Skincare


Skin secrets: These fruits are the key to clear skin

February 11th, 2019

Skin issues like dry skin, chapped lips, rashes, etc. are not particular to women only. Men face theSince not all skin care routine works for all skin types and it can be difficult to curate a men’s skin care routine instantly, here we suggest consuming five fruits that can help you to rightly deal with the winter skincare problems.

1. Oranges :

Oranges are packed with the goodness of Vitamin C, which is essential when it comes to combat skin issues. This vitamin can help you to deal with the damages caused by the sunlight and as well from inflammation in general. Eating an orange every day during the winter days is great for acquiring a daily dose of Vitamin C. You can as well use orange juice in your face pack for the benefit of your skin. Just mix some lemon, juice, turmeric and honey, and witness your dry skin improving. If used consistently, it can as well help to combat hyperpigmentation issues.

 

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2. Banana :

Banana has various benefits and is a staple for many for all the great reasons. It is a great snack before the workouts, helps to avoid constipation and is even beneficial for your skin. Packed with the goodness of Vitamin A, C, K and E and fibre, it’s also a natural moisturiser. So, if you want to make your skin soft and supple and keep it moisturised for a longer period, just mash a banana and apply it on your face for some time and see the results yourself.

 

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3. Strawberry :

Strawberries are a rich source of Vitamin C and Salicylic acid and both of these ingredients work great to acquire clear skin. While Salicylic acid helps to combat pimples and acne, Vitamin C is great to reverse sun damage. Plus, it as well makes your skin glow from within. So, whether you eat it or apply it to your face, it’s going to do wonders for your skin!

 

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4. Pomegranate :

Ellagic acid found in pomegranate is useful to protect the skin from UV damage and also to combat pigmentation. Eating a pomegranate every day can right help you to deal with these issues. Also, if you apply it to your face, you sure feel your skin hydrated instantly. Just mix some pomegranate juice and lime juice to gram flour and apply it to the areas affected by pigmentation and dryness.

 

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5. Papaya :

Papayas are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that are extremely helpful to combat extensive skin damage. Plus, it is as well great to help you against constipation, thus cleaning out your digestive system for a clearer skin. You can as well directly apply papaya on your face to instantly moisturise your skin. Just mash some ripe papaya and apply it on the dry areas to reveal a soft and supple skin.

 

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The simplest skin care routine you must start following for ageing gracefully

December 28th, 2018

We all love the thought of looking younger than our age. While it’s our dream to keep our skin as youthful and healthy as ever, taking care of it is something we all neglect.

The good news is that you do not need expensive masks, toners, and serums to maintain that blemish-free skin. All you need to do is take some time out and religiously follow a simple men’s skin care routine that’ll lock the age of your skin by considerate years. Given below are four magical steps that, when accounted for together, chart the roadway to ageing gracefully.

1. Cleanse :

Throughout the day, your skin is exposed to dust, dirt, and other hazards of the environment. When you cleanse your face with a cleanser, you remove dirt, grime, and excess oil that have piled up inside the pores and also atop your skin. This is one of the major reasons behind acne breakouts and clogged pores.

Ensure that you cleanse your face daily – once before waking in the morning and second, before going to bed at night. Since your pillow is a storehouse of bacteria, cleaning your face in the morning eliminates the accumulated grime and at night, washes the dirt settled on your face in the day.

 

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Courtesy: Brostrick

 

2. Exfoliate :

Dead skin cells could be your skin’s worst enemy, robbing it of its natural shine and texture. After you clean your face, it is important that you get rid of the layer of dead skin cells piled up on the face that may ultimately clog your pores and lead to breakouts.

Exfoliating the skin max twice a week is a great thing. This gives way to new, healthy skin cells, giving your skin a brighter, blemish-free complexion. Also, it hides any traces of fine lines and wrinkles. However, remember that your cells do not regenerate with the speed of light. Thus, do not over-exfoliate and stick to the twice a week regime.

 

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Courtesy: Gear Patrol

 

3. Moisturize :

Once you’ve cleaned and exfoliated your skin, it’s time to hydrate it by locking the moisture content. A moisturizer deeply penetrates through the pores, infuses the skin with essential nutrients and vitamins, and also works as a layer of protection against dust and dirt.

Similar to cleaning and exfoliating, moisturizing your skin twice a week will result in your skin thanking you for all the years to come. Apply a good quality moisturizer in the morning and also before going to bed to aid in the healthy regeneration of skin cells.

 

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Courtesy: AskMen

 

4. SPF :

As global warming gains pace, the evil effects of the sun’s UV rays are getting worse. Did you know that prolonged exposure to the sun is the leading cause of skin cancer around the world? Also, premature ageing of skin, fine lines, wrinkles, sun burns, moles, and dry patches add fuel to your skin woes.

