Healthy skin is happy skin and a happy you! But achieving healthy skin is not merely a coincidence. It is directly proportional to your eating habits, lifestyle habits, and skincare routine.
We are constantly advised upon the best skincare regime or the products that can help achieve that flawless skin. The benefits of using natural and homemade dried orange powder or dried neem powder for skincare might have been doled out on many of us. But keeping all the advice galore aside, let’s walk through the good skincare practices together.
Identify your skin
The first step (and an essential one) is to identify your skin type. As per Ayurveda, there could be different skin types as per our doshas.
Vtta skin type
A Vatta skin type is dry with an uneven skin tone. This skin type is more prone to develop fine lines and wrinkles. As people with Vatta skin type have dry and flaky skin, they need to moisturize and hydrate their skin regularly. They should look out for the skincare products rich in cold-pressed oils.
Pitta skin type
People with Pitta type skin has soft and sensitive skin. This skin type is susceptible to acne and sunburn. Pitta type skin people need to protect their skin from excessive sun exposure. They also need to soothe their skin. If going natural way, then aloe vera, rose, coconut oil, olive oil are some of the ingredients they need to look out for in their creams and gels.
Kapha skin type
A Kapha skin type is generally thick and oily in nature with larger pores. It tends to attract more oil and dirt and hence need to be cleaned regularly. People with Kapha skin type need to detoxify their skin on a regular basis. Clay, Argan Oil, Tea tree oil, Frankincense, Aloe vera, Pumpkin seed oil are some of the natural ingredients that they should look out for in their skincare creams, gels or serum.
Cleanse, Tone & Moisturize
The importance of cleansing, toning and moisturizing to achieve good skin can’t be stressed enough. It is important to clean the skin with a mild face wash twice a day. This helps to remove pollutants that can cause dull skin along with blocked pores. Toning is the second step in this process. Once your face is clean, apply toner on your face. Toning helps to remove any residual dirt or dead skin left on your face after cleaning. Besides, it also helps in tightening your skin pores. If you wish to go natural, you can choose to apply rose water or milk on your face, and you are good to go!
Moisturizing your skin is a super important step. If you don’t do it daily, then start doing it now. Regular moisturizing the skin not only helps retains moisture in the skin but is also a key to soft and smooth skin(this thumb rule applies for both men and women). It is important to moisturize your skin all year round, irrespective of the seasons. One important fact about moisturizing your skin, which most of us are unaware is the timing of the application of moisturizers to the skin so that the skin can retain maximum moisture. It is advisable to apply moisturizers straight after you come from the shower when the skin is still damp. It helps to seal in moisture better in the skin.
Hydrate yourself by drinking plenty of water
It is a well-known fact that hydration is the key to healthy and glowing skin. Adequately hydrated skin looks plumper and healthier. Water helps to flush out toxins from your body. If your body is not hydrated adequately, it will show on your skin in the form of a dull complexion along with dry and flaky skin. If you are tired of drinking the humble, plain Jane water, then you can make it interesting by infusing it with different fruits, herbs, or veggies, like lemon, parsley, cucumber, watermelon, etc. The choices are endless. Infused water is not only flavourful, but it also helps you in manifold ways. The water keeps you hydrated, and the nutrients and antioxidants from the fruits, veggies, and herbs nourish your body and skin.
Check what you eat
The beauty of your skin is hugely determined by what you eat. It is important to eat clean and healthy as it affects the overall health of your body, including your hair and skin. Try to include nuts, berries, and green leafy vegetables in your diet as these are rich in antioxidants. The antioxidants help to fight free radicals that can damage your skin. It is said that the more colorful your meal, the better it is.
Most of the skincare products available in the market are filled with harmful chemicals, preservatives and fragrances. These products will only do more harm than any good in the long run. That is why it is always advisable to read the ingredients label on any product. It is always beneficial to use natural, preferably homemade, skincare products filled with the goodness of natural herbs. Natural and herbal beauty products like ubtan, lepas, bath powder, face oils are not only filled with the natural goodness of herbs but are also easy to use.
Have adequate sleep
Beauty sleep is not just a term; it has much more meaning attached to it. It is absolutely essential to get an adequate night sleep as during the night, our body enters into recovery mode, and our skin heals itself from the damage caused during the day. An inadequate night sleep can result in dark circles under the eye, dull and tired-looking skin, and under-eye bags.
Good and effective skincare practices hydrate, repair, and provides essential nutrition to the skin, keeping it healthy and radiant. We hope you loved reading this article as much as we loved writing it. In case of any query or doubt, you can reach to us at. We would love to hear from you. Till then, keep taking care of yourself and your skin.
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