Beauty regime for the summer brides !
So, the summer has begun. As much as we love the bright colors and the warmth that summer brings along with it, we tend to have a love-hate relationship with summer. But I know girls who have a strictly hate relationship with summer – BRIDES (who else did you think it was) !!!
But with a few beauty tricks you can fall in love with the sun all over again, bride or no bride. 😀
1. Serum and the sun.
Daily exposure to sun may cause spots on your face. This can be treated by using skin lightening serums which contain vitamin C as they have bleaching properties and other cleansers that have reasonable amounts of glycolic acid. Make sure you apply the serum on a cleansed face twice a day preferably.
2. Water, water and water.
Yeah yeah, we know that you’ve probably heard this a million times. You’ve heard this a million times only because it’s true. Water can do wonders to your skin. Keep yourself hydrated throughout the day, drink at least 3-4 litres of water a day. You could drink coconut water and lassi if you are outdoors.
WHAT WE RECOMMEND – My fav product this summer is the vitamin C energizing face spirit from body shop. All you have to do is spray it on your face from a good distance and wipe with tissues. It cleanses your face immediately giving it a beautiful glow. It’s just so cool !! I can’t stop recommending it to my friends !! 😀
3. Body care.
Along with your face, the body needs care too ! Sunscreen, deodorant and sweat clog your pores as they remain on your body for a long time and create acne. Try using body scrubs suitable for your skin ( a mild scrub ) every other day before bed time and follow on with a skin soothing cream or gel ( aloe Vera or cucumber gels ). Try to shower with warm water at night because it is known to kill any germs that are present on the surface of your skin.
WHAT WE RECOMMEND – The cane and tamarind scrub from forest essentials is perfect for this summer. It leaves your skin super supple and soft !!
The Amway body polisher scrub is great too. You can buy this particular product online.
But again if you have sensitive skin you can use the lemon scrub we always recommend or the bayberry tumeric and citrus clarifying scrub. It works a wonders for tan.
4. Up your sleeve.
With the honeymoon coming up right after the wedding, you need super clean underarms. Dark underarms are every girls nightmare !!!
Wearing tight clothes and tops with sleeves create friction causing dark underarms. When you shower make sure you scrub your underarms with a coarse scrub before wetting the skin and then wash it with cold water. This helps scrub away all the deodorant remains.
5. Hair care.
During summer hair tends to lose its moisture and natural oils becoming rough and dry. To avoid this you can condition your hair regularly when you shampoo and try to shampoo less than what you usually do. It helps retain the natural oil in your scalp preventing your hair from getting dry. Turn down the heat on your hair dryer and try to stay away from heating irons.
Hot oil massages and rinses can help your hair tremendously in summer keeping them super moist. And try avoid using a fine teeth comb and start using a wide teeth comb. And if you can find shampoos with UV protection you can use them too !!
Tie your hair up in a bun when at home to avoid darkening of the neck caused due to accumulation of sweat and dirt and in a comfortable hairstyle when out in the sun to stop it from coming in contact with your face frequently.
WHAT WE RECOMMEND – Any organic coconut or olive oil is the best type of oil for your hair. You could also try the hair strengthening oil by VLCC which contains almond and olive oil.
6. An eye on your eye.
If you are a regular biker bride to be this is for you. Try avoid using heavy mascaras and make up on the eyes and always wear shades when you step out in the sun and once you et back home you could cool your eyes with cucumber slices, cold green tea bags or ice cubes.
7. Finally, sunscreen.
I’m not gonna stretch this. WEAR SUNSCREEN at least half hour before getting out of the house.
WHAT WE RECOMMEND – The kaya SWEAT PROOF SUNSCREEN with 8 hour protect is great if you travel a lot. Helps from re applying it again and again.
Hope these simple tips help you deal with summer !!
P.S: All the products mentioned in this post may not be suitable for all types of skin, so before you use them try to consult your dermatologist !
What do you do to keep your skin healthy ?
Let us know in the comments below.