With the temperature rising gradually, it is time to take care of our diet, our skin and hair. A sunscreen is simply not enough. An umbrella doesn’t save your pores from pollution. Frequent rain showers does not offer respite, but rather make matters worse. It’s humid and the result is sticky hair and greasy burnt skin.
To protect you’re self from the heat drink lots of fluids. Make a lot of lassi and nimbu pani with crushed mint leaves, a pinch of jeera. Make it a habit to save a little portion of fruits, vegetables and juices to apply on the skin. If you are enjoying a water melon make it a point to keep a few pieces aside for applying it on your skin. Pimples, sunburns and prickly heat are very common during the summer season. Ignoring them will only make matters worse. Keep some rose water in the fridge all the time and splash it on your face. Rose water will refresh your skin and tighten your pores. Neem paste or neem water is excellent for protecting your skin against pimples and breakouts.
It is very important to know your skin type before following any skin regimen. In order to find out your skin type, get it diagnosed by a skin practitioner. If you are unable to identify your skin type, you will end up having complex skin.
Moving out in the sun without a proper eye defense system in place too can damage delicate tissues. Always wear big shades to protect eyes from the heat and pollution. This will also protect the skin around the eye area. Cucumber and potato slices protect the skin and lightens dark circles. Drink as much ice tea you feel like and save the ice bag and keep it in the refrigerator and apply it on the eye.
During the summers your feet gets smelly and you can suffer from fungal infection also. Try to wear loose chappals or sandals. Deodorize your feet and apply talcum powder before you slip into your shoes. Wear cotton clothes to protect your skin body odour. Going out in the sun means making your fingernails dirty and pale. Beat one egg yolk in a bowl, soak the finger nails for five minutes in this and rinse off with cold water.
During summer time one needs to take special care of the mane as well. Do not forget to step out in the sun with out an umbrella. Shampoo and condition your hair regularly to prevent dirt from collecting in the roots of the hair.