Is flawless skin too much to ask? That healthy and glowing skin that you have always desired is not a dream anymore with these easy to follow tips.
To get you started, healthy skin is not an overnight miracle but a result of constant efforts. Coz girls, a late night can lead to dark circles in the morning, too much unhealthy bingeing can lead to a puffy face, over-exposure to the sun can result in aging skin, hot showers can lead to dry skin… And also, if dry, oily, patchy, and dead skin cells weren't enough, there's also sensitive skin too.
Happy, scared or simply excited, it's your face that gives you away and to keep your face blemish free and radiant here are 10 simple tips that will help you tackle all your skincare issues and make your skin fresh, healthy, happy, and glowing, even during the harsh summers.
Healthy skin starts with your diet as digestive problems are the root cause of unhealthy skin. Your grandmother was right; the right amount of nutrients and vitamins can do wonders for your skin. For glowing and healthy skin the food you eat should be rich in protein so include lots of greens, fruits, grains, white meat, fish, food rich in antioxidants and lots of nuts.
15% of our skin is made out of water! Drinking water and juice has its own health and beauty benefits as it helps flush out the toxins and waste. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water is highly recommended as it cleanses the body and helps your skin to purify the impurities. And drink an extra glass of water just because it's too hot outside and your skin would love it.
The sun is a natural source of Vitamin D that is utterly important for our body and bones, but it is only the morning sun 'till 9 AM that is good for the skin. Avoiding the sun post 9 in the morning is essential as the strong UV rays will not only damage the texture of the skin or increase the skin aging process but overexposure to these rays can lead to skin cancer. Avoid going out in the sun from 10 AM to 2 PM as the sun rays between this time are really harsh.
When stepping out in the sun cover most of your skin, carry an umbrella, wear sunglasses and most importantly, slather on sunscreen with SPF 45 or above every two hours.
Almost everybody knows about the CTM routine of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing, but what about exfoliation? No matter how clear your skin might be, if you don't exfoliate often it will look dull and lifeless. Also, the small pores feel so huge when they are filled with dirt, oil, and impurities making enlarged pores a common beauty complaint.
Use natural ingredients like gram flour, orange peels, oats, ground coffee or lentil powder mixed with rose water or milk to remove dead cells, impurities and blackheads from the skin making it radiant and helping those pores to shrink.
A steamy shower feels great even during summers, but not to your skin. All it does is strip out the skin from essential oils making it dry and look dull. It also creates a mild burn as the blood vessels dilate to cool off the skin causing flushing and ruddiness.
Most make-up contains molecules that can grow yeast overnight. Leaving makeup and dirt on the skin can cause excessive dryness and skin dandruff. Use a gentle oil-free cleanser that melts away everything from the lipstick to the waterproof mascara from your skin, eyes, and lips.
Are you guilty of stopping your skin care regime as soon as you hit your chin? Well, you are not alone as most of us neglect the neck and chest area, and it takes the vengeance by wrinkling and sagging. The skin on the neck and chest area is comparatively thinner with not a strong blood supply making it more vulnerable to early aging. Also, it is quite often that we forget to apply sunscreen on these areas making them prone to sun damage. Give your neck and chest the same care and affection as you give to your face.
It isn't called beauty sleep for no reason ladies!
Do you often look pale and washed out? Blame it on the few hours of sleep as sleep deprivation lowers blood circulation. Our body is built to heal and rejuvenate itself, but all the work happens during the time when we sleep. Equip your skin with nutrients and hydrating ingredients and let it do the job it's meant to while you enjoy a peaceful sleep.
It's shocking but true, 72% of women never wash their makeup brushes! The brushes keep collecting dirt and bacteria that leads to breakouts and other skin problems. Here's where your problem lies, is it?
All it takes is a couple of drops of mild shampoo or gentle face cleanser mixed with lukewarm water and a little swishing around of the brushes. Rinse them with lukewarm water and pat them dry. Wash them every two to three weeks and see your skin problems vanish into thin air.
Watermelon, berries, oranges…Adding lycopene-rich fruits help reduce the damage and redness caused by the harsh sun. Also, the antioxidants in them work as natural anti-ageing agents. Toss them in salads, drink as juices or add them to your cocktails and for even better results, rub them on your face, neck, and chest (remember, no neglecting them beauties!) or mix the pulp with honey and apply for 10 minutes and wash it off for a dewy, gorgeous skin. It's the simplest home remedy for a healthy and glowing skin.
P.S. Here's an extra tip…keep your hands off your face as picking can permanently damage the skin.