- Eat foods that have skin hydrating, sun-protecting and wrinkle preventing powers. Eat plenty of nutrient rich (especially antioxidant and vitamin C and A rich) vegetables and fruits such as sweet potatoes, tomatoes, cantaloupe, tea- green or black, oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, spinach, turnip greens, broccoli and omega-3 rich foods. These foods will provide you the nutrients needed for your skin to keep it smooth, glowing and wrinkle free.
- cleansing: Clean your skin every evening. The skin pores get blocked due to exposure to air pollution, wind, sun, air conditioning, dirt and grime from our fingers. After cleansing, using a natural skin toner like rose water.It is really important to remove stale make-up, perspiration, dirt, dust, excess oil etc. Use a good, natural cleanser that removes only the impurities without stripping the skin of nutrients and moisture.Wipe your face with a piece of cotton wool dipped in milk (unboiled or not heated). Almond oil is a good cleanser for skin under the eyes.Remember that over cleansing can harm the skin.
- Exfoliating : It is important to help the skin renewal process by removing dead skin cells. Exfoliate at least twice a week to get rid of dead skin cells. Care should be taken if you have broken capillaries/surface veins.Clay helps to deep cleanse and draw out impurities and to soften and condition the skin.
- Moisturizing : Moisturizing helps to protect your skin from daily pollutants. Moisturizing morning and evening with a natural moisturizer will hydrate, moisturize and protect your skin.For a moisturizing and nourishing mask, blend a mashed banana with white cosmetics clay and apply.For normal skin care, mix 1 cup yogurt, 1 tablespoon orange juice and 1 tablespoon lemon juice and apply it on your face. Clean it off after 20 minutes of time.For dry skin care, use a mixture of cooked oatmeal and honey; it is a very good moisturizer and cleansing agent.
 Healthy food for Skin
- To keep your skin warm, glowing, and fresh, try a few of these natural healthy-skin foods, and enjoy the benefits all year round.
1. Sweet potatoes.
- One of the best natural sources of beta-carotene, which your body turns into vitamin A to nourish your skin, sweet potatoes provide pack a healthy-skin wallop. Up to 262% of your daily Vitamin A needs can come from one single baked sweet potatoes. Bake sweet potatoes with the skin on to preserve the nutrients and taste. Sweet potatoes also have anti-inflammatory properties that can help sooth skin battered by the chilly winter wind.
2. Turnip greens.
People shy away from eating turnip greens simply because they don’t know how to prepare them – but it’s a trick worth knowing. Turnip greens contain over 158% of your daily Vitamin A, plus a variety of other skin-healthy vitamins and nutrients. To prepare turnip greens, rinse them well, remove the center stem, and then add them to veggie lasagna instead of spinach, or sauté the leaves with olive oil, salt, and lemon juice .
The anti-oxidants found in walnuts are essential to skin regeneration and elasticity, but walnuts also include chemicals that help boost circulation, bringing oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells quickly. Just four walnuts a day will provide you with all their skin-protecting benefits. Try adding walnuts to salads or cooked vegetables, or roast them at low heat for just 160 degrees for a tasty, nutrient-packed snack.
4. Acai Berries.
The acai berry a fruit from the Amazon rain forest, is one of the best sources of antioxidants you can get. Try frozen acai berry pulp, found in your grocer’s freezer section. The thick, rich, almost chocolaty-tasting paste can be mixed into smoothies or yogurt for a delicious treat that will make your skin radiate health.
The single best source of vegetarian Omega fatty acids, ground hemp seed is a guaranteed win for your body and skin this winter. Omega fatty acids strengthen the membranes of your skin cells, making it stronger and allowing your skin to hold in all the moisture and nutrients you’re offering. Adding just two tablespoons of ground hemp seed – which contains 300 mg of Omega-3 and 850 mg of Omega-6 with GLA – to zyour diet can even help restore your skin and repair sun damage. Add this light, nutty powder to smoothies or salads for a warm, all-over glow.