With summers on our cards, it’s time to show off your fabulous skin. However, if you are not maintaining that skin well, it is just going to be a dull, irritated skin that you would be showing off ! We often notice that with summers comes the various skin problems like blemished, oily and dull skin. This is because, the skin’s natural oils solidify in the cooler months in comparison to the warmer months. We ask Dr. (Capt.) Deepti Dhillon, Celebrity Dermatologist and Medical Director at Appleskin Clinics in New Delhi, her secrets to a flawless skin in the summer months.
Increase fluid intake: Your body loses fluids due to overheating of body temperature. You must drink plenty of water and other fluids in the summer months. Atleast 7-8 glasses of water are suggested. You can include Aloe vera juice in your diet as it helps in calming the skin and has numerous other health benefits as well. It is important to hydrate yourself as much as possible to maintain the body temperature and hydrate internally.
Daily dose: Dr. Deepti suggests intake of Omega 3, lycopene and antioxidants to revive the skin from summer and sun skin damages.
Goji Berries: Goji berries are like little bombs of vitamins, iron and carotene, a compound that has been related to preventing sun damaged skin.
Green tea has great cooling properties and along with soothing the skin in the heated month, a face scrub made with this ingredient helps in tightening the skin and removing any small imperfections caused due to seasonal skin damage. This scrub is as simple as mixing green tea with granulated sugar and water. This exfoliating scrub is light on the skin and gives an incredible instant glow and clears out the unevenness on the skin surface.