2828With spring setting in, there are changes not just in the environment surrounding you, but also within your body. This is the time when your body is adapting itself to the changing temperatures, gearing up for the summer. As such, what you eat and how you take care of your skin and hair play an important role for your overall well-being. It is commonly advised by experts to follow a light diet during this time, include immunity boosting foods as well as those that will help you detoxify your system. Spring time also makes people more susceptible to allergies since the process of pollination is in full swing, and pollen grains are everywhere in the air.
To maintain good, healthy skin, you must remember that ‘pH level’ has a crucial role to play. “Your skin has a thin protective layer called the acid mantle, which is made up of amino and lactic acids that mix easily with fatty acids (oils) from the sebaceous glands. These glands secrete oil that protects your skin. The pH level of the acid mantle on our skin is about 5.5, which is slightly acidic. When you wash your face with soap, you wash away not only the dirt that’s clogging your pores but also the oil that protects it, leaving it dry and vulnerable to problems,” says Bubbles Singh, Founder, Just B Au Naturel.
This is why a regular routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising is important, apart from maintaining a balanced diet. And there’s nothing better than going the natural route to take care of your skin. Pollution, pollens, dirt and grime are inevitable during the spring season. So if you are looking for ways to detox your skin naturally, we have just the right ingredients listed out for you –
An important component in tomatoes is lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant that can work wonders to bring back life to your skin. The most efficient way to get healthy skin nutrient is tomato paste made from organic tomatoes. All you need to do is slice the tomatoes and make a paste, or just apply the slices on your face and then wash it with cold water.
2. Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil helps retain moisture in the skin thereby keeping the skin hydrated and looking fresh. It acts as a moisturiser, without clogging the pores, allowing for a healthy skin type. In addition, it also prevents the buildup of bacteria in the pores of the face, which tend to cause blackheads and acne,” says Shiv Singh Mann, Founder, Desert Splendour.
3. Sugar and Lemon Scrub
Looking for a natural scrub to get rid of dirt from your skin? Try sugar! Sugar is a commendable source of glycolic acid, which penetrates the skin cells and leaves you looking fresh and rejuvenated. It is a great exfoliator and prevents dryness. Make a scrub using 2 tablespoons of sugar and juice of 4 limes and massage it into your skin until the sugar dissolves. Wash your face with cold water and wipe clean.