin pores and the natural antioxidants give you glowing skin.
Always moisturize your face and body in any kind of weather. Avoid using oil-based moisturizers and go for those which are water-based. Massage it gently to get soft and smooth skin. The best time to moisturize your skin is when you just get out of the shower as your body is damp then. Moisturizing your skin in the night will give you glowing skin.
Regular body exercise helps in removing toxins from your body resulting in getting glowing skin. To stay fresh and energetic do simple workouts. Also, do yoga every morning. Go out for jogging in the morning. Jogging will help in reducing the extra pounds and you will also get a fresh and healthy skin. The circulation of blood in our body get increased with the help of exercise which in turn gives us a natural and glowing skin.
Tanning is a very common problem that usually happens in summers. But it can be treated from your kitchen itself. Homemade mask for removal of tan can be prepared. Please save the below handy techniques as follows:
Form a paste using 2 to 3 almonds, 1 teaspoon lime juice and 2 teaspoon milk. Apply it on your face and leave it overnight. Use lukewarm water to wash it in the morning.
If you want you can also mix honey and lemon juice in equal proportions. Apply it evenly on your face and leave for 20 minutes. This is one of the simplest tan removing solutions.
Applying cucumber juice also will soothe and neutralize your skin and will reduce the UV rays effect.
You can also make a paste using 1 teaspoon of gram flour, 1 teaspoon of milk and few drops of lime juice. Apply the paste on your face and leave it for 30 minutes. This will make your face glowing and will contribute to radiance.
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