Skin care

Skin care

Overwhelmed by the millions of skincare products around you? Want to try all of them but don't want your dressing table to look like a pharmacy? My motto- keep it simple!

Day to day skin care does not have to be a complex practice. All your skin asks for is cleansing, hydration, nourishment and protection, just like the rest of your body.

Washing with a mild cleanser once or twice a day is needed to remove grime and dead cells. Hydration comes from within by drinking liquids and from the outside by the use of moisturisers. There is no specific diet for 'good skin'. What is good for the body is good for the skin too. Skin gets its nourishment from the blood supply so what you eat matters. Proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals should be consumed in the right quantities. And last but not the least, protect your skin from sunlight. Limit your exposure to UV rays by using physical protection (the indigenous dupatta!) and sunscreens. 

(Photograph from www.tribuneindia.com, June 2)

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