BEAUTY Skin recovery
How to rescue your skin from some bad habits
WE have habits that have a bad effect on our skin, from your face to your feet. Here are the most common harmful habits and how you can get your skin back to its natural state.
The skin of smokers is wrinkled, dry and very scaly. This is because the skin does not have efficient blood flow. Some smokers are not able to get their skin back to what it used to be as too much damage has been done.
Rescue method: Stop smoking and then moisturise your skin as much as you can. This means having a morning and evening routine. Your skin is going to need thicker than usual moisture such as creams, serums and tissue oil gel. If you have an oily skin, you can use a cream or tissue oil during the day then apply gels and serums at night. Water and citrus fruit are important as one has anti-oxidants to help clean your blood, while the other supplies much needed hydration.
These can come in the form of constantly scratching your skin, friction from clothes or an allergy. The skin starts becoming red, then leaves dark marks or streaks when it has settled and is calm.
Rescue method: Avoid using creams or ointments that are oil based depending on how deep the cut or inflammation is. Rather use water based ones. Oil based products clog the pores and make the healing process take longer than usual. The most common and helpful method is to apply an aloe based gel. The aloe plant is full of healing properties. Cover the area with a breathable plaster so that bacteria does not enter. When washing, do not use harsh scrubs or hot water.
The downside of weight loss is excess skin, and stretch marks, which are caused by the skin stretching.
Rescue method: Please note that stretch marks can never fully disappear, you can only make them appear lighter. You can make them look lighter by mixing lemon juice with honey. Then apply on the affected area every day for a month. You will start to see results. You can also mix fresh aloe with shea butter or use castor oil.