If you thought it was just the winter season that casts a dry spell on our skin, then you are absolutely mistaken. Even summer can be really harsh on our skin. Picture this – when you just thought you got relief from the scorching heat by switching on the AC, you get to see your skin acting up with pimples and rashes. Let’s agree- we all have faced this situation at some point in time. Ever wondered about the reason behind these skin issues?! It’s because of the oil and water imbalance in our bodies due to extreme sweat and dehydration. While we can’t deny the importance of sunscreen and face masks to boost skin health, it is always advised to take extra care of our diet for nourishment from within (here, skin nourishment). And the first point to remember for a healthy diet is – to drink an adequate amount of water and other healthy drinks. A well-balanced water level in our body does half of the job seamlessly.
Considering the above factors, we handpicked a few summer drinks that are cooling and delicious, and will help you get well-nourished and glowing skin from within. Let’s take a look.
Here’re 5 Summer Coolers That Help Boost Your Skin Health:
For many of us, summer and aam panna go hand in hand. Raw mango, roasted, blended and mixed with desi spices and water – aam panna instantly tugs at heartstrings. Besides, it is good for your health too. Thanks to the ingredients, the drink is loaded with vitamins A, C and beta-carotene that help protect our skin from sun damage. Click here for the recipe.
Here we bring another popular raw mango drink from the land of Kerala. For the unversed, ‘kulukki’ in Malayalam stands for shaken. Here, the ingredients are shaken, not stirred, to create the drink. In simple words, it is a ‘shaken’ mango-based lemonade that tastes oh-so-delicious. Click here for the recipe.
Komal (Gujarat Chaas):
We love chaas and it surely needs no introduction. Made with dahi, water and spices, it makes for a healthy and refreshing drink during the summer. Considering the popularity, here we bring a Gujarati version of the drink – and it is referred to as komal. Click here for the recipe.
Coconut water is loaded with nutrients and goodness – and daily intake of it reflects on our skin and overall health. How about adding some lemon and mint to it? Yes, we bring you a cooler that elevates the taste of coconut water by adding lime, mint and some honey to it. Click here for the recipe.
Another healthy and cooling drink, cucumber lemonade includes both the cooling effect of coconut and nutrients of lime juice in it. This drink is loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C that help purify our skin from within. Click here for the recipe.
Now that you have got the hacks for healthy skin during summer, what are you waiting for? Include these drinks in your diet and enjoy a healthy and happy summer season.
But always remember, moderation is the key!