Hello friend’s! Hopefully, from now onwards you already have known your unique skin type and must have started loving it too. But, you must be thinking “Then how can i take care of it?”. Don’t worry guys, i have bucket full of solutions for you straight from the laps of mother nature to take care of your skin and that too naturally.
Our skin is our body’s mirror. It reflects our eating habits, drinking habits, skincare roitine, etc. in short our whole lifestyle. We only need to make slight changes in it to get vibrant and healthy skin. Mainly:
1. Stay Hydrated
Drinking lots of water is extremely important for a healthy skin. Always try drinking 8-9 glasses of water a day. If it’s summer season even dehydrating is a good option. Just cut and add a cucumber, a lemon, some mint leaves, coriander leaves and any fruit of your choice like orange, pineapple, watermelon, etc into a water jar, refrigrate it and drink it throughout the day. All the above ingredients are natural, refreshing and help keep our body temperature cool. Drinking fruit juices is the best option to easily get all the vitamins, minerals for our skin. Add fresh soup in one of your meal as it great for body’s metabolism.
2. Eat Fresh
Just like drinking, eating good food also effects our skin. So, start eating fresh fruits, green vegetables, lots of green salads, fish & meat. Try eating freshly prepared food than stale refrigerated one. As, the goodness of vegetables is maximum in food which has just got down from the cooktop. Include dairy items in your daily diet like a glass of milk everday, yogurt, sometimes butter as all these items are rich sources of calcium, Vitamin D, protein, & other essential nutrients.
3. Sun Protection
The UV radiations coming from sun harm our skin badly, resulting in early ageing, visible fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and sometimes even cancer. So, wearing a sunscreen 15 minutes before stepping out is must. Which sunscreen to apply depends upon the climatic conditions of our country and our exposure to sun. It ranges from SPF 15, 30 to 50. We must always choose sunscreen according to our skin type. Try covering the body with a light coloured scarf as it absorbs less heat and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.
4. Choosing Products & Patch Test
Always choose products according to your skin type. As, this will let the your skin’s needed requirements get fulfilled rightly. Try checking out testers or buy small quantity/pack of the product you want to check-out for first time, this will let you know if it suits your skin or not. Most importantly never forget to do patch test of the products before using them on your skin as sometimes the ingredients of products may harm our the delicate skin resulting in blemishs, pimples & rashes.
According to ayurveda oiling has a great impact on our skin, body and mind. In winters, skin tends to dehydrate fast due to prevailing cold, dry winds so, applying oil on body before taking bath works magic for skin. Do this atleast once a week to hydrate the lost moisture of skin. Also, try bathing/showering with luke warm water than too hot one.
The more you keep the skin clean, and hygienic, the better it will start getting. It includes daily cleaning of body, face and sanitization of instruments of daily use like makeup brushes, tools, combs on regular basis to clean the disease causing bacterias. Even if we have any type of skin daily CTM(Cleansing, Toning, Moisturising) is of utmost importance. Following CTM routine twice a day is recommended. Below are listed some natural ingredients from our own kitchen to use:
1. Normal Skin
- Cleanser: (Raw Milk)
—Take 2 tbsp of raw milk and dip a cotton ball in it.
–Dab the cotton gently into skin.
–Let it set for 10 minutes.
- Toner: (Rose Water/ Cucumber Juice)
— After 10 minutes clean the skin with rose water/cucumber juice.
–Skin will turn baby soft.
- Moisturiser( Aloe Vera Gel)
— Wait for 5 minutes for toner to set.
–Apply either fresh Aloe Vera Gel cut from Aloe leaf or chemical free Aloe Vera Gel as per availability.
–In few days, you will start feeling soft and healthy skin.
2. Dry Skin
Cleanser: (Honey, egg yolk, almond oil)
— Mix 1tbsp of honey, 1 egg yolk and few drops of almond oil in a bowl.
–Apply the mixture on face and neck and let it get dry.
–After 15 minutes rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry with clean towel.
–Honey having antibacterial, antioxidant, moisturising properties when mixed with egg yolk which is rich in Vitamin A has hydrating, nourishing properties and almonds which is rich in antioxidants and vitamins. All work to nourish the dry skin.
- Toner:(Rose Water)
–It is such a magical thing. It work wonders for all skin types.
–After 10 minutes clean the skin with rose water.
–Skin will turn baby soft.
- Moisturiser: (Aloe Vera Gel/ Coconut oil)
–After 5 minutes apply aloe vera gel/ coconut oil to moisturise the dry skin.
3. Oily Skin
- Cleanser(Neem leaves)
–Clean face regularly.
–Keep neem leaves in a jar and store it.
–Use that water to cleanse your skin first thing in the morning.
–Neem has anti-aging, antioxidant, skin cleansing properties. It balances the oil.
- Toner: (Rose water, Apple Cider Vinegar, plain water)
–Add 1/3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in small quantity of rose water and 3-tbsp of plain water in a bowl.
–Mix well and sprinkle it on skin.
— It will soothen the skin.
- Moisturiser: (Milk,olive oil)
–Add few drops of milk in olive oil and mix well.
–Apply on skin, it will work wonders.
(TIP: Do not wash face more than twice a day, as it will take cause extra oil secretion).
4. Combination Skin
- Cleanser: (Raw milk)
–Raw milk will cleanse both dry and oily area of your skin well.
- Toner: ( Rose water)
–Rose water will do wonder for you.
–Dap it with cotton onto your skin daily.
- Moisturiser: (Aloe vera gel)
–Natural properties of aloe vera gel absorbs excess oil, durt and sebum from skin leaving it moisturized.
–Apply it over your face as moisturiser.
7. Stay Happy Always
When person is happy his skin will also react accordingly. Skin will also get glowing, radiant, and healthy too. So, always stay happy, smile a lot, and don’t take stress. Ever our skin needs rest to rejuvenate itself. So, guys back to basics as they say ‘Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise’ should i add 1 more ‘makes our skin healthy too’. Start taking atleast 7-8 hours of sleep daily. Go out for some activity, do some exercise, yoga, meditation, swimming, running or any game you love playing. It will help you stay young & active and will also help your skin stay hydrated and healthy too. So, start smiling, taking life easy, and love yourself.
So, now we have moved a step forward by starting taking care of ourselves and our skin and ‘GET NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL’
Hope you loved this post. Waiting to hear what worked for you. Do comment and let me know.