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  As everyone enjoys the beauty from the sun this period, going to the beach, swimming, etc, also know that it’s necessary to really take care of our skin to avoid the adverse effects of the rays on our skin. The scorching heat, dry atmosphere and the blazing sun releasing ultraviolet rays can cause problems like dehydration, wrinkles, skin irritation, etc. Rise in temperature can also lead to mood swings so try more to relax your nerves this period.

   You see there’s a need for us to up our games so as to stay healthy, happy with flawless skin while carrying out our activities this summer. There are plenty of things to do to achieve this. You can go for natural remedies or use cosmetic products as you see fit. Just make sure that whichever way you choose should be affordable to you so as to avoid unnecessary spending. Also there’s need to consider skin type, usage and allergens for any product you want to buy.

Natural Remedies

There are simple natural routines to follow as well as some of our kitchen ingredients that can help us out.

The Hottest Time of the Day: We all know that the Sun becomes hotter as from 9a.m. to 3p.m., unlike other times of the day between the rising of the Sun(6a.m. to 8a.m., and the setting of the Sun(4p.m. to 6p.m.). Since the Sun is most intense during the most productive time of the day ( work time, school time, etc), always seek shade using an umbrella, tree or other type of shelter;  wear protective clothing, or use hats, face cap, sunshade to avoid damages to the eye.

Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Smoking damages collagen in your skin. It will be really helpful to stop smoking. Eat proper diet full of fruits, vegetables, grains and plenty of water. Sleep regularly and engage in less stress activities.

Some Kitchen Ingredients that Works Wonders.

*Turmeric: It contains natural antioxidants, antiseptic skin brightening properties. A paste of turmeric helps to remove tan and treat blemishes.

*Tomato Juice: Tomatoes help to shrink pores. Add a few drops of lemon into tomato juice apply on your face. Rinse with lukewarm water. Tomatoes also reduce blackheads. Use tomato slice and massage your blackhead prone areas.

* Lemon: This is very high in vitamin C, using it everyday can make your skin bright and healthy. It can lighten the skin, since it has bleaching properties and can also detoxify. Be cautious not to overdo it to avoid burning sensation.

* Raw Potato: This brightens the skin. Mash the potato, apply it on your face like packs and after few mintues rinse with lukewarm water. Also keep slices of potato on your eye for some minutes to treat under eye dark circles.

* Mix cinnamon and honey: A combination of the mask from these two helps to reduce active acne.

* Aloe Vera: This special plant that stores water in its body helps the body to stay cool when it is consumed. It kills different kinds of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Applying it to your skin helps to soothe the skin and has a healing effect on burns. It is a great moisturizer for acne prone dry skin.

*Mix honey and milk: This brings out the flawless glow every woman craves for. Milk prevents acne and moisturizes the skin well.

* Curd: This is a dairy product that is rich in calcium and magnesium, good for bone strengthening. It is a great exfoliator.

* Oatmeal: It has healing properties for inside as well as outside our body.

* Mix coffee grounds with oil and sea salt: Use this as exfoliator to remove dulling skin debris and piled up dead cells. Debris can congest the skin, making it difficult for the skin to breathe.

* Always drink water: Plenty water makes the skin tissue healthy. It makes the skin supple, soft and radiant. Take a minimum of 2-3 litres a day as it helps to flush toxins out through urine and sweat.

Beauty Products Remedies

* Stay low on makeup: Ease it up on your makeup for now. Don’t go for heavy makeup so as to allow the skin breathe. Ensure to take it off before sleeping.

* Use a face wash that is summer friendly. Don’t go for nourishing face wash but go for the ones that can draw out the excess oil from your skin. Use a non-foaming cleanser if you have dry skin. Also wash your face regularly to keep it clean and refreshed.

* Good antioxidant serum for your facial care: This type hydrates the skin, protects the skin from environmental damages. It boosts collagen production and scavenges for harmful free radicals to prevent skin damage.

* Yogurt Creams: These body moisturizers make the skin feel moisturized without the stickiness.

%ing summer it’s advisable to constantly wear sunscreens. Opt for one that has broad ultraviolet spectrum ( between 30-50 SPF and covers UVA and UVB rays). Reapply every three hours if you are under the sun all day. Ensure to cover hands, shoulders, neck and feet.

Below are tips for different skin types.

* For sensitive skin use ones that do not contain chemicals that act as irritant and that won’t draw heat.

* For oily skin look out for skin care formulas that allow oil absorption and embrace light weight formulas.

* For dry skin go for ones that have additional ingredients to hydrate and protect. Ingredients like vitamin B3, hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, mexoryl, etc.

* If you react to chemical sunscreens, you can use mineral sunscreens. They contain skin friendly broad spectrum mineral,soothing green tea, cucumbers, etc.

