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Summer Skin Care with Ayurveda for Glowing Skin in the Heat
MAY 31, 2023

A Comprehensive Guide on Ayurveda Summer Skin Care

Summers are here! It is time to say goodbye to that dull, dry winter skin and embrace that summery, dewy skin. But before you head out to the pool or the beach, hoping to get some golden tan, remember those unprotected hours in the sun will show up as wrinkles, sunspots, and pigmentation later. So, are you not going to step out for fear of the sun and going to spend your summers like a hermit? Worry not, Ayurveda has the perfect glowing solution for your brighter and happier summers! This blog, will discuss summer skin care tip and Ayurvedic summer skin care routine.

Understanding Your Ayurvedic Skin Type

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It is essential to understand your Ayurvedic skin type to understand which Ayurvedic skin care products suit you the best. Ayurveda explains our body types according to three doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. These Tridoshas explain our physiological and psychological characteristics. Everyone has a unique balance of these three doshas - the more prominent among these three determines your physical features and body type. These tridoshas also impact our skin types. Understanding your skin type can help you understand which herbs and formulations will better impact your skin.

  • Vata skin is thin, dry, cold to touch, and prone to fine lines and wrinkles. This skin type is dehydrated, so they should drink plenty of fluids. They should use sesame oil and oil-based moisturizers and avoid over-exfoliation. Herbs such as ashwagandha, satavari, etc, are recommended for Vata skin.
  • Pitta skin is sensitive, oily, and prone to flare-ups and breakouts. It gets tanned easily. Pitta skin should avoid caffeine, harsh chemicals, and overexposure to the sun. Include cooling and soothing herbs such as aloe vera, cucumber, sandalwood, and rose.
  • Kapha skin is thick, oily, and has enlarged pores. They should regularly cleanse and exfoliate their skin. Ayurvedic skin care products with Neem, turmeric, and holy basil help balance Kapha skin.

Ayurvedic Tips for Skincare in Summer

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  • Keep yourself hydrated. This can help fight dryness and flakiness. Instead of plain water, drink water infused with cooling herbs like fennel, coriander, sandalwood, and vetiver.
  • Wash your skin daily with a gentle, herbal facewash. Choose a herbal facewash that suits your skin - eg, ashwagandha-based facewash for vata, sandalwood facewash for pitta, and neem facewash for Kapha skin.
  • Use a soothing body oil like Nalpamaradi Keram before the bath to protect your skin from tan. An oil massage helps retain moisture in the skin.
  • Exfoliate regularly to unclog your pores and remove dirt and dead skin. You can use oatmeal or Swarnamukhi Face Pack once a week.
  • Choose a herbal face pack with soothing ingredients like sandalwood, cucumber, or Aloe vera.
  • Avoid spicy and sour foods. This can cause an imbalance of Pitta and irritate your skin. Consume soothing, easily digestible and cooling foods. Eat water-rich fruits like watermelon.
  • Wear light-colored, loose cotton clothes and try to cover your face.
  • If you have to stay outside for long durations, ensure an after sun care with products that contain aloe vera to soothe your irritated skin.

Ayurvedic Remedies for Summer Skin Issues

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According to Ayurveda, the hot summer months bring about the imbalance of Pitta. This can cause increased sensitivity and inflammation. Adapting Ayurvedic measures can help you manage this imbalance and attain radiant summer skin. Let us explore the common skin issues faced during summers and how to combat them.

