It’s that of the year when the sun becomes an agent of hell and perspiration overshadows comfortable conversations! Here are 5 tips that could help you keep a check on your sweating and get that confidence back tiny rolls of sweat keep washing away.
Slash the spice
Did you know that spicy foods stimulate sweat glands that could eventually lead to body odour? Spices activate neurotransmitters called — something that immediately wakes up your sweat glands and turns them into such over actors. Now we know subcontinental food without spices is no food at all, so we suggest you dial down the spice in summers instead of chucking all the jars of spicy goodness out.
Befriend the antiperspirant
Invest in a strong deodorant that acts as a barrier between sweat, bacteria and your body saving from the embarrassment of body odour.
From hot baths to cold showers
There’s nothing than a hot comforting bath after a long day of dealing with life in general. But sadly every good thing come with a price. Hot water opens up your pores and makes them more prone to sweating. While the sun is blazing with all its fury, stick to lukewarm or cold showers to keep your pores closed and avoid excessive sweating. Moreover, add fragrant essential oils to your bath like lavender oil or go basic with a perfumed soap like Lux Perfume Collection for a lingering, sweet smell on your body.
Excessive sweating can also be result of your choice of fabric. Stick to breathable fabrics such as lawn, light cotton and linen that allow air to go in and out.
Cut down on caffeine
Caffeine is our bestfriend that sticks by our side through mornings, Mondays and stress. However, when the sunny season prevails, you might want to find a new bff such as apple juice, chocolate milk, smoothies to wake you up because caffeine stimulates your central nervous system which then activates sweat glands.
Age is just a number: Tips for women with mature skin
Don’t let fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and crow’s feet dull your shine. We’ve outlined the five basic changes you need to make in your life today for healthy, youthful looking skin.
Use an egg white mask
Egg white is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, and zinc, making it a tried and tested anti-aging beauty trick. It is known to tighten the pores leaving your skin firm and smooth. Take a teaspoon of honey and one raw egg (just the white – no yolk), and mix it till you have a smooth and consistent texture. Spread this mask onto your face and neck and relax for fifteen minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry with a clean towel.
Invest in a good anti-aging day cream
After the age of 25, your skin needs a bit more TLC. Invest in a good day moisturizer with anti-aging properties. Try Pond’s Age Miracle for a hydration boost and to prevent fine lines and wrinkles before time.
Use a cream blush and highlighter
Nothing says youthful glow than a flush across the cheeks and that lit-from-within glow. When you go makeup shopping and take your time to pick what really suits your skin. Mature skin loses its elasticity so it’s best to pick cream blush or strobe cream to prevent a dry and cakey appearance.
Keep these tips in mind when going on your next beauty haul and thank us later.
Massage your face
A nighttime skin regimen may seem trivial but the results will work wonders in the long run. Use a cleanser or oil and massage your face upwards to tighten loose skin and give your face a lifted look. Massaging helps exercise your face muscles and stops them from drooping. Make sure your cleanser or oil has a good dose of Vitamin C so that you can also boost collagen production while you massage your face.
Summer skincare regime in under Rs. 1,000
- Cleanse regularly
With sunny season going SPARTA on our skin it is necessary to have a facewash in your beauty regime that only removes oil from your face but also gives deep cleansing to your pores. Our two favourite this season are Pond’s White Beauty Facewash for everyday use and Pond’s Pure White with Activated Charcoal for that deep cleaning people with trouble skin really need on a regular basis.
- Moisturise your hair
You’d be surprised just how much cotton pillowcases and air-conditioning damages your hair. If you’re on a budget, choose a shampoo that not only cleanses your scalp, but also provides moisture to your hair like Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo.
- Give your body some TLC
Summer is the season when your body needs you the most from inside and out. Perspiration, body odour and open pores can all lead to irritated, angry skin. Toss out drying soaps and go for something more moisturizing and fragrant like Lux Moisturising Soft Touch Bodywash that leaves a subtle, rosey scent on your skin, making you feel like a luxurious queen for hours.
- Embrace the BB cream life
Nothing irritates your skin more in summers that heavy makeup that is loaded with all sorts of wack stuff that is not all-that-great for your skin. Go easy, breezy and flawless this summer with Fair & Lovely BB Cream that is bursting with the goodness of micro vitamins that improve the overall health of your skin and SPF 15+ that acts as a shield between you and the big blazing yellow guy in the sky.