Yoga poses for naturally beautiful skin tone
Premature wrinkling can start primarily due to stress or unhealthy lifestyle practices. Some significant culprits are smoking, alcohol, drug addiction, and unhealthy food choices. Acne is another common skin problem. This could sometimes occur due to hormonal changes in the body and improper digestion also shows up in the form of acne. Whatever the cause, these yoga asanas can help you achieve smooth, glowing skin.
Practicing these yoga asanas will help increase blood circulation to the head and face area, which will further aid in naturally beautiful skin tone. Inverted postures can stimulate our nervous system, bring more oxygen and blood flow to the brain, boost our metabolic rate, and up our energy levels.
Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
This pose reduces stiffness in the back and shoulders, relaxes and elevates your mood, and makes your skin smooth.
Learn more about Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose).
Matsyasana (Fish Pose)
Halasana (Plow Pose)
This pose increases blood circulation to the face and head, resulting in glowing skin.
Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Pose)
This asana makes helps in getting rid of dullness by supplying blood to the head. It also helps tackle acne and pimples. Click here for how to do Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand pose).
Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
This pose increases the flow of blood to your face and head. The increase of oxygen supply manifests in the better quality of the skin.
Learn more about Trikonasana (Triangle pose).
Shishuasana (Child Pose)
This asana increases blood circulation to the head region and relieves stress and weariness.
Click here to know more about Shishuasana (Child Pose).
Pranayama for acne
Many women experience acne well into their adult years. The problem is usually aggravated during summer for those with oily skin. These pranayama and cleansing processes could prove useful in getting rid of acne:
Sheetali and Sheetkari breathing
Both these techniques help provide a cooling effect so that the skin glows.
The Jalneti technique (part of the Sri Sri Yoga program) facilitates physical and emotional cleansing and can be practiced daily.
This process is just as effective as Jalneti and can be done every six months.
Everyday must-follow tips for glowing face
There are certain simple tips which we know you know, but still, a gentle reminder can go a long way:
1. Drink lots of water
Lukewarm water with lemon and honey helps detoxify your system. It also keeps your skin clean and healthy.
2. Exercise daily
Go for long brisk walks regularly. This will add a healthy glow and color to your face.
3. Make healthy eating choices
Eat fresh fruits and vegetables which are rich in Vitamin C. Papayas are especially beneficial in cleansing the system. Potatoes are effective in reducing dark spots, scars, tans, and sunburn.
Avoid fried or junk food and excessively sweet or spicy foods. Also, choose a diet suitable to your constitution depending on your body type: Vata, Pitta, or Kapha.
4. Rest well
When your body is well rested, it automatically shows on your face. Try to get eight hours of good sleep.
5. Stay natural
Go for Ayurvedic facial packages and facial scrubs. Use natural herbs that are chemical free. Using Vitamin E oil is also recommended. Wash your face after returning home from a long day and keep it moisturized. Splash water on your eyes at least two to three times a day. Go for weekly body massages with oil which is suitable for your body type to cleanse away the toxins.
6. Smile more
This is the best makeup for your face. The more you smile, the more your skin will glow.
Note: All the tips mentioned above are preventive rather than curative.