Protect your skin from dust, pollution and sun
The sun, dust and pollution can wreak havoc on your skin. To top it, the scorching heat adds to the skin woes. With all the sweat and grime in the air, it seems impossible to maintain healthy and vibrant skin. But a few tips of skincare if followed thoroughly can work wonders to take care of skin woes and to soothe and calm the skin after a long day of environmental onslaught, says Dr Saurabh Shah, dermatologist, Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai. Some of the easiest ways of having healthy skin is to follow the age-old mantras that have always guaranteed good results. Having seven to eight hours of beauty sleep, eating the right food, living a stress-free life,
Fight the sun’s harsh effects on the skin, and keep it glowing and…
consuming enough water, indulging in regular exercise, using proper sunscreens and moisturisers, avoiding smoking and consuming alcohol are some of the regular tips that are sure-shot ways of having healthy skin. Unfortunately, today’s hectic lifestyle and polluted environment calls for a little more effort when it comes to skincare. Here are a few simple ways to achieve good skin: Exfoliate, circulate and radiate: Exfoliating not only removes dead skin, but also improves blood circulation to your face. Using a mild exfoliating cleanser once or twice a week based on your skin type is a good way. You can also use natural ones like orange peels, grated cucumber and apple skins. Moisturising: It is very important to moisturise your skin especially in the heat. The trick is to use the right moisturiser as per your skin type in the form of creams, lotions or ointments for face, hands, feet and body. Removing makeup: It’s best to go for a minimal look to help the skin stay healthy. Also removing all the makeup before you go to sleep is necessary. Using ionic skin cleansers which are alcohol-based is a good idea. Cleansing: It is important to cleanse the skin thoroughly after knowing your skin type. You can use gentle skin cleansers with glycerin, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol and propylene glycol for dry skin and strong salicylic acid-based cleansers for oily skin types. You can even create your own
How to protect your skin from the sun? The sun can do much more damage than simply give you painful sunburn. Prolonged exposure to sunlight causes many changes in the skin, including wrinkles, discoloration, age spots, benign (non-cancerous) growths, and pre-cancerous, or cancerous
Use a generous amount of sunscreen that has sun protection factor (SPF) greater than 30, and UVA and UVB coverage and reapply it frequently - every two-three hours.
growths. In fact, most skin cancers are related to sun exposure. Avoiding mid-day sun between 10 a.m and 3 p.m is effective. But if you simply cannot avoid going out during this time, make sure you wear wide-brimmed hats, long-sleeved shirts, and pants. Use a generous amount of sunscreen that has sun protection factor (SPF) greater than 30, and UVA and UVB coverage and reapply it frequently - every two-three hours.
Nature has a lot to offer when it comes to skincare and all we need to know is which natural ingredient helps in which process of skincare. Remember these simple home remedies: Use corn meal, almond meal, walnut meal for scrubbing your skin. Opt for orange peels, grated cucumber and fruit skins for exfoliation. Go for heavy cream, yogurt, honey, glycerine for moisturizing and use egg yolks for tightening the skin.
Chemical peels and their benefits
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. Chemical peels boast of various benefits for the skin including providing deeper cleansing, unclogging of the pores, softening the skin, hydrating the skin, increasing circulation, stimulating collagen, slowing down premature aging and creating a glow on the skin. You can choose options like pumpkin peels that have high concentrations of vitamins A, C and betacarotene, along with zinc and potassium. Try making a pumpkin peel at home by taking two tablespoons of pumpkin puree, half-ateaspoon raw honey, onetablespoon plain yoghurt/ olive oil, mixing it together and applying it on the skin. Achieving flawless skin is not difficult and following a simple routine can work wonders.
Opt for orange peels, grated cucumber and fruit skins for exfoliation. Go for heavy cream, yogurt, honey, glycerine for moisturizing and for use egg yolks skin. tightening the