It’s never too late to take care of your skin and health. Healthy skin reflects your inner health (physically & mentally). When depressed, your skin looks dull and dry; similarly your skin glows and shines when you are happy.
Happy and healthy you = Healthy skin.
In this article I will show you the only 10 ways to keep your skin healthy and young. Staying fit and leading a healthy lifestyle not only makes you look young and beautiful but also builds you confidence.
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Most Effective 10 Steps For Healthy Skin
1. Right Food
Healthy and clean stomach leads to a healthy skin, your skin reflects your health. To have healthy skin you need to avoid eating spicy and oily food too often. The high humidity levels cause the digestive system to weaken and heavy food can lead to an upset stomach resulting in skin breakouts.
Eat healthy, light and easy to digest foods like cooked/steamed vegetables, zucchini, squash, pumpkin, salad, fruits, corn, flour, oatmeal etc
2. Herbal Drinks
We understand the craving for coffee every morning, to kick start your day. Changing habits is not that easy as your body is use to this routine. But try to switch to more healthy drink like green or herbal tea instead of coffee as coffee aggregates acidity. If not completely, try switching to herbal drinks every alternate day.
Similarly, reduce your intake of alcohol and other aerated drinks like cola and canned products. Alcohol dehydrates your skin big time and the consequences are dull and old looking skin.
Drinks to Boost Metabolism & Detoxify
3. Keep it Dry
Keep a small soft towel handy all the time in your purse. Wet and drenched skin is a breeding ground for fungal infections. Be it sweating or rain, don’t let it sit or get absorbed in your skin for long time, wash off and pat dry.
4. Wheat Grass
Rich in antioxidant, Wheat grass not only detoxify the blood, boost immune system but also control skin disorders.
Drink plenty of water, 3-4 liters a day. Skin needs to be hydrated inside as well as outside. Drinking water not only hydrates but also cleanses your skin from inside.
6. Fresh is Better
Always opt for fresh food and drinks instead of canned, processed and preservatives. Eating fresh keeps your skin functioning at an optimum level.
7. Herbal Products
Go green…. Go herbal. Try replacing more of your chemical based toiletries and cosmetics with natural and herbal based products. Most of the products available on the stores are not very healthy in the long run. For example alcohol based products irritates and dries your skin.
Exercising in the form of swimming, workout, jogging, dancing that keeps your body active is the most healthy way of keeping yourself young. It helps you get rid of toxins in the form of sweat. So plan your day and reserve at least an hour dedicated to exercise.
Maintaining good hygiene is very important to stay fit and healthy. Use clean towel, wear fresh clothes, stay away from dirt, take shower everyday, throw away outdated products and maintain cleanliness.
Regular scrubbing and exfoliating help eliminate the dead skin and enhance your skin.
Peels and non-physical exfoliants works by removing the dead skin that clog pores and create a blackhead, stopping the problem before it occurs.
Ingredients for an easy home made peel & Scrub:
- Peeled Grapefruit/Fresh Grapefruit juice
- Peeled apple/Apple juice
- Ripe tomato
- Grapefruit seed extract(optional)
Mix one quantity of each in a blender.
Refrigerate in a bottle and store.
Clean your face and wipe lightly with a clean soft towel.
Dab a cotton ball in the mixture and apply in the effected area.
Let it absorb for 15-20 min and then rinse with cold running water.
- 1 cup of sugar (brown or white)
- 4 tablespoons of jojoba oil
- Airtight glass container
Stir jojoba oil and sugar continuously till its mixed well.
Pour it in a airtight glass container and store in a cool dark place.(don’t store over a month)
Take one spoon out in a cup, stir well and apply over your clean and wet face using finger tips.
Massage in circular motion for 3-4 minutes.
Rinse off with fresh water and pat dry.
Follow with your usual moisturizer.
Repeat 2-3 times in a week.