Summer is here and hotter than ever! Hot temperatures and strong sun isn’t good for skin and hair and humidity just adds onto the problems. There’s a lot to love about summer, but humidity and the resulting frizzy, dried out, sun ravaged hair and oily skin with acne is not among those reasons. To help you fight the most common hair and skin problems of summer, check out the expert tips and hacks below!
Rose water is great for skin and hair both in summers since it keeps your skin/hair cool. It also has oil control properties that keep skin cool, refreshed and matte for longer. It adds in moisture to your hair and keeps it fresh and hydrated in summers that usually tend to make your hair sweaty and oily.
To use: You can spray rose water directly on the face several times a day. Spray it on towel dried hair to seal in moisture and keep it smelling good. More: Remedies for summer skin problems >>
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple cider vinegar is acidic in nature that keeps your skin acne-free and pores unclogged. It also balances scalp pH that keeps dandruff at bay which is a major problem in summer’s hot and humid climate.
To use: Use apple cider vinegar as a toner and also add few drops in your face cleanser. Use it as a last hair rinse along with scalp massage.
Cucumber can help treat dry scalp in summer and also keep it refreshed and free of dandruff. It also keeps skin fresh and free of oil. The pores on the skin tends to enlarge due to hot weather, cucumber helps tighten them.
To use: Slice a cucumber in quarters and rub vigorously on your scalp. You can use the cucumber on your hair as well, but do go deep into the scalp. This will effectively soothe and moisturize the dry scalp and eliminate product build up. Also, rub cucumber slices on skin and keep it overnight. More: Home remedies to detox hair >>
Milk helps remove sun tan, add glow to your face, and make hair manageable and moisturized.
To use: Apply cold milk on skin before sleeping and also add few drops into your bath tub. Apply milk onto your hair and scalp and let it dry (approx. 3-4 hours) and shampoo it off.
ALOE VERA GEL
Aloe vera has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory effects. It helps soothe sunburn, skin and scalp inflammation. It also moisturizes hair, scalp and skin.
To use: Extract fresh aloe gel and add it in DIY face masks or directly apply it on the skin. You can also mix it with water and use as a toner. Apply the gel on the irritated scalp and shampoo it off. More: Hacks for summer hair problems >>
Sea salt is an excellent hair and skin detoxifier. Detoxing the scalp, hair and skin in summers is necessary to get rid of impurities collected from dried sweat and oil. Sea salts contain valuable minerals known for detoxifying and cleansing the skin and hair.
To use: To make a sea salt bath mix one cup of sea salt with two cups of bicarbonate soda and mix with one cup of apple cider vinegar. Soak the hair/body with the mixture for at least five minutes. Rinse and shampoo hair. More: Summer beauty hacks >>