The summer may have been delayed in large parts of the country but is here finally and so are skin problems such as acne, rashes, sunburn and tanning.
The summer may have been delayed in large parts of the country but is here finally and so are skin problems such as acne, rashes, sunburn and tanning. But all it takes to deal with them is a little hygiene, good sleep, lots of water and a healthy diet plan.
Healthy skin reflects overall health and so it is important to take care of it rather than relying on expensive cosmetics.
A clear and glowing skin reflects overall health. This requires a well-balanced fibre- rich diet, plenty of fluids, regular exercise, no smoking and avoiding excessive exposure to sun.
The important nutrients for skin include proteins, essential fats, vitamin A, E, C, B complex, selenium, zinc and copper.
A regular, sound sleep pattern is also a must. Including natural foods in diet, such as fruits, veggies and a lot of water in one’s daily diet, along with uninterrupted sleep automatically brings a glow on the face.
While a lot of youngsters are opting to go under the knife for achieving flawless skin, it can be achieved without it too.
Saturated fatty, oily food along with caffeine and processed, junk food and cold drinks should be avoided. Eight glasses of water a day mantra is indispensable.
Water not only helps you feel fresh but it also prevents dehydration and will help wash out a lot of toxins. Water must also be put to good use for washing the face well!
Wash your skin twice daily with a chemical free, mild face wash. Sometimes, one should also splash plain water on their skin. Wiping the skin with tissue papers can help reduction of oil. Avoid touching your skin with dirty hands as it leads to more pimples.
And no heavy make-up please as it blocks the pores, leading to more acne.
Salicylic acid/glycolic acid-based creams or cleansers can help in reducing oil secretion and help in keeping acne under control.
Protection from sun is very important as ultraviolet rays cause damage and can give sun spots, tanning and pre-mature skin ageing.
Wear a scarf when out in sun, use dark rimmed sunglasses which cover more of your face, carry an umbrella and wear loose cotton clothes… it will be very helpful.