Summer Health Tips

Health Tips 


Indian summers are so relentless that they’re almost a part of the culture. Now year long tans and tank tops aren’t necessarily a bad thing, but dehydrated prune skin definitely is! Dehydrated skin is caused when our skin loses its water content and moisture levels, making it look dull and lacklustre. But here’s the good news that’s probably the ONLY downside to summer health tips 

1, Eat the solution.

Eat solution in summer

Nothing has quicker results than something working internally, because as true in most cases it’s all an inside job. In this case what you need to put on the inside are foods that are exceedingly rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and here’s why. Your skin contains a certain amount of fat and omega-3 fatty acids make up an important part of it What this fat does is that it helps your skin become a strong barrier against all the junk that’s trying to get into it. It also packs in the moisture, so if this barrier is weak, the water from our body escapes by seeping through it leaving you with dehydrated, itchy skin. 

So to avoid becoming this unfortunate soul, make sure you include some easy sources of Omega-3 in your diet such as walnuts, flaxseeds, soyabean and fish, especially mackerel and salmon.

2, Load up on Liquid.

Why Drink water in summer

When it comes to a hydrating liquid, good ol’ H20 definitely wears a crown. However in addition to drinking plenty of water, there’s also the humble glass of coconut water that constantly lives in its shadow. Not only is it also restorative in terms of quickly replacing all the lost body fluids that are essential for us to stay hydrated, but it comes with its own list of benefits such as anti-aging properties and the ability to ward off acne. So in case you’ve been waiting for it this would be your cue to drink up!

3, Lock in the Lotion.

Lock in location in summer

Lotions are the way to go in summer because when putting the right things into your body and applying the right things topically on it join hands, then the results are nothing short of magic it’s teamwork I guess! Nivea’s Aloe Hydration Body Lotion is a good one to opt for because its light formula gently hydrates the skin. Aloe Vera alone is known for its soothing properties. It helps treat sunburns, rashes, calms down redness and since its leaves are thick and fleshy, they store so much water making it the perfect ingredient to promote hydration. Do right by your skin by taking a coin sized amount and spreading it all over your body. 

It's completely non-greasy and fast absorbing, which works well for those of us that don’t want to walk around looking like a weather and product induced oil spill. It absorbs in seconds so you'll barely have to wait before putting your clothes on.

4, The saving spray.


Since frequently dunking your face into a cold wash bin everywhere you go is not only impractical but downright weird, you can create your own hydrating, spray-on mist to achieve similar results! The simplest little concoction, all you have to do is cut up a small cucumber and put it into the blender. Then take the cucumber mush and place it onto a cheesecloth, squeezing all its juice into the bowl beneath it. Next add a tsp of aloe vera gel into the bowl and finish up with ⅓ of a cup of distilled water. 

Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and you have yourself a quick and easy way to get moisture into your skin whenever you feel the need and the best part is, you can do it all without ruining your makeup.

5, Axe the air-con.


Yes, I know it feels like you’ve found nirvana after crawling in the desert heat when coming home, but the AC is sneakily dehydrating your skin and the little drops of water dripping from it are proof of that. An AC cools the air in your room by sucking all the moisture out of it, creating this dry, vaporless air. It works the same way on your skin as well, by sucking the moisture out of it. So if your nursing terribly dehydrated skin and the thought of hitting the off switch on the air-conditioner is horrific to you, massaging a light lotion into your skin to keep it hydrated through the night is a great option. What you have there is a great little trick to avoid waking up looking like a prune every morning.


So make sure you follow these tips especially during summer because it’s a jungle out there and it’s super important to keep your skin smooth, healthy and irritation free! I hope you have all that down, because thatsa wrap!

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