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Ayurveda’s 5 most powerful ingredients for treating summertime skin

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The summer brings about a need for additional care, especially when it comes to the skin. Make sure that you keep it protected throughout the summer and keep yourself and your skin safe from the sweltering heat and harmful UV rays. Fortunately, staying healthy and young all through the summer doesn’t have to be a challenge, as you can keep your skin fresh and healthy by following a few simple skincare regimens. There are several natural remedies that you can use to keep the skin and hair hydrated and nourished using readily available Ayurvedic ingredients. Additionally, many brands offer customized skincare products that are made using natural and Ayurvedic ingredients. 

Read on to find out about five of the most effective Ayurvedic ingredients, their benefits, and how to use them.

1. Sandalwood for the summer to soothe your skin 

Chandan or sandalwood has always been an important ingredient in skincare that provides a cooling effect to the skin since ancient times. It has a lot of benefits for your skin during the summer months. By applying sandalwood paste on your skin, you are able to soothe, moisturize, manage acne, effectively remove tan, and lighten blemishes. You can prepare an effective face mask by using one teaspoon of sandalwood powder and one teaspoon of turmeric paste or powder. This can be applied to the face and neck after mixing rose water into it. You should apply this mask at least once a week to keep your skin hydrated and bright and to control excessive oil secretions during the summer season.
 
2. Create your own homemade Ayurvedic skin toner 

Your skin also needs to be moisturized and toned during the summer months. Aloe vera is an excellent ingredient to moisturize your skin and can also be used as a toner for the summer. Due to the fact that aloe vera is a natural gel that absorbs quickly, it keeps the skin moisturized without making it oily. If you apply aloe vera regularly to your face, you can get relief from multiple skin conditions such as acne, sunburn, pigmentation, eczema, etc.

When it comes to oily and acne-prone skin, Aloe Vera skin toner can be a great choice. The best way to make your toner is to mix apple cider vinegar and water in a 1:1 ratio. Add a similar amount of aloe vera gel, green tea, and cucumber juice to this mixture. Now you are ready to use your very own natural toner. Using this mixture you can cleanse, soothe and repair your skin.


3. Turmeric’s beauty benefits go back centuries 

There is no denying the fact that turmeric is one of those incredible ingredients that helps your skin glow, boosts healing, helps you get rid of psoriasis, reduces acne scars, and enhances other skin conditions. One of the active compounds in turmeric is curcumin, which can greatly contribute to the rejuvenation of your skin. Additionally, turmeric has been considered a natural exfoliant by some people.

Making a face mask with aloe vera gel and a pinch of turmeric is an effective way to heal acne. Sunburn and acne are two common skin conditions. Turmeric and yogurt are two other remedies that can be used to treat both conditions. In fact, summer is a great time to keep your skin fresh and healthy.


4. Nutrition and skin benefits of buttermilk 


Buttermilk is a staple of most diets in many parts of India, particularly in the summer months when buttermilk is a staple of the daily diet. As a nutrient-dense dairy product, it helps cool your body down, as well as functions as an enriched source of calcium, zinc, and vitamin C. And it is also a wonder for your skin.  If you add a glass of buttermilk to your regular diet plan you will notice a noticeable change in your dull and lifeless skin. In addition to keeping your digestive system happy, curd also helps brighten your skin. Keeping your skin and overall body hydrated is another benefit of curd. In addition to providing natural moisturizing properties, curd also helps in healing your skin.
The curd can also be applied to your face by combining it with other ingredients such as honey, yogurt and turmeric. Its rich content of lactic acid acts as an exfoliator, removing dead skin cells and helping to deep clean your face from the inside out.5. Summer-friendly Pitta-balancing foods

If you find yourself in a situation where your body temperature abruptly changes, stay hydrated and make sure you nourish yourself. For healthy skin, it is essential to choose seasonal vegetables, herbs, and fruits. When the weather is warm, pick cucumbers and strawberries. A variety of fruits and vegetables such as papaya, spinach, cucumbers, pears, grapes, mangoes, coconut water, kokum sharbat, lemon juice, buttermilk, and sugarcane juice, etc. are excellent for controlling pitta. In conclusion, Ayurvedic ingredients will be able to help you take care of your skin naturally without any negative side effects.

Ayurvedic remedies such as those listed above will help to keep your skin healthy, soothed, moisturized, and protected from adverse elements during the summer and will save you from worrying about using multiple, potentially toxic beauty products available on counters everywhere nowadays. 

 
With input from Dr. Zeel Gandhi, BAMS in-house Ayurvedic doctor, Vedix –
Ayurvedic beauty and wellness brand.
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