May 18, 2006

Cool ways to beauty in summer


Summer is often dreaded by women. They have horrifying pictures about themselves suffering from prickly heat & boils, a face breaking into pimples, blackheads & smelling of sweat. But today’s beauty products and well-documented beauty secrets along with a few changes in the daily routine promise to make anyone a luscious beauty even at the peak of summer.


* Rush and panic in the morning will leave you hot and exhausted at the end of the day. But if you have the habit or waking up early, things will move smoothly for the rest of the day, since you will have plenty of time to organize your day. So, take the day calmly and avoid rushing through the morning chores. Early to bed and early to rise should be your motto.
* The secret of looking cool and fresh in summer lies in the cleansing routines. After a light morning exercise in the open air, go in for a nice luxurious bath. Even in the summer months, it is better if the water used for bath is at body temperature. Add bath salts, mint leaves, slices of cucumber to your bath water for a refreshed feeling. Use fragrant soaps with tangy undertones or flower scents which will harmonize with the weather.
* If your face feels tight and dry after the bath, dab on a moisturizer. Do this lightly to avoid looking greasy and shiny after a while.
* Summer brings its quota of pimples and blackheads, if one is not careful. The blocking of the skin pores is the chief reason for this problem. So it is advisable to follow a regular and meticulous cleansing routine to deal with this. Use good quality cleansers, toners and astringents for this purpose. Identify your skin type and treat it accordingly. Deep cleansing at night, and the use of a cleansing mask, at least once a week, will help to keep your skin clean and fresh.
* Keep a box of freshen-up tissue papers handy to wipe off dust and perspiration from face and hands. When the heat becomes intolerable, take an ice cube and rub it on the inside of your wrists and nape. This will perk you up.
* If your hands do heavy duty work, they need extra care to ensure smoothness. Rub in a nourishing cream and cover your arms with cotton gloves.
* After a long tiring routine, soak feet in a basin of warm soapy water. Dab dry, powder lightly and slip on a pair of clean cotton socks. There are special foot and hand lotions which ensure that the skin in these areas is kept supple and smooth.
* Another way of creating a natural hair-conditioning effect is by keeping your head wet. After a shampoo, don’t dry your hair completely. Just pat it with a towel to soak in extra water. Set the hair in style and let it take its own time to dry naturally. Besides keeping your cool, the hair will remain bouncy and manageable.
* Protect your hair from the sun. Overexposure to sunlight can turn the layers of hair from black to brown in color. You may also get split ends due to excessive dryness.
* Strapped dresses, culottes, shorts and T-shirts will keep the heat off. Always wear cotton garments and wash clothes after every use.

Give heed to your body’s needs this summer. Pamper and pet it, luxuriate it in summer lotion and talcs, refresh and nourish it… and surely you will look stunning, smart, chic and cool this summer.See also: Some tips for summer



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9 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:49 PM

    Get a bottle of cold water and just dump it over yourself.Cold showers are great when you’re sweating.Invest in fans during the spring. Lots. Of fans.Fill a tube sock or similar with ice and wrap it around your shoulders.

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  2. Anonymous10:14 AM

    Summer is in full swing, time for quick cool down showers. Rinsing with cool water increases circulation in the body and adds a rosy glow to the skin. Also a good trick for people with dry or itchy skin which is easily irritated with hot water. While rinsing, clean with Fa Shower Gel for dry skin. Light, refreshing and just right for summer with hints of mandarin, lavender, patchouli, ylang-ylang and Clove. For an extra treat, moisturize your skin afterwards with a nourishing Body Balm.

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  3. Anonymous8:54 AM

    Summer could be a dangerous time for our face skin. Heat, wind, dust, and excessive sun exposure, can easily damage its delicate cells and pores. In the summer, our skin needs especially careful and thorough care, whenever we are choosing makeup, creams.Mix extra-virgin coconut oil with a couple of drops of essential oils of carrot seed and sweet orange. This fragrant, rich and creamy balm has antioxidant and emollient properties. While you sleep, it will slowly penetrate your face skin to restore its vital moisture and beauty.

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  4. Anonymous10:50 AM

    hey
    nice tips that we can use this summer. These tips are very common but then its human nature to forget common things. Thanks for reminding us. We need them to keep our skin fresh and glowing, which then can be tagged as designer skin that Kaya is talking about this summer. I have always seen that turmeric and neem mixture works best for my skin. I would also like to know if there are any good cleansers (brands)for oily skin

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  5. Anonymous3:23 PM

    Let your skin breathe and use sheer makeup that serves more than one purpose. It is important to keep the humidity locked in as sweating dries skin out. So, lock away your foundation for the season and use a light moisturizer with sun block instead. Remember, you need to hydrate your skin both internally and externally.Instead of using foundation to cover up freckles, use translucent tinted powder to blot the skin and add color to it. f you must apply foundation, mix it with loose powder to keep you looking fresh throughout the day.

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  6. Govinda9:14 AM

    Water! This is crucial for those of you who love the sun and sand in summertime. At least 8 glasses of water are needed. If possible, carry around a bottle of water with you and remember to drink at least once every 30 min. Water not only helps you feel fresh, but it also prevents dehydration and will help wash out a lot of toxins.

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  7. Salman9:15 AM

    Exfoliation is a must to clear away dead Cells that can otherwise clog up your pores and cause unsightly pimples that can spoil your summer look. Use a scrub that does not dry your skin or make your own; sugar mixed with a little olive oil is very natural and skin friendly.

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  8. Bhavana8:41 AM

    tomato juice works as an effective astingent and can do wonders when used..

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