Friday, April 7, 2017

Taking care of your skin in summers

I had always been very careless regarding my skin. I mean very very careless.

I used to buy all sort of creams and cosmetics and never shied away from experimenting them on my skin. Until last summers, when I suffered from horrible acne!

And trust me, that is when I got to know why girls call it a nightmare. I was unable to relax, sleep or even be happy. It just takes away all the positivity and happiness from your life. I am NOT exaggerating and that is when I started doing some very basic things for my skin and it helped.

First, let me answer the question that would be popping up in your mind: how did I get rid of it? I tried every damn thing under the sun, which had even a bit of mention that it would be helpful in curing acne... But nothing helped. So, the first tip: do not search on internet and go for those stupid ideas to get rid of acne: oats, lemons, Cetaphil, essential oils, toothpastes, ice, garlic, steam, aspirin masks, honey, baking soda and including all the medicines and creams. They are just a waste of money.

I can vouch for it because I have suffered from it and have tried all of those.

When nothing worked, I went to a dermatologist and tada! In 3 months, my acne was gone. So, all I would suggest is to meet a dermatologist whenever you face the issue of acne. Because there could be many reasons including the medical ones for it, especially hormonal imbalance which is very common in us: women.

And as I mentioned above, creams, cosmetics they promise a lot of things but till date I have not seen any cream that does wonders to your skin, atleast the way they show in ads. So, please do not trust these creams and stop blowing your hard earned money on them.

In fact, I was a compulsive shopper but never a reckless one. I used to read a lot of reviews on internet before buying any cosmetics, specially the expensive ones. But all in vain! I got to know later, many of them were paid reviews! What is the use of reviews, if you can't trust them? So, I just stopped reading all these reviews on net

And, finally started relying on home remedies. Now, my skin care regime is:

Pack: Multani mitti (Fuller's earth) and sometimes, egg masks
Cream: I have recently started using Patanjali's aloe vera gel and anti-wrinkle cream and I wouldn't say there were any miracles but they are good, much better than those expensive creams which do nothing! Absolutely nothing...
Face wash: Clean and clear
And for eyes, I use a little vaseline or castor oil under the eyes before sleeping and trust me, its just mind-blowing. I have been using these since last one year...And I am very happy with the results
Sunscreen: Lotus SPF 50 (What so ever I never ever go out without a sunscreen!)

I try drinking a lot of water and green tea, eat a little amount of salad (recipes I will share in my next post) and at least 2 fruits every single day to make sure that I get all the required nutrients.

And that's it! You really do not have to pester yourself for taking that 'extra' care of your skin. You and your pocket both can smile and be happy!

P.S. The money I used to blow on cosmetics every month, amounts to adding up 3 extra dresses in my wardrobe! You thought I save it? Really!

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