Its summer time and we all know what that means! Sun, sand and...acne breakouts!? Don't let the harsh sun ruin your skin and spoil your summer fun. Here are 7 simple, tried and tested ways to help you take good care of your skin this summer!
Add fruits such as apples, citrus fruits, berries, papaya, pineapple, and kiwi to your daily diet. They are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals which will improve skin health, detox your body and keep you feeling energized throughout the day. You can eat them in the form of fruit salads, juice them up or maybe try some fruit-infused water for a change!
Water does not just quench your thirst and keep your body well-hydrated; it does so much more than that! Water keeps the organs functioning properly and helps the body flush out toxins and waste- a perfect natural detox for your body. This, in turn, keeps your system clean and your skin clear! Plus it's the original 'zero-calorie' drink. So go ahead, load up on at least 8-10 glasses of water daily.
Apart from leaving you feeling sticky and sweaty, applying makeup right before you step into the sun can have some serious consequences on your skin. Try to avoid wearing heavy or too much makeup during the summer or perhaps consider switching to some natural-based makeup products.
Summers are incomplete without several trips to the ice cream parlor or the beach to treat yourself to some spicy Pav Bhajji and chilled falooda. However, eating oily, fried, and sugary foods can cause acidity, bloating and accelerated acne breakouts, especially during the summer. So try and be a little mindful of what you eat to avoid unwanted skin problems!
Well, unless you want to be burned to a crisp! Use a natural-based SPF 50 or higher sunscreen before you leave you to venture outside. It will protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun and also prevent unwanted skin tanning. Also, ensure you wear your shades and a cap or scarf to cover your face especially if you are traveling in the afternoon heat.
The change in the weather and temperature can cause a lot of heat and turmoil inside your body. But turning to ice cold water and ice cream to cool you down will definitely not help! What the body really needs is a good cleanse. Detox your body with a glass of fresh fruit or vegetable juice daily to keep you cool, inside-out!
Ensure you wash your face at least 2-3 times a daily to get rid of all that oil and dirt. Use a mild face wash on your skin or opt for some natural homemade scrubs such as honey + lime or perhaps a fresh fruit face pack!
Now that you know how to take care of your skin, all you need to do is follow these skin care tips daily and you will surely have a fun and 'skin problem-free' summer!