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Summers in India are getting hotter year-by-year, meaning every beauty conscious person’s nightmare. As the scorching summer rolls around, our skin begins to experience changes. Doesn’t it?  Taking care of our summer skin becomes of utmost importance due to excessive heat and humidity all day. Your  skin starts screaming for more protection from exhibiting those annoying rashes and sunburns to the stubborn tan and acne. So it’s essential that you up your skincare game to stay away from unwanted summer skin issues.

Your skincare regimen, like your outfit, must shift to match the demands of the season in order for the skin to appear its best all year. It should change from season to season. For instance, during winters, when the temp and humidity values outdoors drop, our skin’s moisture levels decline as well, and our skin might appear dull and lifeless. Heating systems, cold wind, and steam showers or baths rapidly dry the skin and compromise the skin’s protective border, producing inflammation and discomfort. Deep hydration, renewal, and protection are all important components of a winter skincare. In summers, with severe humid heat non-stop, your skin begins to cry out for extra protection, displaying everything from irritating rashes to sunburns to persistent tan and breakouts. Summer also brings stickiness, grease, and clogged pores owing to natural oil secretion. Hence, you should lighten your cosmetics to avoid adding an extra layer to your skin and let your skin breathe.

Let’s take a look at how your skincare routine should be during the summer season. It’s not only about applying loads of SPF, of course it’s the most important part of our skincare, but it’s also essential to take a break from chemicals.

But hold on! Before you loosen your purse strings for those oh-so expensive (so-called chemical free) products, it’s time to raid the kitchen and follow some grandma’s tips.

  1. Coffee and Lemon

Consider including Vitamin C in your summer skincare routine and there’s nothing better than lemon. Lemon contains vitamin C which is an effective skin brightening ingredient. Coffee, on the other hand, is a great exfoliator.

Mix one tablespoon of coffee and one tablespoon of lemon juice in a bowl. Make sure there are no lumps. Apply this mix on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes before rinsing it off.

  1. Aloe Vera

Known for its antioxidant and antibacterial properties, aloe vera has a soothing effect on your skin which is great during the summers. It protects your skin from heat and sun tan and also keeps your skin hydrated.

Apply aloe vera pulp directly on your skin and massage it gently for around 20 minutes. Keep it for about 10 minutes and wash it off.

  1. Turmeric mask

Turmeric has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties that helps to reduce any inflammation on your skin. Besides, it helps to brighten your skin and adds a natural glow to it.

Add a teaspoon of turmeric in a bowl and mix it well with three tablespoons of lemon juice. Apply it on your face and let it sit for 20 minutes. Later, wash it off.

  1. Honey + Yogurt

Yogurt and honey are both extremely effective in moisturising the skin. Honey retains the natural moisture of your skin while yogurt brightens it. Additionally, yogurt also helps in cleansing.

Take a cup of yogurt in a bowl and add one tablespoon of honey to it. Mix well and apply it to your skin. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then rinse using cold water.

  1. Papaya

Other than being a mild exfoliator, papaya helps to remove excess oil, dirt from your skin and gives you glowing and soft skin.

Take some freshly mashed papaya, add some amount of sandalwood and fuller earth to it and mix it well. Apply this mask on your face and keep it for around 20 minutes. Later, wash it off with cold water.

  1. Cucumber

The best cooling agent and remedy for skin tan is cucumber. It’s excellent anti-inflammatory properties can help soothe the skin and give you a glowing and blemish-free skin.

Grate an inch of cucumber and squeeze out the juice using a muslin cloth. Apply the juice all over your face, neck or exposed area and leave it for an hour overnight and then rinse it.

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