Skincare tips: 10 super ingredients to help fight skin ailments this summer

Using natural elements on your skin will go a long way in maintaining the skin’s softness and glow. From green tea to aloe vera and guava leaves or amrood ke patte, check out these 10 super ingredients to help fight skin ailments this summer

Updated On Jun 10, 2022 09:33 AM IST

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Updated on Jun 10, 2022 09:33 AM IST

Taking care of our skin can be an arduous task, especially with the number of products available in the market these days. All the products in the market claim to do wonders for our skin but whether we go to a salon for spas and facials or indulge at home with a set skincare regime of cleansing, toning and moisturizing, one fact that cannot be ignored is the presence of harmful chemicals present in these products which can be harmful to our skin in the long run. What many of us don’t realize is that we have nature’s blessing in abundance when it comes to skincare. The readymade products – creams, beauty soaps, scrubs, cleansers all claim to contain natural ingredients such as flowers, leaf extracts, fruits extracts, etc. but we can always just use the natural ingredients as they are without any chemicals and toxins. Using natural elements on our skin will go a long way in maintaining the skin’s softness and glow. Dr Geeta Grewal,-Cosmetic surgeon and anti-aging, beauty and wellness expert, shares 10 super ingredients to help fight skin ailments this summer. (Daria Shevtsova)

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1. Green Tea - Known for its antioxidant properties and refreshing flavour, green tea is great for the skin. Apart from drinking it, it can easily be used as a face cleanser along with your regular cleanser. Just add a couple of tablespoons of loose green tea to your regular cleanser, stir it up and apply. Post five minutes after the dead skin cells are softened, gently rub and rinse it off. (File Photo)

Updated on Jun 10, 2022 09:33 AM IST

1. Green Tea – Known for its antioxidant properties and refreshing flavour, green tea is great for the skin. Apart from drinking it, it can easily be used as a face cleanser along with your regular cleanser. Just add a couple of tablespoons of loose green tea to your regular cleanser, stir it up and apply. Post five minutes after the dead skin cells are softened, gently rub and rinse it off. (File Photo)

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2. Mint Leaves - Mint is a great herb for skin care. It controls excess oil during summers owing to Vitamin A present in it and leaves the skin glowing. Also, applying crushed mint leaves on the forehead helps in getting rid of headaches. (ROMAN ODINTSOV)

Updated on Jun 10, 2022 09:33 AM IST

2. Mint Leaves – Mint is a great herb for skin care. It controls excess oil during summers owing to Vitamin A present in it and leaves the skin glowing. Also, applying crushed mint leaves on the forehead helps in getting rid of headaches. (ROMAN ODINTSOV)

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3. Lime Juice and Honey - A super combination, lime juice and honey, makes for a great homemade natural skin care product very useful for acne. It can be used in facial cleansers even on sensitive or mixed skin types. Take half a teaspoon, warm between hands and spread on face gently, leave on for 10 minutes then rinse with warm water and pat dry. (Timur Weber)

Updated on Jun 10, 2022 09:33 AM IST

3. Lime Juice and Honey – A super combination, lime juice and honey, makes for a great homemade natural skin care product very useful for acne. It can be used in facial cleansers even on sensitive or mixed skin types. Take half a teaspoon, warm between hands and spread on face gently, leave on for 10 minutes then rinse with warm water and pat dry. (Timur Weber)

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4. Guava Leaves (Amrood ke Patte) - Easily available in the market, guava leaves have several medicinal properties along with being a health booster. It is amazing for skin, hair, weight management, and immune system. Guava leaves are considered a natural pain reliever due to the present antioxidants, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agents, and beneficial tannins. Its consumption and application help in getting rid of the free radicals that damage your skin. This helps not only skin’s external appearance but boosts inner glow which shows in skin texture and tone. (Shutterstock)

Updated on Jun 10, 2022 09:33 AM IST

4. Guava Leaves (Amrood ke Patte) – Easily available in the market, guava leaves have several medicinal properties along with being a health booster. It is amazing for skin, hair, weight management, and immune system. Guava leaves are considered a natural pain reliever due to the present antioxidants, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agents, and beneficial tannins. Its consumption and application help in getting rid of the free radicals that damage your skin. This helps not only skin’s external appearance but boosts inner glow which shows in skin texture and tone. (Shutterstock)

