Summer is my favourite season. Nature is bright and colorful and it brings delicious seasonal fruits like mangoes, jackfruit and the clothes come out crisp and warm after drying. On the downside, it is extremely humid and our skin is prone to damage easily during summers.
You know the usual drill of keeping hydrated and applying sunscreen. So here are some other tips to come out of this summer all refreshed :
1. Make the regular water interesting
Noone has to force us to keep hydrated in summer because we feel thirsty all the time. But you can make it much tastier and refreshing by adding a spring of mint, basil seeds or a dash of lime to a bottle of water. This will make it interesting for kids as well.
Easy Fruit Punch:
Cut some seasonal fruits like watermelon and pineapple into thin tiny pieces. Soak some poppy/basil seeds in water and let it puff up. You can add this to your regular lime juice or to a mix of lime and pineapple juice and it will taste sooo good.
2. Face mist to hydrate and protect your skin
A spritz of cool face mist helps in calming irritated and sensitive skin and protects it from sun damage.
3. Use natural deodorant instead of anti perspirants
We tend to sweat a lot during summers and everyone usually opts for anti perspirants. The ingredients in it like aluminium compounds, clogs the pores of sweat glands and prevents sweating. This is quite harmful, as sweating is a natural cooling mechanism and it is a way of eliminating toxins from the body.
4. Multi purpose natural skincare
It is better to keep skincare simple and basic on summers. Aloevera gel is a versatile skincare product that can be used as a moisturizer, face mask, hair conditioner and after sun gel to prevent sunburn.
Avoid claybased masks that dehydrate and heat up the skin.
5. Eat your water and drink your food
Include more seasonal fruits in your diet, especially the ones with high water content. Also have light and easy to digest home made smoothies, salads and soups including more vegetables in the diet.
6. Wear clothes made of natural fibres
Clothes made of cotton, linen, jute etc are apt for summer and will let your skin breathe underneath.