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June 2010
Skin Care during Summer Vacation
Anju Poddar
We tell ourselves that all year long we have stressed about doing something or the other in our day-to-day life… that just for these few days of our summer vacation we want to let loose… It’s understandable and definitely recommended, but remember that by letting loose, we are only talking about stress and other tensions and not personal health and care.

So this summer while you enjoy your vacation at a beach or mountains etc, remember to take care of your skin.

Here are some basic tips on how to make your skin feel pampered:
  • You should follow a cleaning, toning and moisturising routine twice a day - once in the morning and then in the evening at about 6 or 7p.m.
  • In summers our skin needs extra hydration, so before stepping out into the sun it is good to spray it with some cool rose water, which acts as a natural hydration booster.
  • Take a fresh leaf of Aloe Vera and cut its fleshy part to ooze out the gel, this mixed with lavender oil can be applied on the exposed parts to prevent sun damage.
  • One should wear loose comfortable cotton clothing during summers.
  • Before heading out to the beach one should apply a good sunscreen with a high SPF - Ranbaxy Shades with SPF 50 is recommended.
  • Wear floppy hats to keep your face covered from the harsh rays of the sun.
  • Sunglasses are a must; the bigger the better for protection!
  • One should also carry a water bottle to keep thirst at bay.
  • A suntan cream for those who wish to tan (with protection from UV rays), may also be carried in your beach bag.
  • Lacto Calamine should be kept handy in case of sunburn.
  • After coming from the beach one should apply some after-sun care cream or lacto calamine for soothing the skin.
  • Curd mixed with lacto calamine is recommended for pigmentation.
  • Cucumber juice applied on the face and eyes has a great cooling and hydrating effect in summers.
  • Drink plenty of water, coconut water, lassi and fresh lime water with salt.
  • Potato juice squeezed out of grated potato is good to lighten skin colour after an unwanted tan.
  • The juice of watermelon is also useful on the skin. Apply the juice on the face and neck for 15 minutes. Wash off and splash cold water on the skin for ultimate cooling and tightening effect.
  • Exercise regularly and eat a balanced diet.
Pamper your self this summer vacation, especially your skin!
Anju Poddar is a successful home maker fascinated by hindu traditions and festivals.shae has authored four well received books,the latest being Meals, Menus and More
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