7 ways to get glowing skin this Valentine’s Day

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Are you eagerly awaiting a special date on Valentine’s Day and still wondering about the tricks to get glowing skin? If so, then it is time you set out to get your skin ritual approved by a dermatologist. Valentine’s Day is only a few days away, and dull skin can be a downer!

Aside from a few imperfections that we all have to accept, we can strive for long-term healthy skin that means even skin tone, hydrated, light and glowing skin with no dark spots.

Let’s look at some ways to get that flawless skin for that special day and beyond!

Home remedies:
Homemade face packs are based on a general rule of cleansing, peeling, and moisturizing that can be applied to the face and body. It is followed step by step and prepared at home in the kitchen using readily available ingredients.

Cleaning: Ripe papaya with a little honey, glycerin, and aloe vera can be a gentle cleanser. Massage on your face in a circular motion for at least 3-4 minutes, then wash and pat dry. Besan powder mixed with milk cream, honey and turmeric is another effective de-tan face pack that can be used for 15 to 20 minutes daily.

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Peeling: Take raw oats, raw tomato paste and almond powder in equal proportions. Apply this gentle peeling paste in circular motions for 4-5 minutes and leave it on for 8-10 minutes. Wash off with cold water. You will see a natural glow. This scrub can be used on the face and body.

Humidity: Milk cream, glycerin, honey, or petroleum jelly are good ingredients for moisturizing. Avoid petroleum jelly or other occlusive ingredients on oily / acne prone skin. For oily skin, a paste of sandalwood powder with ripe papaya and aloe vera gel can help. Apply for 10-15 minutes and wash off with water after drying.

Diet with nutritional supplements
Maintain a balanced diet for a week before the big day. Eat foods that are high in vitamins E, C, B and antioxidants as these promote natural glow. Researchers have found that certain foods in your daily diet can help improve skin and hair quality. Fruits fortified with antioxidants as well as vitamins C and E help reduce signs of aging while keeping you active.

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A) fruits:

Strawberry: Foods high in antioxidants
Papaya: Enriched with papain and chymopapain enzymes, they help remove blemishes, acne and unwanted skin inflammation.
Carrot: Enriched with vitamins A and K, calcium and beta-carotene, carrot is weight-reducing.
Sweet potatoes: Nutrient-rich foods, rich in antioxidants. Protects your body from free radical damage and promotes gut health.

B) vegetables:
Green leafy vegetables: is considered a superfood, rich in fiber, low in calories and benefits your skin.
Tomatoes: Lycopene promotes collagen, which gives the skin its firm and youthful structure.
Yellow pepper: Enriched with vitamin C, a very important supplement for skin and muscle growth.

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C) poultry / meat / fish: Eggs: Egg yolks are rich in beauty vitamins and biotin that help strengthen nails and promote hair growth. The researchers found that eggs are also helpful in protecting the skin from acne, rashes, and even dryness. Salmon fish has anti-inflammatory omega-3 and dimethyleaminoethanol (DMAE) that promote a healthy glow in the skin.

D) nuts and seeds: M.Unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats act as a natural moisturizer and improve skin elasticity. The best way to get glowing skin on Valentine’s Day is to have your skin assessed by an expert first and to know your skin type. However, the first consultation at the certified clinic with a board certified cosmetic plastic surgeon / esthetician is a must. It will help you plan and have an instant impact for your special date. A beautician / skin professional will help you maximize what you actually need and what will work well for your skin.

Also read: Home remedies for wrinkles and dark circles

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