Monday, December 27, 2010

Skin care

Why is skincare considered so important? Surely our ancestors managed well without this kind of thing! Wrong! Our forefathers and mothers were very much into skin care. The products they used may not have come out of a jar or a tube. But the concept of caring for skin was always a prime concern. Oil baths, scrubbing the body with besan (Bengal gram flour) were a part of their weekly routine. They also used turmeric and sandal wood paste to keep away acne, pimples and heat boils. In the olden days, the skin was kept well hydrated with water, oils and a healthy diet. But the modern generation has to contend with the after effects of junk food, long hours in air-conditioned rooms (dehydrates the body), stressful lifestyles and time constraint. These factors adversely affect our skin. - We therefore need to take adequate care of our skin - to keep it nourished and refreshed. Unless the skin is cared for, it could end up looking weather beaten and ravaged. This could hasten the onset of wrinkles and fine little lines. Good skincare is all about keeping your skin clean, healthy and beautiful. It's about keeping it clear of pimples and other eruptions. It's about keeping your skin youthful and refreshed. Skin needs to be protected from the vagaries of weather, pollutants, age and inappropriate lifestyles. Regular skin care is the best way to get a beautiful and ageless skin. Inculcating a skincare regimen into our daily lives would go a long way in keeping our skin healthy and rejuvenated. 

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