Summer Skin Essentials



Beautiful and glowing skin is a mirror of good overall health and well-being.  Regular cleansing and maintaining hygiene is a must for good skin care.  Cleanse your skin twice a day with a mild, natural cleanser.

During the summer your skin faces the challenge of the ultra-violet rays of the sun.  Daily exposure to sunlight for about 10-15 minutes early in the morning is beneficial for the health of skin and bones. 

Sunlight is one of the richest sources of vitamin D.  Vitamin D plays a significant role in calcium absorption in the body.  However, excessive exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun can cause wrinkles, sunburns and skin aging.  Apply anti-wrinkle skin products and use sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF) when outdoors in the sun. 

Facial affliction activities, such as cleansing, moisturizing, and toning are important to accumulate your skin aglow and attractive beginning all the time.  Identify your skin type and select beauty products accordingly.  If you don’t cleanse your skin regularly, it can lead to clogging of skin pores, resulting in pimples and acne. 

Avoid using beauty products that contain harsh chemicals as they can cause allergies. Always use natural, gentle skin care products.  If you don’t cleanse your skin regularly, it can lead to clogging of skin pores, resulting in pimples and acne. 

Water – is a very important factor for body detoxification or removal of harmful toxins from the body.  This improves overall health as well as offers clear and shining skin.  You should consume at least 8 glasses of water daily.  Juices prepared from fresh vegetables and fruits are also beneficial for healthy skin.

Stress – is considered as a main culprit for skin problems. It affects all body organs including skin, causing wrinkles and premature skin aging.   Stress can causes outbreaks of a number of skin problems like eczema, acne and psoriasis.   Blissful sleep is very important for healthy skin.   If you are deprived of sound sleep, then your skin looks tired, dull and saggy with puffy eyes.  Massage using essential oils helps improve blood circulation, relax the skin and relieve stress. 

Diet – Having a balanced and nutritious diet can help maintain flawless skin texture.  Good nutrition is an important key to beautiful skin.  Your skin’s health depends upon what you eat. 

 A poor diet can lead to dry skin and dull complexion.  Your diet should contain adequate amount of proteins, carbohydrates, fibres, vitamins and minerals.  These components are necessary for repairing and maintaining the skin tissues. 

Your diet should be rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, milk and milk products, grains, beans and fibre-rich foods. Cold-water fish like sardines, salmon, cod and tuna contain abundant amount of omega-3 essential fatty acids, required for smooth, glowing skin.  

Skin vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C and vitamin E make the skin healthy by improving metabolism and blood circulation.  

They moisturize the skin, making it soft, smooth and radiant. 

Exercise – Regular exercise is beneficial not only for the sake of physical fitness, but also for the skin’s health. 

Cardiovascular exercises including walking, swimming, cycling and aerobics are good ways to get back the natural skin glow, as these workouts increase the blood flow and oxygen supply to the skin. 

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, you need to be watchful about your skin. The right balance of a nutritious diet, regular exercises and skin care remedies can help keep the skin healthy and problem-free. 

Until next week.   Stay Fabulous. You can contact Lucretia at

November 2014
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