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Fasting for Healthy Skin & Body

You must be thinking, how are the two related? Fasting and healthy skin right. To put it correctly, healthy skin is a byproduct of fasting. Fasting during Ramadan or any time of the year brings many benefits to the body and skin. Fasting tells your body to slow down, relax and take time to go about performing its usual jobs. This includes digestion, fat loss, getting rid of toxins and much more. So let us delve deeper into the fruits of fasting.

  • Detoxification – Your mind and body go through detoxification. While you practice restrain by not eating and drinking throughout the day. This gives your body the chance to eat into your fat reserves and also burn away the harmful toxins present in the fat deposits. Giving you a healthy skin and getting rid of unnecessary fat.
  • Reduced Appetite – The trend these days is to constantly eat as we are exposed to all kinds of cuisines and recipes available on the drop of a hat from youtube or the internet. Fasting during Ramadan gives us a chance to follow a systematic and constant routine every day for a month. The body gets used to this routine and if you maintain it, it stays with you. Your stomach shrinks and you eat less even once Ramadan is over.
  • Bad Habits Bye Bye – It is said that it takes 21 days to form a habit and Ramadan time is more than that. It is the best time to avoid bad habits like smoking, drinking and eating unhealthy processed food or too much of sugary snacks. This is the perfect time to reflect and get rid of bad habits that harm the skin and do nothing but damage to the body.
  • Gives you Glowing Radiant Complexion – While fasting the tissues and cells in the body repair and restore, resulting in production of collagen and leading to healthier and radiant skin.

Skin Problems during Quarantine

The general assumption that skin gets better if you are not going out and inside your home with no makeup, no sun damage and good eating. While what really happens is the opposite. For most of us, this is not the usual way of life. We are used to going out, sometimes in the sun, moving around, going about skin treatments or treating ourselves to facials every once in a while so on and so forth.

Life has taken a three sixty degree turn and is unbelievably unpredictable these days which obviously takes a toll on your health and indirectly on your skin. What are the things we are neglecting and not considering while thinking where we are going wrong in our skincare.

Eating Right and Less Often

Staying indoors can be confusing. The mind can play games and you may end up eating all the time.  Eat what your body requires and most importantly be mindful of what you are consuming.  Eat a lot of green leafy vegetables, fruits while ensuring there in protein intake too. Try detox drinks once in a while and cleanse your body of those unwanted toxins.  Eat if you’re hungry and not because of boredom. Eating unhealthy, processed food can cause you to breakout, dullness, pigmentation and not to forget weight gain. So, it’s highly recommended that you watch your eating.

Drink Water, Smoothies & Juices

Drink more than you eat, staying indoors may not make you thirsty but hydration is the most important aspect of having a healthy skin. Drink up atleast 8 glasses of water, eat fruits and vegetables with high water content such as cucumber, celery,watermelon, sweet melen etc. Water will leave your skin supple and moisturized from inside.

Do not Stress

While it feels that we are all indoors and safe. However, the continuous outpour of news about the pandemic can add to our stress levels.  Therefore, keeping a tab on stress can prevent our skin from breaking out, dullness, dryness, and everything else that’s problematic.  While keeping yourself updated with news, do not over consume it. Watch funny videos, listen to positive and informative podcasts, vlogs etc. Look for positivity.

Follow a Skincare routine

Wash your face, then use a toner and finally moisturize twice a day, make it a daily habit but don’t overdo it. Follow it up with homemade masks which suit your skin. Most of the facial masks are available in your kitchen, cucumber slices for dark circles, honey for acne scars, turmeric, lemon are some of the ingredients which can be easily found in your kitchen.

Exercise

Sweat it out, exercise every day. This is the best time to form a healthy habit of exercising. Start with mild exercises and then move to heavy ones. Follow a youtube channel about exercising and instill this healthy way of living which is great for your body and skin.

Change your linens frequently

Staying indoors can make one lazy, change bedsheets and pillow covers frequently so that you can get rid of dead cells that have accumulated on them. Have a cover on your sofa so that it can be washed frequently. This way you do not end up sleeping on or touching dirty places and then touching your face and spreading those germs.

Soak in some Sun

Vitamin D is essential to repair and rebuild the skin.  Open your window or stand in your balcony to soak in some sunlight for 30 minutes. The benefits of taking in adequate amount of sunlight is innumerous.

Can Botox injections reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles? Yes they definitely can.

One of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment with more than 6 million botox treatments administered each year. How does botox work? It relaxes facial muscles and overlaying wrinkles are reduced. After a Botox injection, you may notice the effects after 4-7 days. The injection last from three to six months. The patient will need to visit the clinic few times a year inorder to maintain a wrinkle free, smooth and supple appearance.

The cosmetic industry is witnessing a surge in Botox injections and treatment which are becoming a safer and more cost effective way of looking younger. The treatment is used on a patient’s face and are charged by the unit of measure for the botox used in each injection instead of the injection, The injections do not have serious side effects, but it would be wise to choose a doctor with the right qualification. Botox can also treat excessive sweating, it is a popular treatment before summer. It can also treat muscles causing clinching and grinding at night. So it is advised by dentists to protect the teeth. Botox can also be used to treat migration and headaches caused by muscle stiffness from stress.

Glowing Skin vs Makeup

How often have you experienced that after applying makeup your skin looks cakey, cracks up at places, your pores look big so on and so forth. No amount of makeup can cover the large number of blemishes and scars you have unless and until you don’t have healthy skin underneath.

Therefore, the effort must be at improving the quality of your skin rather than stocking up on cosmetic products. Investing in skincare will not only reduce your spend on cosmetics it will improve the look of your makeup. Makeup will look more natural when applied.

At parties or even a usual day at work demands different levels of makeup. Many women wear it all day and sometimes night too, which is fine as long as the skin beneath is resilient enough to hold and let the makeup not affect the health of the skin. A healthy, glowing skin and makeup go hand in hand.

What blending is to makeup is what care is to skin. The right technique, the correct method make a huge difference. Here are the things you need to keep in mind.

  1. Choose the right skincare routine for yourself, morning and night. Good suitable cleanser for your skin type, sunblock in the morning and a night cream to repair skin.
  2. After choosing the right skincare routine, stick to it. Consistency is key
  3. Consult a dermatologist if you have to medically treat some skin issues as some skin issues are a reflection of internal problems.
  4. Ask the dermatologist, your skin type if you’re confused
  5. Choose products or treatments according to your skin type
  6. Expensive doesn’t mean good, choose quality
  7. Occasionally or when at home give your skin a break, let me breath