5 Do’s And Don’t s To Keep Your Skin Glowing This Summer

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D&D SummerBeautiful, healthy and glowing skin is always a priority for woman. A woman would always love to look charming and glowing. Summer season is the greatest challenge for a woman to maintain her skin from harmful ultraviolet rays from sun which gives tan, sun burns, chapped skin, scales rashes, prickly heat etc. To add on are other irritants like dust and pollution which damages the skin and thus maintenance become inevitable.

To get a flawless glowing and radiant skin, maintaining the moisture of the skin is very important. Just by applying loads of moisturisers won’t really give significant results. To maintain the skin moisture we need to keep the body hydrated from within. Internal body moisture is what reflects on our skin. So being healthy within gives a healthy skin.

5 Do’s for a Glowing Skin

  1. Keeping Hydrated
    The glow that can be seen on our skin is the ultimate reflection of hydration.

    • Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water per day.
    • Drink plenty of fresh fruits and vegetable juices, for e.g. mosambi, orange, mango, watermelon, musk melon, grape juices. Cucumber juice, spinach juice, gooseberry juice etc.
  2. Detoxification
    Detoxification helps in removing the toxins from our body and gives a fresh looking skin.

    • Drinking decoction of Coriander seeds 2 tsp. in 1 litre of water detoxifies the liver and helps in metabolism.
    • Green tea expels the toxins and cleanses the system giving a luminous texture to the skin.
    • Herbs like punarnava, usheera, chandana, Gokshura flushes away the excess aama (toxins) doshas and revitalises the system.
    • Coconut water, kokum sharbat are the best natural detox.
  3. Cooling Face Packs

    • Multani mitti with rosewater does the cleansing and toning giving moisture and lustre to the skin.
    • Rice flour with milk moisturises the skin.
    • A pack with Jowar flour and curd (yoghurt) gives nice smooth, glowing and even skin.
    • Some lepas (masks) like chandan lepa, haldi and besan lepa removes the tan and burning of the skin.
    • Scrub the face with all the fruits that you consume i.e., orange, papaya, muskmelon, watermelon, grapes, strawberry, kiwi etc. and some vegetables like cucumber and tomatoes. These act as a natural astringents, bleach and face packs.
  4. Expose Less to the Sun

    • Wear full sleeves clothes and sunglasses to prevent sun burns.
    • Cover your face with hats or even scarf’s to prevent tanning.
    • Frequent splashing the face with cold water keeps the skin moist and hydrated.
    • Do not forget to apply sunscreen all over the exposed body parts before stepping out.
  5. Healthy Lifestyle

    • Eat raw vegetables and fruits which have more water content that retain moisture in the body.
    • Get adequate sleep, at least 8 hours per day.
    • Regular exercising flushes away all the toxins giving a smooth and radiant skin.
    • Practising yoga and pranayama control the vata and prevents dehydration.

5 Don’t s for a Glowing Skin

  1. Junk Food
    Avoid all oily greasy junk foods that hampers the metabolism and produces toxins which in turn dehydrates and damages the skin.
  2. Avoid exposure to sun
    Try to stay indoors when the sun is at its i.e., 12 pm – 4 pm. Do not spend more time on beaches, sea shores, and lakes during the extreme sunny days. Constant exposure will lead to severe tanning and dehydration.
  3. Chilled Beverages and Water
    Avoid drinking chilled aerated drinks. This causes dehydration and disrupts the metabolism producing toxins in the body. These toxins are harmful for the skin making it appear dull, chapped and dry.
    Similarly avoid cold water too, as it results in low digestive fire resulting in aama (toxins) formation.
  4. Do not Skip your Exercises or Workouts
    Exercising at least 3 days in a week should keep your blood circulation up. Exercising keeps both the body and skin healthy. The better the circulation the more healthy and glowing is your skin.
  5. Skipping Meals and Sleep
    Do not ever think of skipping meals and sleep. Skipping the meals will have a negative impact on the digestion which in turn will release toxins harmful for our health and skin.
    Skipping sleep i.e., too many night outs and late nights, will lead to dehydration and improper blood circulation which will have a direct effect on the skin appearance. Hence proper healthy eating and adequate sleeping habits endeavours lustrous, smooth and glowing skin.

Summer is a season where the condition of the skin is at stake. It’s more prone to tan, sunburns, rashes, prickly heat etc. Keeping your body cool and hydrated this summer should be the key. Following a certain regime and schedule can prevent the dangerous effects of sun rays and keep your skin glowing.

Written by Dr. Mugdha Kulkarni

Dr. Mugdha Kulkarni

Dr. Mugdha Kulkarni holds a degree in BAMS from BMK Ayurveda college Belgaum, with over 12 years of experience in Ayurvedic medicine. Apart from being a Consulting Doctor, she enjoys writing Ayurvedic Journals.

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