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7 Healthy Skin Habits for 2022!

Updated: Jun 7, 2022

New Year comes with numerous resolutions, promises, and determinations!

The most popular ones are living healthier, losing weight, exercising, getting happy, stopping to smoke, reducing drinking. The list just goes on..

Despite the big plans though, only 8% of people will achieve their New Year’s resolutions according to a study. Let’s be honest. We have all been there, done that. It is never the right flip in a blink.🙂

It takes patience and persistence. But now, the idea is to make it fun and find inspiration.

So, in an effort to get you started and make it fairly simple for you, I have put together 7 simple ways in which you can spruce up your face and skin health in a holistic way.

  • Feed Your Skin Bacteria

We know that eating yogurt has various health benefits, but research has shown that it has several skin benefits when applied topically. The lactic acid present in the curd sheds the dead cells from the skin, fights against wrinkles and other early signs of ageing. Apart from this, lactic acid also helps moisturise the skin leaving it soft and supple. All in all, it also enhances the face glow, prevents acne breakouts, reduces redness from the skin, and also aids in removing pigmentation.

To get your fix, I recommend a super quick and easy homemade yogurt mask.👇

RECIPE: Mix one teaspoon of plain yogurt with one teaspoon of honey. Apply a thick layer to clean skin and wait 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm(but not hot) water.

PS: Honey is a natural humectant, so it helps keep the skin moist but not oily. This is because humectants draw moisture from the skin without replacing it. This mask really works killing two birds with one stone.

  • Cut Down on Sugar

The overconsumption of sugary food and drinks may contribute to acne, weight gain, and tiredness. Studies have found that people who ate pastries and cakes had a 20% greater risk of developing acne. So, before you opt for expensive acne treatment, try to simply reduce dramatically or cut out sugar.

Sugar is a master of disguise: The foods you buy may not have “sugar” listed in the ingredients but may be present in various other forms like Dextrose, Fructose, Cane sugar, Agave Nectar/Syrup, Molasses, and many more.

For starters, you can easily cut down your sugar consumption by reducing processed carbs, foods that have high sugar content, and alcohol intake. And, of course, try incorporating more whole, natural foods such as seasonal and fresh vegetables, fruits, and grains.

QUICK TRICK: To curb your after-meal sweet cravings, try cardamom or clove.

  • Stop With the Soap

Have you heard of soap residue on the skin?!

Let me tell you how soap works on your face. As you go through the day, the oil secretion on the skin traps the dust and pollution thereby giving you an unclean feeling. And reminding you of your chemistry class lessons, oil and water do not mix – that’s when soap comes in. Your body washes and face cleanser breaks and washes away the oil, germs, and bacteria.

Now, imagine not rinsing away the soap properly. The alkaline property in soaps can eat away at the natural barrier of the skin if left for too long, leaving your skin dry, itchy slowly worsening your skin situation.

YOUR EASY FIX: Follow the 100 Times Face Splash Trick

Well, 100 cold splashes in a row may sound about as appealing as brushing your teeth for an hour. But it’s actually unbelievably refreshing and loaded with myriad benefits. Do not splash hot/ warm water afterward.

For a more detailed understanding, click here.

  • Always Apply Sunscreen

Sun Protection = Sunscreen

If your skin is exposed to the sun, you’ll be more prone to sunspots, hyperpigmentation, and more. Too much sun can cause damage to your skin surface, preventing it from looking super clear and gorgeous. Sunscreen works effectively against skin ageing! Do not be surprised if I recommend that you wear sunscreen even if you are indoors throughout the day. You have doors and windows, sun rays enter your homes too.

Pro-tip: Be super liberal when it comes to applying sunscreen. Take 1/3 to 1/2 teaspoon of sunscreen for your whole face and neck to ensure coverage. And I repeat neck is so important to protect from sun rays.

  • Get Shady Every Day

Dark circles, under-eye wrinkles, saggy or droopy under-eye are easy to get but very tough to deal with. Want me to tell you the truth?! Prevention is better than cure. The skin around your eyes is the thinnest and most delicate anywhere on the body, which means it ages the fastest, too. Applying sunscreen will only do as much.

QUICK FIX: I recommend adding an extra shield from damaging UV rays: Wear oversized sunglasses. Besides adding protection, it will also give you a chic look. 😉 Aim for a pair that’s large enough to cover the area under the eyes and up to the brows, and you can be all carefree about the sun damage.

  • Prioritise Hydration

Hydration is one of the most underrated steps in your beauty routine! It’s an absolute necessity for giving skin that clear, dewy, flawless look. It is one of the easiest anti-aging things you can do for your skin too. Hydration moisturises your skin inside out. So drink up to keep your skin hydrated.

It’s also important to understand how to drink water the right way. For example, chugging large quantities of water will not really help. Imagine yourself to be a plant in a pot. What would happen if you put a lot of water at once?! It would get drained out. So, for the water to get absorbed and benefit you best, sip water slowly than guzzle it down at once. It’s best to space out your water intake.

To know more about how to drink water the right way, click here.

MY SECRET: Drink warm water (or at least room temperature) throughout the day. Warm water helps relax your body and increases blood circulation which leads to better skin complexion. I also begin my day with water of warm water sipping slow and easily, and it really helps me. I am so hooked.

  • Practice Face Yoga

Face Yoga works on the hypodermis (the muscles and fatty tissue), the dermis (connective tissue), and the epidermis (the skin cells). By working all three of these layers correctly, it will increase the fluid circulation (lymph and blood), allowing more oxygen and nourishment to reach the cells of the skin.

The results are a clearer, healthier complexion with a youthful glow that has fewer toxins and has a better ability to retain and absorb moisture. The massage techniques are designed to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the middle layer of the skin giving you a smoother, more supple and taut, tighter-looking skin.

In the beginning, make sure to get guidance with a Face Yoga teacher instead of relying on pre-shot videos, to reap the most benefits rather than assuming and doing more harm instead.

HOW TO GET STARTED: I begin new batches every month, and my classes are a balanced blend of Meditation, Pranayama, Sound Therapy, Upper Body exercises, Laughter Yoga, and Facial Exercises along with various massages making them really result-oriented.

You can reach out to me on +91 9871123386.

I hope these simple, easy-to-follow tips and tricks help you!!

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