Why oh why? Is flawless skin, that’s radiant and glowing too much to ask for?
Have you tried countless expensive makeup and cosmetic treatments available on the market, only to end up feeling frustrated? Wake up, every morning to see a tired and worn-out version of yourself in the mirror?
Worry not! Here, we make beauty care easy for you, the all-natural way! With our best tips and tricks, you’ll not only look but also feel younger. Yep, that’s the beauty of a natural skin and face care regime. It gives you an inner glow that shows on your exterior.
Roll up your sleeves, as we get ready to tackle beauty care the natural way.
- The Golden Rule – Stay Hydrated
You may be aware of this one, but it pays to stress on it again – dehydration is your No.1 obstacle on the path to radiant and glowing skin. It not only causes wrinkles, and makes your skin look tired, but also blocks the energy you need to carry out your day.
Do’s: Start your day by drinking a glass of warm water first thing in the morning. You can add a dash of honey or lemon juice to kick-start your metabolism.
Don’t: Drink it all at one go
Water should be consumed throughout the day to help your body absorb it. If you chug down a gallon of water at a time, it only causes you to rush to the loo. With regular water intake throughout the day, your body flushes out accumulated toxins. If you don’t flush out toxins, it shows up in other places on your body like your skin and face.
- You are What you Eat
One of the fundamental principles of Ayurveda is “We are what we eat.” Hence, it’s essential that you choose the right foods for your mental and physical health.
Do’s: Keep a food diary and track what you put in your body. Increase your intake of fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables and ensure that your diet has the necessary amounts of proteins and vitamins. Switch to a diet rich in Vitamin C for radiant skin.
Foods rich in zinc and sulphur keep your skin supple and smooth. Eggs, radishes, seeds like sunflower, poppy, pumpkin, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cabbage are rich in these minerals.
Don’t: Overeat processed and packaged foods
Try to avoid junk and fried foods as much as possible. If not entirely possible to eliminate harmful preservatives in your diet, try to limit your intake.
- Sweat it Out
Do’s: Make exercise a regular part of your daily routine. Around 20% of the body’s elimination process is via sweating. Yoga, jogging, cycling are great ways to work up a sweat. Choose any activity that you like and stick to it.
Exercising also releases your feel-good hormones, the endorphins, making you feel beautiful and happy. Plus, your heart rate pumps up adding some colour to your cheeks, while keeping your heart healthy.
Don’t: Skip Skincare before and after a Workout
Make sure to wash your face and cleanse your makeup before working out. Also, remember to shower right after your workout to eliminate the sweat, dirt on your skin, and to avoid clogging your pores.
- Your Beauty Sleep, Matters
Do’s: Try to get at least 6-8 hours of shut-eye every night. If you lack adequate sleep, it shows on your face. Your skin gets saggy, and you get unsightly dark circles and bags around your eyes. Plus, you can apply honey or yoghurt on your face, once or twice a week, to naturally heal and soothe your skin.
Don’t: Forget to remove makeup before you go to bed.
Leaving makeup overnight clogs pores, causing acne, blackheads, and blemishes. No makeup remover? Apply some olive oil/coconut oil on a cotton pad and gently massage it on your face, to remove dirt and makeup, while moisturizing your skin.
Also, try to exfoliate your skin to remove dead cells, at least once a week. A face pack made of walnut and yoghurt, helps you to exfoliate while the antioxidants give you radiant skin.
- Go Back to your Roots for your Skin Regime
Do’s: Ayurvedic scrubs and face packs are the best way to nourish your skin and help it breathe better. Luckily for you, all that you need is right in your pantry. Two tablespoons of chickpea flour, a pinch of camphor, a teaspoon of turmeric powder, a dash of honey and yoghurt to mix is the perfect skincare pack. It evens your skin tone while giving you a radiant glow. Face packs that contain Fuller’s Earth (Multani Mitti) also work great.
Don’t: Neglect the Basics.
Wash your face with water at least thrice a day to remove dirt and other toxins. Don’t pop pimples and acne. Instead, clean the area with rose water to restore the pH balance and hydrate your skin. Regular cleansing, moisturising, and toning are the easiest and best ways for radiant, younger-looking skin.
- Don’t let Stress takes its Toll on You
Do’s: Have you noticed that the more stressed out you are, the more acne, pimples, wrinkles appear on your face? This is because stress releases the hormone, Cortisol, which makes your skin look oily and tired. Take out time from your busy day to spend on yourself. Practice stress relieving techniques like meditation and yoga.
“The more you meditate, the more you Radiate.”
Don’t: Forget to Take a Deep Breath
Pranayama (breathing Kriyas) must be a part of your beauty regimes. When you employ deep breathing techniques, it helps to release accumulated stress while harmonising your body with your emotions, helping you feel refreshed and rejuvenated from within. This gives you a glow like none other.
- And, Finally – Don’t forget the Power of a Smile
You may be dressed to perfection, but your outfit is incomplete without a Smile. When you smile genuinely, you not only tone your facial muscles but also improve your mood as well as the moods of those around you. After all, smiles are highly contagious.
Thinking positive and cheerful thoughts makes you feel beautiful. Sadness indeed wears on us, both physically as well as emotionally.
Remember that there are no magic potions or quick fixes when it comes to beauty. However, with a proper diet, stress management techniques, physical exercises, and good sleep, you can get an inner and outer glow. Also, remember that real beauty happens when you treat your body with respect and take care of it (and thank it) on a daily basis.
“Embrace your True Self & Radiate your Natural Beauty.”