The rising temperatures during summer can lead to skin damage and can cause excess water loss or dehydration due to profuse sweating. Skin infections like acne, prickly heat or heat rashes, body odour, fungal infections like ringworm, itchy skin, etc. are very common during the summers. Wondering how to protect your skin in summer?
Here are 5 Best Tips to beat the heat naturally and stay protected this summer season.
1. Stay hydrated
Did you know that about 75% of our body is made up of fluids? However, profuse sweating during summers can lead to excess water loss making us feel exhausted & weak. It is important to drink adequate water as per your body's requirement to keep your skin fresh and hydrated.
Make sure that the water is boiled and then cooled before drinking. Intake of coconut water, fruit juices, sherbats, buttermilk or soups will not only hydrate you but also nourish you from within and protect your skin in summer. Avoid consumption of alcohol as it can increase water loss from the body.
2. Eat right
The science of Ayurveda explains that our digestion power is weaker in the summer season, so include foods that are easy to digest like old rice, moong dal, rajgira, cow milk, cow ghee, cooked vegetables and fresh fruits in your diet. Avoid very spicy, salty and sour foods, stale foods and refrigerated drinks. Ensure you eat meals on time & avoid heavy meals especially after sunset.
3. Pamper your skin
What could be more pampering than fragrant cooling face masks in this scorching heat? You can start your day by cleansing your face with Herbal Face wash and exfoliating it with Herbal Scrub to keep skin infections away. Follow it up with face packs containing cooling ingredients like Chandan, Multani mitti, rose water,Aloe Vera Gel raw milk, or rice flour, etc. Placing cotton pads soaked in rose water or cucumber slices on your eyelids for 10 minutes can be relaxing. Also don’t forget to apply moha: Herbal Sunscreen generously on the exposed parts of your body to protect yourself from sun’s harsh rays.
4. Stay clean & wear light
Bathing daily with lukewarm or water at room temperature will help your body get rid of sweat, dirt and toxins. Use of herbal soaps containing neem, basil, aloe vera, etc. can help to keep skin infections away. Also remember to wear light coloured cotton clothes with loose fittings. It will allow air to circulate through the fabric, thus keeping your body cool. Avoid polyester and nylon, tight pants or jeans as they can lead to friction and accumulation of sweat that can give rise to fungal infections.
5. Practice Sheetali Pranayam
Daily practice of Sheetali pranayam can help your body cool down and also calm the mind. For performing Sheetali pranayam,
- Sit comfortably with both hands on your knees.
- Take out your tongue, fold its sides making it like a tube or straw and breathe in deeply from this tube-like structure of your tongue.
- After inhalation, close your mouth and exhale out through nostrils.
- Repeat this procedure about 5 to 6 times.
So beat the heat naturally and protect your skin in summer with these tips. Do not forget to apply moha;herbal sunscreen atleast twice in a day
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