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How To Keep Skin Young, Healthy, Toned, Flawless, Wrinkle Free

Updated on May 20, 2017
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Chitrangada writes to spread awareness regarding common health problems and suggests solutions. Prevention definitely is better than cure.

Healthy Toned Skin
Healthy Toned Skin | Source
Beautiful skin doesn't need any makeup!
Beautiful skin doesn't need any makeup! | Source

Who Doesn't Want To Have Youthful, Toned And Flawless Skin!

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  • "Wow! You have crossed 50 years. But you still look 30!"
  • This is the compliment which can make a 50+ overjoyed. Isn't it?
  • But you can get this compliment, only if your skin looks youthful and firm.
  • And this is possible to achieve, with a little care and disciplined lifestyle
  • When you are in your teens and young, the skin naturally looks beautiful.
  • But it can not stay like that forever. As we age, fine lines and wrinkles are bound to appear.
  • We can not stop it, as aging is a natural process, but we can definitely delay it.

Start taking care of your skin before it is too late!
Start taking care of your skin before it is too late! | Source

How To Take Care Of Aging Skin?:

§ Everyone-- women in particular desire for a youthful, toned, bright and healthy skin. And no one wants sagging jowls, fine lines or wrinkles on their faces, neck, chin or any part of the body.

§ The markets are flooded with skin tightening creams or anti aging creams, skin toning creams, which claim to help and correct the aging skin problems.

§ They may be helpful but there are certain measures, which are very beneficial to maintain perfect skin and you can conveniently do them yourself. So much so that you may not even need to use these artificial products.

When should you start taking care of your skin? At what age?


Right from your 20's, you should start taking special care of your skin. As we age, the skin slowly and gradually starts losing its moisture. The skin may start looking dull.

Direct Sun exposure, unhealthy lifestyle, poor food habits, too much alcohol and lack of nutrition may speed up the process of aging.

These signs of aging can be delayed by adopting a healthy lifestyle, taking proper and nutritious food, enough sleep etc.

What is a proper diet and lifestyle pattern for skin care?


A nutritious and balanced diet, enough sound sleep and relaxation are very essential to maintain youth looking skin.

Smoking, too much fat in your diet, junk food should be avoided as far as possible.

Fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamins A, B and C should be included in your daily portions. For example Orange, Carrots, Spinach, Broccoli and others. Anti oxidants rich food is best for your skin.

Water intake should be adequate for that supple, flawless skin. Water keeps the skin hydrated. In winter season, we need more hydration.

Eat healthy food for glowing skin!
Eat healthy food for glowing skin! | Source

The Right Way To Skin Massage: Its Benefits!

You should regularly massage your skin with Olive oil or any suitable oil. Apply gentle upward strokes starting from the neck upwards towards the forehead and temples.

The idea is to make the massage anti gravity and anti sagging.This helps to maintain facial contour as far as possible.

Massaging is also necessary for hands and legs with the same principle.

If you are using a cosmetic product or a moisturizer for massaging purposes, you must follow the guidelines provided on the pack.

Cleaning--Toning--Moisturizing:


This is the standard rule to be followed, if you are using a skincare product.

# Cleansing means loosening dirt and dust and unclogging the skin pores by using warm water. After cleansing, cold water should be used to close and tighten the skin pores.

# Toning removes excess cleanser, that might be left on your skin. Toners also stimulate circulation.

# Moisturizing means protecting and rejuvenating the skin. They can be chosen according to the different types of skin--dry skin, oily skin or normal skin.

They can be available in the form of gels, serums, lotions , creams or with SPF for Sun protection.

Simhasana source: You tube

Who needs make up with that beautiful skin!
Who needs make up with that beautiful skin! | Source

Facial Exercises For Radiant And Glowing Skin:


Like any other part of our body, our facial skin also needs exercises.

Yoga exercises such as:

  • Padmasana,

  • Matsyasana,

  • Siddhasana,

  • Veerasana
  • Simhasana

are very much beneficial to maintain radiant skin.

Besides facial massage with Olive oil is also very effective getting rid of the dead skin. Gently pat your skin with the back of your palms.

Another exercise to delay the wrinkles is inflate your mouth with air, rotate the air within mouth from one side to another. Remember to keep your lips firmly closed. Slowly release after a minute. Repeat five to ten times a day.

How about using natural products!

