Above: Sheetal Rawal, scientist (human genetics) & founder of Apsara Skin Care
By: Marty S.
While on your journey to achieving glowing, youthful skin, you may have noticed that more and more people around you, whether it’s in real life or on social media, have the perfect skin that you desire. Though you struggle with containing a blemish or two every now and then, those who have glowing, youthful skin at all times look like they’ve never developed an imperfection in their entire life. If you don’t feel envious of their skin, you certainly feel frustrated with yours, wishing it could look better overnight.
However, while it might seem like they’re simply born with it, their glowing, youthful skin isn’t a coincidence, nor is it the result of a quick fix. Most likely, these people follow a few habits regularly that are contributing to their flawless complexion. Today, you will learn a few of their well-kept secrets that are easy to implement into your lifestyle. Keep reading to discover 3 habits that many people utilize to get glowing, youthful skin. With these habits, you too can obtain the glowing, youthful skin that you’ve desired for so long!
1. They Know Which Groceries & Personal Care Products to Buy
While you might think that shopping is entirely unrelated to getting stunning, being an informed consumer is an essential skill no matter what. People with glowing, youthful skin know exactly what they need to buy because they know what works and what doesn’t work for their skin. Whether it’s groceries, beauty products, or even clothing, they read the labels and lists of ingredients so that they are more familiar with what they are exposing to their bodies. By emulating this habit, you can also avoid harsh chemicals like additives, colorants, and preservatives, many of which could be causing skin issues like hyperpigmentation, discoloration, and premature aging.
Speaking of groceries, people with glowing, youthful skin prefer organic food over conventional food. While organic food might be a bit more expensive than its conventional counterparts, it is worth it, considering that organic food is often fresher and healthier. On that note, the same can be said for packaged and canned foods; while they are convenient to make, nothing beats the freshness of organic food, especially since many harsh chemicals are used to preserve packaged and canned foods for as long as possible.
When it comes to a beauty care routine, people with glowing, youthful skin look for products that are both free of harsh chemicals and rich in natural oils like wheat germ oil, almond oil, and rosehip oil. Natural oils are good sources of fatty acids that deeply nourish your skin without leaving a greasy feeling on it. Not only that, some oils contain antioxidants that your skin needs if you want to stop free radical damage and repel the effects of premature aging.
Of course, even if something is labeled as “organic” or “all-natural”, you should not take it for granted. Do your research first before you buy to find out if a particular brand of organic food or all-natural beauty product is one you should trust. At Apsara Skin Care, all of our products are made from natural and pure ingredients, including essential oils and extracts. Don’t believe us? Check out the lists of ingredients for yourself, from our facial cleansers all the way to our facial lotions. You’ll be surprised at what you find out.
"I started using Apsara’s ROOP serum...All you really need is just 2 to 3 drops in the morning underneath your moisturizer and I feel like that’s completely rejuvenated my skin...I really do think this one’s liquid gold in a bottle."
2. They Rarely Eat Leftovers
Not that you know that you should buy organic food more regularly if you want to get glowing, youthful skin, you may get a little overexcited and buy too many ingredients than your appetite allows. When you eventually cook with these ingredients, you might end up making too much for yourself or for your family and decide to store the rest as leftovers. However, while the leftovers of a home-cooked meal are better than the leftovers of takeout or a fast food meal, people with youthful, glowing skin do not rely on eating leftovers too many times a week.
According to Ayurveda, food that has been sitting around for a long time loses a lot of “prana”, or life force. The more prana that is in your food, the better that it is for you. Conversely, less prana can impede your digestion, which is believed to increase the “ama” or toxicity in your body. More toxicity is bad for your general health and bad for the look of skin and hair; if there is a lot of ama in your system, you may start to see dull, discolored skin and early graying of hair. Therefore, when you prepare your meals at home, you should try to prepare just enough for yourself and whoever you are cooking for. If there are leftovers, try to eat them as soon as possible, before they take up a permanent spot in your refrigerator.
3. They Have an Attitude of Gratefulness
If you want glowing, youthful skin, try adopting an attitude of gratefulness and surrender. Even if you diligently use a skin care routine and make certain changes to your lifestyle, you can’t expect stunning results overnight. Getting glowing, youthful skin takes time, and countless people (even social media influencers) can attest to that. Don’t be discouraged by an acne breakout or an unexpected blemish; instead, try to understand how it was caused and if you can prevent them in the future. Having this attitude can help improve your mental health, and better mental health may externally reflect itself as glowing, youthful skin. Plus, the right attitude can even help you get a better night’s sleep; when you’re not worrying about how your skin looks or how your day went, you can sleep more soundly.
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Go natural. It is good karma!