What the Skin Really Needs

Skin is the largest organ of our body and it depicts our internal health. Whatever is applied on skin gets absorbed by the body, hence it’s imperative to carefully choose skin care products and cosmetics.

Our skin needs to breathe, it needs effective yet gentle care. The harshness of chemicals in makeup and skin care products destroy natural pH balance (acidic level) that either makes skin too dry, too oily or too sensitive. That does not mean we should stop wearing makeup or using skin treatment products. The point is to have a right balance.

Make sure to use good quality makeup suitable for your skin type (oily, dry or combination) and always remove it before going to bed with a natural makeup remover like olive oil so that your skin can breathe and rejuvenates at night as cell regeneration is faster at night than day. All our skin requires is essential vitamins, minerals, enzymes and anti-oxidants that replenish skin.

Natural ingredients contain these nutrients in the most unadulterated form. Fruits, vegetables, milk, curd, spices, herbs and oils can provide all that your skin needs without any side effects of harmful chemicals.

Achieving healthy skin is not an uphill task but it definitely requires a consistent and mindful effort.

  • A basic cleansing, toning and moisturizing twice a day regime should be followed along with exfoliation and facial masks twice a week.
  • Healthy diet comprising of fresh fruits and vegetables should be taken as nutrients prevent and reverse cellular damage. A healthy body= glowing skin.
  • Workout of at least 30 minutes increases blood flow to the skin making it glow. Sweat opens up clogged pores thus it’s important to cleanse face thoroughly post workout to wash out dirt and bacteria.
  • Stress is another factor that impacts skin negatively.

Try deep breathing, write a journal, avoid negativity and have a positive outlook. Positivity shines through your skin.

  • Drink at least 10 glasses of water to keep skin hydrated.
  • Quit smoking, avoid alcohol, cut down sugar, eliminate fried and processed food as they are toxic for the body and hinder cell regeneration resulting in not only poor skin but many other diseases.
  • Never ever ignore the importance of a good sunscreen.

Even if you are going out for 5 minutes or its cloudy outside do wear SPF 30+ sunscreen to prevent UV rays from penetrating and damage skin cells. Zinc oxide and titanium oxide are two important ingredients a good sunscreen should have.

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