Changing weather could be a confusing time for your skin and hair. If precautions are not taken, the sudden change in the temperature and humidity could affect your skin and hair. Hair and skin need extra attention during monsoon. There are plenty of natural ways in which you can infuse life in your skin and hair and your diet is one of them. There are many natural beauty tips for glowing skin which also help in cleansing and rejuvenating the skin.
Food for healthy hair and skin
Hydrating is the key to glowing skin and healthy hair.
• To hydrate your skin drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water every day is important.
• Colored fruits and vegetables provide antioxidants that are imperative while taking care of one’s skin during changing weather conditions.
• Turmeric has an anti-inflammatory property and can be used for acne, pigmentation.
• Green tea is a good antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals and give a glow on the skin.
• Banana is an ideal fruit to be consumed in monsoon season as it contains several vitamins and minerals which can provide healthy skin.
One of the easiest ways to have healthy skin is to follow the age-old mantras that have always guaranteed good results.
• Having 7 to 8 hours of sleep
• eating the right food
• consuming enough water
• indulging in regular exercise
• using proper sunscreens and moisturizers
• avoiding smoking and alcohol
A few simple ways to take care of your skin:
• Exfoliate, circulate, and radiate: Exfoliating your skin not only removes dead skin but also improves blood circulation on your face.
• Removing makeup: remove all the makeup before you go to sleep is a must.
• Cleansing: It is important to cleanse the skin thoroughly after knowing your skin type. You can use natural skin cleansers like;
1) Chickpea Powder And Turmeric: Make a paste using 2 tablespoon chickpea Powder, 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, honey, 1 tablespoon curd, and raw milk. Apply it to your face and neck. Leave it on for about 20 minutes and wash off thoroughly with water. The antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of turmeric powder can help lighten any dark spots on your face, reduce acne, and leave it feeling cleansed and fresh. Honey acts as an emollient and humectant. It not only slows down wrinkle formation but also regulates your skin’s pH and makes your skin look young and glowing. Curd contains Lactic acid that moisturizes your skin and helps dry and dull skin.
2) oatmeal cleanser: Make a fine paste of 1 tablespoon of oatmeal and buttermilk along with honey. Apply it to your neck and face and leave it for 20 minutes and wash it off with plain water.
Here are a few simple homemade face packs for glowing skin:
1. Aloe Vera Face Mask For Glowing Skin
Mix 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel, 2 tablespoons milk cream, and a pinch of turmeric powder to make a paste-like consistency. Apply this paste on the face and neck. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
2. Banana Face Mask For Glowing Skin
Grind 1 ripe banana and mix it with 2 teaspoons honey and 1 tablespoon of orange juice. Use this pack on the face for about 15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water followed by cold water. Banana helps exfoliate your skin, unclogs pores and gets rid of the dead skin and leaves your skin supple and shiny.
3. Avocado Face Mask For Glowing Skin
Mash 1 ripe avocado properly after removing the seed. Add 1 tablespoon honey to this paste and mix well. Apply this all over the face and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
4. Cucumber Face Mask For Glowing Skin
Grate a cucumber and blend it into a paste. Apply this paste on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with water and then moisturize. Cucumber is packed with full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. It contains beneficial nutrients such as vitamins A, B1, C, biotin, and potassium. Cucumber can help soothe the skin and give you a glowing and blemish-free skin.
5. Papaya Face Mask For Glowing Skin
Grind a small piece of papaya and mix with 1 teaspoon honey to it. Apply this directly on the face and neck and wait for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water and moisturize. Papaya is rich in antioxidants and a good source of vitamin A and the enzyme, papain which makes it work well for the skin. Also, raw papaya paste is great to fight blemishes and pimples.
You may have noticed that our healthy and bouncy hair becomes dull and lifeless during monsoons. The humidity in the air tends to settle on your hair. The scalp is affected by humidity and can become itchy and flaky. Also, in humid conditions in the rain, Eczema, dandruff, lice, and fungal infections are common. Always make sure to keep the hair dry and avoid stepping out with wet hair.
Hair needs proteins and vitamins. Food rich in proteins are sprouts, eggs, and meat products. Vitamin A is an antioxidant that promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp. Vitamin A deficiency can lead to dryness and dandruff. Foods rich in iron are spinach, lentils, clams, oyster eggs, and meat. One should reduce the intake of caffeine and alcohol as it tends to dehydrate our body. Drink a lot of chilled tea that has cooling properties such as eucalyptus and lemongrass. Coconut oil can be used before shampooing to condition the hair.
For curly hair:
Air drying over hairdryer tends to make curly hair drier and frizzier. Products containing Shea butter and honey are recommended.
For straight hair:
Straight hair tends to lose its smooth free-flowing texture during rains. Wash your hair with plain tap water and use a good hair cleanser every day to remove the sweat and dust.
Products to avoid during the rainy season.
Avoid face washes and shampoos which are greasy as the skin becomes oily during humid weather conditions. Greasy creams, heavy makeup, strong fragrances are to be avoided. Wash face twice or thrice a day with a mild cleanser.
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