As you might already know, the skin is the largest organ in our body and bears the brunt of the scorching summer heat, often leading to issues like sunburn, skin sensitivity, and rashes. Interestingly, several traditional home remedies have been used across various parts of India long before the advent of branded sunscreens.
One effective natural exfoliator is green gram powder, known for its deep-cleaning properties. Simply powder green gram using a blender, mix it with water to form a paste, and use it as a scrub for your skin.
Seasonal fruits & vegetables
To keep your skin and body hydrated during the summer, consider including salads and water-rich fruits and vegetables in your daily diet.
A papaya mask can work wonders for your skin, as the enzymes in papaya help remove dead skin cells. You can create the mask by mashing papaya pulp and leaving it on your skin for 20 minutes. For added benefits, you can add curd or lemon juice to the pulp to remove tan.
Fuller’s earth mask
For those struggling with oily skin, a Fuller's earth mask is highly effective. Mixing a tablespoon of Multani mitti (Fuller's Earth) with rose water and applying it to your face will help reduce skin oiliness, shrink pores, and maintain clear skin.
Aloe Vera Magic
Aloe vera works like magic for your skin. Freeze aloe vera cubes and use them to refresh and revitalize your face after sun exposure or before going to bed. The hormones auxin and gibberellins present in aloe vera possess anti-inflammatory properties, making it effective in reducing skin inflammation and combating chronic skin conditions like eczema.
Embracing these natural remedies can provide excellent protection and nourishment to your skin, ensuring you have a radiant and healthy glow throughout the summer season.