As the summer sun blazes on, the rising temperatures can take a toll on your skin and lead to issues such as dehydration, heat rashes, acne, body odor, fungal infections, and itchy skin due to excessive sweating. Protecting your skin during the summer is essential, and here are five natural tips to help you beat the heat and stay safeguarded this season.
1. Stay Hydrated
Our bodies are composed of approximately 75% fluids, but the intense summer heat can lead to excessive sweating, causing significant water loss. To combat this, it's crucial to drink an adequate amount of water based on your body's needs to keep your skin fresh and hydrated. Consider drinking boiled and cooled water for added safety. In addition to water, include hydrating options like coconut water, fruit juices, sherbats, buttermilk, or soups in your diet. These not only keep you hydrated but also nourish you from within. Avoid alcohol consumption as it can further increase water loss from the body.
2. Eat Right
According to Ayurveda, our digestive power is weaker during the summer season. To support your digestion and overall well-being, include foods that are easy to digest in your diet. Opt for options like old rice, moong dal, rajgira, cow milk, cow ghee, cooked vegetables, and fresh fruits. Avoid extremely spicy, salty, and sour foods, as well as stale and refrigerated items. Ensure you eat your meals on time and avoid heavy, late-night meals.
3. Pamper Your Skin
Revitalize your skin with cooling and fragrant face masks, especially in the scorching heat. Start your day by cleansing your face with a Herbal Face Wash and exfoliating with a Herbal Scrub to ward off skin infections. Follow this up with face packs containing cooling ingredients like Chandan, Multani mitti, rose water, Aloe Vera Gel, raw milk, or rice flour. You can also enjoy a moment of relaxation by placing cotton pads soaked in rose water or cucumber slices on your eyelids for about 10 minutes. Don't forget to apply moha: Herbal Sunscreen generously on exposed parts of your body to shield yourself from the sun's harsh rays.
4. Stay Clean and Wear Light
Regular bathing with lukewarm or room-temperature water helps rid your body of sweat, dirt, and toxins. Consider using herbal soaps containing ingredients like neem, basil, and aloe vera to keep skin infections at bay. Opt for light-colored cotton clothing with loose-fitting designs, as this allows air to circulate through the fabric, helping to keep your body cool. Avoid materials like polyester and nylon, as well as tight pants or jeans, which can lead to friction and the accumulation of sweat, potentially causing fungal infections.
5. Practice Sheetali Pranayam
Incorporate the practice of Sheetali pranayam into your daily routine to help cool your body and calm your mind. Here's how to do it:
- Sit comfortably with both hands on your knees.
- Extend your tongue, folding its sides to create a tube or straw-like structure.
- Inhale deeply through this tongue tube.
- After inhalation, close your mouth and exhale through your nostrils.
- Repeat this process about 5 to 6 times.
By following these natural tips, you can effectively beat the summer heat and protect your skin. And, don't forget to apply moha: Herbal Sunscreen at least twice a day for added protection. Keep in mind that this information provides general advice and is not a substitute for qualified medical opinion. If you have any medical concerns, consult with your doctor. Vedistry Pvt. Ltd. assumes no responsibility for the information provided.