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Healthy Skin: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Your skin is the window to your body that reveals the stories of your life.

Just like the material things in your life requires maintenance, there are three elements every human being must maintain from the very day they are born into this world:

  • Mind
  • Body
  • Skin

A healthy skin is the product of both external and internal efforts. Efforts are successful through time & habits. 

We bring you some habits to keep your skin healthy

  • The Good: Good habits for healthy skin
  • The Bad:  Bad habits for your skin
  • The Ugly: Ugly habits for your skin

~ Let’s get to it ~

 

THE GOOD

Eat a colourful diet & stay hydrated: A white bread-based diet does not make your skin clear. Fruits & vegetables are high in antioxidants, which gives a glow to the skin. Treat yourself with a colorful plate of foods every day. 

Drinking plenty of water, i.e. at least 2-3 liters helps keep your body & skin hydrated. Your lips are the first indicator if your body is dehydrated. So, the next time your lips feel dry, it’s time to drink some water!

Manage stress: Your skin and emotions are connected; even you might not readily consider how what you feel affects your skin. When in stress, the skin releases chemicals called neuropeptides to help protect it from infection and trauma. When released, they can cause inflammation, numbness, itching, sensitivity, or tingling which can cause your skin to flare up because of various skin conditions.

Stress management techniques include mindfulness, meditation, yoga, deep breathing, psychotherapy, progressive muscle relaxation, exercise or any favourite hobby.

Dry brush: Along with body wash, shampoo and moisturizer, a dry brush must be your next necessary shower tool. Dry brush your body before shower for 5 minutes in a gentle upward motion in the direction of the heart starting from the feet. It exfoliates dead skin for softer skin, stimulates lymphatic system to drain out toxins, reduces cellulite, unclogs pores and is a great stress-reliever.

Opt for clean beauty for a cleaner skin: Keep your skincare & makeup routine clean and minimal for clear and stress-free skin. The lesser, the better should be your mantra for life & also beauty. Use mineral-based products without a lot of additives such as fragrances, preservatives, and a whole lot of chemicals. Consult a dermatologist. Choose skincare that works best for you and adopt healthy skin habits to pamper your skin every day.

“Good skin makes you feel better. The better you feel, the best results you create.”

 

THE BAD

Lack of sleep: Losing sleep hasn’t been proven to damage healthy skin at the biochemical level, but it can cause you to look a little worse for wear. Lack of sleep can show up on your skin, making you look wrinkled or tired. Allocate specific hours to get beauty sleep everyday according to your lifestyle to cover up signs of sleeplessness and lethargy.

Skipping sunscreen: Even though sunlight is an essential source of Vitamin D in your body, exposure to sun rays for longer periods of time damages the epidermis (outermost) layer of skin resulting in risk of skin cancer. Get in the habit of wearing sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 at least. Apply it everywhere on your skin that could be exposed to the sun every 2 hours.

Sunscreen in the morning and afternoon. 

Make it a habit!

Relying solely on skincare products: Healthy skin is no instant miracle. It requires time & patience and efforts from the inside out. Depending on skincare products will always keep you unsatisfied. Have a healthy lifestyle & use products that are good for your skin.

“The society profits from your negative aspects while giving you hopes of positivity. That’s the ‘fair play’ of the world. That’s why most people suffer as they grow up. Think about it. Make yourself capable enough to outsmart the play.”

 

THE UGLY

Smoking: Smoking is not only dangerous for your health but also for your skin. It causes premature aging of the skin, makes sun damage and precancerous lesions worse. It increases wrinkling, adds a yellowish discoloration to the skin, and increases skin cancer.

Using wrong skincare & beauty products: Tingling, itching, dryness, and irritation are all signs that the product you are using isn’t right for you. Always use natural/organic products with few important medically active ingredients to avoid skin triggers. Consult a dermatologist for help in finding products that are good for your skin. And check all the ingredients before purchasing any skincare and beauty product. The more you experiment with your skin, the more you worsen its protective state. So choose wisely.

Lack of self-control: The most important step in beauty and well-being is being mindful of your thinking. One’s mindset is a mirror to their aura. For a natural and uniquely beautiful skin or presence (in case you are really not confident in your physical self), just be careful of your thoughts. Practice and learn about habits to keep skin healthy.

Healthy skin is not much about having flawless complexion. It is skin deep residing in one’s mindset and habits. Because-

“Wrinkles means you laughed

Grey hair means you cared

&

Scars means you lived.”

PAMPER YOUR SKIN WITH THE LOVE IT DESERVES!

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