You know it’s summer when the bikinis are out and your sunnies are on. In spite of the weather being pleasantly warm, it does suck the life out of your skin. To keep your skin healthy and hydrated, you must drink lots of water and eat foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals. Beauty buys with skin-friendly ingredients too can keep your skin hydrated and closer to your goals of glass-like skin. Here’s a list of water-rich ingredients that work like magic on the skin. (You’re welcome!)
Popularly known as the ‘plant of immortality’, aloe vera gel has plenty of skin benefits. It soothes the skin from sunburns, has anti-ageing properties, treats acne and lessens the visibility of stretch marks. You can either use aloe vera gel as a raw ingredient or in the form of a beauty product. We suggest that you go with the latter first!
We bet that after you slap this aloe sheet mask on your face, it’s going to transform your skin for good! While it provides a clarifying effect on your skin, it keeps it hydrated, smooth and moist at the same time. Leave the sheet mask on for about 10-15 minutes and pat your face dry using a cloth after.
Price: Rs 100. Buy it here
The next time you decide to make rice, don’t throw out the water! Use the pearly white water to cleanse both, your hair and skin. Apparently, it contains vitamins, minerals and amino acids that help get you a clear and healthy complexion. It works well as a facial toner, cleanser and conditioner.
Use this cleansing water to remove make-up residue and dirt from the face. This beauty product is also enriched with moringa oil and minerals that help keep skin nourished and hydrated like a pro! You’ve got to try it to believe it.
Price: Rs 405. Buy it here
Packed with caffeic acid and vitamin C, cucumber pulp helps to soothe irritated and tired skin. In fact, the peel itself is useful. It contains silica that helps prevent sagging and skin from ageing faster. Plus, during the hot summer days, it also makes a delicious snack.
When the extracts of cucumber and almond come together, magic happens! This affordable mask pampers skin by moisturising, toning, cooling and firming it. The almond content in the mask contributes to the softness and smoothness of your skin.
Price: Rs 53. Buy it here
One of the best things you can do for your skin this summer is to add tomatoes to your daily diet. Since they have cooling and astringent properties, they’re great for your skin. Packed with acidic properties and vitamins A and E, these fruits help to brighten skin and prevent breakouts.
For luminous and nourished skin, the cream has the solutions to ALL your queries. While it reduces dark spots, pigmentation and blemishes, it also works as an emollient and boosts hydration.
Price: Rs 245. Buy it here
Oranges are the perfect summer fruit for a reason. These babies have a high content of citric acid and Vitamin E. The juice of the orange can be used to remove dirt, bacteria and oil from the skin pores and the peel can be used as an exfoliator to remove dead skin cells.
Tired of living with tired, grumpy and dull skin? You need vitamin C in your life. This moisturiser contains Amazonian Camu Camu berries and orange extracts. Plus, it comes in an adorable bottle. You should totally try it out.
Price: Rs 2,089. Buy it here
A single cup of green tea is loaded with antioxidants that help calm and heal the body. Using a solution made from green tea helps skin produce less sebum, boosts immunity and reduce inflammation levels drastically.
We think your skin will love this cleansing foam because it’s rich in amino acids and minerals that help moisturise and brighten skin. Plus, the cleanser’s attractive packaging is too cute to not pick up.
Price: Rs 700. Buy it here
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