With the month of May also comes the scent of summer in Dubai, which happens to be a big deal around here. At this time, most people have either finalised or are in the process of finalising their summer vacation plans. And with summer comes the beach and the beach asks for swimsuits, and with swimsuits, you skin has to be in tip-top shape.
For those of you who have been cocooning, it is time to bring out a glowing and smooth skin, and after five months of Dubai winter, our skin experts at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery, have come up with the right natural treatments for a beach-savvy skin.
Cucumber has the same PH as the skin, so it is placed among the top skin treatments. It also has super hydrating properties and if used on your skin, it protects it from contaminations. For it to work out well for you, you can start by easily slicing cool cucumbers and placing then on your eyes. This soothes the skin around tired eyes and gives them their glow back. Also, if you juice the cucumber and mix with milk, you can use it as a cleanser for a glowing skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar:
This magical liquid is considered as a superfood and can be used for myriad purposes. But since we are talking about the skin, we will stick to its advantages if used on the skin. ACV has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties; hence it can be used as an antibacterial on the skin. This in return clears acne, black heads and other inflammations. If you have oily skin, you can also use ACV to remove the extra oil.
Who knew that potatoes could be used for more than just making potato chips and mashed potatoes? Apparently, raw potatoes are good for a smooth and glowing skin. In addition to reducing scars, potato can lighten dark spots on your skin as well as tone down sunburnt spots from your time on the beach. So next time you are making some French fries, you can spare a potato or two for the good of your skin.
This is an oldie but a goody. Lemons or lemon juice can be used to exfoliate, lighten and smoothen the skin due to the presence of vitamin C. If you are going to the beach and you are worried about dark under arms, elbows or knees, you can scrub half a lemon on these areas and soon enough, you will have lighter skin.
Not only is milk a whole food, but its by-products like yogurt can be used to tame the skin. The lactic acid found in yogurt works well in brightening your complexion because of its bleaching properties. The fatty content acts as a skin moisturizer while the yogurt as a whole can minimize irritation on the skin. So next time you are buying yogurt, opt for the natural one with full cream so that you can have it for more uses than one.
Water is one of those things that you are told to never ignore. Whatever goal you want to achieve with your body, water should be ranked first on the list. May it be weight loss, weight gain, healthy living etc., you should have water with you every step of the way. This also applies to a youthful, bright, healthier and well moisturized skin. This is because by drinking the daily recommend amount of water, you will be discarding harmful toxins from your skin.
By getting enough sleep, your skin rejuvenates itself leaving you glowing and looking youthful. If your sleeping habits are the exact opposite, then you will end up with dull, wrinkled and tired-looking skin.
In addition to the above, a good, healthy and balanced diet is the best source of the perfect skin. This is because, as the saying goes, you are what you eat and whatever you put inside your body will sooner or later reflect on the outside.