Dr Pr­erna Taneja, med­i­cal cos­mol­o­gist of Delhi's Clinic Ex­imus, shows you how to help your skin re­tain its youth­ful glow.

Savvy - - Beauty Savvy -

As we

age, our skin be­gins to lose its youth­ful lus­tre. This is a nat­u­ral pro­gres­sion that can­not be re­versed. How­ever, there are ways to sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce the signs of age­ing and keep your skin young and fresh.

Here are some must-try tips to help your skin breathe and stay young.


Your skin re­quires wa­ter to keep it fresh. Drink 8-10 glasses of wa­ter daily. Avoid aer­ated drinks, opt­ing for co­conut wa­ter as an al­ter­na­tive.


Hav­ing a bal­anced diet is of­ten the se­cret to good look­ing skin. Foods that carry an­tiox­i­dants help flush out tox­ins from the body. Eat plenty of fruits and food con­tain­ing fatty acids.


You can ei­ther make the ef­fort to keep your skin well mois­tur­ized at all times or go for a pro­fes­sional hy­dra fa­cial to mois­tur­ize and re­fresh your skin. The three­stage process in­volves ex­fo­li­a­tion and resur­fac­ing; fol­lowed by re­moval of de­bris from the pores through gen­tle suc­tion com­bined with in­tense mois­tur­iz­ing; and fi­nally sat­u­rat­ing the skin’s sur­face with an­tiox­i­dants and pep­tides to bring a soft glow to your skin.


Us­age of sun­screen helps pre­vent early wrin­kles as well as pro­tects your skin from the bad ef­fects of the sun. Make sure you use a sun­screen with the ap­pro­pri­ate SPF.


A pro­fes­sional oxy­gen fa­cial is de­signed to pro­mote col­la­gen growth. It in­volves us­ing a ma­chine that is used to spray highly con­cen­trated mol­e­cules of oxy­gen right into your epi­der­mis. The oxy­gen ap­plied to your face and neck is in­fused with vi­ta­mins, min­er­als, es­sen­tial nu­tri­ents and botan­i­cal ex­tracts.


Ex­fo­li­a­tion re­moves dull and old skin. Chart out a reg­u­lar ex­fo­li­at­ing and cleans­ing rou­tine. You can do this at home with dahi and other in­gre­di­ents or go to a clinic and get it done on a reg­u­lar ba­sis. Do not use harsh chem­i­cals on your skin.


There is noth­ing like reg­u­lar car­dio ex­er­cise to tone your body and skin to take the years off. Do what­ever you like - be it walk­ing, jog­ging or even Zumba. Ex­er­cis­ing will not only keep you in good health, but its ef­fects will also per­me­ate to your skin and your mind, leav­ing you look­ing fresh and feel­ing more con­fi­dent.


If you have a deep rooted skin prob­lem, the best so­lu­tion is to con­sult your der­ma­tol­o­gist and find out the so­lu­tions that are avail­able for your type of skin and body. Your der­ma­tol­o­gist will ex­am­ine you and give you the best pos­si­ble advice for your skin.

Signs of age­ing skin such as wrin­kles, creas­ing, dry­ness and droop­ing while not re­versible due to the age­ing process in our body, can of­ten be con­trolled and slowed down with ap­pro­pri­ate treat­ment so­lu­tions. And yes, you can def­i­nitely slow down the process by fol­low­ing a sim­ple and healthy life­style.

Hav­ing a bal­anced diet is of­ten the se­cret to good look­ing skin.

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