It’s everyone’s dream to have a flawless, blemish and acne-free skin glow. There are many direct or indirect causes that make your skin look dull. Excited, happy or stressed, it’s your face that expresses your emotions. The below are some of the simple home care recommendations that keeps your face and skin flawless and enhancing its natural beauty. Whether you have started getting the concerns about your skin or not, it is recommended that you get into some skin care routine to make you feel confident physically, mentally and emotionally.

Dr. Manoj Kutteri, Wellness Director at Atmantan Wellness Centre, Mumbai authors this blog on five easy ways to maintain your skin glow.

5 Easy ways to maintain your skin glow

1. Breathe through the skin

skin glow Your skin needs to breathe at night. The damage to the skin mostly happen due to clogged pores that result in toxicity. It is important for us to do natural exfoliation of the skin once or twice a week to remove the dead skin cells and to help keep the pores opened. Recommended natural combinations are walnut or almond powder mixed with yoghurt or crushed pomegranate mixed with honey. The anti-oxidant properties of these mixtures help your skin to retain its natural glow and radiance.

2. You are what you Eat and Drink

skin glow Keep a watch on how you make up your meals. Eat fresh fruits, green veggies, sufficient proteins, healthy minerals and vitamins. A diet rich in vitamin C, Sulphur and low in oxidized fats and sugar promotes radiant skin. Consider a low-GI diet, which can keep insulin levels down, allowing cells to maintain a healthy balance. Avoid spicy and fermented foods, excess salt, fried food etc. There are variety of natural spices and anti-oxidant rich fruits and vegetables, which will help you maintain a naturally healthy skin. Hydration is also important to maintain the texture of your skin.

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3. Sleep and Skin Glow

skin glow The dryness and of the skin very much linked to sleep deprivation. This can also result in break outs and premature wrinkles. If you don’t rest your eyes enough, it results in sagging of the eyelids or bags under the eyes. Ensure you sleep for a minimum of 8 hours a day which will carry your skin a long way.

4. Cultivate Healthy Habits

Stress is another major setback for a healthy skin. Dedicate time for yourself and avoid or manage stress as much as possible. Stress responses are shown immediately on the skin in the form of breakouts. Stress releases too much of cortisol and such stress hormones which makes your skin much more oily. Indulge in some stress relaxation practices such as yoga, breathing exercises and meditation. The more you meditate, the more you radiate.

Also get yourself into good cardio exercises that helps you open the skin pores and sweat out. Practice facial muscle exercises for your jawline and facial muscles. For just 5 minutes a day, perform a few facial exercises.

5. Natural care for the skin – Homemade face packs

  1. Banana face pack

Banana is best proven whitening effects and glow for the skin. Use banana as a mask for face to observe quick results. Take one yellow ripe banana blend it and add honey, tbsp. of curd or yogurt. Mix all these and apply to face as a pack. Wash it after 15 minutes. By doing this you can gain brighten skin and relief from suntans.

  1. Potato pulp for natural face pack

Potato plays an important role in skincare. Vitamin C is rich in potato that helps in maintaining skin health. Potatoes act as a natural skin whitening agent. Take a grated raw potato and apply on face. Rinse it off after 30 minutes. Do it in regular basis sure you can find the difference in face like clean, bright and smooth. You can also mix the potato juice with lemon and apply to face. This lightens the skin naturally. Actually this acts as mild bleach so you can observe a quick result.

This is a guest blog for Blackboard by Atmantan Wellness Centre.