Protect Your Skin In Winter - 10 Suggesstions

>> Thursday, December 4, 2008

Largest organ of your body is your skin! We only start caring this precious organ when winter starts knocking the door. Here are few information gathered from different researches by different researchers, which will help you to know and care your skin better.

  1. Stress Can Harm: Your complexion get messed up if you are stressed physically or mentally. Free radical surge in stress damage almost all part of your body including the skin. You can see how quickly the person look older, when stressed in real life example.
    Though it is difficult to avoid stress in day to day life at home or, work but Yoga, deep breathing exercises, aerobic exercises, and optimum intake of antioxidants will help you combat the damage.
  2. Care Your Food: A research showed 23 people put on low glycemic and high protein diet for 12 weeks got their skin much better than their counterpart. This proves nutrition plays an important role on the texture of your skin. So for now onwards, beware when you are heading for those yummy pastries, chocolates or mithai.
  3. Rely On Fruits And Vegetables: A recent study in UK said regular consumption of tomato paste reduces the sun burn. Tomato contain lypopene, a powerful antioxidant, which shield your skin from the harmful effect of the sun rays. Several other researches proved fruits and vegetables protect and restore the skin. Green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, rich in Vit A, and Vit C, both are powerful antioxidants, should be included in your daily diet.
  4. Milk Is Not Always Good: It has been found some teens get their acne worse with the consumption of milk. May be the cow hormones, those are naturally present in the milk is the reason. If you are susceptible to such condition avoid milk and substitute milk with any soya products.
  5. Shower Will Rejuvenate You: Every time you sweat, your body is covered with oily secretions. Don't ever feel lazy for a shower when you in such condition. Bacterias grow abundantly on the secretions very quickly and produces bad smell and cause harm to your precious skin. Frequently rinse your face with cool water and any good quality face wash.
  6. Choose Your Moisturizers Right: Don't believe blindly on the advertisements and the promises those are made on a product. If the product you are using does not match your skin, you are not only wasting money, but also actually damaging your skin. Hyaluronic acid and glycerin are the two ingredients you should look for in you moisturizer. They keep your skin soft and supple.
  7. Delicate Parts Of Your Skin Need Special Attention: Face is bare and continually exposed to the harmful UV rays of the sun. Lips, Skin around your eyes and upper part of the chest are thinnest and most delicate. They need special protection with sunscreen lotion and lip balms.
  8. Little Explanation Of The Sunscreen Products: You must have noticed the ingredient 'SPF' in the sunscreen products. SPF means sun protection factor. SPF 15 protect 94% of UV rays while SPF 30 up to 98%. Better choose SPF 30 when possible. Sunscreen with zinc oxide is even better.
  9. Complicated Cosmetics May Harm: While choosing your cosmetics look at the ingredients they have. Try to limit the number of ingredients up to 10, otherwise overload of cosmetic ingredients may actually harm your skin.
  10. Look At Yourself When You Get Up: Do you look shiny after a snooze? There were several hormonal reactions going on you body while you were sleeping and produced enormous amount of oily secretion on your face. You can prevent this by a proper overnight treatment of your face.

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