How to improve Skin Health naturally?
Summer is here in the subcontinent. Indian heat can be unforgiving, whether your day involves commuting to your workplace or working from home, one thing is certain that you need to summer-proof your routine. The cruel weather and combined attack of heat and dust can have a great impact on your skin.
After all, skin happens to be the first layer of defence against the outside world. Interestingly, our skin also reflects how we feel on the inside. It can give major clues to health-related issues. How you treat your body is essentially reflected on your skin.
How does our lifestyle affect our skin health?
Our habits often become the undoing of all the good work we put in other spheres of life. We spend hours exercising, or follow a strict diet chart, but forget to drink enough water during the day, or struggle to quit the habit of smoking.
In summers, drinking water and juicy fruits can be an excellent way to remain hydrated and maintain your skin’s elasticity.
Our erratic eating habits can contribute to ill health and unhealthy skin too. We must consume food with adequate nutrition, in a timely manner, in order to remain in peak physical health. Avoiding junk food is a great choice too.
Nature to the rescue
Whatever time of the year it may be, nature is your all-season friend when it comes to taking care of your skin.
Aloe Vera is known to offer instant relief from skin rashes, itches and burns. Aloe’s cooling factor makes it a really soothing ingredient. Whether its sensitive skin for summer burns, hydrating dry skin, or soothing itchy skin, aloe vera can play a pivotal role in satisfying you with the best solutions during summers. It supplies your skin with essential nutrition that keeps it strong and healthy.
Virgin Coconut Oil improves skin barrier function and repair. It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, fights the signs of skin aging, and makes an effective moisturiser. It soothes the skin and prevents sunburn and inflammation.
Papaya comes loaded with Vitamin C and helps combat wrinkles and signs of ageing. It also contains high levels of antioxidants vitamin A and vitamin E. It has natural bleaching properties which can help in lightening the skin complexion and fade away marks. The presence of enzymes papain and chymopapain in papaya can decrease inflammation and helps in opening clog pores and controlling acne.
Watermelon not only keeps dehydration at bay in summers but also provides your body with powerful antioxidants and essential vitamins. It also keeps our skin healthy due to its water content, vitamin B6 and vitamin C that helps in collagen production, hence improving skin texture and suppleness. The fatty acids in watermelon seeds keep the skin youthful.
Pineapple has loads of vitamin C and antioxidants that can treat acne, sun damage and uneven skin toning and makes the skin look younger and delay cells from dying. It comes with fibre that boosts collagen, while it also helps the skin to shed damaged and dead cells.
Grapefruit has the highest concentration of Vitamin C, which is necessary for the production of collagen in the skin which makes skin smooth, plump and increases elasticity. Its extracts help conditions such as acne & dandruff.
Nature is a beautiful and endless source of blessings for humanity. The all-herbal products of IHA bring together a potpourri of nature’s gifts that are meant to fulfil our desire for true beauty.