  • Home made skin care products are safe and effective. At least you know what you are applying on your precious skin.
  • Milk, Curd, Fruits are used to make excellent facial masks.
  • My favourite is honey, turmeric powder, few drops of lemon juice and raw milk.
  • In India, there is a tradition to mix Sandalwood powder and turmeric powder, combined together in a paste and applied to the prospective bride and the bridegroom.
  • It has immense skin benefits and is also considered auspicious.
  • Its use prevents skin infections, spots and blemishes, acne and keeps the skin glowing and radiant.

Do you follow a facial exercise regime regularly?

See results

Simple Tips Of Skin Care Can Keep Your Skin Youthful And Glowing!

  • Skin is a very important part of our body. In fact it covers and protects our entire body. It regulates temperature, protects, manages wastes from the skin and also breathes.
  • Therefore it is very important to care of skin health, as any negligence can result in skin related issues such as rashes, acne, eczema to name a few.
  • Not only for a youthful look, because skin is the first thing which can tell your age, but also to avoid spots, blemishes, wrinkles and sagging skin, we must take care of our skin as we cross twenty years of age.

© Chitrangada Sharan 29th July, 2014,

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Facial massage, source: You tube

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    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I think it's too late for me, but great suggestions.

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Probably from where I was raised. I like a weathered face with lines that let me see who the person really is. To me a "toned" wrinkle-less face is a mask.

      Go figure, kind of crazy huh?

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you billybuc, for your kind visit and comments!

      Glad you liked the suggestions!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Ericdierker, for your kind visit and comments!

      I like your interesting point of view and I respect your opinion.

      Thanks!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great tips here I take good care of my skin. The massaging works perfectly.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Devika, for your comments!

      Appreciate your stopping by! Yes, massaging is very beneficial for the skin.

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      Michelle Liew 2 years ago from Singapore

      Ah, yes, we ladies could always use some of this advice!

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      I am using your exercise as I type. I hope to make it work for me over time. Thanks for the interesting advice.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      If I could give one piece of advice for keeping the skin young, it would be to stay out of the sun.

      I like your tips and am doing your facial exercises right this minute. :) Thank you!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Michelle, for your nice comments and share!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you teaches12345, for your kind visit and comments!

      I am sure this facial exercise will be beneficial. Thanks and have a good day!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      You are right, vocalcoach! Harsh Sun rays do a lot of damage to the skin.

      Glad you are following this exercise. Appreciate your support and comments! Thanks!

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      Imtiaz Ahmed 2 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

      A very nice hub. The suggestions are good. I will try them thanks for the tips to keep skin young. I will note these so that I can keep myself young.... Voted up!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you imtii, for your visit and comments! Glad you liked the hub!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I was very lucky to be "cursed" with oily skin. It really was not a curse at all. Nice material with great advice.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you aviannovice, for stopping by!

      Oily skin is not a curse at all, but a boon as it stays and looks younger for a longer time, compared to the other skin types.

      Thanks for your comments and support!

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      We think we knew it all and yet we don't follow the rules. Great hub full of practical tips and yes, don't forget the sunscreen.

      Up and sharing.

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      Paula Atwell 2 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      I don't do a whole lot to take care of my skin, but I also don't wear much makeup or sit in the sun too often. I have recently cut out a lot of sugar and starch from my diet and I think that has made a difference in my skin and nails.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you CrisSp, for your visit and valuable comments!

      You are absolutely right that most of us know, but we forget to follow and need to be reminded. Whether it is general health, hair, eyes, skin or any other part of our body, we take it for granted. Unless some serious problem arises we just keep on ignoring it.

      Thanks for voting up and sharing!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Paula Atwell, for visiting this hub!

      You are right that diet makes a lot of difference to the skin. If we are eating healthy, the skin will be healthy and it will not require any make up as well.

      Many thanks for your positive feedback!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Great hub! Those are great tips on how to keep a healthy skin. This hub reminded me of not having a self facial massage for a few months. Thanks. Voted up and useful.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Thelma Alberts, for your kind visit and positive comments!

      Glad you liked this hub and that you are reminded of a facial massage.

      Thanks for voting up!

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      Mary Hyatt 23 months ago from Florida

      I don't think we gals take enough care of our skin, so this is a good reminder! I wish I had taken better care of mine when I was young.

      Voted UP, etc. and shared.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Mary Hyatt, for reading and commenting on this hub!

      You are right we have a tendency to ignore skincare. Women by nature care more for their loved ones rather than themselves.

      Thanks for voting up and sharing!

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