If the eyes are a reflection of your soul, the skin is a window to your health. When your body is unhealthy or there are imbalances in your body, the first signs are seen on your skin. Plus, the skin also throws out all the impurities from your body, while also standing as a protection from external elements like pollutants, water, the aircon in your office and even the quality of the environment around you. So no amount of creams and treatments can give your skin the glow unless you deal with the external and internal factors.
Let’s start with some internal cleansing, and there’s nothing like water to flush out the toxin build up. Drink your eight glasses of water a day and throw in a couple or more cups of herbal (and caffeine-free) tea or just hot water with a few drops of lemon juice in it.
Is your diet heavily acidic? An imbalance in your diet between acidic and alkaline foods can take a toll on your hair and skin, according to Kimberly Snyder, author of The Beauty Detox Solution and a Los Angeles-based nutritionist. She says when her clients started introducing alkaline foods like kale, pears, lemons, almonds and apples in their diet, there was a huge improvement in their skin and hair health. Consult your doctor to see what is imbalanced in your body.
3. Clay masks
Clay masks are supposed to be the best way to get the impurities out of your skin. A clay face mask will remove the impurities and excess sebum from your skin, leaving it clean and fresh.
Use a finely granular exfoliator every day to keep your pores clean and unblocked, say skins experts. Exfoliating will clear dead skin which otherwise will get clogged with oil secreted by the body, making it a fertile ground for acne-causing bacteria to reside.
Protect you skin from further damage by using an SPF 15 moisturiser when you step out. Cleanse thoroughly when you return home and follow the cleansing, toning, moisturising routine before bed.