Ever wondered how some people’s skin look radiant and glowing, while most others appear dull and drab? True, its summer season and skin is meant to look lifeless. But for the most part, the difference is due to the difference in the amount of light that reflects from a person’s skin.
So no amount of lightening lotions, fairness creams or brightening makeup will do you any good, if your skin is parched from within. If you really want glowing skin, the radiance should come from within. Heat from the sun rays damages collagen and shrinks blood vessels in the body. No wonder, skin looks dull and lifeless in summer season.
For skin to reflect light, it has to be well nourished and properly hydrated from within. Besides, your best beauty practices, you need to follow another practice of daily hydrating and cleansing your skin with great detox and nourishing drinks in summers.
Here is a list of six lip-smacking cool drinks that will not only quench your thirst but will also impart a glow on your face:
You think sandalwood is only for the face packs? Think again. Think different. Yes, you can drink sandalwood sharbat for naturally glowing skin. Effective for preventing heat strokes, this exotic summer drink will surely whet your appetite while bringing a smile on your face.
If you think vegetable juice is something that comes in a can, put yourself aside from the aisle of the supermarket. If you really want glowing skin, think above chemicals and toxins packed in a can. Fresh cucumber juice is loaded with potassium, important antioxidants and powerful cleansing properties that make your skin glow from within.
I’m not talking about the mainstream yoghurt lassi. Kachi lassi is a wonderful cooling drink made from milk, water, and rose syrup. Just as it cools your belly, it soothes and rejuvenates your skin from inside out. Kachi lassi is also great for people suffering from acidity.
Most popular in Punjab, kachi lassi is served as ‘chabeel to heat struck travelers in summers.
Bel ka Sharbat:
Although, a lesser known fruit Bel fruit also called wood apple is packed with skin benefitting nutrients. The blood cleansing properties of this fruit make bel ka sharbat, not only a refreshing summer drink but also a wonderful detox drink for the skin.
Just as mango is the king of fruits, mango panna or aam panna is the king of cooling and refreshing drinks in summers. Made from the pulp of raw mangoes, water and condiments, mango panna is rich in vitamin C and Iron.
This savory mango delight does a wonderful job of boosting collagen levels and improving circulation for healthy glowing skin.
Lemonade or the good old ‘nimbu paani’ makes a wonderful detox drink, especially when taken in the morning on an empty stomach. In the burning heat of Indian summers, this one glass of simple nimbu paani can be all your skin needs to look glowing and charming.
Native of Western Ghats, Kokum is packed with high levels of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and manganese that aid digestion, fight infection, help weight loss, boost memory, alleviate stomach concerns and also protect against heart disease.
To make a mouth-watering tangy drink in your own kitchen, all you need to do is soak 100g Kokum in hot water for a few minutes. Strain after 30 minutes removing the pulp. Add jeera powder, black salt and sugar to taste. Garnish with a couple of mint sprigs and you are ready glow!
So chill out with these lip smacking cool drinks as you beat the heat. If you have any favorite drink recipe for keeping yourself cool and beautiful in summers, please share below.
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