10 Summer Home Remedies for Glowing Skin!

 

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Summer is here and while it is an incredibly fun time of the year, its also taxing on our skin. The soaring temperatures and hot winds of this season can result in skin damage, making it rough and dull. It is important to take care of our skin throughout the season.

Here are 10 home remedies for glowing skin in summer.

  • Water therapy – One of the most commonly spoken about remedies, but not as often followed, water therapy can be a highly effective procedure for getting a glowing skin this summer. Drinking plenty of water not only keeps your body hydrated, but also rids the body of toxins.
  • Cucumber and yogurt face pack – This combination makes for a highly useful face pack for glowing skin in summer. Mix half a cucumber and one tablespoon yogurt in a blender and apply the paste on your face. Leave the paste on for 15 minutes and then rinse off with water.
  • Rosewater – This is a simple but effective tip. Wash your face with rose water daily. The natural properties of rosewater make it act as a toner and make your skin glow.
  • Milk and banana – Another popular combination for the summer is banana and milk. Applying a paste made of a mixture of banana and milk for around 15-20 minutes will give result in glowing and soft skin. To boost this effect, moisturize with an appropriate lotion like the Olay Total EffectsL ighweight Anti-Ageing Cream for soft, supple skin.

 

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Home Remedies to remove Tan and Sunburn

 

Its no secret that the Indian summers can be very harsh and unforgiving. No matter how much we try to protect ourselves from the sun, we end up getting a little bit of tan in the summers. And if you’ve been on a vacation, you’re sure to come back with a tan that makes your skin look ashy and dull for weeks to come! Today I’m sharing some of my tried and tested home recipes that can help you get rid of tan and sunburn with minimal expense!

 

Home Remedies to remove Tan and Sunburn
Home Remedies to remove Tan and Sunburn

 

1. Freshly grated potato

Grate a potato and squeeze the grated bits to extract the juice. Apply this juice all over the affected area using a cotton ball and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. This will give instant relief from sunburn and help remove tan within a few days of regular use. Potato juice contains an enzyme called catecholase that is known to lighten mild skin discoloration. My mum swears by this home remedy!

 

2. Lemon-Yogurt Mask

Lemons are a powerful source of Vitamin C (present as Ascorbic acid) which is one of the best known ingredients for brightening skin and removing dark spots. Vitamin C is also needed by the body for producing collagen. Yogurt contains lactic acid which is an alpha-hydroxy acid and aids exfoliation by removing dead skin cells. The combination of this potent brightening agent with a natural exfoliator helps in lightening sun-induced spots and with regular use, you would notice a glow on your skin. Some people like to dab fresh lemon juice directly on the skin but I find it a harsh and drying in its pure form. Mixing it with yogurt makes it more tolerable on the skin and you get the goodness of the lactic acid as well. If you have access to fresh buttermilk, use that instead of yogurt. Buttermilk contains 3-4% lactic acid while yogurt only contains ~ 1%.

 

Home Remedies to remove Tan and Sunburn
Home Remedies to remove Tan and Sunburn

 

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Home Remedies To Cure Dandruff | Haircare

 

Dandruff can be an embarrassing problem and is often common in summer and rainy season. Anti-dandruff shampoos provide some relief but can often be harsh on the scalp and hair. Home remedies can be very effective against dandruff when used regularly, and don’t have any adverse effects unlike strong synthetic chemical products.

Here are 10 all-natural remedies to get rid of dandruff –

1. Coconut oil and lemon massage : Lemon’s citric property works wonders, by reducing dandruff. Heat two tablespoons of coconut oil and mix it with an equal amount of lemon juice. Gently massage the mixture into your scalp and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off your hair, using a mild shampoo.

2. Neem leaves are known for their anti-fungal properties and are quite effective against dandruff. Grind the neem leaves and make a thick paste and apply it on your scalp. Leave the paste for 10-15 minutes and then rinse your hair.

3. Tea tree oil is renowned for its fungicidal properties, making it an excellent remedy for dandruff. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to your shampoo and massage it into your scalp for a natural alternative to harsh cosmetic shampoos. This simple kitchen ingredient is quite effective to treat dandruff as it has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.

4. Soak some fenugreek seeds (methi dana) and grind them to make a paste. Apply the paste on your scalp and leave it for 20-30 minutes, before washing it off with a mild shampoo.

 

Home Remedies for Dandruff
Home Remedies for Dandruff

 

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How to reduce Hair fall | Hair Care

1. Protection from the sun : Sun rays can damage your hair as UV rays make your tresses brittle. Avoid stepping out in the sun during the peak hours. Whenever you go out, make sure that your hair is protected with a scarf or a headgear.

2. A massage a day to keep the hair fall away : Now this is a tip to borrow from your grandmother! Regular oil massage keeps your hair healthy. It increases blood circulation and prevents hair loss. Massage your hair regularly for a few minutes with different hair oils like coconut oil, almond oil or olive oil for shiny and strong hair.

3. Nutrition check : Your hair is what you eat goes the saying. Deficiency of nutrients like Vitamin E and B can lead to hair fall. Make sure you include plenty of protein rich foods in your diet.

4. Avoid tight ponytails : Tight ponytails look smart but stress out your hair and scalp! Try to loosen up your ponytail to ease the tension on your hair. Avoid plastic bands and switch to fabric bands for regular use. Keep your hair braided to reduce the hair fall.

5. Trim your hair every few weeks to get rid of split-ends. Split-ends prevent the growth of your hair and can make your hair look dull.

 

How to reduce Hair fall
How to reduce Hair fall

 

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DIY Hair Masks for Dry Hair

 

If you’re battling dull and dry hair, look no further than your kitchen for effective remedies. You can whip up these easy and natural hair treatments to liven up dull hair in a matter of minutes! Natural, freshly-made hair masks help to smooth out the hair and work great as there are no harsh chemicals that rob the hair of its lustre and shine. Here are three simple homemade hair masks for dry hair that will guarantee good results in no time –

 

1. Coconut oil and honey mask

Coconut oil, the powerhouse of vitamins and anti-oxidants, is well-known for its amazing conditioning properties. It also nourishes the hair roots and tames dry and frizzy hair. Honey is a great moisturizer and will help soften dry hair. Directions: Mix 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and two teaspoons of honey. Stir thoroughly to get a thick mixture. Apply the hair mask into your scalp. In a circular motion massage the mixture into your scalp. After application of the mask, tie a warm towel over your head to contain the moisture and to give it a chance to soak into your scalp. After 20-30 minutes, rinse off the mask.

 

 

DIY Hair Masks for Dry Hair
DIY Hair Masks for Dry Hair

 

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