The longer warmer days are back again. Prepare yourself for summer. Reorganize your wardrobe, shop for pale pastel colors in clothes and makeup. Get some fresh light fragrance for summer. Sun is the skin’s greatest enemy. Exposure to its UV rays cause the most damage. The sun dries the skin and causes it to age and wrinkle. Make it habit to avoid sun rays when not wearing a sunscreen.
Include fresh fruits like Papaya, Grapes in your breakfast menu. Take lemon juice along with a tspn of honey first thing in the morning. Keep an evening free once in a week for pampering your skin. After your usual cleansing routine, apply a deep pore cleansing mask. Lie down for 10-15 mins and then wash it off with cold water. The carrot pack is very beneficial for the hot days. Grate 1 fresh carrot finely and mix with 2 tspn milk. You may also add the yolk of an egg for more thickness. Spread it evenly all over your face and remove when slightly dry.
Summer heralds the days for swimsuits, sleeveless dresses, halter necks, shorts etc. Wax your legs and arms, slough off dead/rough skin from knees, elbows and heels. Keep away laziness, remember laziness is the arch enemy of beautiful girl. Many don’t even bother to remove their makeup before retiring at night and then wonder why their once blooming complexion looks dull and dry. Hence always remove makeup before hitting bed.
Try substituting baby power for regular face powder as it has a transparent sheen that is flattering in the summers, I have tried this myself and I love it.
For April, try fuller’s earth which is wonderful for toning up the skin. If yours is an oily skin, a mixture of fuller’s earth and witch hazel. For the girls with normal skin, use rose water instead of witch hazel and for girls with dry skin use milk/milk cream. Try making your own pack at home as these give superb results.
If you have scars and blemishes, add a little orange juice to half a cup of fresh milk, mix and rub all over the face, neck, arms and legs. This also removes tan and brightens the skin. With regular application this treatment will banish all marks and spot (not old ones) and you will glow all through summer.