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Wednesday, May 5

Healthy Skin Care

Our skin is the largest organ of our body. It is designed in a way to protect us from environment and helps detoxify our body from unnecessary toxins. It also helps in maintaining body temperature. More importantly it helps us in perceiving sensation of touch. Therefore, it is very important for us to keep our skin healthy. Any kind of problem or infection to our skin can causes threat to the internal organs.

Our skin needs to breathe and sweat 24/7 as the way we need to breathe. When we stop our skins process from performing their tasks like covering them with cosmetics and skin care products, the toxins that suppose to leave our body through sweating will not be able to penetrate and release from our skin pores. Having unable to leave the body, these toxins will remain in our body and most
likely will contribute to the cause of lung, liver, and blood disorders.

Our skin reveals our general health and internal aging. They may show wrinkles which are a sign of internal dehydration and a lack of fatty acids. Wrinkles can also be related to an elasticity or collagen disorder. Rashes are usually toxins or allergies which can come from food, environment, constipation, liver disorders, drugs, and vitamins that are not recognized as nutritional supplements. Understanding our skin characteristic will help us prevent and resolve many serious health problems.

Types of skins

It is important to know the kind of skin you possess in order to have the right care for our skin and helps in reducing any skin problems and avoid diseases. There are mainly 5 types of skin:-

1. Normal skin: It’s the most uncommon type of skin. It is soft, smooth, velvety and evenly textured skin with no flaky dead cells and no pores visible with evenly distribution of oil and moisture that makes it a balanced skin. It is also clear and free from blemishes

2. Dry skin: The skin is dry, dull, patchy, reddened and flaky especially around eyes. Dry skin may cause formation of fine lines on cheeks, under eyes and corners of mouth. These conditions happen when oil or sebaceous glands are not supplying good nourishment and lubrication to the skin. Proper care should be taken to the skin as they may lead to initiation of wrinkles in early age.

3. Oily or greasy skin: This kind of skin is thick, dull in color but shiny in appearance. Due to over secretions of oils or sebum through oil gland, makes skin pores open and skin becomes sticky, which attracts dirt and dust from the environment. With our skin pores widely open, dirt and particles can easily penetrate and blocks the pores and leads to problems like black head, white head, acne and other skin related problems.

4. Combination skin: This is the most common skin which is the combination of two kind of skin, which is some of the skin area is dry and some of the area is oily. Normally, it follows the pattern of "T" at our face. The oily part is usually the vertical from the between the eye brow crossing nose, mouth and chin. The horizontal are on the fore head. The other area left like the cheeks is comparatively dry.

5. Sensitive skin: This type of skin is very sensitive to any change in environmental conditions or any kind of allergies. It may also be due to procedures like bleaching, makeup's and other external applications.

10 ways to helps keep our skin healthy.

1. Protect your skin from over exposure of sun by using sunscreens
2. Carry an umbrella or a cap with you when overexposed to external environment
3. Don't smoke and drink excessively
4. Wash your skin gently and with lots of care
5. Moisturize your skin regularly
6. Shave with care and softly. Only shave in direction of hair growth
7. Use of good skin cleansers and toners regularly to open up blocked pores.
8. Drink lots of water and fresh fruit juices
9. Eat healthy food and avoid junk food.
10. Avoid use of chemicals on your skin

Home Remedies for a healthy skin

• Mash banana with milk and apply it on face . Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with cold water.
• Make a fine paste of one teaspoon of walnut powder, lemon juice and honey. Scrub the body with the paste. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with cold water.
• Make a paste of turmeric powder and orange juice. Scrub it on the area that is widely exposed to sun or cold weather. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse it with cold water.
• A piece of papaya when applied to the face can do a similar magic.
• Boil cabbage in water and let the water cool overnight. Wash your face with this water early in the morning.
• Make a paste of powdered mango peels and 1 teaspoon of milk powder. Scrub it over the area that is widely exposed to sun or cold weather.
• In equal quantities, mix vinegar with rose water and apply.
• Make a face mask of curd and cucumber juice and apply it at least once a week.
• Make a paste of red sandal wood and apply it on the face every day for glowing skin.
• Make a paste with red sandal powder and coconut milk and apply on the face for soft skin. A healthy massage with coconut milk and a pinch of turmeric powder before a hot water bath also helps.
• Mix pineapple juice and carrot juice together and apply it on the face and wash it after 15 minutes.
• Boil 8 cups of water, put in 2 table spoons of dark organic honey, slices of cucumber and 2 tea bags of green tea. Let the mixture sit over night in a container, then wash with a face cloth to feel refreshed.
• Mix half teaspoon dried curry leaf powder with multani mitti (fullers earth) and apply on the face. Wash it with lukewarm water after it gets dry.
• Apply the mixture of honey and tomato juice on the face and neck, wash it after 15 minutes.
• Apply coconut water and thick pineapple juice mixture for 15 minutes and pat dry.
• Drink plenty of water to keep your body well flushed of toxins and wastes.
• Include plenty of raw foods like fruits, salads and sprouts in your daily diet.
• Make sure to take time to relax as stress can trigger off many skin problems.

Try any of the above continuously for a month and have a healthy skin.