Effortless ways to protect your skin during summer

Skin problems cause in during summer

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Come summer and my daughter becomes like a mad woman headed towards Menopause, absolutely moody and ready to kill even at the slightest provocation

Come summer and I start to dread her. I make sure that I am always out of her way and find myself diving for cover most of the time. This does not have anything to do with her being a “teenager” but simply because she feels extremely “hot” during the summer months. The hot temperature raises the heart rate. This further raises discomfort, increases frustration leading to increased possibility of being more aggressive and angry.

But this is not all. a change in season can also affect our skin adversely. Which in turn has an effect on our emotional wellbeing.  Summer months can leave our skin feeling greasy, breakouts become more common, skin can feel drier and lack moisture, sweat glands become more active, sun exposure causes pigmented patches and redness or even sun burns, eczema can worsen, one can fall prey to heat rash (prickly heat) etc.

Dealing with the effects of heat to calm our mind and body requires only awareness and a few simple healthy steps to changes to our daily regime.

 

Water

This is a no brainer. By now you have read and seen countless blogs, video blogs, infographics, ads all proclaiming the importance of drinking water. How it aids in flushing out toxins from our body, aids digestion and prevents constipation, stabilizes heartbeat and normalizes blood pressure, cushions joints and protects organs and tissues etc.

What water does for the skin is prevents acne, gives an even skin tone, prevents premature aging, reduces puffiness, helps to heal faster from sunburns, makes skin tighter and more supple, maintains the PH balance, prevents heat related skin eruptions and much much more.

If you are like me and have a tough time drinking water, just infuse it with lemon or orange or cucumber and mint. Not only will it give it a pleasant flavor but you will benefit from the properties of the fruits or herbs which have been used to infuse. Water is important for internal hydration of the body. For external skin hydration, there are many face brightness creams, ayurvedic body massage oils such as Nalpamaradi Tailam and face serums such as Kumkumadi Serum available off the shelf.

 

Fresh juices

One can be very tempted to opt for cold drinks during summer. These sugary sodas have no health benefits and in fact do quite the opposite. Opt for Fresh Fruit juices when the need to have a drink takes you over.

 

Natural drinks during the summer

 

Seasonal fruits and vegetable

There is a place and time for everything in nature and we should be following nature's code for consuming fruits and vegetables. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are based on the body needs of that particular season. A lot of energy is expended by our bodies in the summer to stay cool. The seasonal fruits and vegetables available in the summer are high in water content, have cooling properties and are light on our digestive system. This keeps the body well hydrated and rejuvenated just like nalpamaradi tailam does.

 

Hydrate your body

Hydration is not only about drinking enough water. While water is required to hydrate, the skin needs an extra boost of hydration as well.

This can be achieved by using a humectant to lock the moisture in the skin. You can do this by selecting a hydrating face serum containing Vitamin C or saffron (Kumkumadi Serum) and hyaluronic acid; by using face mists, kumkumadi face scrub or even a moisturizing face mask. Kumkumadi serum and Vitamin C serum are the best skin care products for skin hydration and radiance.Apart from hydrating your skin, moisturizing the skin also becomes important in summer. You can use nalpamaradi tailam for extreme moisturisation. 

 

Healthy diets for body hydration

 

Nalpamaradi tailam is used to keep the body hydrated. It not just hydrates your body, nalpamaradi tailam is also used for de-tanning or lightening skin. Of many benefits of Nalpamaradi Tailam, one of the benefits is that it repairs the skin and treats acne. The antioxidant property of Curcumin present in Nalpamaradi Tailam also prevents aging. 

Nalpamaradi tailam also treats skin allergies and provides a 360° care for the skin. Turmeric is the main and powerful ingredient in nalpamaradi tailam, and it is used in a variety of skincare and health products besides nalpamaradi tailam.

 

Moisturize well

It is vital to protect your skin in the summer. A good moisturizer, preferably of non-greasy formulation with antioxidants like Vitamin A and C, will help you do that. It is even better if the moisturizer contains SPF, not just for moisturizing, but for sun protection as well. And if you still get tan then Nalpamaradi tailam can help in tan removal. 

Tip: We must moisturize immediately after bath, while the skin is still damp, to lock the moisture in.

 

Exfoliate for healthy skin

We need deep cleanse to remove excess oil and dirt and dead skin cells so that our skin can breathe freely. Choose an exfoliator as per your skin and gently scrub away in circular motions. Don’t neglect the areas around your lips and neck. You can opt for Kumkumadi scrub, which works very well as an exfoliator and the skin gains many more benefits from the pure herbs used in this kumkumadi scrub.

DIY homemade scrub - Add fine sugar to Nalpamaradi Tailam and use it as a scrub for the entire body. For a gentler scrub, add coarse gram flour in nalpamaradi tailam and use it to exfoliate your skin.

 

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Breathable fabrics

Sweating is the body’s natural way of cooling down. As the sweat is hit by the air, it evaporates and, in the process, cools down the body. Loosely fitted cotton garments in light colors are the best to wear during summer. Not only is cotton soft, lightweight and breathable, it takes the sweat away from the body, allowing it to cool down. Another fabric similar to cotton is Linen. Dark colors should be avoided in summers as they tend to store the heat energy rather than reflect it and it makes us hotter.

 

Bathe twice a day

The sweat makes the dirt and grime stick to the body and further clogs the pores. Bathing twice a day to maintain a good hygiene routine in summer is very important. This will not only help you to feel fresh but also ensure that you get a good night’s sleep.

 

Toners

Toners are an absolute must during the summer months as they will not only keep your skin oil free and clean but also reduce the appearance of pores. Pay special attention to the “T” zone of the face as this is the part which secretes the maximum oil during the summer months. One of the most popular face toner is Rose Face Toner & Mist and Vetiver Toner. 

 

Avoid heavy make up

Choose to wear minimum or no makeup as too much make up can easily clog the pores and result in breakout. Look for makeup products with SPF 30 in them. You can easily achieve a fresh, dewy look in summer and play with lip tints and colored eye pencils to make a statement of your own while keeping it light and natural.

 

Skin care in summer 

 

Sunscreens, eye glasses and hats

The sun is cruel on the skin, more in Summer than in any other month. Just using the products nalpamaradi tailam, kumkumadi scrub, moisturizer are not enough to protect you skin from sun. Use eye glasses, to protect your eyes from UV rays and sunscreens. Sunscreen is a must to protect from the harsh UV rays of the Sun that lead to photo aging, pigmentation, sunburns, wrinkles and maybe even cancer. Apply sunscreen half an hour before stepping out of the house. Ensure to reapply it every 2 hrs, especially when you are out in the Sun. Use a wide brimmed for further protection from the Sun.

Eyeglasses can protect the eyes from retinal and cornea damage caused by exposure to UV rays. Eyeglasses are just as important to protect the eye from the harmful UV rays of the Sun just as sunscreen with high SPF and nalpamaradi tailam. 

Well, it's time for me to face the devil and push her off for a cooling bath. We would love to hear about how you keep yourself cool (both mentally and physically) in the scorching summer month.

 

 

Recommended Products by Blue Nectar: 

Kumkumadi Tailam Face Serum with Pure Sandalwood & Saffron for Glowing Skin

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