Trying to adjust your body to the harsh weather of Thailand? Here are some easy beauty tips from Suparna Trikha, a beauty expert based in New Delhi, that can help you cure your summer woes. For starters, let’s work on the diet and exclude the evils – rich gravies, fried snacks, starchy food, alcohol and aerated drinks. What you really need to include in your summer bar are buttermilk, coconut water, lime water, light squashes of Bael and Rhododendron, which help cool the system. Moreover, include lots of fruits in your diet like watermelon, musk melons, papaya, and banana. Don’t forget to add fresh mint leaves into food, salads and drinks to help you keep cool.
1. Burning Hands and Feet
For those of you who experience extreme burning on the hands and feet, try to rub bitter gourd slices on the soles of your feet and the palms of your hand. Then, watch how you’re your skin feels.
2. Burning Eyes
For burning eyes, keep used tea bags in the freezer and place them on your eyes for a few minutes and relax. Rose water pads and cucumber slices are also highly effective.
3. For Fresh Looking Skin
Store fresh rosewater in the fridge. Spritz your face and neck with it several times per a day. If you are working, you can keep a bottle in your office. For those of you, who have children, make this a daily routine for your kids as well! You’ll notice immediate effect in a short while.
Never throw away watermelon peels; in fact just keep them in your freezer and rub them whenever you get back from outdoors. Not only will it help cool the skin but also provide natural AHA’s and make the skin soft and well hydrated.
4. Open Pores
Expanded pores is a big issue during summer, and to prevent this, try putting a couple of slices of raw tomatoes in the freezer and then place it on your skin. Let your skin to absorb the juice. Rub gently into the skin and feel the tautness. You’ll notice the open pores shrinking soon.
5. Body Odour
Body odour can be a nightmare in summers and it’s best to avoid synthetic material and stick to cool cottons and tussars. Linen also works well. Avoid tight fitting clothes and weave your day around loose and airy fits to keep yourself cool. Try and bathe twice a day and add a few drops of essential oil such as lime, geranium, bergamot and lemon to your last rinse of bathing water. For those in a tub, add sea salt, lemon slices, mogra or jasmine flowers and soak in their goodness. A cup of milk added to this bath water will be magical for the skin as it will make it softer and hydrated naturally.
Now that you have got these simple tips, just imbibe them into your lifestyle and feel the difference.
Information adapted from the NDTV Food