Summer Beauty Tips

Summer is a time to relax and rejuvenate. At the same time, summer sun can be very harsh on your soft skin and deep fry your natural looks. Summer is cruel for your face, which remains uncovered almost all times. So you need to take special care of your skin in summers.

Summer, like winter, requires its own special beauty tricks. After all, it is in summer that your eye shadow becomes a greasy pool in your eyelid creases, your hair falls flat or frizzes to a crisp and your hair color looks like mud against your tan. But have no fear there are fixes to your summer beauty problems. To keep you looking best, here are beauty tips for the hot season.

Effects of summer

Effects of summer:-

Bright sunny summer days and warm winds cause great damage to the skin. In this season we also have to face the stickiness of sweat.

In the summer due to more sweat problems like prickly heat, itching, infection in arms and thighs occurs.

Going out in the sun causes sunburn and pigmentation on the skin.

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Beauty Tips for summer: –

Bath at least twice a day with cold water.

Wear clean and washed cotton cloths.

Washing your face 3-4 times a day will soothe you.

Take juice of cucumber, orange or sweet lime and put it in the ice tray in the refrigerator allows it to freeze.

Applying the cubes on the face will keep your skin fresh and shinny.

Do not use scrubs daily it makes your skin dry. Homemade face packs with tomato and lemon take out excess oil and black heads. If your skin is carrying pimples or rashes then do not use lemon.

Avoid bleaching your skin in summer. Bleach may make your skin dark.

Use sunscreen or sun block cream, lotion before going out in the sun.

If you go for a walk, then first cool down and then splash cold water.


Amla (Indian gooseberry)

Amla also know as amalaki, dhatriphala plus in Sanskrit and Emblica officinalis scientifically, is the most widely second-hand herb in the ayurvedic system of medicine. it maintains equilibrium amongst three Doshas of storm, bile and phelgm (Vayu, Pitta and Cough) and effectively controls digestive evils, strengthens heart, builds up and sustains defense mechanism, improve eye sight, imparts a natural glow to hair and body and a store residence of Vitamin C.

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The English name of amla: Indian gooseberry, denote that it is indigenous to India. Though all parts of the tree have medical value, it is the fruit which constitutes the main drug. Charaka has specifically mentioned it as a great rasayana that helps protect people from disease and keeps missing the manifestations of premature ageing.

Amla fruit is acrid, cool, refrigerant, diuretic, laxative, alexeteric, antipyretic, aphrodisiac alterant, tonic and trichogeneous. It is the richest usual source of Vitamin C. 100 gm. of Amla contain about 700 mg. of vitamin C, which is thirty times the amount found in oranges.In adition to Vitamin C, it too contains calcium, iron, protein, garlic and tannic acids, sugar, phosphorus, carbohydrates etc. The juice of unsullied amla fruit is given as tonic, diuretic and anti-bilious remedy. It is also caring in burning sensation, over thirst, dyspepsia and other complaints of digestive organism.

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Amla Health Benefits:

The powder of the dried amla fruit is an efficient remedy of hyperacidity, ulcers and blood impurities. It is also used both inside and externally as a decoction and paste. Some of the common uses of amla fruit are as below:

  1. Amla strengthens the body, oust toxins from the body and improves defense mechanism of the body.
  2. It is an essential vitamin to get better eye sight
  3. Weakness of body, spirit and mind shall be dispelled by taking frsh amla juice in betwen meals.
  4. Massaging the head with amla oil, induce sound sleep and is good for hair.
  5. Wash eyes daily, in the cock-crow with amla water, soaked in water and drink the water to improve the eyesight and take out constipation.
  6. Insert 2-4 amla juice drops into every nostril to cure bleeding for nose.
  7. Regulates Blood Sugar
  8. Very influential anti-inflammatory herb.
  9. A wonderful antioxidant and a usual Source of Vitamin C. Amla helps scavenge free radicals.
  10. Amla is powerful food for the brain.
  11. Studies show that Amla helps inferior cholesterol
  12. Amla also helps uphold the functioning of the liver
  13. Increases Hemoglobin, Red blood cell count up
  14. Useful used for Cough, Bronchitis, Asthma
  15. Amla cleanses the maw, strengthens the teeth
  16. Its decoction is used in hyperacidity and with sugar as an anthelmintic. The presence of Amla resulted in an enhanced cell survival, decrease free radical production and higher antioxidant levels similar to that of manage cells.

