We’re almost at the final leg. Today’s post is on W. The same time last year, I went into labour last year as I was typing my post for W. Brings back nostalgic memories.
Today lets look at the ingredients in W that help maintaining great skin. For a bonus I’m also giving you all winter skincare DIYs from ingredients at home. Thank me later.
High water content in watermelon can help in hydrating skin from within and make it smooth and supple. It’s a boon for people with dry and flaky skin.
Watermelon is a natural toner that can help in shrinking of body tissues.
The presence of antioxidants like lycopene , vitamin A and C help in fighting against free radical damage. Hence watermelon has great benefits for anti ageing.
Watermelon also encourages boosting production of collagen and elastin which help in making skin look young and firm.
Vitamin A in watermelon helps in shrinking pore size thereby reducing the oil storing capabilities. Hence this results in reduction of acne.
The lycopene and beta carotene help in protecting against sunburns.
ACNE PRONE SKIN: Mix a tablespoon of watermelon juice to one mashed banana. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
OILY SKIN:Blend half a cup of watermelon with a tablespoon of honey. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
Blend a teaspoon of yogurt with 4-5 slices of watermelon. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
Mix in a tablespoon of watermelon juice to half a mashed avocado. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
BRIGHTENING PACK: Blend two tablespoons of curd with 4-5 slices of watermelon. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
GLOW MASK: Mix in a tablespoon of watermelon juice and raw milk. Dab a cotton pad in this mixture and apply on to face. Wash off after 15 minutes.
Adequate amount of water consumption is essential to maintain well hydrated healthy skin.
Only if enough water is consumed the essential nutrients get circulated around the body.
It will also help in improving skin elasticity and make it supple so you do not age prematurely.
Water helps in flushing out toxins and keep skin clear from any infection.Helps in keeping acne and breakouts at bay.
Drinking enough water helps in tightening the skin and therefore makes skin look more firm.
Water helps in maintaining the natural pH of the skin.
Water helps in reducing dehydration therefore makes eyes look sparkly and also reduce the puffiness around the eyes.
Intake of adequate water helps in maintaining healthy gut and thereby aids good digestion.
HOW TO INCLUDE WATER?
LEMON:You could squeeze in lemon juice on your salads or even infuse lemon in drinking water.
GINGER: Adding ginger to tea concoction can aid in digestion and reducing inflammation.
CINNAMON: Infuse cinnamon sticks in water. Helps cut down on sugar craving and also regulate blood sugar levels.
HONEY OR ACV: Adding few drops of honey or ACV will help in clearing out acne.
MINT: Mint aids digestion and is great for detox. Infuse few mint leaves in water overnight for a refreshing day ahead.
What kind of water for skin? It is always best to use lukewarm water on skin.
WINTER SKIN DIYS
Winter is known to be harsh over the skin. And if you already have dry skin then winter is definitely a season that you don’t wish for.
MILK AND ALMOND: Mix in 3 teaspoon of almond powder to two tablespoons of milk. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
YOGURT AND HONEY: Mix in a tablespoon of honey to half a cup of yogurt. Apply on to face and wash off after 10 minutes.
COCONUT OIL: Coconut oil is a great moisturizer. Apply a light layer to see smooth skin.
STRAWBERRY: Blend 2-4 strawberries with two teaspoon of fresh cream and a teaspoon of honey. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
BANANA AND MILK: Add in a tablespoon of milk to mashed banana. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
ALOE VERA AND SESAME OIL: Mix in a tablespoon of aloe vera gel to a teaspoon of sesame oil. Apply on to face and wash off after 10 minutes.
CARROT AND HONEY: Mix in a tablespoon of honey to one pureed carrot. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
This post is written as part of Blogchatter’s A2Z challenge.