Remember my earlier post on being a 'Travelling Diva'?!!! As I already said there, even after roaming about everywhere all day, and getting tanned all over and looking distressed after biking, while heading to a wedding or party, you have to look your best and perfect!!!!! Here are some tips & tricks to beat the heat!!!
Over to Chandrika Mahendra, Principal Scientist, R&D of The Himalaya Drug Company:
While you enjoy summer sun and your vacation, how do you keep your skin glowing and healthy? Though the sun may bring warmth, over exposure can harm your skin and hair in the long run.
Don’t worry, here’s the list of summer must-do’s that shall keep your skin and hair woes at bay:
Get sun-protected: A sunscreen with an SPF of 15 is well-suited for all Indian skin types. However, ensure that your sunscreen provides you with a balance of both UVA and UVB protection. Apply every 2-3 hours for effective results, especially after excessive sweating and exposure to water. Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize your face before retiring for the day.
Stay hydrated: Drink a lot of water, tender coconut, buttermilk and fresh juices to stay hydrated. Not all fluids help in keeping you hydrated, try and avoid caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee and coke tend to cause dehydration.
Avoid makeup meltdown: Exfoliate your skin before applying makeup, this helps remove dead cells and allows the makeup to stay longer, as exfoliation makes your skin surface smooth. Try light makeup base to avoid sweating. Check out the Walnut Scrub of Himalaya Herbals, it would be gentle on your skin.
Hair Cleansing: In summers, due to heat, sweat and dust your hair needs frequent cleansing. Ensure you use herbal shampoo and conditioner, as they are mild on your scalp and hair. Make sure your hair also maintains its oil balance by using a mild hair oil, else, hair might get dried out!