How To Take Care Of Hair And Skin In Summer Naturally


By Dr. Naresh Arora Last Updated:

How To Take Care Of Hair And Skin In Summer Naturally

Come summer, and we apprehend more trouble for our skin, face and body. Everyday, our body reacts to heat and the change in barometric pressures. With the mercury rising, the scorching heat and the dry atmosphere are bound to have its adverse effect on our body. We are sure you have noticed it in yourself and others.

Our bodies don’t always cope well with high mercury, especially if we are not conscious of our need to hydrate continuously during the day.

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A combination of humidity and heat can stop the ever so important evaporation from our bodies which is the body’s mechanism for keeping it cool. Without the ability to evaporate through the skin, internal body temperature rises and brings about traumatic changes in our body such as skin irritation with small red spots on the face, neck, etc.

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According to Ayurveda, summer is the season of pitta dosha, which is related to the fire element responsible for governing the metabolism and changes in the body, including digestion. Many health problems related to pitta dosha are heartburn, excessive body heat and sweating, skin problems like skin rashes, prickly heat, acne, over acidity, peptic ulcers, rough hair, irritability and anger.

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Rising temperatures are also associated with huge mood swings, and you need to relax your nervous system as well as stress related disorders. This can otherwise play havoc with your face, hair and in fact, your entire body.

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Over acidity and indigestion cause a dip in your facial pH level prompting more allergies, tanning and loss in skin glow. Rehydration of skin and body through high intake of fluids, fruit juices, easy to digest salads and foods with high fibre content can help in bringing back the lost lustre.

Here are a few ingredients that can do wonders to your skin in summer!

#1. Lemon

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Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C and can easily combat free radicals. So, consuming it every day will give you a bright and healthy skin. Having bleaching properties, it can help in skin lightening as well. Plus, it also helps in detoxifying. But try to avoid stepping out of the house in the sun after application of lemon since it may give you a burning sensation.

#2. Aloe vera

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Consuming aloe vera in summers will help your body stay cool, and its application gives your skin a soothing effect. Moreover, it also kills different kinds of bacteria, fungi and viruses. If your skin is affected by the sun, application of aloe vera will help your skin heal as fast as possible.  

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#3. Curd

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This dairy product has rich calcium and magnesium content, which helps in strengthening bones. Besides being a great exfoliator, when it is added with gram flour (chana daal), it acts as a whitening agent and thus helps to remove tan.

#4. Neem leaves

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Neem has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti –bacterial properties that not only benefit your health, but also can help you get rid of many beauty problems. Neem contains Vitamin C, which helps in getting rid of skin problems like blackheads, pigmentation, dullness and ageing, thus leaving the skin with a youthful glow.

#5. Oatmeal

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Oats are healthy and nutritious and there is no doubt about that. It has amazing healing properties from inside as well as outside our body. The scrub made from oatmeal is ideal for the dry and rough skin.

#6. Tulsi leaves

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Tulsi leaves have a high level of potassium, magnesium and vitamin C that can help regulating your blood pressure. It’s also loaded with a lot of antioxidants.

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Here’s how you can take care of your skin and hair!

Skin and body de-tan

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  • Prepare a body and facial scrub with ½ teaspoon of dead sea salt, ½ teaspoon brown sugar, ubtan ½ teaspoon.
  • Make a paste with 1 teaspoon skin butter (shea and cocoa butter).
  • Add 10 drops of lemon juice and 2-4 drops of neroli oil.
  • The paste should be well massaged and scrubbed on face and body with gentle movements for 5-10 minutes, and then leave for 5 minutes.
  • Wash off well and apply SPF 10-20 sunscreen.
  • Repeat the process every week and see the miracle happening after three sittings.

Anti-pimple facial (for oily and clogged skin)

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  • Cleanse the face with mint facial gel
  • Provide high-frequency ozone treatment for 8-10 minutes
  • Provide facial steam with anti-ace oil (2-4 drops)
  • Provide cold compression
  • Apply tea tree facial gel for 10-15 minutes and wipe off
  • Apply neem and mint face pack, and wash off when completely dry
  • Apply skin toner

Hair fall and hair lustre

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  • Mix 1 drop each of rosemary oil, basil oil, tea tree oil, patchouli oil and almond or extra virgin olive oil.
  • Apply the mixture on your scalp on alternate nights with gentle finger massage for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wash off next morning with lavender shampoo.
  • Apply pH 5.5 hair conditioner or hair spa cream.

Tips to keep in mind:

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  • Drink a lot of water to stay hydrated throughout the day, drinking plain water can be boring so you may add lemon and oranges for flavours or taste.
  • Apply a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or 50
  • Eats fruits which have high water content like watermelon, grapes, etc.
  • Try not to expose yourself directly to the sun unless necessary.
  • Don’t touch the pimple skin with fingers since it may lead to more infection.
  • Strictly say no to oily food, fried food, junk food, cold drinks, cold water and sweets.
  • Include salads and whole fruits in your diet.
  • Drink as much water as possible.

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So, this was a complete guide on how to maintain the halt of your hair and skin in summers. We hope that this will surely be going to help you ease out the summer season. And guys, don’t forget to share your views in the comments section below!