• Avoid the six sins this summer to have glowing skin
• Follow these easy-to-apply tips from ‘The Skin Center’
• Premeditate your skin care regime with counseling from Dr Sirisha Singh
A lot has been said and written about flawless skin and its ultimate importance in making a woman look her gorgeous best However, it is equally important to know factors which destroy your skin, develop an uneven tone and make you look tired and older than your actual age. ‘The Skin Center’ attempts to address the six most common skin sins that many commit that have the potential to destroy the skin.
The Skin Center, a leading skin treatment consultancy located in the heart of South Delhi is now offering unique skin care remedies to help you summer proof your appearance this summer season. Dr Sirisha Singh, founded the Skin Center in 2008 supported with her international expertise of 8 years in the United Kingdom. Dr Sirisha Singh helps you with some easy to apply tips. She gives an easy to follow discipline regime which is based on the degenerative effects of the extreme climate.
Six Skin Sins During Summer:
Nicotine not only damages but has the potential to kill the skin. Nicotine causes thinning of blood vessels in the skin. Therefore lesser amount of oxygen is available to the skin which affects the ability of the skin to renew and regenerate. Over a period of time this hastens ageing of the skin. Many heavy smokers also suffer from “fag lines” which are lines that radiate out from the outer edge of the lips.
2.Unprotected Sun Exposure:
This comes a close second to nicotine in terms of skin sins. Cumulative UV exposure over years adds up to significant skin damage and adds years to the skin. The UV light causes pigmentation of the skin, damages the collagen (the elastic tissue) of the skin and in extreme cases also has the potential to cause skin cancers.
3. Wearing Make-Up to Bed:
During the night, the skin rejuvenates itself. The temperature of the skin goes up a notch and the pores open up. Hence it is vital to cleanse the skin at night to unplug the pores and use night creams or vitamin rich creams overnight as they penetrate better at night. Wearing make-up to bed clogs the pores and can cause break-outs of pimples. Over a period of time, the cumulative damage may cause the skin to appear lackluster.
Stress causes damage to almost all organs of the body, the skin being no exception. During stress, our body releases a hormone called cortisol. This reduces the blood supply to the skin and over a period of time, the skin may appear dull, sallow and may also develop acne. There is no single solution for stress, each one of us has to devise their own coping strategy which may be yoga, breathing exercises, walking or going to the gym.
5. Skipping Sleep:
The term “beauty sleep” is not a myth. It is based on scientific facts. During sleep, our body releases growth hormone. This hormone helps the skin to heal itself and adds a healthy glow. People who do not get the required amount of sleep or people who have a poor quality sleep often do not produce enough of this hormone and can as a consequence have dull skin which also ages faster.
6. Unhealthy Eating:
During summers, the heat and UV rays cause significant oxidative damage to skin and other organs. Brightly colored fruits and vegetables are rich in anti-oxidants, which help in combating this damage. If our intake of anti-oxidants in the diet is inadequate, there is extensive damage to cells which is manifested as accelerated ageing.
Most of us have committed some sin or the other at various points in our lives. The point is that these sins if not controlled and if committed over prolonged periods of time can cause significant damage which is irreparable. However, we should point out that cheating for one day in a month is insignificant. So, try and avoid these sins for great looking and glowing skin this summer.