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.

Watermelon

Summer and watermelon are inseparable. Watermelons are found almost everywhere in the world. Although we can find watermelons in our markets throughout the year, the season for watermelon is the summer when they are sweet and of the best quality. No other fruit can we find so crunchy and thirst quenching like watermelon.

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Some health benefits of watermelon:

  • The health benefits of watermelon are really great. No matter how it is sliced, it is packed with some of the most important antioxidants found in nature.
  • It is an excellent source of vitamin C and a very good source of vitamin A, particularly through its concentration of beta-carotene.
  • The beautiful red watermelon is also a source of the potent carotene antioxidant which is called lycopene. These antioxidants travel throughout the body neutralizing free radicals. Free radicals are substances in the body that can cause much damage to us. They are able to oxidize cholesterol, making it stick to blood vessel walls and thicken them which can lead to heart attack or stroke. The lycopene which gives fruits the attractive red color that we find in watermelon can help reduce the risks of prostate cancer.
  • It is a surprising fact that watermelon is the only fruit that contains higher concentrations of lycopene than any other fresh fruit or vegetable.
  • Watermelon is a fruit that is rich in electrolytes sodium and potassium that we lose through our perspiration.
  • Watermelon is rich in the B vitamins necessary for energy production. Food experts recommend watermelon as a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of vitamin B1 and magnesium. Because of its higher water content approximately ninety percent and calorie value it is ranked more valuable than other fruits.
  • Watermelon has a special cooling effect and is exceptionally high in citrulline, an amino acid that our bodies use to make another amino acid, which is used in the urea cycle to remove ammonia from the body.
  • The antioxidants help reducing the severity of asthma. It also reduces the risk of colon cancer, asthma, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and prostate cancer.
  • Watermelon is a good source of thiamin, potassium and magnesium which protect our body from so many diseases.
  • Watermelon is fat free but helps energy production. It protects against macular degeneration.

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When the heat of summer tires us with thirst, eating watermelon is a safe alternative to taking energy drinks. Since it contains high water quantity it can hydrates us whereas other drinks are caffeine filled energy drinks which can easily dehydrate us. Nothing can be more satisfactory on a hot, dusty day than a crisp, juicy slice of watermelon!

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Vinegar

The term Vinegar can be applied to solutions derived from the fermentation of a wide range of bases, including apple juice, other fruit juices, wine, beer, barley and rice. Besides its distilled form, which has acetic acid as its main ingredient, vinegar finds its way into our kitchens in salad dressings, pickles, ketchup and mayonnaise.

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The health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar are:

• Improves digestion and elimination.
• Enhances skin tone and texture.
• Helps in soothing skin irritation and is a powerful fungal fighter.
• Promotes weight loss. It controls blood sugar levels, breaks down fat and stabilizes appetite. It also reduces sugar cravings.
• Relieves constipation.
• Reduces colds and flu due to its antibacterial and antiviral properties.
• Restores the Alkaline-Acid Balance of your body.

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.

Some Indian Foods That Reduce Fat

You don’t have to acquire a taste for olive oil, seaweed or soya to maintain a low-fat, healthy diet. Indian cuisine can be healthy too, if it’s cooked with oil and ingredients that take care of your heart and health.

Ayurveda suggests you include all tastes – sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent – in at least one meal each day, to help balance unnatural cravings. Here are 12 foods that can help you lose weight and gain health:

Madhupriya Rai Health tips of the day -- Turmeric

Turmeric : Curcumin, the active component of turmeric, is an object of research owing to its properties that suggest they may help to turn off certain genes that cause scarring and enlargement of the heart. Regular intake may help reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol and high blood pressure, increase blood circulation and prevent blood clotting, helping to prevent heart attack.

Madhupriya Rai Health tips of the day -- Cardamom

Cardamom : This is a thermogenic herb that increases metabolism and helps burn body fat. Cardamom is considered one of the best digestive aids and is believed to soothe the digestive system and help the body process other foods more efficiently.

Madhupriya Rai Health tips of the day -- Chillies

Chillies : Foods containing chillies are said to be as foods that burn fat. Chillies contain capsaicin that helps in increasing the metabolism. Capsaicin is a thermogenic food, so it causes the body to burn calories for 20 minutes after you eat the chillies.

Madhupriya Rai Health tips of the day -- Curry leaves

Curry Leaves : Incorporating curry leaves into your daily diet can help you lose weight. These leaves flush out fat and toxins, reducing fat deposits that are stored in the body, as well as reducing bad cholesterol levels. If you are overweight, incorporate eight to 10 curry leaves into your diet daily. Chop them finely and mix them into a drink, or sprinkle them over a meal.

Madhupriya Rai Health tips of the day -- Garlic

Garlic : An effective fat-burning food, garlic contains the sulphur compound allicin which has anti-bacterial effects and helps reduce cholesterol and unhealthy fats.

