Very soon, cotton will be your go-to fabric and your favourite product of the season will be an SPF30 sunblock. With winter gone and summer here, the changing seasons could bring with it a host of skin problems – acne being one of them. Breakouts during summer could be hassling, but there’s one way to deal with the issue without caking your skin with chemicals. If you vow to go the organic way, chances are, you’ll be acne-free the whole of summer! Take a look at some of the tips given below to incorporate organic rituals into your daily skincare practices.
Drink Plenty Of Water
It can’t get more organic than this! Drinking enough water (effectively 8-10 glasses a day) during the summer season, will protect your body from dehydration, flush your body of toxins and in turn, give you glowing skin. If you don’t want your skin to be covered in pimples, this is one of the most cost-effective ways to keep your body hydrated as well as protected from radicals. Drinking water will not just reduce the acne count but can also help alleviate other skin issues such as the appearance of fine lines, dull, dry skin etc.
Face Care Routine
You must have a regular face care routine. And since the face is such a sensitive part of your body, you need to take extra care to make sure you have a solid facecare routine 365 days a year. Always cleanse your face with an AHA Cleanser and lukewarm water in the morning and follow this with toning the face with an organic skin-friendly toner such as the Posh Naturals Sea Weed Toner. Before you step out for the day, moisturize your skin with a Posh Naturals Hyaluronic or a Day Intense SPF30 Moisturizing Cream to lock in the moisture. These light formulas will also work on alleviating the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and will leave your skin looking evenly textured and smooth through the day.
You can pick form a host of Posh Naturals organic skincare products available. If you want to go the DIY way, you could also look at making them at home with kitchen ingredients. All you need is some fresh rose petals boiled in water and you have a homemade toner. By cleansing, toning and moisturizing your face twice a day, you are ridding your skin of pollutants and keeping the pores clean. This will automatically keep your skin looking fresh and will reduce acne breakouts.
DIY Organic Remedies
Don’t overlook what your grandmother told you about homemade skincare years ago. There are plenty of ingredients in your kitchen that you can use to whip up DIY packs or scrubs. Kitchen ingredients such as lemons and tomatoes are highly effective when it comes to lightening the skin naturally, treating oily skin and reducing stubborn acne spots or blemishes. The lycopene in tomatoes does wonders for the skin and is a perfect substitute to most skincare products with chemicals.
Store freshly squeezed lemon and tomato juice in ice-cube trays and place it in the freezer. Use one cube a day and gently scrub it against your face or skin for noticeable results. Turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, yoghurt, oats and honey are other ingredients that have proven to be highly effective in the battle against acne. You could combine all these ingredients and make a face or a body pack. Leave it on your skin for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. If you follow this ritual at least once or twice a week, you are bound to have glowing, acne-free skin.
Wear Organic, Breathable Fabrics
Summer is the worst period to wear tight clothing and ill-fitted clothes. This could irritate the skin and in turn, cause rashes and other serious skin conditions. You need to let your skin breathe. This is even more important for people who suffer from body-acne. Cotton and lighter, organic fabrics are a must to tackle the heat and to let the skin perspire freely. Tight clothes could cause sweaty areas to develop painful rashes and itchiness. If you allow the dirt and sweat to accumulate, you could be looking at serious body acne.
Invest In A Good Organic Clay Mask
Using a cooling, clay mask once a week is an absolute must and a popular trend during intense summers. Clay masks are one of the best ways to extract impurities from the root. All you need to do is exfoliate your skin with the mask, let it sit till it hardens and then gently rinse it off. This is especially effective for those who have oily skin and are troubled by constantly clogged pores. The clay also contains minerals that could help purify the skin and can offer a highly luxurious experience. Invest in a good, organic clay mask to notice a visible difference in acne eruptions.
There are plenty of ways you can keep your skin zit-free all summer and you can do all of it without having to invest in expensive, chemical-laden products! Apart from the tips given above, maintain a healthy diet, get 7-8 hours of sleep every day and try to substitute skincare products with organic ingredients or products you can make at home. You can also substitute your make up for organic make up and use hemp seed oil or virgin coconut oil to remove your make up instead of an expensive remover! Try all of these steps above, protect your skin from the sun this summer and conquer your acne!
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