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There are various typical ayurvedic preparations, such as chyawanprash in which amla is used as a chief ingredient. It helps get better intelligence and memory power. Triphala and Brahmrasayana are other typical medicine in which amla is being used since time immemorial.


‘Solus per Aqua’ – wondering what this might be? Well, acronym for this term is Spa. If you are a Honeymooning couple and want a wine bath in a cozy couple suite with orchids and rose petals all around – that isn’t impossible to achieve. Till 10 years back people just mocked at the idea of natural healing; in fact they were skeptical about its benefits. Today people are looking at alternate healing solutions to cope with the stress of daily life. Who doesn’t want to get de-stressed? If you have all the resources to feel good, what are you waiting for? Of late, the middle class is doing it in style to make sure ‘they live in style’. Spas are no longer meant only for the rich and the famous. It has started dripping downwards – even to the middle class segment.

India’s southern-most states have particularly gripped the spa phenomenon with a mix of Ayurveda. In these areas, where Ayurveda is the main form of medical treatment, hotels, resorts and hospitals design packages ranging from a weekend to a month to introduce Americans, Europeans and East Asians to ancient massages, medication and yoga.

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Types of Spa

Destination Spa – Destination spa is set up in a manner to make you feel refreshed at all levels, giving the fitness of body and mind, as well as making you practice healthy eating, which in a way guarantees complete relaxation. This is not a one-day ecstasy that you experience, rather takes you to a whole new beautiful world, for at least two to three nights, making you totally de-stressed where no troubles or botherations tend to give you tensions.

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Resort Spa – This one is described as one of the hotel facilities meant for comforting and giving convenience to the tourists. It gives you spa services, couples with fitness classes and a usual spa cuisine. After a lot of travel, this happens to be the apt treatment for business travelers and families.

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Day Spa – A day spa offers services on a one-day basis. This is availed on a daily basis. Spa manicures and pedicures, facial and body massage are some of the treatments people and avail from a day spa.

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Health Spa – It looks after the overall health needs of a person. The location is usually a very peaceful one with adept advice from practitioners.

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Medical Spa – Medical spa focuses mainly on cosmetic treatments like laser resurfacing and Botox injections. Not only these medical facilities, they have spa treatment facilities as well. All the treatments are rendered to individuals under the close supervision of a doctor.

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Mineral Springs Spa – Characterized by its name, a mineral springs spa uses natural mineral, thermal or seawater to give to offer hydrotherapy treatments to the spa users.

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Cruise Ship Spa This service is available aboard a cruise ship. Barring the usual spa treatments, it comprises fitness and wellness components and varied spa cuisine menu choices.

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Airport Spa It is provided at the airport, to give short duration treatments to the tired travelers. The most common treatments are the 15-minute chair massage and oxygen therapy.

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Smart Suntanning

Smart Sun Tanning – Avoid Effects of UV Rays 
Heading for the beach? Grab your shades, your towel and your sandals, but don’t forget some sun block even if you are desperate for that golden glow. Studies show that more than one million people will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year, and a strong correlation is linked between those who worship the sun and the disease itself.

According to scientific research, such a thing as a healthy tan does not exist. Tanning is, in essence, the skins reaction to damage already done, and a defensive attempt to protect itself from further harm.

The UV (or Ultraviolet) rays are the most threatening component of a natural suntan. Two types of UV rays, UVA and UVB, negatively affect the skin by deeply penetrating our skin and potentially damage gene composition. UVA rays (the predominant type) tend to cause skin cancer after prolonged periods of time. Sunburn and the redness associated with sun exposure result from UVB rays, which are also a strong risk factor for skin cancer. Personal tanning methods available today attempt to eliminate the UV rays from coming in contact with the skin, yet you have to wonder how safe you are when shutting yourself in a tiny tanning booth for 30 minutes at a time!

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Salon Options: 
Popularity of tanning beds tends to soar as teens strive for the prom-perfect hue and women of all ages aim to avoid the pasty white complexions they suffered long enough through the winter. Though they are thought to be only slightly more protective than getting a natural tan due to the controlled environment, risks are still associated with tanning beds as the exposure to UV rays is still present.

Did you know there is a recommended allotment of time that one should not exceed in the course of a year when using a tanning bed? According to the British Photodermatology Group (BPG-a branch of the British Association of Dermatologists), one should not surpass 10 sets of 30-minute sessions twice a year, or in other words, 10 hours of exposure per year. I am willing to bet most of us blow ten hours of sun exposure out of the water on each vacation we take!

