Since the summer season is upon us, we’re all too glad to have gotten rid of the oh-so-gloominess of the oh-so-harsh winters, what with our skins turning dry and moods gloomy with its fervor. Yet the summer season arrives with all its zeal and challenges in all its glory. Our skins turn a notch a bit darker than usual, earning a tad bit of excessive excretion of oils from our skins and making us a little bit more exhausted with all the heat, there’s no denying that everyone has to go the extra mile to keep fresh in the summers as well. Since it’s the season of fruits, Pakistan is especially lucky to have a good produce of all the vitamins-induced vegetables and fruits in the summer season to make us feel as fresh and vibrant as possible. Imagine the effect they’ll have on your skin if applied directly on the skin to give it luster and freshness in the summer season. There’s no denying the fact that one can’t afford to go out in the harsh rays of the sun in summer to enjoy the outdoors, what with the SPF -15 making the sensitivity of our skin to the sunlight bearable, yet too long exposure can still lead to discoloration and discomfort to the skin. We’d suggest that you apply a suitable sunblock that suits your skin at least thrice a day to avoid any sort of damage from the heat. On the other hand, as an extremely beneficial oxidizing agent, green tea serves as a good element to reduce any sort of redness or irritation caused by harmful bacteria, especially in the summer. Recommended green tea mask follows the steps:
Mix 3-4 tablespoons of rice flour with one pot of freshly brewed green tea.
Let it cool and apply it to your face.
Remove after 10 minutes, simple!
Similarly, nicotine-induced coffee serves as a vital ingredient in avoiding skin irritation and helps in giving oh-so-fresh feels in the summer.
Mixing a teaspoon of coffee in a little quantity of honey serves as an amazing oxidizing agent for the skin. The amino acid present in the honey helps in fighting off extra radicals and gives that freshness to the skin. Saffron has been considered a natural sun-protecting agent in the past and has been widely appreciated for its skin-lightening properties. Applying a pinch of saffron mixed with milk can serve as a great mask for our summer DIY regimes. Fruits rich in vitamins also serve as a great lightening agent, especially in the summer season. It’s considered that the seed of grapes is highly rich in Vitamin C and E. The oil extracted from these seeds had been considered an amazing repellent against the harsh rays of light. Mixing it with any preference of your sunscreen can help one avoid sunburns. Lauric acid has been used to repel UV rays and its fountain coconut oil. Adding coconut oil to our usual moisturizers can add value to our summer skin regime to avoid sunburns.
Since we belong to the subcontinent and our meals highly comprise wheat and milk, the same ingredients can provide our skins to glow in the summer as well. This summer, my go-to mask is definitely going to be desi! Aata and milk skin care regimes along with various summer fruits mixed with mol and honey for that glowing skin that we long for in the summers. And don’t forget the intake of as much water as possible for hydration and a healthy lifestyle.