Has your grandma ever scolded you for not eating right, not drinking enough water, or not oiling your hair? All the time, right?
Grandma always has good hair, soft skin, and perfect health. It’s no surprise considering what she eats and how she takes care of her routine.
And, when you look into the mirror and notice a lack of glow on the face, it’s heartbreaking.
Sure, looks don’t matter. But health does. Today you might not find it worth investing time for, but someday you will.
Better to do something when there’s still time.
So today, let’s talk about some really simple things you can do for your skin’s health.
Tips To Have a Healthy Skin
1. Planning a Right Diet
Health comes from within. What you eat, how much, and at what time plays an important role in your skin’s health.
The most obvious thing is to not consume oily dishes or fast food if you have oily skin. Prefer eating vegetables and fruits rather than craving pizza every other day.
Sometimes, your body does not tolerate dairy products. That’s why, milk, cheese, yoghurt are probably not good for you.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to skip dairy products altogether. But reduce the intake and maybe try plant-based milk.
Sugar and chocolate can also promote acne breakouts. Honey is the better alternative, of course.
Acne or pimples breakouts have various culprits such as hormonal changes, allergies, medicine usage, and change in diet.
Observe what you eat and if you notice acne breakouts afterwards, time to say goodbye to that dish.
You have to maintain a diet in moderate proportion. Nothing more nothing less. Just observe what your body tolerates and plan the diet accordingly.
Your diet will reflect on your skin glow and hair growth too.
2. Maintaining Hygiene
Your skin could be sensitive to anything. Dirt, bacteria, or excess sunlight. You must take care of the hygiene of the skin. Especially your facial skin that is most exposed to harmful things.
If you live in a warm country/city and go to work when it’s hot out there, you need to protect your skin. Sun rays can damage your skin in a way you wouldn’t expect.
Premature ageing, wrinkles, allergies, and even life-threatening diseases can knock on the door.
That’s why prefer to cover your face when you are travelling. Use sunscreen to block out harmful sun rays, that’s the least you can do.
Maintain skin hygiene by washing the face or wiping it using wet-tissues at least twice a day.
Scrubbing your face once a week is recommended to protect your face from an acne breakout. If you have sensitive skin, then try your go-to homemade scrubs.
3. Cleansing and Moisturizing
I understand, following a skincare routine in a busy life is tough. But there is always the simplest way to do anything. I am breaking down skincare in a daily and weekly manner.
Daily: Wash your face twice with a face wash for at least 5 minutes. Use oil-based face wash for dry skin. Gel or cream-based face wash work best for oily or combination skin.
Wipeout all the dirt and pollutants by washing the face in a circular motion. After that, put on some moisturizer and you are good to go.
Weekly: Choose a day, preferably Sunday, to pay extra pampering to your skin. Apply some natural aloe vera gel for around 15 minutes on your face. (Maybe apply some to your hair as well and wash it with minimal shampoo.)
Then, wash your face with lukewarm water. It will open up skin pores. Use a face scrub to deeply cleanse skin pores for 5 minutes in a circular motion. It exfoliates your skin and softens the texture.
Wash it off with a face wash and apply some rose water using a cotton ball to close the skin pores.
You can either follow the weekly routine on Sunday morning or at night before going to bed.
Cleansing gets rid of all the bad bacteria, sebum, dirt on your skin and avoids acne breakouts, premature ageing and even dark spots.
That’s it, that’s all you have to do. Isn’t that simple?
Now, these are really simple remedies. You can always go to a dermatologist to set up a custom skin routine.
Take out some time for yourself. It’s worth it.
Guest Author: Rucha Pantoji
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