The vel­vet touch

A smooth peachy skin and an even com­plex­ion – aren’t th­ese what our dreams are made of? Read on to know how to make th­ese dreams come true.

Hair - - Beauty - Text Dr Varun Katyal

Pave your way to a smoother com­plex­ion

Our skin works like a guard to our body. It is not only the largest or­gan of our body but it is also the most ex­posed one. The parts of our skin that don’t reg­u­larly get cov­ered by clothes take a beat­ing ev­ery sin­gle day thus af­fect­ing the skin’s tex­ture, which refers to our skin’s sur­face con­di­tion.

Good skin tex­ture should be even, sup­ple, smooth and hy­drated with firm col­la­gen and elastin sup­port. Un­even skin tex­ture is usu­ally dry, rough, saggy and of­ten sun-dam­aged. Sev­eral fac­tors such as UV ex­po­sure, weather, life­style and daily habits can greatly af­fect the skin’s tex­ture. Your skin’s tex­ture says a lot about you, so it is very im­por­tant to take care of it. If un­even skin is the bane of your life, don’t fret. Fol­low th­ese guide­lines (prefer­ably un­der the su­per­vi­sion of a der­ma­tol­o­gist) to im­prove your skin’s tex­ture.

Here are some home reme­dies to help to im­prove skin tex­ture:

Mix a ta­ble­spoon of curd, le­mon juice and honey and ap­ply it on the face for 10-15 min­utes. It will help to lighten your com­plex­ion and will give you smooth, glow­ing skin.

Mix san­dal­wood pow­der with milk or wa­ter to make a paste. Ap­ply it on the face and neck. Leave it on till it dries com­pletely and rinse with plain wa­ter.

Take one ta­ble­spoon each of car­rot juice, tomato juice and le­mon juice. Mix them well and ap­ply on the face and rinse with wa­ter af­ter 10 min­utes. This rem­edy works equally well for oily and dry skin.

The writer is a Con­sul­tant Der­ma­tol­o­gist & Anti-age­ing Spe­cial­ist, The Skin Cen­tre, Delhi.

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