Summers are for mangoes and fun but the sun can take a toll on your skin and hair. Don’t worry, you need not stay indoors with the tips that we are here to share with you. Summer brings with it a various skin related problems like rashes, tanning and sunburn. Religiously following the essential routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing is very essential to keep your skin safe from the sun. Here are few of the tips to keep in mind during summer.

1. Stay Hydrated
Stay Hydrated

Water can do wonders to your skin and hair. Try to track the amount of water you drink. A minimum of 2 liters is a must during the summer season. You can also mix glucose along with water to gain a little energy and not feel drained due to the heat.

2. Sun Screen for the Skin
Sun Screen for the Skin

We all know how hot it is in any part of India. It is very important to apply sunscreen before we leave the house to prevent from any sun burns and tan. Zero down on a sunscreen that best suits you and the one that contains sun protection factor (SPF). SPF ranging anywhere from 30 to 50 is best recommended for Indian skin types. Remember to apply sunscreen every day before you step out of the house.

3. Tie Away Your Hair
Tie Away Your Hair

Sweat can make your hair greasy during summer. So look out for styles such as sleek ponytail or top knot or messy buns. They can really help you maintain your hair to go on for a day or two without your hair getting greasy.

4. Feet ‘o’ Feet
Feet ‘o’ Feet

Happy feet’s are the prettiest. Take care of your feet by applying a little moisturizer along with sunscreen to avoid any sunburns. You can also wear a skin colored socks to prevent them getting damaged.

5. Scarf It Up
Scarf It Up

If you’re that person who roams a lot due to work or travel then tie it around your face to stay protected. Cover your head and face with a scarf as heat might harm your skin and body and as they say prevention is better than cure. So take care of them during the summer

6. Wash Your Hair Less Often
Wash Your Hair Less Often

Frequent washing of your hair can strip your scalp of its natural oils, which stimulates additional oil production and makes you feel the need to wash it even more and it makes your hair greasier. Using a homemade or natural dry shampoo, such as cornstarch, instead of regular shampoo can make you go a bit longer without washing. You can also use baby powder if you do not own a dry shampoo as it works the same.

7. Exfoliate From Head to Toe
Exfoliate From Head to Toe

Exfoliating can remove dead cells from the body and help in nourishment and make the area clean. You can use a clear shampoo to exfoliate your hair once in two weeks to give yourself a clean and fresher looking hair. There are a lot of scrubs available in the market to exfoliate your skin. The best DIY is to mix olive oil or coconut oil and sugar and use it as a scrub.

Rock your summer with these tips and let yourself return back with a healthy skin from vacation.