Tips To Maintain Glowing Skin While Staying At Home
Urban life takes a toll on the skin health of an individual. From the high pollution level of the town or city in question to the constant exposure to an air-conditioned environment, there are numerous factors that affect the luster of one’s skin. Not only does this prepone the aging of the skin, but it also leads to pimple, acne, and formation of blackheads. In many social setups, putting on makeup is a kind of unlaid norm and that does not help the skin at all.
Now that you are stuck at home for a long time, this may be the perfect opportunity to pamper your skin in a way that it deserves. We understand that you may not have access to all sorts of skincare products to follow a professional regime. That is why in this article we have curated a list of simple easy-to-implement tips with ingredients that are easily available in your home.
- Sweat It Out
With gyms being closed and people restricted from going for a run or a swim, it is indeed challenging to get adequate exercise. It is important to note that exercise not only helps to keep your weight in check, but it also gives your body a push in its blood circulation. This cleanses the whole body and gives your face a fresh glow. It is advisable that you engage in brisk walking within the house, yoga and indoor stretching activities to maintain the glow of your skin.
- Home Face Pack
Turmeric and gram flour are essential commodities that are easily available in our homes even during such times of lockdown. Curcumin is a major constituent of turmeric. Because of its antioxidant nature, curcumin successfully removes unwanted free radicals from the skin. Gram flour, on the other hand, is an excellent cleansing agent. You can use half a teaspoon of turmeric with four tablespoons of gram flour to come up with an efficient face pack that will make your skin soft and supple.
All you have to do is take the turmeric and gram flour and form a paste with it by adding water. Apply the paste all over your face making sure that your neck and the area behind your ears are well covered. Let it stand for 20 minutes before rinsing it out with lukewarm water. Repeat this every alternate day to get the best results.
- Carrot Juice
Rich in Vitamin A and beta-carotene, carrots can help cleanse your body of the free radicals. Take a small piece of peeled ginger and 4 or 5 carrots and cut them to small pieces. Add some water to it and with the help of a blender make a juice out of it. Drink this juice every morning before you begin your day in order to have a youthful, glowing skin.
- Beauty Sleep
We are often so busy in our daily lives that we ignore the role of sleep in our skincare regime. A human adult needs 8 hours of sleep to have healthy glowing skin. Lack of sleep causes the skin to sag. Not only does this cause dark circles and early occurrence of wrinkles, but it also leads to the formation of bags under your chin which makes you look unattractive. Experts say that any action when repeated over 21 days becomes a habit. As we are all restricted to our homes because of the pandemic, this might be the perfect time to inculcate healthy sleeping habits.
- Massage Your Skin
Due to the work from home imposed on us on account of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are putting in longer work hours to meet the deliverables at work. This translates to long hours in front of the laptop which in turn makes your skin dull and leads to premature aging. To tackle this, you must massage your skin with honey.
Honey is a rich humectant and most of us have it right in our kitchen. To make the most of it take a spoonful of honey and apply it evenly all over your face. Massage for a few minutes and then let it stand for 5 more minutes. Wash it off with warm water. Repeat this process every night before going to bed in order to get the best results.
- Drink Ample Water
If your body is not suitably hydrated internally, moisturizing your skin will not be of much help. Make it a practice to drink 8 or more glasses of water on a daily basis. Now that you are not steeping out of the house, you may not feel as thirsty as you normally would. It is important to remind yourself to drink as much water as you would do on a normal summer day. If possible, try to eat fruits and vegetables such as cucumber, watermelon, and strawberry as they have high water content.
- Consume Milk And Milk Products
Raw milk is an essential commodity that is easily available even during the lockdown. Consumption of milk and milk products such as ghee, butter, cream, cheese, etc keeps a check on the production of tyrosine in the body. Responsible for skin darkening, tyrosine is the hormone responsible for controlling melanin in the body. Make sure that you give your body ample milk to up your fairness quotient.
Indeed, staying at home is a wonderful opportunity for you to pamper your skin in a way you had always wanted. With the above tips, you can have a much healthier skin without having to venture out to get fancy skincare products.
As you usher in soft and glowing skin, here’s requesting you to keep yourself and your families safe!