Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Harsh summer sun rays can result in an unwanted tan and other skin problems including, ageing, wrinkles, marks and even cancer over time. So, it's essential to take care of your skin, especially during the summertime, when UV levels can wreak havoc on exposed skin.
Anju Majeed, senior scientist and director at Sami Labs, suggests some amazing tips and tricks to keep your skin glowing and healthy during the hottest season of the year. Here's how:
A natural skin lightening ingredient containing a minimum of 90 percent Pterostilbene from a purely natural source, the heartwood of Indian Kino (Pterocarpus marsupium).
Galanga extract (a herb from the Ginger family)
It is a standardized extract from Kaempferia galangal roots and contains a minimum of 98 percent Ethyl p-methoxycinnamic acid. Galanga extract affords a dual benefit to the skin. It affords skin lightening benefits as well as protects the skin from photo-damage. It also reduces the appearance of scars and fights against age.
It is obtained from the coffea robusta beans. It is said to protect the skin from photo-damage.
Barley Beta Glucans
It is extracted from Barley (Hordeum vulgare) seeds having not less than 25 percent beta-glucans and is known to promote moisturization and offering UV protection.
Turmeric powder and honey
They can work as a treatment to skin on sun burns alongside keeping the moisture of the skin balanced.
In addition to the above tips, ensure that you wear a hat or sunglasses whenever you step out in the sun.
Drink plenty of water as dehydration can results in dry skin, spots and a sluggish complexion.
Also, remember that nutrition is the key to healthy skin and summer is the perfect time to make few dietary changes for better.
(With IANS inputs)