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Tips for a Smooth Skin

Batul Nafisa Baxamusa
While makeup can accentuate your features, true beauty lies in smooth, flawless skin. Read more for tips for getting smooth skin, and keeping your skin from turning dull and lifeless.
The largest organ of the human body, skin, is not just a protective body covering that protects our internal organs, it also regulates body temperature. Also, the texture of the skin is important, when it comes to our appearance.
Rough skin, uneven skin tone, pigmentation and various skin conditions can adversely affect the physical appearance. Thus, one should make efforts to protect our skin from harsh weather, irritants, or anything that can harm the skin. Here are few beauty tips to improve the texture of the skin.

Tips for Getting Smooth Skin

Though manufacturers of cosmetic products such as moisturizing creams or lotions make several claims about their products, it is essential to opt for good quality products that don't contain harmful chemicals that rob the skin off its natural oils. Here are a few tips that will help you get a healthy, glowing skin.
♣  First of all, keep your skin clean. Make sure that you remove makeup before bedtime.
♣  Add milk to a mashed banana. Apply this paste on your face for 20 minutes. Thereafter, wash it off with cold water.
♣  If your skin gets tanned due to sun exposure, apply a face mask made from egg white and honey. If your skin is not too sensitive, you can apply a mixture made by mixing lemon juice with some sugar granules. This natural scrub will help remove the dead cells and lighten the skin.
♣  Cucumber juice is a natural cleanser. You could also mix cucumber juice with milk. This solution can be used as a cleanser.
♣ At times, texture of the skin gets adversely affected due to pimples. If these pimples are caused by dandruff, you can rub your scalp with lemon oil mixed with hot oil (make sure that the oil is not too hot). Then, add lemon juice to lukewarm water, and use it to condition your hair.
♣  This face pack is made by mixing sandalwood paste with rose water. Apply it on your face, and leave it overnight. Wash your face with cold water in the morning. Your facial skin will surely feel soft and smooth.
♣  Rubbing a slice of raw potato or potato juice will also help reduce blemishes.
♣  Make a paste of a small, juicy tomato. Add half teaspoon of lemon juice to this paste. Apply it on your face, and rinse it off with cold water after 15 minutes.
♣  Make a paste by adding milk to turmeric powder. Apply it on the face. Wash your face with cold water, once the paste dries.
♣  If you have large skin pores, rubbing ice cubes will prove beneficial. It will also increase blood circulation.
♣  Mix 2 teaspoons of oatmeal, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and 2 teaspoons of milk to make a paste. Apply it on your face, and wash it off with cold water after 20 minutes.
♣  Mix 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon of yogurt, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply it on your face. Wash it off after 20 minutes with cold water.
♣  Grind a few pieces of orange peel, and add 2 teaspoons of rose water to the orange paste. Apply it on your face. Leave it on for 20 minutes. Thereafter, wash your face with cold water.
♣  In case of oily skin, you should take a mixture of oatmeal and egg and apply it over your face and neck.
♣  Mix 2 teaspoons of milk, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1 teaspoon of gram flour. Apply this paste on your face. Wash it off with cold water after 20 minutes.
♣  To lighten your underarms, you can apply a mixture of lemon juice, cucumber, and a pinch of turmeric. Wash it off after 20 minutes.
♣  You can prepare a paste by mixing 3 tablespoons of fuller's earth, 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt, and a pinch of turmeric. Apply it on your face and neck. Once it dries off completely, wash it off with cold water.
♣  You can make your own exfoliation scrub by mixing olive oil and sugar granules. Mix enough olive oil and sugar to get a thick paste. Rub it gently on your face in gentle circular motion. Wash it off with lukewarm water. This scrub can be used thrice a week.
♣  Mash a slice of papaya. Apply it on your face. Wash it off after 20 minutes. Papaya contains an enzyme that accelerates skin renewal and lightens skin.

Precautionary Measures to Keep the Skin Healthy

There are a few preventive measures that you should follow to keep your skin in a good condition. Before going outdoors, apply a sunscreen lotion. The harmful UV lays from the sun can damage your sensitive skin. Prolonged exposure can cause freckles, spots, pigmentation, and even skin cancer. So, apply a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor.
➾  Also, those who smoke should try to quit smoking. Smoking makes you age faster.

➾  Also, drink 8 to 12 glasses of water daily to keep your skin hydrated and fresh.

➾  Cut down on the intake of caffeinated drinks and alcohol. Also, reduce your intake of spicy or fatty foods, as they make your skin more prone to acne.
Follow a healthy diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables. Fresh fruits and vegetables contain many antioxidants and nutrients that help in keeping the skin healthy.
On a concluding note, you can nourish your skin by using face masks that can be easily made at home, as most of the ingredients are already there in kitchen. So, use any of these recipes to make face packs for a soft, smooth and supple skin. Also, make the given lifestyle-related changes to stay healthy. Skin, hair and nails are good indicators of health.
So, if you are healthy, your skin will appear youthful. Do take care of your skin, and avoid the use of cosmetic products that contain harsh chemicals, and strip the body of its natural oils.
Disclaimer: The information provided here is solely for educating the reader. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a medical expert or a dermatologist.