A clear and beautiful skin is one of the main elements of a person’s beauty. Healthy skin makes one to feel confident and beautiful within oneself. Those with a glowing skin are jealously looked upon by others. Our skin care regimen and lifestyle habits play a vital role in deciding the skin’s health.
No one likes pimples, dark spots, dark circles, and wrinkled, dry or scaly skin. Some of the leading factors that take a toll on the quality and texture of your skin is stress, lack of sleep, poor nutrition, and pollution, damage from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, excessive smoking and drinking alcohol. Based on the nature and the type of your skin, adequate preventive measures should be taken to achieve a clear and glowing skin.
There are thousands of skin and beauty care products in the market that promises to give you clear and glowing skin. Instead of relying on these products, you can try some simple and easy herbal skin care treatment remedies to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin.
There are different types of skin and so are the different problems associated with them. Dry skin can get itchy sometimes and needs to be hydrated often to keep it glowing. Oily skin is prone to pimples and has a greasy texture. Some people have normal skin, something that they can be happy about, and then there are people with a combination skin who have to face the problems of both dry skin and oily skin. Perfect skin is not too oily or dry but needs to be taken care with regular care.
Solutions to Natural Skin Care
Every skin type has a problem. But the change needs to come from within, that is, skin care should be part of your daily routine. If it is done properly, even as you age your skin will look glowing. Here are some easy ways to achieve a clear-glowing skin and a healthy life with naturally available things.
· Fiber Rich Diet:
Everything healthy starts from your diet. Digestive problems result in skin impurities; hence taking in the right amount of micro-nutrients and vitamins is great for clear skin. Food for glowing skin should be carefully selected. Natural protein foods like fish, nuts and white meat, grains like Wheat and brown rice, vegetables like broccoli, tomato and beets are very healthy and good for your skin.
Try to avoid processed and oily food. Omega3 fatty acids are great to reduce inflammation; this is found in walnuts, salmon and soybeans. More intake of fruits and vegetables will leave you with spotless and glowing skin.
· Leave Stress Free:
Stress hormones lead to excessive oil production which will result in white heads. Running, a warm bath and a short sleep help reduce stress and get rid of acne. At least 7 to 8 hours of sleep is needed for an active mind and glowing skin. Occasional visits to the spa and swimming pool will relax your muscles.You can also relieve stress with yoga or listening to relaxing music or reading books.
- Drink 8 Glasses of Water Daily:
Drinking enough and more water will help your skin to purify the impurities. It hydrates the body and removes excess oils and dirt. 15% of our skin is made up of water.Drinking at least 2 liters per day gives the skin a bright, noticeable change in less than a week. It helps you get rid of dryness and wrinkles, and helps boost the immune system.
· Skin Toners
Toners are an important part of skin care. It provides deep pore cleansing to the skin and reduces the size of the open pores, and makes the skin smooth and flawless. Toners are supposed to be used right after cleansing the skin with a foam based face wash in order to restore the skin’s pH balance. Regular use of a skin toner also helps in solving the problem of acne.
· Skin Exfoliation
Exfoliation helps in achieving a glowing natural skin by getting rid of the dead skin cells. But when it comes to topical skin care, this part is often ignored by most of us. Periodic exfoliation using natural ingredients like Green gram flour, oats, orange peel or lentil powder can remove dead cells, dust, impurities and blackheads from the skin and prevent the breakout of acne. Regular exfoliation makes it easier for the skin to absorb moisturizers and serums that are applied topically.
· Avoid Too much of Sun:
Sunlight is a great source for vitamin D for skin in the morning from 7am to 9am. However avoiding the direct sun after this time is very essential. The UV rays are quite strong and they not only damage the texture of your skin but over exposure to these rays can also result in skin cancer. Avoid the sun especially from 10 am to 2 pm as the sun rays can get really harsh, and this is a must for even normal skin care.
Try to wear clothing that covers most of your skin and if possible carry an umbrella while going out at these times of the day. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen with SPF above 45 while going outdoors.
· Acne Care:
Pimples on your face often puts you in an embarrassing situation, especially when you are in the teens. It is often very tempting to pop or squeeze the pimples, but it will only result in scars, redness and inflammation. The infected material will be pushed further into the skin, causing more pimples!
The blemishes caused by squeezing the pimples take longer to heal than the pimple itself. The pimples normally stay for three or four days, but the scars caused by squeezing them remain there for a lifetime. Adopt homemade remedies for pimples and acne to stay away from side-effects.
Dullness of the skin, pimples and acne are often caused by excessive accumulation of toxins and waste products in the body. It is important to flush out these waste products with the help of detoxification. An easy way to detox your body and each morning is to start your day with a glass of warm lemon water.
A detox diet should consist of fruit and vegetable juices that are loaded with skin-saving nutrients. It is best to stay away from sugar, salty snacks and alcohol for at least 5 days to give the skin a healthy break and prevent water retention.
· Skin Hydration:
It is important to hydrate your body both inside and outside. Wash your face with cold water twice every day, more than this can result in dryness. The natural oils produced by the skin are required to nourish it and provide flawless beauty and skin care. By using cold water, the opened pores will be closed, which prevent foreign material to enter.Wash your face in circular movements, do not scrub as it causes skin irritation. Use homemade facial to wash oily skin.
· Sleep without Make-up
Make up is an inseparable part of any modern woman’s beauty regime. But it is often loaded with harsh chemicals that not only harm the skin, but also attract dirt and clogs the skin pores causing pimples and acne. In addition, it also promotes the growth of yeast on the skin.
Therefore, make it a point to remove the foundation, eyeliner, powder, mascara, gloss and lip color before going to bed no matter how tired or worn out you are.
· Physical Work-out:
Physical activity is not only essential to losing weight and stay fit, but also to get flawless skin naturally. It is a necessity in this busy life. Activities like indoor aerobic exercises increases blood and oxygen flow to the skin cells. Exercise is the best way to cleanse the skin from the inside.
A short walk or 30 minutes at the gym are an added advantage not only for the body but also for the skin. Make it a daily habit to indulge in activities like dancing, cycling, skipping, running, walking, anything that will make you sweat!
· Daily Vitamin C Intake:
One of the most important vitamins for healthy and flawless skin is vitamin C that helps in enhancing the skin complexion and preventing signs aging. Regular intake of vitamin C improves collagen production, keeps away age spots and pigmentation, enhances skin brightness and improves its ability to protect itself from the harsh UV rays of the sun.
Some of the best food sources of vitamin C are guava, strawberries, blackcurrants, grapes, broccoli, kiwi fruit, Amla or Indian Goose Berries, lemon, sweet potatoes and papaya. Vitamin C can also be consumed in the form of supplements and capsules.
By adding these changes to your lifestyle and experimenting these natural skin care solutions will cleanse your skin from within and provide natural clear looking skin.