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Your summer skincare guide

Summer is a time when you need to take extra care of your skin because a variety of factors can damage it. The sun rays are the harshest during this time of year and you’re at a higher risk of UV radiation. The high temperature and humidity can result in extra oil production, while moving in and out of air-conditioned rooms dries your skin.

From oily skin and acne breakouts to infections and dry skin, exposure to the sun is the biggest culprit. The UVA and UVB rays can damage the fibres beneath your skin. Over time, these fibres, known as elastin, break down and your skin will sag, stretch and lose its elasticity. Apart from leading to older looking skin, the ultraviolet radiation can also damage your immune system, putting you at risk of skin cancer.

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Care for your skin this summer!

Wondering how to make sure your skin stays healthy this summer? Follow this guide to ensure healthy, glowing skin.

Apply sunscreen every day!

Applying sunscreen is most important during summer. Sunscreen lotions not only prevent you from getting tanned, they also keep you protected from harmful UV radiation, lowering the risk of skin damage.

Choose skin products wisely

Understand your skin type before you choose products – even sunscreen. If you have oily skin, make sure that you pick oil-free products in order to avoid aggravating it. Those who suffer from dry skin should choose products that contain moisturising properties.

Use a toner

While using a skin toner is a good idea all through the year, it’s especially important during summer. Applying a mild toner after your bath every day will keep your skin moisturised and will also ensure balanced pH levels.

Sun protection

Wear hats and long-sleeved clothing in order to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. These additional clothing items provide shade and act as barriers, lowering the sun’s harmful effects on your skin.

Drink water

Drinking water (or not drinking enough) has a direct effect on your skin. Dehydration will lead to sallow skin, and making sure that you sip on water through the day is the best way to beat that.

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Fruits for skin

Fruit based peels and masks restore and rejuvenate your skin. Not only do they flush out toxins and remove excess oil, they are also natural, which means that you won’t have to worry about side-effects. Grind dried orange peels and mix them with lime or turmeric and use the mixture as a face mask to ensure healthy, glowing skin. Another remedy you can try is mixing the pineapple and papaya pulp with honey and applying it to your face. It will moisturise your skin and help remove dead skin cells.


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Have you Broken Up with your Make Up yet?

ImageDear lover of healthy, happy skin!

You must have realized by now that the chemicals used in cosmetics are damaging your skin and body.  Do get over your past relationship with harmful cosmetics immediately. And don’t delay, now is the time. Act now!

Recent studies have shown that chemical usage in cosmetics is increasing every day! And to make matters worse, cosmetics manufacturers don’t disclose the chemical ingredients of their products, citing trademark confidentiality!

These companies keep you in the dark and they apparently are very ‘shy’ to disclose their secret ingredients. Let us expose the truth, the secret ingredient is chemical X and here, X = limitless harmful chemicals! So it does not really matter what chemicals are used in your make up products, they are all harmful to your skin. But there is a safe, natural way to healthy, glowing skin.

In India, women have traditionally used many age-old natural products for skin and beauty care:

  1. Coconut Oil: You must’ve heard of those expensive anti-ageing products, but do you know that common coconut oil has great age defying properties?! It penetrates through the skin, prevents wrinkles and is also full of anti-bacterial elements!
  2. Lemon and milk: Conditioners are meant to make your hair smooth, soft and shiny, but do you know that the toxic ingredients in conditioners can damage your hair and result in breakage! The natural alternative for a conditioner is the combination of lemon and milk which keeps your hair silky and nourishes your scalp to make for a healthier head of hair.
  3. Turmeric and curd: There’s no chemical available which can cleanse your skin better than turmeric and curd paste. The curd washes away all the dirt in your skin and turmeric gives a glowing effect to it.
  4. Fruit facial: Fruits such as papaya and banana are great for your skin! Applying papaya on your face makes your skin clear, while banana paste can cure sun burn pretty effectively!

Natural Mantra products incorporate organic & natural materials in a wide range of very effective natural and organic alternatives to cosmetics. You can click here to browse through them on our website, and take your pick. http://www.naturalmantra.com

Before we sign off, all we would like to say is that it’s never too late to rectify the damage that has been done to your skin already. Go natural and stay that way forever!

Do tell us if you found the information above interesting and useful!

Best wishes.
Team Natural Mantra

About NaturalMantra.com

In our fast paced lives, a sustainable lifestyle shouldn’t be a struggle, but it sometimes is. Our online e-commerce provides the largest selection of  natural, organic and eco-friendly products in India making it accessible and affordable to all. At NaturalMantra.com you can choose from a wide selection of safe, healthy non-toxic products, all at one place delivered to your door! Not every product makes it to NaturalMantra.com but the ones who do make it through our selection criteria.

