WINTER SKIN CARE
It’s November and the days are getting cooler, its winter time. I love winters (the winters in Pune are not very cold like Northern India, but yes, it is far better than the sweaty summers here), but then, along with the cool pleasant climate, what it brings along is frizzy hair, dry skin and chapped lips, but that is not a reason to stay away from enjoying, here are a few tips I am sharing with you girls, follow these and stay beautiful!
There are three types of skin: dry, oily and normal. So accordingly we must look after it in a natural way.
As it is said that ‘You reflect what you eat’... Quality of food does matter to skin. Here are the precautions we can take to make our skin healthy.
1. Drink 2.5 liters of water every day to eliminate toxins, to clear your bowel movements, to increase blood circulations.
2. Include fresh fruits and vegetables like oranges, all types of berries, tomatoes, leafy vegetables etc. Oil seeds, green tea to get anti-oxidants, vitamin A, C, E, zinc which also protects your skin from free radicals produced in your body and from aging.
3. Wash your face twice a day at least to keep it clean from dirt and sweat.
4. 15 minutes of activity daily will improve blood circulation and hence provide nutrients to the skin.
5. Do include Amla juice, Aloe Vera juice early in the morning on empty stomach.
6. Try and include variety of foods to receive variety of nutrients.
7. Include first class proteins and good quality proteins in your diet like milk and its products, eggs, chicken etc.
8. Include whole grains cereals to get good amount of fibre to improve digestion.
9. Include omega 3 food items like flax seeds, fish, walnuts, soyabean etc.
Things to Avoid
1. Avoid meat, fish, eggs, fried foods, white flour and it’s products, coffee, tea, soft drinks, alcohol, tobacco.
2. Avoid wearing too much of make- up .and do use mineral rich products if you do have to wear make- up.
3. Avoid long exposure in the sun (10am to 4pm). Do apply sunscreen even if it’s cloudy..
4. Avoid dehydration as dryness as it leads to wrinkled skin.
You have got an idea on how maintain healthy skin but, the most important aspect that one should not forget is ‘Keep Smiling’ the best exercise for the face because happy face will always make you look beautiful.
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