  • Sunburn - Overexposure to the sun can lead to redness, sensitivity, and even blisters. The severity will depend on the intensity and duration of sun exposure and skin sensitivity. Aloe vera is a fantastic remedy for sunburns. Apply fresh aloe vera gel over the affected area to soothe and repair the sunburnt area. You can also apply coconut oil to reduce irritation.
  • Prickly heat - Prickly heat or heat rashes occur when sweat glands become blocked, causing small, itchy bumps on the skin. Take bath in water boiled with neem leaves. You can also apply a sandalwood paste with rose water to soothe itching. Wear loose, cotton clothes.
  • Acne - Heat and humidity can lead to acne and breakouts. The increased sweating and sebum may clog pores leading to pimples. Apply non-comedogenic moisturizers and sunscreen and cleanse your face twice a day. Drink plenty of fluids and stay away from caffeine. Apply a face pack of neem and turmeric once a week. An exfoliating face pack like the Kerala Ayurveda Swarnamukhi face pack is also an excellent choice to cleanse your skin.
  • Dark spots and damaged skin - Excess exposure to the sun leads to skin damage and dark spots. Wear broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30. A face pack of turmeric and milk can help reduce dark spots.
  • Eczema - Sweating during the summer can trigger eczema. Keep yourself hydrated and wear loose-fitting clothes. Avoid chemical sunscreens and use physical sunscreens with ingredients like zinc or titanium oxide.

Ayurvedic Diet For Healthy Summer Skin

  • Avoid spicy, sour, and salty foods as they aggravate Pitta. Consume pitta-balancing and cooling foods like cucumber, grapes, pears, bitter gourd, green leafy vegetables, etc.
  • Avoid fizzy drinks and fried foods, as they hamper digestion. Drink homemade drinks like Bael juice, sattu, and aampanna. Consume easily digestible, liquid foods. You can also beat the heat with Kharjuradi Mantha - a delicious and refreshing energy drink that's easy to make at home. This sweet and sour drink is perfect for quenching your thirst and boosting your energy levels on hot summer days.

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Recipe for Kharjuradi Mantha

Ingredients:

  • Seedless dates- 30g
  • Seedless grapes- 50g
  • Pomegranate seeds- ½ Pomegranate
  • Tamarind juice - ½ tsp
  • Amla powder- 1 pinch
  • Puffed paddy- 15g
  • Jaggery - 2 tsp
  • Cold water- 2 cups

Instructions:

  • Soak all the ingredients in 300ml of water for 2-3 hours.
  • Blend the soaked mixture in a mixer grinder until smooth.
  • Add 2-3 cups of cold water and mix well.
  • Serve immediately or store in an earthen pot and consume it after an hour.
  • Try to avoid fermented foods and curd. Instead of curd, drink buttermilk churned with ginger and cumin powder. Drink water boiled with cooling and soothing herbs like coriander, vetiver, and sarsaparilla. Avoid alcohol.
  • Use coconut oil for cooking as this helps cool pitta dosha. Avoid mustard oil for cooking.
  • Include herbs like amla, neem, satavari, and Brahmi in your regime. You can consult an Ayurvedic physician to understand which herb will suit you better.

Kerala Ayurveda Products for Summer Skin Care

Kerala Ayurveda has a range of products to help you cater to your skincare needs in summer. Our 100% natural and original formulations are designed to help you nourish, protect and enhance your complexion throughout summer.

Nalpamaradi Keram

Nalpamaradi Keram (Oil)
nalpamaradi keram

Face and Body Oil to Clear Tan & Sun Damage

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Even if you regularly apply sunscreen and cover yourself head to toe, prolonged exposure to the sun causes tan and pigmentation. This can ultimately make your skin dull and damaged. Ayurveda's ancient healing system has a closely guarded secret- the illuminating potion the royal queens used to achieve their radiant, nourishing glow. Made with the same recipe from the ancient Ayurvedic text - Sahasrayogam, Kerala Ayurveda Nalpamaradi Keram is a pre-shower de-tan oil that protects the skin from the harmful effects of the sun- tan, pigmentation, and dark spots. It has the essence of “Varnya” or complexion-enhancing herbs like the barks of four ficus trees, turmeric, and vetiver in coconut oil, gently healing and soothing all skin types.