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Break up with Make up this summer…

Dear lover of glowing, healthy skin!

Summer is that torrid time of year when a lot of things happen! Summer romances and midsummer nights’ dreams, intense heat and cool shade.

In all these vagaries of Mother Nature, your skin does take a real beating! Healthy, glowing skin is of course priority No.1 for health and beauty-conscious women like you.

And when you are aware of the need for an organic and natural way of living to lead a life of holistic wellness…we are sure you will appreciate the importance of certain basic steps you could take to enhance the inner beauty of your body and skin. There are some most surprising bad skin habits you need to break up with to achieve this goal.

Some women use up to 12 cosmetic products per day, exposing themselves to about 175 different chemicals! Do you know that if you tug at your face to put on eyeliner, that could cause premature wrinkles? So whatever one does, one should be within limits…for example, a common mistake is makeup overload! Leaving the house without makeup may make you feel like you’re walking around naked for a few minutes, but after awhile it’s kind of refreshing! Allowing your skin to breathe will help prevent clogged pores and breakouts while avoiding premature aging.

So, if you really believe in natural beauty and health, take a walk on the wild side – ditch your makeup, break up with it, especially the artificial variety that gets applied like a pancake on your face. Anything you put on your face other than sunscreen and moisturizer can’t be that great for your skin.

Do you know that makeup creates mayhem on your rapidly ageing skin? In fact, falling asleep with your makeup on can lead to bacterial infections, clogged pores which can cause acne (and morning pimples!), and residue that can stay on your pillow and cause you to get sick.

Make sure you always wash your face at night and in the morning too, to remove all the oil & dirt and unclog your pores and thus prevent acne. Keep your skin moist with natural moisturizers, for without that moisture you are more prone to wrinkles and dryness, especially in the summer.

The big hype now is that mineral make ups are natural. But all you are doing is clogging the skin with them, creating more black heads, and compromising your natural beauty… why would you need to cover a flaw, blemish, etc. when you can prevent them by cleansing your skin with soap and water, and rehydrating the skin with something that balances out your type of skin.

There are other basic ways of keeping healthy and glowing –

We know breaking up is hard to do, but keep in mind when you intake excess sugar it hurts the collagen nestled in your skin leaving you with sag. Fight your sweet tooth with organic fruits like pineapple or mango.

If you love air-conditioning, especially during the summer months, this tip will probably catch you off guard. Instead of cranking up the cool air, turn your air conditioner down, giving your skin extra moisture. If your cooling unit is always blaring, you’re stripping the air of humidity and moisture your skin needs.
Soft skin is a sign of youthfulness so of course we all want soft smooth skin. Moisturizing morning and night is recommended to maintain the health of your skin. If you are over say 25 you should use two different moisturizers, one at night and one for during the day. Why? Because we want to give our face all the kisses of goodness it needs in the evening but also need to protect it during the day.

During the day an organic sunscreen is an absolutely must. If you are not doing that you might as well do nothing because your poor skin will look old long before it should if you are not protecting it from the sun.

Ex-foliating is the perfect way to keep your skin youthful and healthy by getting rid of all those dead skin cells to expose the beautiful healthy skin that is just below that mask of grease and make up.

Just check out this link to find what special summer offers Natural Mantra has for you to take care of your skin! If you have any questions about skin care or the best choices for you, please feel free to comment below and we shall answer your questions.

And to put on a thinking cap, do remember that the best way to avoid stress, is to take time to do something you enjoy like yoga, read a book, cook or take a walk.

Till next week then!

About NaturalMantra.com

In our fast paced lives, a sustainable lifestyle shouldn’t be a struggle, but it sometimes is. Our online e-commerce provides the largest selection of  natural, organic and eco-friendly products in India making it accessible and affordable to all. At NaturalMantra.com you can choose from a wide selection of safe, healthy non-toxic products, all at one place delivered to your door! Not every product makes it to NaturalMantra.com but the ones who do make it through our selection criteria.

We love hearing for you and encourage you to leave us a comment and connect with us here:

Facebook : Facebook.com/NaturalMantra ;

Tweet: @NaturalMantra

Blog : https://naturalmantra.wordpress.com/

Email : customercare@naturalmantra.com

Pinterest : http://pinterest.com/naturalmantra