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Natural Tanning Options: 
If you simply cannot avoid worshipping the sun on a gorgeous day, consider using sunscreen with a low SPF. This will still allow tanning, but the skin will receive at least a small degree of protection from the powerful rays. Be especially cautious when in or on the water, as the sun may badly burn the skin without any warning signs. Hats and t-shirts can provide a degree of protection when one is enjoying the weather, playing sports or simply relaxing on a nice day.

Some individuals should exercise extreme caution when exposed to the sun, including those with very fair skin, those who burn often or tan poorly, those who have many freckles or moles, those under age 16, and those who have a history of skin cancer themselves or in the family history. Even if these conditions do not apply to you personally, it is still very important to be smart about your own exposure to the sun.

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Sunless Self-Tanning Options: 
A safer method of tanning than natural tanning and visits to the salon, self-tanning products have taken leaps and bounds in technology-far beyond the orange tone so many worry about experiencing. Self-tanning products come in several forms-lotions, gels, wipes, sprays, and now, even a pill! The pill stimulates the pigment to change without any exposure to the sun, which is actually thought to be a positive preventive alternative to harmful sun exposure.

For those who still enjoy the trip to the salon but don’t feel the need to visit a tanning bed, a new tanning-spray treatment is available at some salons. It is quick, about a 30 second application with instant results. All of these tanning options involve the active ingredient dihydroxyacetone (DHA.), which is responsible for the change in skin tone. Many of the products available also contain moisturizers and vitamins to help the skin remain healthy and soft while not exposing the body to any UV rays. Even with an artificially produced tan, it is vital to practice protective measures to prevent sun damage. A simple sun block will do, in addition to monitoring your exposure to the sun.

No matter which tanning option you settle for if you simply must have that glowing tan, use caution when you bask in the rays at the shore or wherever. Keep these important points in mind whenever you are exposed to the sun for a significant duration of time:

  • Do your best to avoid falling asleep while tanning. We all know how tempting it is to take that relaxing nap to the sounds of the surf, but you could wake up fried to a painful crisp!
  • Even if you are determined to go home with some color, try a very low SPF level sunscreen. Something as low as SPF 15 will do more good for your skin than bare exposure!
  • When you do experience sunburn, keep aloe and cocoa butter on hand. Aloe is known to soothe the skin, while cocoa butter helps in keeping skin soft and smooth while also repairing it and preventing peeling after sun damage.
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This article highlights several tanning procedures that are widely accepted for personal tanning; however it should not be used in substitute for the advice of your physician or a medical professional.

Beautiful Blush

Many women shy away from blush, afraid that they will look harsh and over-done. The correct technique will help you avoid that problem!

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The right way to blush:

Smile or suck in your cheeks to locate the apples of your cheeks. Begin at the center of the apple and apply blush up to the corner of the eye and the temple. Blush should never go below the bottom of your nose, or any closer in than the iris of your eye. Applying blush high on the face makes your eyes sparkle.

After applying blush, blend with a dry makeup sponge. Use the edge of the sponge like an eraser on the outer edges of the applied blush to buff away any lines of demarcation.

Never apply blush below the cheekbones. This tripe of color only creates an illusion that brings the face down and makes you look older.

When the seasons change, change your blush! Deeper, rich colors for fall and winter, paler tines for spring and summer.

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Note for oily skin: Excess oil causes the skin to grab color causing your blush to darken as the day goes on. Avoid this by powdering often, not with blush but with pressed translucent powder.

Get Healthy Glowing Skin, Stay Hydrated

One of the best ways to nourish your skin is to drink plenty of water. Water assists the body with it’s natural elimination process by flushing unwanted toxins out.

Did you know? Crankiness and irritability are some of the first signs that a person is dehydrated. A good thing to tell your sweety next time either one of you gets a little crabby. or better yet, say nothing and just give ‘em a little agua.

Keep a never-ending supply of water at your desk at work or wherever you spend most of your time. I like to mix things up with a little sparkling water or a slice of lemon or orange or cucumber on days that I want to pamper myself.

For a little added pampering at work, try a hydrating mist.
My secret weapon that I keep stored in my desk drawer is Hydrating Mist.

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For travel, since I rarely check a bag, here’s something small enough to fit into my little zip lock bag.

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