If there is one human body part, which caused a lot of unrest and wars in the history, it is the skin. When one talks of skin care, colors fade out quickly; skin care is a colorless, boundary-less world.
Everyone wishes to have a healthy skin, fresh & glowing all time. For that matter age is definitely not a bar. From a newly born baby to a woman in her 50s or more will like to take care of their skin. For example a newly born baby is prone to rashes due to the mild skin, and as we grow along with our hectic day to day activity, you are exposed to the harsh sunlight, dust and other pollutants; whereas old age welcomes us with wrinkles.
As the saying goes ‘Prevention is better than cure’, we have so many low cost remedies to take care of our skin, Why not take advantage and start trying on your skin to have a glowing radiant and a healthy skin.
How to take care of the skin
1. New born babies should be kept clean and in a hygienic environment. Diaper rash is a common skin problem in them. Try to avoid diapers at home, keep that part of the body clean free from sweat. If the sweat remains for a short period also, bacteria is generated and one can observe those harsh rashes on the tender baby’s skin. If the baby is healthy, rashes appear on the flexible, hand and leg muscle joints due to accumulation of sweat. Mix a pinch of baking soda in lukewarm water and clean the sweat at the joints with cotton swabs. Keep the baby free from sweat. Then to if you could not avoid those rashes, sprinkle Clotrimaxazole powder on the rashes.
2. Basic rule for any body to take care of the skin is to keep it healthy. Drink lots of water, 2 liters a day, avoid those junk and oily foods, which are the root cause for blackheads, acnes and pimples. Instead of soap, which is alkaline in nature, you can use face wash of any reputed brand as it is acidic and is not rough on your skin.
3. Use of herbal/fruit face packs, depending on the type of your skin, you can use it occasionally. Commercially available anti aging creams or lotions are hardly dependable. Wrinkles are caused due to the decrease in collagen content in the endodermis (inner layer of skin). This is irreversible.
Just look around for tips on skincare, it may surprise you; you will come up 100s of home preparation techniques too. A small caution here, keep unreliable tips and cosmetics at a distance. The basic principle is ‘happy skin is beautiful skin’. You may cross check a cosmetic’s reliability on FDA website.