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5. Basil - Native to India, this is one of the most wonderful remedies for glowing radiant skin because it contains antioxidants and natural oils. The Ursolic acids present in the leaves benefit the skin immensely. It is known to improve your skin tone, get rid of dead skin cells, remove dirt, close your skin pores, and make your skin look brighter. It has a great natural detoxifying power that can keep the skin protected from the effects of ultraviolet rays, pollution, infections, and stress. These harmful factors cause dull and dark skin. Basil also contains moisturizing and nourishing effects therefore; it will give your skin a smooth and flawless texture. (Unsplash)

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5. Basil – Native to India, this is one of the most wonderful remedies for glowing radiant skin because it contains antioxidants and natural oils. The Ursolic acids present in the leaves benefit the skin immensely. It is known to improve your skin tone, get rid of dead skin cells, remove dirt, close your skin pores, and make your skin look brighter. It has a great natural detoxifying power that can keep the skin protected from the effects of ultraviolet rays, pollution, infections, and stress. These harmful factors cause dull and dark skin. Basil also contains moisturizing and nourishing effects therefore; it will give your skin a smooth and flawless texture. (Unsplash)

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6. Olive leaf extract - Excellent for skin conditioning and softening, the olive leaf extract is full of antioxidants that boost skin glow and help fight signs of aging. Applying it to the hair to make it shiny and healthy-looking. (Gary Barnes)

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6. Olive leaf extract – Excellent for skin conditioning and softening, the olive leaf extract is full of antioxidants that boost skin glow and help fight signs of aging. Applying it to the hair to make it shiny and healthy-looking. (Gary Barnes)

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7. Aloe Vera - Rubbing natural Aloe Vera juice extracted freshly from the leaf is very beneficial for the skin- it treats sunburn, moisturizes, treats acne, fights aging, and soothes the skin. Also, drinking aloe juice on empty stomach helps in digestion and makes skin radiant externally owing to the great amount of Vitamin C, E, and beta carotene in it. (Shutterstock)

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7. Aloe Vera – Rubbing natural Aloe Vera juice extracted freshly from the leaf is very beneficial for the skin- it treats sunburn, moisturizes, treats acne, fights aging, and soothes the skin. Also, drinking aloe juice on empty stomach helps in digestion and makes skin radiant externally owing to the great amount of Vitamin C, E, and beta carotene in it. (Shutterstock)

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8. Coconut Water - Not just drinking it is the most impactful in this heat, coconut water can be applied on the skin too. It helps in getting rid of tan and soothes skin. Leaves skin fresh and cool. It is also very good for oily skin. (Shutterstock)

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8. Coconut Water – Not just drinking it is the most impactful in this heat, coconut water can be applied on the skin too. It helps in getting rid of tan and soothes skin. Leaves skin fresh and cool. It is also very good for oily skin. (Shutterstock)

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9. Coconut oil - Coconut oil is amazing for dry skin. It can also double up as make-up remover. Applying it before stepping out in sun prevents harmful UV rays from damaging the skin, besides nourishing. (Pexels)

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9. Coconut oil – Coconut oil is amazing for dry skin. It can also double up as make-up remover. Applying it before stepping out in sun prevents harmful UV rays from damaging the skin, besides nourishing. (Pexels)

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10. Buttermilk: It is another lesser-known but a great remedy for tanning. Just take some buttermilk on cotton and apply it on the face. Leave it for at least 20 minutes before rinsing it off. Using natural ingredients along with your regular skincare products can give the best of both worlds and help you keep your skin soft, glowing and healthy even in this excruciating heat. Just a little bit of effort will go a long way in maintaining the health of your skin. (Thirdman)

Updated on Jun 10, 2022 09:33 AM IST

10. Buttermilk: It is another lesser-known but a great remedy for tanning. Just take some buttermilk on cotton and apply it on the face. Leave it for at least 20 minutes before rinsing it off. Using natural ingredients along with your regular skincare products can give the best of both worlds and help you keep your skin soft, glowing and healthy even in this excruciating heat. Just a little bit of effort will go a long way in maintaining the health of your skin. (Thirdman)

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