The wedding season is over, the weather has changed and everyone around is talking about detoxing their bodies. While your skin is a force reflection of what you eat, drink and how much you sleep, it is necessary to take special care of your skin especially during the summers.
Exposure to intense sun rays and the harshness of the weather can cause detrimental effects on your skin. Skincare does not need to be expensive, but it needs to be regulated. The Express Tribune talks to Amna Habib of Arammish Spa on how to use your kitchen and pantry for effective skin care.
There is an entire movement that promotes using organic and natural products over chemical concoctions. Your pantry is the perfect place to start your skin detox and care regime.
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“There are certain age old remedies that are very common now,” says Habib, “for example aloe vera has a tightening and nourishing effect on skin and rose water is one of the best skin tonics with healing properties. However, there are many natural products that have very specific uses for the skin.”
Habib urges that the first step is to detox your blood and then move onto the topical application. “It is very important to scrub your skin. Not only does exfoliation get rid of dead skin, but it also allows for the blood to circulate closer to the skin, allowing it to get oxygenated.”
Salt scrub: Take granules of rock or sea salt, mix it with either olive or almond oil and use it as a scrub. “This is one of the best scrubs; the salt acts as an antiseptic, the granules get rid of the dead skin and the oil soothes and moisturizes the skin simultaneously.”