May 5, 2010

Skin Care

God is very impartial to his children. He gave us all a perfectly fit body. It is up to us to pamper it. We take strain to pamper it. If our house is regularly painted, cleaned, dusted and so on then why not skin. We have only one skin so let us indulge.

Some might argue stating that looks does matter. But skin care extends beyond that. A person with good health will evidently have glowing skin. It is never too late to start taking measures. Most of us know what to do but are just too lazy to do it. If clear skin can give you a better look and that extra edge then why not invest time for it? 

I have tried to put up an almost comprehensive skin care list try following most if not all that suit you. I too am a lethargic person but I do not let my laziness get the better of me when it comes to my skin. So give it a shot!

*Eat good portions of diverse vegetables.

*Supplement oily food with fruits or some thing healthy.

*Drink lots of water.

*Eat nuts like almonds and walnuts which will add to the skin texture.

*Take butter or cheese in limited portions.

* wash face with diluted or mild herbal wash regularly.

*Use moisturizer in the winter.

*Lips and soles of feet are sensitive they need extra care.

*Use sunscreen with SPF-30 or above when having a day out.

*Apply generous amount of olive oil to skin at least once a week before shower.

*Use cleanser and toner.

*If you do not want to use cosmetic toner and cleanser use milk to wash your face then wash it with a mixture of curd and lime to cleanse the skin completely.

*Use basin flower with honey and milk to make a paste and leave it on your skin for 20 minutes then wash. This will remove rough patches.

*Next time you eat oranges don't discard the peels. Collect it , dry it thoroughly and power it. This can be added with basin flour and used in previous mixture.

*Exfoliating – Scrub off dead surface cells a few times a week to keep pores open and skin looking fresh. 

*A paste made from one teaspoon each of sandalwood powder and turmeric mixed with milk, is very good. A paste of nutmeg and water is also beneficial.

*Half a cup of Aloe Vera pulp can be taken internally (Do not take internally if pregnant) or applied externally to the skin. Dosage: Twice a day.

*A paste of fresh fenugreek leaves, applied and washed off with warm water before going to bed prevents pimples. 

*Grind five almonds and mix with 1 teaspoon of fresh cream and a few drops of lemon juice. Apply this paste to the face and neck. Leave on for about fifteen minutes to remove pigmentation.

*Use grated cucumber in a face pack.

*Buttermilk dabbed on skin for 15 minutes will soak up oil from your skin without drying it.

*Make a paste of red sandal wood and apply it on the face every day for glowing skin.

I think that will cover it all. Don’t go all cosmetic. Chemicals wont give a solution. At times they make things worse. Give the above list a shot and see the novae life in your skin

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