Manjisthadi Kwath

Manjishtadi Kwath
Manjishtadi Kwath

Purifies Blood & Improves Skin Health

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It becomes difficult to sport flawless skin in summers when humidity and oily skin are common issues. Frequent sunscreen application accompanied by sweating may lead to the clogging of pores that can manifest as acne and pimples. Along with face cleansers, you also need a product that can cleanse you internally. Ayurveda prescribes Manjishta as a raktashodhaka or a blood purifier herb for detoxification. Kerala Ayurveda Manjishtadi Kwath with the goodness of Manjishta and other kanti vardhak or complexion-enhancing herbs like Three dried fruits or Triphala, Giloy, or Guduchi, Neem or Nimba, and Turmeric or Nisa helps to flush out accumulated toxin in your blood and makes your skin healthy and supple from within.

Kumkumadi Tailam

Kumkumadi Tailam (Oil)
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For Glowing, Radiant Complexion

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Sun damage can lead to fine lines, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and dullness, especially in mature skin. Kerala Ayurveda Kumkumadi oil is a trusted skincare product that caters to your skin's specific needs and can be used regularly for long-term results. Packed with natural ingredients like saffron and lotus, Kerala Ayurveda Kumkumadi oil is specially formulated to reduce the appearance of fine lines, sunspots, and age spots and plump the skin for a youthful, glowing complexion.

Swarnamukhi Face Cream

Swarnamukhi Face Cream
swarnamukhi face cream

Night Cream for a Golden Glow

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Kerala Ayurveda Swarnamukhi face cream is a night cream that softens your skin with its moisturizing and restorative properties. It is excellent for reducing wrinkles, restoring skin elasticity, imparting a natural glow to your skin, and attaining hydrated and soft skin. The unique kanthi vardhaka or skin-brightening herbs in this cream gives you even-toned, bright, and plump skin every day. It has ingredients like Saffron or Kumkuma, Lotus or Kamala, Indian Madder or Manjistha, Sandalwood or Chandana processed with nourishing Kanaka thailam, and Thila thailam. It will be an ideal addition to your skincare routine for hydrated and smooth skin.

Swarnamukhi Face Pack

Swarnamukhi Face Pack
swarnamukhi face pack

Cleansing, Exfoliating & Purifying Face Pack

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Made with ingredients like saffron, lotus, and nagakesara, Kerala Ayurveda Swarnamukhi face pack is a gentle skin exfoliant that helps unclog pores and reduces sun damage. You can apply this once a week to enhance skin complexion and texture.

With Kerala Ayurveda skincare products, you can experience the joy of summer without worrying about sun damage.

Key Takeaways

  • To choose the proper ayurvedic summer skin care routine, product, and herbs, understand your skin type - Vata, pitta, or kapha.
  • To keep your skin healthy in summer, stay hydrated, use gentle face cleansers, apply Nalpamaradi Keram on your face and body, and apply soothing face packs.
  • Maintaining a healthy diet to keep your skin glowing this summer. Avoid spicy, sour and salty food and include easily digestible food.
  • Kerala Ayurveda products can help you attain radiant and glowing skin with its skincare products.

Frequently Asked Questions

Just like body type, Ayurveda also classifies the skin types as- Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Vata skin type is dry, cold to touch, and prone to wrinkles and fine lines. Pitta skin is reddish and prone to acne and inflammation. Kapha skin is oily, smooth, and has enlarged pores.

Make it a habit to cleanse your skin with a herbal face wash twice daily, use a de-tanning face and body massage oil like Nalpamaradi Keram before bath, exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin, apply herbal face packs, stay hydrated, and wearing light-colored, loose cotton clothes.

Yes, Ayurveda offers remedies for common summer skin issues. Aloe vera can soothe sunburns, sandalwood paste with rose water can relieve heat rashes, neem, turmeric can help with acne, and turmeric and milk can reduce dark spots.

Cooling foods in Ayurveda for summer include fennel, coriander, sandalwood, vetiver, watermelon, coconut water, Bael juice, and homemade drinks like sattu and aampanna.

You can include Ayurvedic foods by consuming pitta-balancing fruits and vegetables, preparing cooling drinks like Kharjuradi Mantha, avoiding fermented foods and curd, using coconut oil for cooking, and incorporating herbs like amla, neem, satavari, and Brahmi.




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