Monday, May 20, 2013

Top 20 ways to be beautiful in a healthy way

Being beautiful is a perennial wish women have in their minds. Proper skin care and hair care clubbed rightly with body care gives one beauty and good looks.

Try these tips shared by Dr. Sandeep Suttar, a surgeon at Hairrevive, Mumbai, and fall in love with your reflection in the mirror... all over again.

Go scrub yourself
Use a regular scrub for your body, to remove dead cells and to prevent in-growth on your body. One wise tip, dermatologist Dr. Apratim Goel shares, "apply a good body moisturiser all over your body, after every shower. Your moisturiser should be a good source of Vitamin E and other anti-oxidants." The best natural scrub available is a mixture of honey and sugar.

Up your water intake
Make sure that you drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water each day. This will help to prevent dehydration and will also make your skin healthy.

Get rid of the dirt
If you sweat excessively, make sure that you bathe twice daily. A good shower will help to keep you cool and also maintain your personal hygiene. After your shower, opt for loose cotton clothes, as it will help your skin breathe.

Care for your hair
Rising temperature and pollution can take a toll on your hair health as well. To maintain good hair, shampoo your hair according to your convenience. Dr. Suttar says, "be cautious while shampooing as well, because excessive shampooing can make your hair dry and dull. Add a pinch of baking soda, while shampooing your hair, to remove dirt and pollution."

Use sun protection
One rule you should always follow, all your life, is to use a good sunscreen every day. Find the best sunscreen according to your skin type to avoid allergies and skin rash.

Allow your toes to breathe
Always wear open shoes, as it will allow proper circulation and will prevent smelly foot and other fungal infections.

Make 'yoghurt' your new best-friend
Increase your yoghurt consumption, as it not only revitalises your skin but also slows down your ageing process. You can also use yoghurt as a skin or hair pack, to smoothen sun damage.

Use a new shaving technique
If you are a razor person, then wait for at least three minutes before using it on your arms and legs, during your shower. Use warm water, as it will help to soften the hair shaft and this will provide closer and longer lasting smoothness. Once done, add few drops of natural astringent in cold water.

Use a silky smooth pillow
Using a silk pillow cover, will help prevent friction between hair cuticle and the pillow cover, which can further make your hair vulnerable and frizzy.

Say good-bye to tan
For all those, who get tanned easily; always use natural ingredients to fix your problem. Use a mixture of egg white, corn flower and lemon juice or just simply rub a little potato or lemon juice to remove tan. If this doesn't help, seek help from a dermatologist at its earliest.

Treat your back
To get a sexy back, exfoliate your back regularly. Use a mixture of papaya and apply it onto your skin for 5-10 minutes. This treatment will help to remove dead cells and dirt from your back.

Protect your head
If you cover your hair with a hat, then this technique can trap the oils on your skin causing acne on your forehead. To prevent this, always wipe your forehead with a good cleaner.

Aim for healthy feet
Always use an anti-fungal powder, before letting your feet into the closed shoe. Besides, use a pumice stone to remove dead cells and to rejuvenate your feet skin.

Include a protein rich diet
For a healthy and glowing complexion, add up lots of lean meat, eggs, pulses, milk and cheese as these items are rich in protein. These protein-rich foods will also help in maintaining healthy bones and teeth.

Take adequate rest
To be beautiful, get adequate sleep and water in your life. These two important things will help to give you a radiant complexion to your skin, as it helps to detoxify and prevent red and puffy eyes.

Avoid too much make-up
While applying make-up to your face, make sure to keep it minimalistic. Too much make-up can clog your pores, leading to wrinkles and flaky skin. Besides, make sure to get rid of all your foundation, before going to bed.

Always follow CTM ( Cleansing, Toning, Moisturising)
Choose a cleanser and toner according to your skin type and follow the CTM routine every day. A good cleanser will help to remove all the dead cells along. Besides, it will also take away natural oil from your skin, thus supplement it with a good oil-free moisturiser, to give the best to your skin.

Carry a hand sanitiser always
Constantly touching your face, with dirty hands can cause acne and breakouts. Thus, make sure to use a sanitiser regularly when you are outdoors and try to keep your hands away from your face.

Exfoliate your skin
Use an exfoliator, at least once a week. This will help to remove all the dirt and impurities and will give a healthy glow to your skin.

Condition your hair

After washing your hair, condition your hair, with a good conditioner to prevent frizzy and damaged hair due to pollution. Moreover, also avoid blow-drying your hair, more frequently.


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