Natural glow is major indicator of healthy skin. But certain factors such as hectic work schedule, inadequate diet, excessive smoking, harmful UV rays, stressful lifestyles, pollution and drinking alcohol can make your skin dull and dry. All of these are part and parcel of your life, and you cannot deny them. However, you can surely put a stop to them. With the passage of time you can surely slow down the loss of glow and radiance from your skin. You cannot hold onto your age.
Healthy and glowing skin is one of the biggest and most wanted dream of every human being either male or female. Skin is the most outer organ of body of every creature of world from tiny insect to largest human being.
The mammalian skin is composed of two main layers such as epidermis and dermis. Epidermis provides insulation and protect from infection while dermis combat with stress and anxiety. The major functions of skin are protection, sensation and regulation. Its other functions include production of vitamin D and insulation. The skin act as a water resistant as well which prevent nutrients and oil to flush out from body and keep the skin hydrated.
Skin color is dependent on special cells called melanocytes.Greater the number of melanocyte, the darker the skin color will be. The skin around eyes which include eye lids is 0.4mm thick and these show the very first sign of aging i.e. wrinkles.
Afraid of aging or loss of skin cells? Don’t have enough time for intensive skin care? No matter what your skin type or color is. You can still nourish your skin by implementing following techniques. Good skin care and healthy lifestyle choices can help delay natural aging and prevent various skin problems.
Get started with these home based remedies.
Make your own face wash
Squeeze a lemon into glass and add one table spoon (15ml) of honey into it. Mix them and wash your face with this natural face wash. This will keep your skin hydrated and moist. If you have dry skin or suffer from any type of skin allergy you can add 15 ml of milk rather than lemon. You can store this mixture into glass jar and keep it in cool and dry place for further use.
Exfoliation/Exfoliate your skin
Exfoliation will remove all the dead cells from your skin.
For exfoliation you need 4 ingredients:
- Grape seed oil
After mixing these ingredients you can apply this while before taking shower. Apply this scrub to your face and move your fingers into circular motion.
Remember: Don’t exfoliate your skin more than three times a week.
Now you can make your own natural face mask at home without going to market and spending your money on expensive masks.
Take 2 tbsp (11.5g) of oat powder and mix it with 1 teaspoon of yogurt and honey. The paste will be formed. Apply this paste over your face and let it dry. Wash it with luke warm water and observe amazing results.
Homemade remedy for dry skin
You can use oil instead of lotion to overcome dryness of skin.
- For face: olive oil, coconut oil, sesame oil
- For body: almond oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil
However, there are some general recommendations to take care of skin in daily routine:
- Use sunscreen.
- Seek shade.
- Wear protective clothing
- Don’t smoke
- Treat your skin gently
- Eat a healthy diet along with you can take dietary supplements of vit. E and B- complex
- Drink at least 6-8 glass of water daily to keep your skin hydrated
- Manage stress
- Do exercise regularly to strengthen your skin muscles.