The 9 Foods You Should Be Eating for Your Skin This Summer!
- Citrus Fruits
- Dandelion Greens
- Coconut Water
It's that time of the year when hot chai becomes a little less favored and nimbu-soda will become a go-to option. Very soon, anything synthetic will be a no-no and cotton will be your go-to fabric. Umbrellas come out to give your sunscreen company, suede shoes get packed away. We would raid our fridge for a certain king of fruits and crib each time our AC breaks down even for a minute. You guessed it, we are talking about summers.
Summer is upon us in all its glory. And with it, a whole lot of skin care issues too. Oily skin gets oilier, and dry skin gets patchy. There are breakouts and pimples, rashes and roughness, and that acne just wouldn't go away! Just a few simple changes in your everyday skin care regimen can ensure that you are all set to glow through this season too. Here are few summer skin care tips that can come quite handy.
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What does summer do to our skin?
The summer can be pretty harsh on your skin if you don't take care of you. So, just like your wardrobe, your skin care too definitely needs a seasonal change.
Too much sun is bad for your skin. Not only can you get tanned (which is not always a bad thing) but over exposure to sun rays can cause premature ageing of skin too.
Here's a holistic list of summer skincare tips that would help all skin types.
Make sure you keep your face clean of dust and sweat through these hot months. A lot of people encounter break-outs and pimples in these months. If you are one of them, make sure you splash your face with water at least 3-4 times every day.
Use weather appropriate products
Summer months need products that let your skin breathe naturally. Go for lighter lotions and serums. Products that block pores can cause more problems. “Water-based moisturizers work best for normal skin types. For oily skin, gel-based moisturizers are preferred. For extra oily and acne prone skin, stick to facial sprays with minerals good for your skin.
Don’t forget the eyes and lips
The sun's rays are the harshest between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. during summer months. Avoid stepping out around these times. If you do step out, make sure your eyes are covered with sunglasses and lips protected with a balm.
Eat cooling food
Go for seasonal fruits and vegetables. Stay away from sugary drinks that are full of calories. Make sure your intake of water is an optimum 8-10 glasses at least.
Having a bath twice a day will not only keep your skin fresh, it will also help combat summer lethargy.
Wear breathable fabrics
Cotton and lighter fabrics are a must to tackle the heat. Tight clothes can cause irritation and make sweaty parts of the body itch more.
Have a happy summer!