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Dull, lifeless skin? Here are 5 quick tips to rejuvenate weary skin

If you thought staying out of the sun and reducing travel stress(thanks to the pandemic) would end your skincare woes, you must have already found out, it hasn’t. Why not? At Brahmi, we believe skincare is more than just the right products, and a holistic approach is essential to keeping your skin glowing, day in and day out. Here’s how you can do it!

Watch what you eat

Your skin is the largest organ in your body. So it’s no surprise that what you consume impacts directly on it. First on the list are green vegetables, a key source of vitamins that enrich your skin. Focus on having vegetables of different colours which have a number of benefits of their own. Go for a tomato snack as it has 95% water content, essential for plumpy skin as well as loads of Vitamin C and lycopene which have anti-aging properties. Stock up on nuts, with sunflower seeds and walnuts great for healing acne and psoriasis- two issues that Indian skin is prone to. Don’t forget oranges and grapes that are excellent sources of Vitamin C. Also since the avocado craze is on, this is your inspiration to have avo-toast every morning. Avocado is an excellent collagen-booster(think supple, radiant skin) as well as a vital source of vitamin E, potassium, and lecithin.

Is your skincare routine best for your skin?

Instagram has had a lot of us following influencer beauty routines and celebrity inspired 40-step skincare rituals, but the result? Not the same, is it? This is because skincare routines have to be tailor-made to your own skin. Everybody’s skin is different, so you need to curate the right products that match your skin type. Each of Brahmi skincare products is carefully designed for dry/combination/oily skin. Not sure of your skin type? Just get in touch with us and we’ll help you choose the exact product that works for you.

Stress-free life & self-care is a must

  • Working 24/7? Taking care of home? The stresses of life are too many, but this is a reminder to take a break and find time for yourself. Studies have shown stress can actually lead to common skin problems from acne, aging, and even wrinkles. Stress hormones like corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) cause excessive oil production on the skin leading to acne as well as a change in the protein structure of the skin making it deprived of moisture. Next thing you know, you have fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Reducing stress is a priority and if you allot time for yourself, it’s easier to decompress and treat yourself to a nice spa day once or twice a week(you have earned it!)
  • Take an hour off to yourself every day. Have a slow oiling session, do your skincare routine taking your sweet time, and enjoy a cup of your favorite drink while you are at it, streaming to some relaxing music.
  • Take a walk
  • If you spend your day glued to the screen, we recommend you to take short breaks every hour, stretch, take a walk in the sun, and just be!
  • Catch up with friends
  • You haven’t seen them in a while, yet you can catch up on stories and gossip via a phone call. Better yet, make it a video call and you’ll see how energized you are after your interaction.

Water- Hydration is your skin’s best friend

It is interesting that celebrities are always spotted carrying a trusty water bottle, wherever they go. Dehydration is one of the worst things that can happen to your skin. Especially as temperatures soar in the summer, if you are not drinking enough water, the skin layers will shrivel and not have their bouncy healthy nature.

How to keep up your water levels? Always have a bottle of fluid by your table as you work and carry one whenever you step out. Also include fruit juices, lime sodas, and your favorite drinks to keep your water intake interesting throughout the day.

Beauty sleep- It is no joke

Surprisingly, a good 8-hour sleep does a gamut of benefits to the skin more than anything else. Copious amounts of collagen, the protein that glues skin cells together, are produced when you grab a shut-eye. Also, studies show that if you just resting 5 hours instead of 7, your chances of getting fine lines double.

Finally, we are all too familiar with puffy eyes that show up the morning after a later-nighter. Also, did you know that when you sleep is the perfect time to pamper your skin with your favourite nighttime products as the skin tends to better absorb and reap the benefits of the treatments during this time.

Which skincare step above have you been skipping all this while? It’s time to indulge in some self-care and put in a bit of effort to look youthful again.

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