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With the sun beating down with a vengeance and humidity level shooting up,  the women folk here are a worried lot. Summers gift them a bundle  of woes - right from tanned, sweaty and

Published: 04th April 2012 07:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 10:25 PM   |  A+A-

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With the sun beating down with a vengeance and humidity level shooting up,  the women folk here are a worried lot. Summers gift them a bundle  of woes - right from tanned, sweaty and oily skin to frizzy and brittle hair and finally the buckets of sweat that add to the discomfort. Maintaining one’s looks along with busy office hours and never ending house work becomes a Herculean task.

To help this worrying lot, City Express takes the aid of Shobha Kunjan,  beautician, to check out what the common summer beauty issues are and the possible tips to tackle them.

Mane Mantra

Come Summer, your hair goes for a toss. The scalp get dirty owing to excessive sweating and secretions. “The mantra is oil massage twice a week on both hair and body. For those with curly hair, take care not to wash off the oil completely,” says Shobha Kunjan, who has been in the beauty business for over three decades. Going in for hair spa is equally beneficial. It strengthens and rejuvenates the hair apart from treating dandruff. While choosing hair spa, make sure the massage extends till the spine to get the total effect.

Skin Deep

The searing summers can damage your skin, and hence one should stress on the ‘prevention’ part rather than ‘cure’. Shobha Kunjan says that contrary to what advertisements claim, sunscreens rarely do a complete job. “Sunscreens give only 25 per cent protection,”, she says. Opt for pure cotton clothes as synthetic clothes are a very big no no this season. If possible, avoid stepping out in the sun between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.  And those who can’t avoid being out at this time, don’t think twice before opening your umbrella and using sun-glasses. Dealing with tan is not easy as it takes time for it to fade off though facials against tan do the job to an extend. For worn-out feet and hands, there is no better treatment than a regular pedicure and manicure.

Get That Glow

Fresh fruit facials are one way to retain the glow on your face and rejuvenate your body. Increase the intake of fruits along with monthly facials to get the desired results. Watermelon, tender coconut and mango can work wonders on the skin. However, Shobha doesn’t advice drinking ice water as it only adds to body heat. And, the key to a sweat-free body is simple: “Take bath twice a day. This can help avoid heat rashes. Following these simple tips can help your beat the heat,” Shobha sums up.



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