Our skin is a reflection of our health, the kind of lifestyle we live is mirrored through our face. Therefore for glowing skin, it is important to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Common reasons for dull skin?
- Dehydration: Dehydration is caused because of an unhealthy
diet, bad lifestyle, heavy consumption of alcohol etc. All of these factors reduce your skin’s water content, making you look less attractive
- Stress: Stress causes your body to make hormones called cortisol, which makes the glands in your skin to make more oil. Oily skin is more prone to pimples and acne.
- Smoking: Smoking leads to the damage of collagen and elastin, which are fibrous components of skin that keep it firm and glowing. This damage leads to premature skin ageing, making smokers more prone to wrinkles on their face and body
- Unhealthy diet: A lot of unhealthy food like fast food, alcohol,
sugarateddrinks contain trans fat and sugar. These ingredients lead to the breakout of the skin causing faster ageing and wrinkles. It is important to have a healthy diet which includes at least 2 fruits and 5 vegetables every day.
- Put a warm wet cloth on your face for a minute.
- Remove the cloth and apply olive oil on your face and massage it.
- Use a little sugar and gently massage your face and lips.
- Rinse well.
- Apply little-powdered milk and massage it over your face.
- Leave it for a minute and then rinse off with cool water.
Do this for one month every night.
Below are the tips on how to get glowing skin
- Use a good face scrub: Once a week, your skin needs a simple exfoliating. Exfoliating helps remove the dead skin cells and other kinds of impurities. It also helps keep your complexion clear and your skin healthy
- Use a sunscreen every day: Most people only remember to apply sunscreen to their skin when it involves outdoor activities like playing, swimming, walking, jogging etc. Because of this direct exposure to the sun, your skin can get damaged because of the harmful UV rays. Therefore it is advisable to apply a sunscreen with minimum SPF 15, 30 minutes before leaving home, and apply it every two hours if you have to stay outdoors longer
- Daily moisturise your skin: One of the most important skin care tips is to use a moisturizer daily. Moisturiser keeps your skin hydrated and soft. Regular moisturising of the skin helps reduction of wrinkles and keeps you looking young for a longer period of time. Apply moisturising cream on your face every 6 hours every day to keep your skin glowing
- Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day: Water is essential to maintain the optimum skin moisture and deliver essential nutrients to the skin cells. It repairs the skin tissue and increases its elasticity. It helps in keeping the skin well hydrated and glowing, thereby, enhancing the complexion. Drinking enough water also combats skin disorders like psoriasis, wrinkles and eczema
- Reduce the consumption of red meat: Red meat such as bacon, beef is loaded with sodium, which leads to water retention and can cause swelling and puffiness in your face. Studies also suggest sodium nitrates, which are a preservative added to many processed foods, can break down collagen and elastin and cause signs of premature ageing
- Add leafy vegetables to your diet: Leafy vegetables are rich with multivitamins, anti-oxidants and iron which are needed for healthy glowing skin
- Add healthy fat to your diet:
Healthy fats like salmon, butter, greek yoghurt etc have high levels of omega-3 which help to plump up the look of the skin as well as the quality, by reducing swelling as well as supplying the building blocks for healthy skin cells. In addition, omega-3 helps reduce spots on the skin
- Exercise daily till you sweat: Sweating opens up the pores of your skin and gets rid of all the impurities. Sweating while exercising or in a steam room releases toxins and makes your skin glow and look healthy
- Avoid using soap on your face: Soap is harsh for the skin as it contains alkaline. Soap makes your skin dry and rough, It soaks up all the natural oils of your skin and causes premature ageing.
- Remove makeup before sleeping: Sleeping in makeup blocks the pores of your skin causing irritation, rough skin, bacteria built up causing wrinkles and premature ageing. Remove your makeup and apply a moisturiser before sleeping