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Here’s how to deal with the hot and humid October sun

The festive season is round the corner. October sun, however, can be very harsh and the weather, hot and harsh. So, here are some easy fixes--from juices to orange peel.

health and fitness Updated: Oct 07, 2016 11:57 IST
Get October ready with orange peels and coconut water.(Shutterstock)

As summer transitions into winter, you ought to take good care of your skin while getting exposed to the sun and its rays. Give your skin more fluids and eat right for healthy skin, says an expert.

October being the beginning of the festive season, is generally the time when most people plan their vacation. The days tend to be very hot and humid in October. So, Chandrika Mahendra, Principal Scientist, Personal Care, The Himalaya Drug Company, suggests how to keep skin glowing all day long.

Since October tends to be hot and humid, fluids should be a must in your diet. (Shutterstock)

1) One of the basic mantras for beating the October heat is to get more fluids into your body. Your skin glows and appears healthier when your body is adequately hydrated. If you are heading to one of the beaches in southern India, treat yourself generously with tender coconut water. It is not only low in calories but has anti-oxidants, Vitamin C and other essential minerals that enrich your skin.

Avoid oily food as they tend to cause acne. (HT Photo)

2) Excessive oily food may cause acne, and the heat only makes it worse. Look for fruits that are rich in Vitamin C such as orange, lemon and kiwi. They help to maintain moisture balance in your skin and Vitamin C also helps build protection against skin wrinkling.

Remove sun-tan with an orange peel as oranges are rich in Vitamin C and act as natural cleanser. (Shutterstock)

3) Peel-off that tan: After a day-out in the sun, try out a natural anti-tan peel off mask. An orange-based peel off mask is a good pick. Oranges are rich in Vitamin C and the antioxidants present in the orange peel will work collectively to provide an even-textured skin and act as a natural cleanser. Ingredients such as honey can also act as an anti-bacterial element with healing properties.

Coconut water is a great option. Not only it is low in calories but has anti-oxidants, Vitamin C and other essential minerals that enrich your skin. (iStock)

First Published: Oct 07, 2016 11:55 IST