Madhupriya Rai Health tips of the day -- Mustard oil

Mustard Oil : This has low saturated fat compared to other cooking oils. It has fatty acid, oleic acid, erucic acid and linoleic acid. It contains antioxidants, essential vitamins and reduces cholesterol, which is good for the heart.

Madhupriya Rai Health tips of the day -- Cabbage

Cabbage : Raw or cooked cabbage inhibits the conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates into fat. Hence, it is of great value in weight reduction.

Madhupriya Rai Health tips of the day -- Moong Dal

Moong Dal : The bean sprouts are rich in Vitamin A, B, C and E and many minerals, such as calcium, iron and potassium. It is recommended as a food replacement in many slimming programmes, as it has a very low fat content. It is a rich source of protein and fibre, which helps lower blood cholesterol level. The high fibre content yields complex carbohydrates, which aid digestion, are effective in stabilising blood sugar and prevent its rapid rise after meal consumption.

Madhupriya Rai Health tips of the day -- Honey

Honey : It is a home remedy for obesity. It mobilises the extra fat deposits in the body allowing it to be utilised as energy for normal functions. One should start with about 10 grams or a tablespoon, taken with hot water early in the morning.

Madhupriya Rai Health tips of the day -- Butter Milk

Buttermilk : It is the somewhat sour, residual fluid that is left after butter is churned. The probiotic food contains just 2.2 grams of fat and about 99 calories, as compared to whole milk that contains 8.9 grams fat and 157 calories. Regular intake provides the body with all essential nutrients and does not add fats and calories to the body. It is thus helpful in weight loss.

Madhupriya Rai Health tips of the day -- Millets

Millets : Fibre-rich foods such as millets – jowar, bajra, ragi, etc – absorb cholesterol and help increase the secretion of the bile that emulsifies fats.
Cinnamon and cloves: Used extensively in Indian cooking, the spices have been found to improve the function of insulin and to lower glucose, total cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides in people with type 2 diabetes.

Stay Fit in Monsoon

While the rains bring a welcome relief from the scorching summer sun, the monsoon also increases chances of falling sick. 

Water-logging in the streets help in breeding of mosquitoes and it heightens the chances of getting mosquito transmitted diseases like malaria and dengue. People also become more susceptible to viral infections. However keeping certain tips in mind, you can enjoy the rain and stay healthy as well.

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Those who are fond of street food should be careful during the rainy season. Water contamination is quite common and so is the chance of getting raw vegetables getting spoilt. Also, use an effective insect repellent to keep mosquitoes away and as far as possible avoid getting bitten.

Visit a doctor and as a preventive measure taking anti-malarial drugs is a good idea during this time of the year. Avoid walking through dirty water whenever possible since it leads to many fungal infections of feet and nails and also leptospirosis.

Dry your feet whenever they get wet. Try to keep your body warm and dry as much as possible and avoid entering air conditioned rooms with wet hair and clothes. Those who suffer from asthma should avoid staying anywhere with damp walls. Drinking lots of warm herbal tea is also good for health since they contain antibacterial properties. Keep these simple tips in mind and go out and enjoy the monsoon !

Madhupriya Rai Health tips of the day -- Mansson

Cranberry

Cranberries are a fruit of which we have said on countless occasions their properties because they contain high doses of vitamins that help us to keep our bodies in perfect condition, as well as plenty of antioxidants that serve to prevent the ravages of free radicals. But we do not repair whatever is in the slimming qualities that this fruit has, in particular its juice, and so we will see this time what we will bring the cranberry juice.

The intake of red fruit has always been recommended by the aforementioned qualities, but the effects on the body when losing weight is something to keep in mind, because cranberries help us get there. Above all we must remember that we only provide calories, as well as fruit that are no fat and only contain calories, even thousands less than other more traditional fruits, as they have less amounts of sugar than other fruits.
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Cranberry calories

 100 gm of cranberry contains:

Calories:

Water: 85.50 gm

Fat: 0.10 g

Carbohydrate: 14.40 g

Dietary fiber: 0.1 g

Calcium: 3 mg

Potassium: 18 mg

Madhupriya Rai Health tips of the day -- Cranberry

Cranberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, a very good source of dietary fiber, and a good source of manganese, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, vitamin A and vitamin K.

Cranberry extract has been shown to inhibit low density lipoprotein oxidation. Since this process is believed to be part of what can cause heart disease, prevention of oxidation through cranberry supplementation can potentially reduce the risk of heart disease.

Cranberries may help to combat heart disease and cancer.
Add more cranberries to your diet and take advantage of the health benefits associated with this colorful fruit.

Madhupriya Rai Health tips of the day -- Cranberry Juice

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