Moisturizers

Go for lighter moisturizers that are non-greasy.
ter moisturizers that are non-greasy.

Toners

Opt for a good refreshing toner to help close open pores. This is to prevent oil accumulation in open pores. A cucumber or aloe vera based toner is light and refreshing and while toning your face much attention should be given to the t-zone of the face as it has the biggest concentration of sebaceous glands.

Eye Region: Go for a good undereye gel that contains hyaluronic acid, cucumber or honey to keep the eye region skin hydrated as well as prevent wrinkles.

Follow these tips, either natural remedies, beauty product remedies or both to be your glowing self this summer.

You know trying to look really good during summer is a bit hard for guys unlike the seasons when the temperature is lower. Not to worry, follow these simple steps and get fab looks.
* Go natural fibres instead of synthetic ones.
*Go for shirts that feel light weight but strong.
* Choose a pair of weather-friendly trousers.
* Choose light weight jeans.
* Short above the knees are great.
* Stick with light colors.
* Go for canvas other woven materials.
* Leather sandals in slingback or slide style.
Do you want athletic, edgy, rugged look or anything in between, check out these summer combinations to make it happen!
1) Chinos pants and dress shirt: Chinos often made with a twill weave is a better alternative for a neutral look. Styling it with dress shirts is superb!
2) Chinos short and Cuba collar shirt: This keeps you cool and fashionable. Get the colors that blend and rock summer.
3) Flare outfits: Pair these refined flare pants with T-shirts, turtlenecks,slim-fitting shirts, etc; you will have an unforgettable stylish look.
4)  Jogger pants outfits: Whether you want to go street casual, be dressy or formal, some of these ideas will help you look great.
5) Summer accessories: Here are lists of accessories that will make you stand out in this summer.
6) Patchwork print outfits: These look great on everyone. Whether you are styling the shirts or pants it makes you stand out!
7) Wedding Outfits: Ever wondered what to wear for summer formal outings like weddings, cocktail parties, etc. Here are some suggestions for you.

There are days that women feel like dressing in their best selves, complete with the shiniest earrings and the highest heels. However, there are also days that they would just throw on whatever shirt they see first. On days like these, you would still want to look cute and feel comfortable. Even simple makeup will do. No one really wants to look out actually looking lazy. Thus, if you feel like you are having one of those days, here are 12 ways to dress on a lazy day.

Shirt + Light Trousers

For every woman that has an LBD in her closet, surely, she also has that white shirt that she can wear with anything in her closet. If you are running errands that day or meeting your girlfriends for a quick lunch and do not want to bother dressing up, opt for a clean white shirt, light trousers, and a pair of sneakers. Wearing this outfit would let you move comfortably while making you look good. No need to wear fancy accessories since this outfit requires a very casual and laidback look. You can wear your hair in a bun or down in a loose ponytail. You can also do a french braid to put some twist in your hair. Literally.

Shirt + Light Trousers

Not really in the mood to show any skin? Then wrap yourself in a cozy sweater and a pair of jogger pants. Whether you are heading out with your girlfriends or staying in the comforts of your home, this outfit would do. Plus it gives you the perfect excuse to grab your favorite sweaters! Jogger pants work like your denim jeans except they are more comfortable and breathable. They also keep your legs warm especially on cold days like during winter.

Leggings Shirt

Surely, every woman has a pair of leggings in her closet. Leggings are very versatile apparel and a must-have fashion essential . Feel a lazy day coming? Grab your pair of leggings and match it with your favorite statement tee. Put up your hair in a bun to complete your “lazy look.” This outfit can immediately make you look casual and ready on-the-go. It also takes a short time to put this look together since you would not be tinkering with belts or buttons. Wear your rugged sneakers or sandals to finish the look, whichever you prefer for the day.

Loose Sweater + Skater Skirt

Feel like looking girly but want to feel comfortable? Replace your jogger pants for a flowy skater skirt and grab your favorite loose sweater. The skirt will instantly make you feel good and look good even on a lazy day. Skirts have that power to make you look dressed without putting so much effort and thought on your whole outfit. Feel like taking your look to the next level? Wear combat boots that will make you look empowered and ready for the day.

mom jeans + shirt

History ought to repeat itself, or so they say. Who could have thought that vintage clothing would make a comeback soon? Mom jeans are the thing now . Ditch your favorite skinny denim for chunkier but trendier pants. These pants are so 80’s that you would feel like you are time traveling while in them. Mom jeans are easy to style because you would only need simple tees to wear with them. Opt for a comfortable shirt that will allow you to move freely. You can best wear these jeans with your shirt tucked in or, for a better pair, a crop top.

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