It is difficult to maintain beautiful skin during summer as excess heat can damage skin to large extent resulting in sun tan, dark spots, pigmentation and dull complexion. To avoid harsh effects of summer on your skin, here are the beauty tips to follow that can help you keep your skin moisturized and complexion fair even during hot summer. All these summer care tips are natural home remedies and hence you need not to spend too much on maintaining beautiful glowing skin during summer.
It is important to take precautions in order to avoid the damage to your beautiful skin during summer. Follow below given summer beauty tips in order to maintain fair skin complexion even during hot summer.
Hydrating:- As an imprtant summer skin care tip, hydrating is must for getting a beautiful skin in summer. It is also a must for your health too. Drink lots and lots of water (10 glasses a day is a must) and fresh juices in summer. In summer water is evaporated from the body and also due to sweat, water leaves your body cells very quickly. In order to retain moisture to your skin in taking lots of water is very essential.
Cleansing:- The next very important summer skin care tip in summer is cleansing.
Cleansing is of utmost importance for your skin in summer. Wash your face with water several times a day. It removes the sweat and dirt from the skin. After that you should use cleansing milk or cleansing lotion for cleaning oily skin. For normal to dry skin one needs cleansing cream or gel. For acne prone skin medicated cleanser must be used.
If you want to use homemade cleansers, gram flour (besan) is the best answer. For oily skin it can be used alone. And for normal to dry you can add milk cream in gram flour. Add some water in Gram flour and make the paste. Apply on the face leave for five minutes and wash. For oily skin you can also use multani mitti (fuller's earth) for cleaning you skin. It soaks all the oil and dirt from your skin. Raw milk is also very good cleanser. It cleanse the skin and also makes it smooth and supple. It also helps in reducing the effect of sun tan. Lemon is also proven to be a very good cleanser for oily skin. It also lightens the skin tone and removes all the dirt and oil from your skin.
Use above summer beauty tips for cleaning your face and skin. You can know more about making facial cleansers at home that can help keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Exfoliating :- The next tip for maintaining beautiful skin in summer is to exfoliate the skin 2 to 3 times a week. If you are over exposed to skin, you should exfoliate you body very often in summer. It removes the dead skin from your body.
You can use scrubs available in the market or can make your own skin exfoliating face scrubs at home. Face Scrubs using oatmeal are very effective. You can use raw oatmeal to scrub your face or you can add milk to it if you have normal to dry skin. For oily and acne prone skin you can also add yogurt to oatmeal. It will do wonders to your skin. Grinded almonds and walnuts are also excellent face scrubs. Make a paste with water and apply on the face. Massage in circular motion and leave for 10 minutes. Again give a little massage to remove the dead skin. Wash with water. You can also add milk instead of water to make paste for dry skin. Honey is also a very good option to add in the scrub. It moisturises the skin and make it soft and supple.
Toning :- If you want to keep your skin beautiful in summer, toning is very necessary for your skin after scrubbing especially in summer. In summer you can use a flower based skin tonic (rose, lavender etc). You can also use rose water as the skin toner to refresh the normal to dry skin. For oily skin you should use an astringent toner. You can mix astringent toner with rose water and refrigerate it. Use this toner several times a day for getting beautiful skin in summer.
Sun protection:- Prevention is better than cure. Keep your skin protected from sun exposure to keep your skin beautiful in summer. Try to use umbrella and wear sunglasses while going out. Avoid going out from 11 AM to 3 PM. Apply a sunscreen (at least SPF 30) 30 minutes before going out. And if you are out for a long time use the sunscreen lotion again. If your skin is sun damaged, you can follow these home remedies to treat sun tan or sunburn skin.
Moisturising : In summer your skin needs to be moisturised very often. Hot sun rays takes away the moisture from your skin. You can use a water based and Vitamin- E moisturiser for getting a beautiful skin in summer.
Healthy diet : Try taking a lots of fruits and vegetables in summer. As skin is the mirror of your health, what you eat shows on your skin. Also try eating diet rich in calcium (dairy products) as calcium can be lost in sweating. Also take diet rich in vitamin E (nuts as almonds) for great skin. In summer season spicy and oily foods must be avoided. You can know more about the benefits of fruits for skin, hair and overall health.
Make up: In summer go for mineral make up. It lasts long in sweating conditions. Also use lighter tones in summer. Wear lip balm having at least 15 SPF before getting out.
Using the above tips for beautiful skin in summer season you can maintain the freshness of your skin in sunny season too. Don’t get panic and pay a little attention and care towards your skin. Drink a lot of water, avoid exposure to sun and follow the above summer beauty tips.
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