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  • on 29.02.2012
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5 DIY Tips For Healthy Skin


At some point or the other, individuals have struggled with some or the other kind of skin problem in their lives.

People lucky enough to have a naturally healthy skin, will probably not have to bother much on resolving their skincare problems. Keeping a watch on what they eat, managing the skincare regime and sufficient amount of sleep would do the trick for them.

But people with anything less deal with varied skin related problems like dry or oily skin, acne, acne scars, flaky or itchy skin, blackheads or whiteheads, open pores, wrinkles and age spots- the list is endless. In some extreme cases skin related problems can be attributed to hormonal changes like excessive secretion of the human growth hormones, liver problems, blood impurities, allergies to certain kinds of food or due to change in weather, hereditary etc. Most of the skin related problems can be cured by applying a simple solution as they are of temporary nature.

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The tips that we have enumerated are very simple. The solution is in your hands. They are the most basic and practical DIY tips.

Tip 1: Avoid Excessive Exposure To Sunrays

The sun nurtures life on earth. Sunrays are an essential ingredient for growth of all forms of life. However, the rays UVA and UVB, can prove to be harmful for human skin if exposed for a prolonged duration.

The best time to soak in the essential vitamin D is early morning, when the rays are mild. The late morning and noon time sunrays are detrimental to a person’s health as it may lead to sunstroke and skin burns. Avoid going out in the sun between 10 am and 4 pm. In case you have to venture out in the sun, try to wear appropriate clothes that cover your arms and legs. Add a cap or hat to protect your head. You can also apply sunscreen with SPF 15 or more in tropical climates.

Tip 2: Establish A Good Skincare Regime

All beauty and health professionals believe that a good skincare regime helps your skin retain a youthful glow. By skincare regime we mean not only taking care of the facial skin, but caring for the entire body.

Taking regular baths is essential to keep your body clean. It is also hygienic. While bathing ensure that you use warm water as hot water tends to strip the skin of its essential oils/natural moistures. Thoroughly scrub and clean all parts of the body so that there is minimal germ build up and the grime, dirt and pollutants are washed away.

The facial skin needs extra care as it is exposed most to the elements. If possible make it a habit to cleanse tone and moisturize your face and neck to remove the dirt that accumulates throughout the day. Scrub or exfoliate the skin gently to avoid any scarring.

Use natural or home made products to avoid any kind of harm due to the chemicals being used in off the shelf products. If you do buy products from the market, read the labels carefully. By understanding what you are applying on your body, you are better prepared to face the consequences, if any.

Tip 3: Eat/Drink Healthy Stay Healthy

Glow With Health You are what you eat- you must have come across this phrase innumerable time. It reflects the basic truth about how diet affects the health of our skin. A diet rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, E & K, minerals and proteins promotes healthy skin. These essential nutrients help the skin glow and aid in replacement due to the natural wear and tear of skin tissues. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, cereals, pulses and grains to not only obtain glowing skin but to stay healthy for long.

Drink adequate amounts of water to keep your skin hydrated. Water makes the skin supple by removing the toxins present in the body. It is also helpful in distributing the essential nutrients to the required parts of the body. Thus the healthy diet you eat is to be supported by adequate water intake for it to work optimally.

Tip 4: Do Not Compromise On Sleep:

Snooze time of 7- 9 hours is sufficient for the human body to prepare for the next day! A restful sleep ensures that your body is ready to combat the stress it goes through the entire day. The skin, like other parts of the body, goes in the healing mode when a person is asleep.

The skin absorbs the nutrients during night. Hence it makes sense to take a warm bath and adequately moisturize the skin before hitting the bed. It also ensures that the skin around the eyes does not become puffy or ugly with dark circles.

Tip 5: Smoking Is Skin Damaging:

Smoking has a long term damaging effect on the skin texture and age. Smoking causes the skin to rob itself of essential oxygen and nutrients. It reduces the fibers collagen and elastin, which keep the skin supple and smooth. Thus smoking can lead to premature ageing of skin with fine wrinkles appearing around the eyes and mouth.

By acknowledging that it is in your hands to find a solution to your skin troubles, you are more than half way to resolving them. Yes, there are blogs galore advising on how to use certain kinds of remedies to improve your skin, but they leave out the root causes of skin problems. That is the reason why we have listed these under the DIY tips because within the problem is the key to the solution!

The author specializes in writing about health related issues like skin problems and related skincare, hair fall and its treatment, Human growth hormones related problems etc.

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