Summertime! It means warm weather along with a more relaxed lifestyle. With skin baring fashions, trips towards the beach, and vacations everybody wants to look our best. It’s a time to create some changes to your beauty routines.
Probably the most important things you can do for your skin in the summertime is to wear sunscreen. Wear a sunscreen having a SPF of at least 15 everyday.
A modification of your facial cleansing products can also be necessary in the summer. Skin may become oilier due to higher humidity. Clogged pores and blackheads tend to be more common in the summer months due to active oil glands and sweat buildup.
Summer time usually means simpler routines which applies to your makeup too. All that really is necessary for a daytime summer look is lipstick, blush, and mascara. Should you choose wish to wear eye makeup, search for eye liner and eyeshadow that are waterproof so they will endure sweat and humidity.
You may also use the following tips:
Water water everywhere – Yes! Drink lots of water as it replenishes lost fluids helping flush out toxins. Choose teas created using skin enhancing and cooling spices and herbs such as mint, cardamon and fennel and stir clear from ice if at all possible.
Cleanse – Tone – Moisturize: A great cleansing mix for dry/normal skin can be created with almond paste, oatmeal, milk and rosewater. For shiny skin, try chickpea flour or rice powder with yogurt. A great toner can be made with rose water and Cucumber (an astringent). This helps remove oiliness from the face. Keep the skin nourished with a moisturizer which contains skin-friendly herbs such as sandalwood, turmeric, or natural aloe-vera. Watermelon juice is good for clearing skin blemishes and curd is the greatest way to remove summer tans.
Face Packs: At least one time a week, treat yourself to a vegetable or fruit mask appropriate for your skin type. Cucumbers, avocados, apricots and papayas lend themselves well to homemade masks. Puree them and blend with a few yoghurt, honey, oatmeal and fresh lemon juice (for oily skin) or rosewater (for dried-out skin). Apply evenly to the face and wash them back after 15-20 minutes with lukewarm water. Sandalwood paste can be used as a cooling, relaxing effect.
Aromatherapy: When you are feeling stressed, angry or frustrated, the skin will show. Massage your body with cooling herbal oils like grapefruit, sweet orange, rose, sandalwood or lavender oil inside a coconut oil base to have the tensions ebbing away. Take time to pamper your self – go to the spa and indulge.
Food: Go easy on spicy or sour foods and gorge on vegetables and fruit like pears, watermelons, carrots & lettuce which supply your skin with essential nutrients and come with free-radical fighting antioxidants.
With great looking skin and healthier hair, you will have great summer appearing like a million bucks . Of course don’t your investment sunscreen while you are out there.