Summer is not everyone's favourite season, after all it creates havoc when it comes to taking care of our skin. With the weather changing, our skin requirements change too. During the hotter months, it gets all the more difficult to keep the skin soft, protected and glowing because of the harsh rays of the sun. Then there's pollution and dirt to add to the trouble. While we may not be able to follow every beauty ritual necessary to protect our skin, an essential point to remember is to keep it well hydrated. This can be achieved by not just following a healthy lifestyle but also a basic beauty regime.
Here are six rituals you should include in your beauty regime to keep your skin healthy and glowing this summer:
Your body loses a lot of moisture during summers. So, it is essential to hydrate your body every now and then. Experts will tell you that it is a must to drink 10-12 glasses of water and increase your fruit intake to keep yourself hydrated all day long. Doing so will show effect on your skin too. Other than that make sure to follow the ritual of cleansing, toning and moisturising at night before sleeping. You could use milk and honey, which are great natural moisturisers for the skin.
2. Cleanse and exfoliate
Cleanse your face twice a day and scrub your skin two to three times a week to get rid of dirt and grime from deep within the pores. This is important or your skin won't be able to benefit for the moisturising lotions and face masks you try to use.
3. Don't forget sunscreen
Use a sunscreen whenever you step out. This is crucial as sunscreen helps in shielding your skin from harmful UV radiations that bring about the early onset of skin ageing.
4. Stay low on makeup
Sure, we all love to apply makeup but during summers you need to keep it low. To protect the skin's natural glow, the most important thing is to stay away from heavy makeup and get into the habit of taking it off before sleeping to let the pores breathe.
5. Use soothing ingredients like tomato
A good way to keep your face fresh and cool during summers is to use tomatoes, which are a great source of antioxidants. Mix tomato and lemon juice and apply it all over your face (you could also make ice cubes of it). Leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash with cold water. It will cool your skin and keep it hydrated too.
6. Use home-made face packs
Face packs made from kitchen ingredients like milk, honey and oatmeal can do wonders for your skin to keep it smooth and hydrated. You can also choose fruit face packs and sheet masks. Here are some ideas - DIY face packs.
Put in time to take care of your skin and stay beautiful despite the scorching heat.
Inputs from IANS