Every woman wants to have beautiful glowing skin. In fact, our genetic makeup means that we are more attracted to those with a glowing complexion and clear skin as it indicates good health. There are many Ayurvedic tips for glowing skin that have been proven over the centuries to produce radiant, soft, and clear skin without relying on chemicals or going over your budget.
Basic Rules for Skin Care
Check Your Skin Type
Ancient Ayurveda says that there are three different types of skin that humans can have: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Each type is known for its unique characteristics and features, meaning that Ayurvedic skin care tips will vary based on your skin type. Because of this, you will need to identify and understand your skin type. From there, you will be able to determine the perfect product to care for your skin, helping it glow and look beautiful.
Personalize Your Skin Care
Once you discover your Ayurvedic skin type, it is time to create a healthy diet that you can follow and to take steps to develop your skin care routine. Those with Vata skin, for example, should follow skin care tips that aim to hydrate and moisturize their dry skin by drinking water and eating sweet, nutritious foods as well as having oil massages. If you have sensitive Pitta skin, you will need to care for it by avoiding extremely strenuous exercise, spicy and hot foods, and sun exposure for long periods of time. Those with Kapha skin should follow skin care tips that focus on cleansing and avoiding oily or heavy foods.
To care for your skin, always be sure to wear a sunscreen that is moisturizing whenever you are outside, no matter the time of the year. Remember that even when the air is cool, the sun can reflect off of snow or water and still maintain its power.
All skin types should rely on protective sunscreen when in the sun. Related skin care tips also include never exposing your skin to the sunlight for over 15 minutes and paying particular attention to applying sunscreen on the back of the hands and your face as they will always be exposed to UV rays.
No matter how tired you are, always take the time to remove your makeup when you are getting ready for bed. On the other hand, also take care not to cleanse your skin too frequently as this can dry it out and detract from the glowing complexion you are aiming for.
Choose Proper Cleansing Method
The most popular and effective method of cleansing skin is via water. Take warm water and use it to loosen up the dirt that clogs your pores. Then take a small (dime-sized quantity) of cleanser and apply it to your face. Finally, rinse it off using lukewarm or cool water.
Use a scrub to exfoliate your skin regularly, preferably one or two times each week. Remember not to over-exfoliate and avoid using products with granules as these may tear at your skin. When applying the exfoliating scrub, rub it in using a circular motion for a total of 30 seconds. Always use lukewarm water to rinse it off, avoiding hot water.
For your skin to get a beauty boost, you need to get enough sleep, both in terms of quantity and quality. Most people find that going to bed before 10 pm makes it easier to fall asleep and so does drinking a bit of warm milk before bed. To improve your sleep, avoid any stimulating activities in the hours before bedtime so you can get a deep sleep.
Stress can easily impact your skin in a negative way. This may lead to it aging or getting dark and dull earlier than it should. Stress increases the amount of cortisol and other hormones your body produces, making your skin oilier while reducing your ability to fight acne. As such, skin care tips frequently include stress-management techniques like yoga, meditation, and deep breathing.
6 Eating Tips for Skin Care
Get Vitamin C
Vitamin C is considered a super antioxidant as it can help your blemishes heal, lead to the development of radiant skin, and boost your immune system. Foods such as sweet potatoes, strawberries, papaya, oranges, kiwi, guava, broccoli, blueberries, and blackcurrants all contain vitamin C, making them perfect for producing collagen to strengthen your skin’s capillaries.
Consume Vitamin E
Vitamin E works to support the healthy growth of skin and protect it from damage of oxidative cells. To get vitamin E, try to eat corn and sunflower oil, pine nuts, hazelnuts, avocado, and almonds.
Skip Crash Diets
Crash diets may seem like an easy way to lose weight, but they can negatively affect your skin. When you rapidly lose and then regain weight, your skin suffers with stretch marks, wrinkles, and sagging. These crash diets also typically limit essential vitamins, meaning your skin won’t get enough nutrients to be as radiant and healthy as you want.
Phytoestrogens are a type of natural chemical that you get from plant foods. These chemicals are similar in structure to estrogen and help maintain our hormonal balance. There are various types, with isoflavones being found in soya products and lignans occurring in flax seeds, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Opt for Low-GI Carbs
Low-GI carbs like porridge, pulses, and beans contain slow-releasing carbohydrates. Because these carbs release sugar into your bloodstream a little at a time, you will feel satisfied longer and have more energy, decreasing your risk of snacking. High-GI carbs (sugary drinks and cookies) can produce insulin and therefore damage collagen, accelerating wrinkles.
Drinking tea will keep your skin hydrated, particularly if you opt for warmer liquids like tea. Try tea with lemon and fresh ginger to give you energy and improve digestion, helping you get the glowing skin you want.
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