Summer months can be very annoying with soaring high temperatures, sweat, uneasiness and excessive fatigue. The air around is hot and carries more dirt as compared to winter months, which can be extremely detrimental to our skin, hair and all over health.
Below Are 10 Best Skin, Hair And Healthy Diet Care Tips For Summer
1. Apply Sunscreen
No matter how much we try it is just impossible to avoid the sun. Even as little as an hour of exposure in the sun can be very harmful. Tanning is unavoidable and the ultra violet rays from the sun can have very bad effect on us. So the first tip is to apply sunscreen regularly. Sunscreen is a must and absolutely unavoidable. Wear sunscreen of at least 30 SPF or above and of a reliable brand. Apply the lotion about 15 to 30 minutes before going in the sun and reapply a couple of hours later. Also, apply sunscreen specially made for exposure to water before swimming. Sunscreen also helps in preventing sunburn and avoids blisters and rashes. Also, in a hurry don’t forget to apply it on your eyelids and lips.
2. Stay Hydrated
Drink as much water as possible. Drinking water is the key to comfortable summers. Drink at least 15 to 20 glasses of water every day. There is no better intake than the intake of water for our bodies. Water controls pimples, dryness, keeps brain functioning well and keeps us well hydrated on the insides. There is no alternate for water. Water also helps keep our hair smooth and soft despite all the dirt and oil that gets accumulated.
Summer months are all about water so bathe regularly. Take at least 2 baths a day and wash your hair every 2-3 days or as required. Swimming in chlorinated water speeds up the tanning process so it is important to take baths before and after swimming and wash off the chlorine. Wash your face 2-3 times a day, use face cleansers but not too much. Keep the face fresh. Also, prefer to go for natural ingredients and organic products. The best way to stay hydrated for long time is to take cold showers. Do not shower with hot or lukewarm water as it’ll open pores and make skin more susceptible to breakouts. Also, hot water damages hair by making them rough whereas cold water makes the hair smooth.
Despite common belief, moisturizing is as important in summers as it is in winters. The only tip here is to use a water- based moisturizer and not oil based one. This is because the skin already tends to be oilier in summers.
5. Appropriate Clothing And Accessories
Try to avoid the sun as much as possible between 11AM to 4 PM as the sunrays are harshest this time. Use sunglasses, hats and other accessories to avoid the sun. Wear a wide- brimmed hat to protect head, forehead and eyes. Caps protect the scalp and hair. Try to give as much protection as possible. At the same time try to stay breezy with loose fitted clothes.
6. Avoid Too Many Perfumes And Body Products
Even though it seems refreshing, it is best to avoid perfume, as they tend to stain the skin permanently and does not react well under sun. Wear mineral makeup, but only if you have to. Avoid make up as much as possible as these products tend to make skin oilier. Also, prefer water- based skin and hair products.
7. Home- Made Facepack
Instead of branded products in the market, turn to homemade remedies. Make face packs at home as natural ingredients are the best. Use honey or lemon to remove tanning as they are natural brightening agents; use yogurt or milk to keep the skin moisturized; use dry fruits such as walnuts and almonds for the vitamins and to exfoliate the skin; use fruits like bananas or berries. The options are many and very easy to make.
8. Right Food
Avoid spicy and heavy food. Spicy food tends to give us the sweats and makes skin more prone to oil. Drink vegetable juices, eat fruits, have light meals such as dal instead of butter chicken or heavy oily dishes. Indulge in lesser sweets and more on green vegetables.
9. Eat Fruits
Summer time has a variety of fruits in the market. Eat a lot of melons as melon make your skin healthier. Melons are rich in anti oxidants and hydrate the skin. Fruits are best for a body on a diet. They are nutritious and extremely healthy with almost no fat gain. Indulge in other fruits such as strawberries, mangoes, bananas and other berries.
10. Protect Hair While Swimming
Hair is often the most neglected part when swimming. Buy a nice hair cap when swimming. It keeps the hair intact and does not expose the hair to chlorinated water, which can be extremely detrimental. Also, wet hair is more prone to breakage and hair fall so it is best to keep hair covered with a cap.