Skin goes through its worst time when you are a teenager and once you cross 50

March 27, 2017 / No comments / in Skin Care / Tags Pimples,skin,Hair,Crack Eye Glow,Hair loss,Lips Patchy,Skin Pigmentation / by avacareadmin

Skin goes through its worst time when you are a teenager and once you cross 50. That’s when the hormonal changes happen in our bodies .. During the starting and ending of the menstrual cycle.

These are the two time frames when a girl goes through major changes, it first shows up on the skin and hair. Both the times, a woman needs to pay attention and look after herself.

Androgens are hormones that make the skin produce more oil. Our bodies usually produce more of these hormones during the teenage years, and a few days before a menstrual period.

The changes that happen in a girl once she hits puberty is drastic and through her teenage years, if she doesn’t look after herself, the results are not pleasant.

Pimples, acne, open pores and scars and dark spots left behind, will forever be a problem to deal with.

This is the time to start looking after yourself. Absolutely NO facials and other skin related treatments. One only has to follow the basic skin care regime.

First of all, understand your skin type. you need a daily skin care routine.. That should comprise of cleansing, toning and moisturising using products that’s meant for your skin type.

If you already have acne, laying off dairy and refined carbs might be a good idea. Milk contains hormones that trigger oil production while refined carbs like white bread, pasta, and chips fuel inflammation – which can make your spots worse.

Keeping your skin clean is important so wash the face gently 2 to 3 times a day with a natural soap or non-soap cleanser and warm water. Use a soft face cloth and pat dry gently.

A gentle shower every day will also help to remove excess oil.

It is vital that you do not pick, scratch, rub or scrub your skin especially if there are any whiteheads or other pimples because this can spread.

If you have to use make up, then make sure it is water-based and not oil-based. All make-up should be carefully removed at bedtime.

Do not eat oily food.

Wash your hair 3 times a week and keep off the face as much as possible – avoiding long bangs on the forehead if your skin is inclined to be oily.

Ensuring a strong immune system and a healthy lifestyle will go a long way in preventing black heads, whiteheads or lessening the extent of an acne outbreak.

Regular meals with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs and organic meats. Take care to avoid sodas, artificial sweeteners, sugars and refined and processed foods.

Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to hydrate the skin and get rid of all toxins. A glass of water with a slice of lemon in it will be a natural detox as soon as you wake up in the morning.

Make sure you exercise regularly.

Top up your vitamin D levels and improve your skin and appearance with regular doses of sunlight. If the weather is suitable, try and get some 20 minutes of sunlight every day but if not, consider vitamin D3 supplements.

Acne is sign of unhealthy upkeep of your skin. People with oily skin is prone to acne if they do not look after their skin. Dandruff is the root cause for acne on the face, back, shoulders and chest. So keep your scalp dandruff free and your skin well looked after.

For glowing skin, boil a pan of water with herbs (for oily skin you can make use of thyme, peppermint or lemon; for sensitive and dry skin you can use chamomile or lime; for normal skin you can use rosemary or lavender) and steam your face for about 10/ 15 minutes. Always remember to use a face pack after a steam to close the pores.

The magic of an egg pack.. It’s simple and easy and can be used on alternate days..take one egg white in a bowl, add ½ tsp of malai and ½ tsp of lemon juice. Mix them well and apply on your face, keep it for 15 minutes, rinse with cold water. You can also whip an egg white with honey and apply on the face to tighten the skin. If you have dry skin please skip the lemon.

Healthy skin essentially needs to be clean. Gram flour or the paste of soaked gram mixed with wild turmeric (kasturi manjal) has fantastic cleaning properties.

It not only removes impurities and excess oil form the surface of the skin but also tones and nourishes it. Apply this paste onto your face and neck and let it dry for 15 – 20 minutes. Wash off with water.

*For our daily requirement of vitamin D, exposure to the sun is a must, but sometimes due to excess travel, outside jobs etc one can get exposed excessively to the sun. The ultraviolet rays of the sun do a lot more damage than meets our eye. Sometimes a tan that takes you many shades darker is the result. To remove an unwanted tan use fresh cucumbers for a week. This is the simplest possible way to remove tan because all you need to do is cut slices of the cucumber and rub it on your skin for 5 – 10 minutes, rinse with a cold splash of water