Hey guys! We hope you’re enjoying our Beauty Special and all our posts on skincare. I don’t think it’s fair to always shell out hard cash, so here are a few skincare musts you can do, without spending too much!
Should we get started? Here are 7 things you should do through the week:
- Up your water intake: Did you know that your body is already parched by the time you feel thirsty? Dehydration, lack of water can automatically cause dryness and dull skin on your skin. For me, drinking water helps more than applying a lip balm. If you drink by the glass, make sure you have at least 10 glasses of water through the day (I like it warm in winters). This summer, I had more water, and upped it to about 4 liters a day.
- Add some turmeric to your food: What you eat definitely shows on your skin. Eating out can sometimes leave your system (the insides) feeling irritated, causing a pimple or redness. Make sure you add a pinch of turmeric to your food the next day—it’s anti-inflammatory in nature and will heal your system in no time.
- A dash of honey is all you need: You may not be blessed with Priyanka Chopra’s metabolic system (she can’t stop going on about that, can she?), but you can rev it to the third gear. Honey, when added to warm water with a few drops of lemon can actually help keep your skin clear. It’s low on sugar but healthy to eat and boosts your metabolism as time goes by. A regular intake of honey can help flush out the toxins from your body, and keep your skin healthy and glowing!
- Eats nuts and seeds all times of the year: You don’t need to go to a nutritionist to know this. A handful of nuts like almonds, walnuts, cashews etc. with a sprinkle of seeds (chia, sunflower, pumpkin) can add a great glow to your skin. It’s simple: they are natural sources of Omega-3 and other fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that give your skin a natural glow. The last time I met Dr Ishi Khosla (at a Prevention event), she mentioned having as many as 23 almonds a day is good for health. So moderate your intake, and make sure you get a good dose of it.
- Make the most of a cream: Most experts say that not massaging the cream into your skin is as good as not using it at all. A good 2-4 minute facial massage (with a night cream or a serum) helps drain out fluids that often cause puffiness on the face. Take both hands and sweep in an upward motion on the forehead. Then progress towards the cheeks and jaw line (remember you want to lift it up) and finish near the nose and chin.
- Cut down sugar: Be it mixing your drinks with cola or just enjoying your favourite dessert, a sugar high can break down the collagen, also known as the building blocks of your skin. Steer away from processed foods and creamy desserts altogether. If you have a sweet tooth, switch from milk chocolate to dark chocolate. An ounce or two of dark chocolate is actually good for skin since it has a lot of flavonoids and anti-oxidants.
- Clean up your act: Washing your make-up brushes as important as washing your face. You may be wondering why your skin is breaking out without suspecting that your brushes might be the reason. Take your tool kit and make your way to the rest room. Mix some shampoo and hot water to rinse out your make-up essentials. Let them dry out completely and use them the next day.Here’s an easy checklist to keep you happy and glowing, always!
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