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Homemade Tips for Glowing Skin to Beat the Summer Heat

Homemade Tips for Glowing Skin to Beat the Summer Heat
As the mercury continues to rise this summer, staying cool becomes priority for everyone. Many feel that staying indoors and cranking up the air conditioning to full blast can be the perfect solution. But what most people forget is that what you are eating can make a huge difference in beating the heat. So here are 5 homemade tips for glowing skin that you can stay cool with food.
  1. Eat Right. Eat Light
    Eat Right. Eat Light

    It’s not possible to eat the same delectable heavy meals that you could eat in winters with the temperature rising. And surprisingly, you wouldn’t even crave for the same. Listening to your body about this is important. Sticking to several lighter meals throughout the day can really help your body keep its cool. After consuming food, our body temperature rises as we digest it. And the larger the meal, the greater this effect. It’s very important to avoid such meals especially spicy foods on hot summer days!
  2. Frozen love
    Frozen love

    Something nice and cold can be the best thing to eat throughout the summer. But since slushes and snow-cones can pack on the calories, try freezing your favourite fruits and veggies and snacking on them on hot afternoons for a nutritious way to cool down. How is that for a homemade tip for glowing skin?
  3. Eat your water
    Eat your water

    In case you didn’t know, 20-30% of your fluid needs should be met through high water foods like fruits and veggies? Besides keeping you hydrated, these veggies provide you that much needed nourishment that helps your body beat the heat. Eating plenty of these foods can help you stay hydrated and cool throughout the summer. So eat fruits and vegetables with highest water content. Best bets include: watermelon, strawberries, raspberries, grapefruit, broccoli, cabbage, and carrots.
  4. Cool off with a cooling mask
    Cool off with a cooling mask

    Besides eating foods such as yogurt and cucumber, you can put them on to enjoy its cooling properties that are great for the skin as well. On a hot summery day, when you are feeling drained, follow this cooling homemade tip for glowing skin. All you need to do is:
    1. Chop 1 peeled, medium cucumber and combine it with 6 ounces plain yogurt and 1 spoon non-fat powdered milk in a food processor, process until smooth and well combined.
    2. Remove mixture from food processor and put into a container and set aside.
    3. Wash and dry your face. Using your fingertips, apply the mask all over your neck and face, avoiding the eye area.
    4. Keep the mask on for 10-15 minutes and then wipe off with a warm damp cloth.
    5. Finish the process by splashing your face with Dabur Gulabari Rose Water and drying with a clean, soft towel.
  5. Eat foods that cool you down
    Eat foods that cool you down

    Many experts believe some foods have cooling properties, while other foods have heating properties. Heating and cooling, in this case, don’t just refer to body temperature, but also to the type of energy in the body. These cooling foods include: Bamboo shoot, banana, bitter gourd, clam, crab, grapefruit, lettuce, persimmon, salt, seaweed, star fruit, sugar cane, water chestnut, watermelon, lotus root, cucumber, barley, bean curd, chicken egg white, marjoram, oyster, pear, peppermint, radish, strawberry, tangerine, and yogurt, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, corn, tomatoes, pineapple, turmeric.
So crank up the air conditioning if you must, but also try some of these ways to stay cool this summer!
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