1. Say “NO” to smoking
Smoking has various health hazards, but specifically on skin it leads to appearance of fine line, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, hyper-pigmentation, coarse skin texture etc. Some of these skin issues are even irreversible in nature. Smoking mediates production of free radicals in the body culprit for hastened ageing and permanent skin problems. So quit smoking and get a healthy skin.
2. Say “YES” to sunscreen
A little exposure to sun is essential for vitamin D formation. However prolonged or excessive exposure to sun or ultra violet (UV) radiations may trigger various skin related complications such as sunburn, photoageing (including fine line, wrinkles and sun spots) and even skin cancer. Application of sunscreen having a suitable SPF (sun protection factor) preserves the well-being of the skin. It guards the skin from detrimental effects of UV radiations. You can opt for natural sun protectors such as Aloe vera, Pomegranate, Green tea, Tomato, Grapes, Cucumber, Almond, Saffron, Soybean oil, Jojoba oil, and Evening primrose oil.
3. Vitamins and minerals as antioxidants
Vitamin A, C and E are antioxidant agent possessing free radical neutralizing properties. Various minerals like selenium, manganese, copper and zinc exhibit antioxidant properties. That’s why food rich in vitamins and minerals should be an inevitable part of diet. Vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices (like parsley, celery, lemon and orange zest), nuts and whole-grains, green and black tea, coffee, extra virgin olive oil, red wine, soy products and dark bitter chocolate are rich in antioxidants and safeguard us against premature ageing.
Stress is major factor for reducing immunity of body against infections and makes your skin more predisposed to conditions like acne, psoriasis, and rosacea. Stress also sparks off premature ageing. So get a hold on your stressful life and cheer up!!
Regular exercise augments blood circulation and detoxifies body through sweating. Physical activity like yoga upsurges oxygen carrying capacity of blood and enhance immunity against infectious diseases like acne. Yoga and meditation also helps to de-stress thereby preventing release of stress hormones that further worsen skin conditions like acne, eczema, and rosacea.
6. Watch out for water Intake
Drink lots of water to expel out the toxins from the body. It is advised to drink at least 8 glasses of water in a day to keep skin hydrated, smooth and younger looking. Lack of water makes your skin look more dry and wrinkled.
7. Adequate sleep
Get a sleep of 7 to 8 hours in a day. Optimum sleep will not only helps in relaxing but also regulates growth hormones in humans responsible for cell growth and collagen production. Adequate sleep makes you fell rejuvenated; lack of sleep may leads to dark circle and dull skin.
8. Deep cleansing
Use mild cleanser especially suited to your skin type. For acne prone and sensitive skin opt for a water base and non-comedogenic cleanser. However in case of dry skin one should apply a good moisturizer after washing the face. Prefer non-soapy cleanser. Good cleansing agent is an unavoidable part of a perfect skin care regime. Milk and honey very effective natural cleanser.
9. Exfoliate regularly
Use of scrub or exfoliating agents provides radiance to the skin by removing dead cells. Best available skin exfoliating agents are natural in origin like oats soaked milk and chickpea flour. But don’t overdo it, it can make your skin avoid of vital oils.
10. Cut down the food with high glycemic content
The food items with high glycemic index are responsible for increase in blood sugar levels leading to accumulation of fat in the body. Enhanced sebum release and acne flare occurs due to having food products with high glycemic index which includes white bread, pasta, rice, low-fiber cereals, aerated drinks, artificial fruit juices, cheese, potatoes, fast foods and lots more. The only way is to restrict intake of these food stuffs and switch to healthier alternatives like high-fiber cereals, fresh fruits and vegetables.
Follow these 10 tips and get a healthy glowing skin at no cost!