Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar shared some tips and tricks that will not only keep you cool this summer but help you fight acne, pimples and breakouts.
Rujuta suggests drinking a glass of variyali sharbat (fennel seeds) daily for a clear stomach. Fennel has great anti-inflammatory properties that help to combat acne and leaves you with clear skin.
For a cool and calming effect, Rujuta recommends drinking soaked vala roots (vetiver) water. Popularly known as khus in Ayurveda, it contains anti-inflammatory properties that leave you with clear and beautiful skin.
She also advises to finish your bath with half a bucket of water with some chandan added to it. It will help you cool down.
For pigmented skin, she swears by the humble kulith kalan. She explains, “An easy to prepare drink that’s made with buttermilk, kulith (horse gram) and spices, Kalan is traditionally used to keep the body cool in the hot summers.”
Elaborating on its multiple health benefits, she further wrote, “It’s the perfect drink for late nights, after parties and my go to option when I don’t feel like a full lunch. Amino acids, polyphenols, good bacteria. This nutrient loaded drink is surprisingly light on the stomach too.”
If your skin tans unevenly during summers, it’s a sign that you need to add Tadgola (ice apple) to your diet. It’s considered as a natural coolant, and is also rich in Vitamin C that prevents the skin from damage and fights pigmentation.