It’s 29th March and looking at the heat you can say “Hello” to summers. Heat can cause damage to your skin and you must be googling “How to protect your skin in summers”. Based on personal experience I have listed down 5 summer skin care tips which will help you protect your skin in summers.
High temperature will leave your skin dehydrated. Heat will take away your body fluids leaving you feel tired and dehydrated. It gets necessary to drink at least 8 bottles of water and maintaining the hydration level. If you are hydrated enough then your skin will also look good.
Exfoliate for clearer and smoother skin:
Exfoliation removes dead, dulling skin debris to prevent congestion and improve hydration from toners and moisturizers. After you exfoliate, follow with a hydrating body cream to seal in moisture, and always shield freshly exfoliated skin with an SPF.
Use a toner:
A skin toner will keep the pores closed and keep the skin cool. You can try rose water as its natural cooling properties are excellent for summer. You can opt for Dabur Gulabari or Patanjali one. There are lot many brands available in the market.
When in doubt, apply (and reapply!)
Sunscreen provides you protection only for 4 hours. Reapplication is required whenever you are moving out. Depending on your skin opt for a gel or water based sunscreen lotion and don’t forget to reapply it.
5. Protect your skin:
Don’t forget to carry an umbrella or a cotton scarf whenever you are moving out. Cover yourself while stepping out and this will help to protect you from harsh light.
Holi the festival of colour and happiness is around the corner and I hope you guys are excited in the same way like I am. This post is on few skin and hair care tips for Holi and DIY’s which you can use this Holi, and enjoy to the core even without thinking twice.
Tips: before moving out
Apply coconut oil to the hair to prevent damage from the colors. Try various style to cover your hair. You can tie a bun or you can cover your hair with the old scarf.
Apply moisturizer all over the body that will prevent you from the harsh chemical based colours.
Apply the thick coat of Vaseline around your ears so that you don’t look like a pink monster after Holi.
Apply a generous amount of sunscreen as you will be in the sun for the full day (so it will help you from tanning).
Not to forget your lips as they might become dry on that sunny day with the harsh color over it so try to keep them moisturized as well.
Keep drinking water which will keep your body hydrated.
If you have any open wound or cuts, cover them properly before handing for Holi.
Apply dark color nail paint which will prevent the colors from settling in.
Try to wear fully covered clothes so that your skin is covered properly.
Try not to wear your contact lens instead go with glasses.
Tips: While playing Holi
Stick to organic colors rather than going for chemical ones. Nowadays we have various types of organic colors in the local markets too.
If you feel any sensation or itchiness then wash off the color immediately as it might result in rash or allergy.
Alcohol dehydrates the body so keep drinking water also and try to consume less alcoholic drinks.
Tips: After Holi
Brush off excess color from the hair and body before heading for shower.
Try to use mild soap or shampoo.
You can use cleansing milk to remove color from the body and face.
Remove your nail color.
After shower apply a good amount of moisturizer that will heal your body.
If you see any rash or allergy than consult your doctor first.
DIY’s packs for skin and hair:
DIY for skin – body scrub:
2 tablespoon Besan
2 to 3 tablespoon Full cream milk or curd
Mix them and make a paste. Now apply all over your body gentle scrub for 2 to 5mins. Let it dry on its own and wash off from the body.
2. DIY for Hair – hair mask:
2 Eggs (take as per your hair length)
Blend them in a blender and apply this mask on your hair for 30 to 40 mins then wash with the normal shampoo and conditioner.
I hope this hacks and DIY’s will help you this Holi. Do let me know what hacks you use to save your hair and skin during Holi.