“Antioxidants protects the skin from ultraviolet light, one of the key contributors to the visible signs of ageing. But don’t think that turmeric’s anti-ageing power is just about the antioxidants – far from it. Research shows that turmeric inhibits a key enzyme (elastase) that reduces the ability of elastin from forming. Elastin, along with collagen, is a protein needed for making the skin smooth and pliable and also helps it to retain its original position when pinched. In fact, turmeric, in vitro, may inhibit elastase by up to 65%.” (Source)
”Ingredients required: 1/2 teaspoon Lakadong turmeric, 2 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon room temperature milk. How to: I. Take all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well till smooth. II. Apply evenly all over the face and neck (optional). III. Leave for 20 mins. IV. Wash face with your regular face wash/ scrub. Ensure face is washed and patted dry before application. Wrap a towel around your shoulder so as not to stain your clothes. After washing off the face pack, if there is still a slight yellow tinge, then wipe face using a cleanser of your choice. For best result – moisturize after all the steps are completed. You can apply turmeric face pack daily for better results. Heal your skin and keep skin problems away. And stay moisturised, youthful and radiant. Give this skincare routine a try and let us know how your skin feels after. “(Source)
“Smoking creates wrinkles in your skin, it is also termed as smoker’s lines. They show up as vertical wrinkles around the mouth and outer edges of the eyes. Smoking can also cause skin cancer. In fact, there is a 52% higher chance you can get skin cancer than non-smokers.” (Source)Eating an unhealthy diet An unhealthy diet or junk food not only demotes optimal growth and development but also provides very little to no nutritional value. An unhealthy diet can damage your skin’s collagen which helps your skin against wrinkles. Drinking alcohol dehydrates your skin and damages it in the long run
“Drinking causes your skin to deprive of vital vitamins and nutrients. Rosacea, a skin disorder that starts with a tendency to blush and flush easily and can eventually lead to facial disfigurement, is linked to alcohol.” (Source)Not exercising regularly Exercise can help your face keep acne at bay. The sweat excreted during a workout can release clogged pores that are the primary location of acne. Therefore, it is advisable that you wash your face with soap and water after every workout. Not cleaning, washing and moisturizing your skin daily You may have heard many times to “Always wash your face”. By washing your face daily, your skin is safer from oil, dirt and clog pores. Cleansing helps remove unwanted impurities and maintain a clean, radiant skin. Ageing healthy is a choice. And yes you can always start today.
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