Thus, the last step of your skin care routine should definitely be applying an SPF cream. For daily use, a lightweight SPF is okay but if you’re under the sun for longer periods or maybe chilling at the beach, then go for a cream with at least 30 SPF.

 

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Courtesy: AskMen

 

Follow these steps as recommended and enjoy the journey of graceful ageing of your skin.

5 dos and don’ts for every man to get that flawless skin

November 9th, 2018

From fighting the first signs of wrinkles to trying to get rid of those decade-long acne scars, winning a good skin game always seems hard. But before you blame your genes; are you doing enough to take care of your skin?

And by skin care, we don’t mean clocking hours in front of the mirror or stealing your girlfriend’s fancy products. Your skincare can be as simple as washing and moisturizing every day along with some maintenance basics. There is no need for expensive serums or 5-step routines to follow and, in fact, layering too many products can actually irritate your skin.

Check out these 5 dos and don’ts for a fresher looking face.

 

1. Do: Wash your face:

When you wake up in the morning, the first thing you do is splash your face with some water. Tag along a face wash for this routine to give your skin a good cleanse. This will not only wake you up but also swamp away the dead skin cells that make your face look dull. Make this a ritual to follow every morning and before you go to bed. For a deep clean you can use an exfoliating scrub once or twice a week.

 

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Greatist

 

2. Don’t: Forget to moisturise:

Applying a moisturiser or a lotion should be your right next step after cleansing your face. As washing your face rips off the natural oils, applying a lotion can help you soothe your skin. Also, make sure you apply your moisturiser when the skin is slightly damp to help seal in the moisture.

 

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gentlemens.sk

 

3. Do: Drink lots and lots of water:

Water is basically the solution to all your problems. Your skin needs to be moisturised from within and drinking at least 6 to 8 glasses of water can benefit your skin’s health. Also keep your alcohol and caffeine intake to the minimum, as both can dehydrate the skin.

 

Health Wise
Health Wise

 

4. Don’t: Consume too much of sugar:

Cookies, cakes, doughnuts, lattes, etc. are all mouth-watering savouries, but don’t forget to check on the grams of sugar before indulging in these delicacies. Every once in a while is a fine thing, but a high consumption of sugar can cause inflammation and even lead to breakouts. Also beware of these so-called healthy foods like flavoured yoghurts, cereals, and protein bars as they can deliver huge a dose of sweet stuff without being termed as desserts.

 

HealthHub
HealthHub

 

5. Do: Get your sleep:

It is recommended to sleep for at least 7 to 8 hours every day, which will give your cells ample time to fix for the next day’s wear and tear. Even for your skin’s health, sleep is an important factor. A good sleep means heading off wrinkles, fine lines, and breakouts, so don’t try and get all your week’s worth of missed sleep in a Sunday’s morning. Your body and your skin need consistent sleep to look and feel good.

Apart from following these basic dos and don’ts, it is also important to look after what you put in your body. Remember flawless skin comes from within so consume more fruits and veggies on a regular basis. Recharge and rejuvenated yourself from time to time to feel relaxed and to help your skin’s health.

 

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NBC News

 

Things to remember for pure winter skin

October 19th, 2014

Follow the below mentioned steps and have better skin this winter (you can thank us later). However well-dressed you might be, dry, flaky, unkempt skin will make people want to stay away.

Shower:

Whilst showering on a cold day, make sure (no matter how tempting it is) that the water temperature is below burning and the shower is short. Too much humidity will ruin your skin especially when you have to immediately jump back in the cold and harsh environment.

 

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Facial Cleanser:

Invest in a good facial cleanser. An ordinary soap will just dry out your skin more and faster. Figure out your skin type (whether it is normal, dry, oily, combination or sensitive).

 

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Moisturize:

Always moisturize your body at least once after a shower and moisturize your face twice a day; once after a shower and once before sleeping.

Lip Moisturizer:

Use a non-scented colorless lip balm or moisturizer to protect your lips as they are very sensitive and have a very thin layer of skin.

 

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Exfoliate / Scrub:

Use an exfoliating scrub once a week to remove any dead skin and to make your skin smooth. Moisturize your hands with a good moisturizer so your cuticles and dead skin is under control. Exfoliating is a very important part of any skin care regime. Not only does it slough away dead skin cells, but it also unclogs the oil and dirt that lives in your pores and can cause breakouts.

Deodorants:

Also, choose your deodorants wisely. You wouldn’t want to go for the one you usually use if it has harsh chemicals; especially during winters. What if it reacts with your dry skin? There is a wide range of deodorants for men currently. Try He Deodorants, newly launched in the segment.

 

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Hydration:

Have water at regular intervals during the day. It flushes away all the harmful toxins and the dryness is kept to a minimum. Your skin needs to be more hydrated during winters thanks to the dryness.

 

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