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As the mercury rises, a super-powerful sun and sweaty days present their own skincare challenges.
From struggling to keep your skin break-out-free, to getting through a day with your make-up
intact, the warmer weather necessitates a different approach.
The experts at Himalaya suggest what ingredients to look out for when choosing your summer skin
care products:
Pick all natural brands
Hotter temperatures can increase skin sensitivity. If you choose product ranges that include
ingredients sourced from nature, you can avoid use of excessive chemicals such as parabens,
mineral oils, artificial humectants and synthetic fragrances and colours.
Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has been used in skincare for centuries. The ancient Egyptians called it the “plant of
immortality”. Aloe Vera moisturizes the skin without making it greasy—perfect if you have an oily
This natural ingredient’s reputation for soothing sunburn and other burns is well-known. But Aloe
Vera contains natural salicylic acid—an exfoliant which helps to unclog the pores, a life-saver if you
suffer from pimples and blackheads. It is an anti-inflammatory agent too, acting on the oil glands
that can cause acne. To help your skin relax and cool down apply Aloe Vera Gel on your face and
body before going to bed.
Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal excites dermatologists because it helps eliminate any odour, sweat or dirt from
your body/face. Moreover, when it is blended with other essential oils it gives great texture and
fragrance to your skin. A good detoxifying face scrubs, that seeks to take advantage of the power
of charcoal, is a great addition to your summer skin care regime.
Neem—your skin’s new best friend
What is neem? Azadirachta indica is the common name of a tree native to India, although it now
grows in parts of the Middle East as well. These trees grow very rapidly, and neem is known for its
ability to treat dandruff, soothe irritation, protect the skin, and reduce inflammation. It also slows
the aging process, and helps improves hair and scalp health.

Neem possesses the alkaloids Nimbin, Nimbidine, Azadirachtin, effective against P.acnes, and can
help fight pimples and keep your skin clear. Skincare products with neem helps cleanse the skin,
removing excess oil and impurities for a fresh feel.
We often hear about the benefits of including fresh fruits in our diet, especially during the
summer. The same holds true for our skin care products too. All natural skincare products made
from the goodness of fresh fruits helps keeping the skin refreshed during the hot summer months.
Opt for products with fruit ingredients such as orange, lemon, strawberry, blueberry or peach. The
natural oils in these fruits helps moisturise the skin and the citric acid acts as an exfoliant.
Moreover, products containing orange peel, helps remove sun tan, banish dead skin cells and
ensures the skin returns to its normal healthy glow.

And finally at this time of year, it is more important than ever to stick to a “cleanse and
moisturise” routine in the morning and before bed. Remember your SPFs, get plenty of sleep, take
in lots of pure-fresh water and fill up on salads, fresh fruit and light healthy meals made with
wholegrains, pulses and lean protein for a summer of super skin!

About Himalaya
Founded in 1930, Himalaya specializes in Health and Wellness with an impressive product range in
personal care and pharmaceuticals. The brand is synonymous with gentle, safe and efficacious
herbal products and has an extensive range of natural and safe products with rare herbs collected
from the foothills of the Himalayas
Each and every product at Himalaya combines the best of Ayurveda with years of dedicated
research. Batch to batch performance and complete purity and safety is assured at every stage of
The brand has always focused on developing safe, natural and innovative remedies to aid people
lead healthier lives.
The product range includes face care, hair care, body care, baby care to health care and oral care.
Backed by science based technology in formulation and production with a product profile ranging
from head-heel; Himalaya is harnessed by nature’s wealth to make consumer-lives healthy.
Few of the popular and leading products of Himalaya Portfolio are: –
1. Neem Facewash
2. Aloe Vera Facial Wipes
3. Apricot Scrub
4. Moisturizing Cucumber Peel Off Mask
5. Sparkly White Toothpaste
6. Olive Extra Nourishing Cream

7. Baby Care Range
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