6 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know Are Hurting Your Skin

Touching your face, picking at pimples, spending too long in the sun: these are all common causes of acne and premature aging, among other undesirable skin issues, but they aren’t the only culprits that can be held responsible for various forms of skin damage and reactions. These six variables are lesser-known causes of breakouts and aging, but they’re no less common than their better-known counterparts. Take heed! Skipping Meals Let’s get this out of the way: Skipping meals is detrimental to your body and your health in so, so very many ways, but beyond that, it also ensures your skin will look significantly less than glowing. Consuming too few calories shows on your face because you’re eschewing essential nutrients,
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The Best Times of Day to Apply Your Skincare Products

If you know what products work well for your skin, that’s only half the battle. When you apply them is the other key to perfect skin success. Your complexion has a natural circadian 24-hour cycle that is influenced by hormonal levels, environmental aggressors, the production of melatonin to protect from the sun, and the need to recharge the skin cells at night. While the cycle can differ for each individual (especially during one’s period), Curtis advises it be used as a guideline that can be changed at each individual’s discretion. “The skin’s cycle is basically to have an active/protective against the elements phase during the day and a regenerative phase at night.” Follow the hourly cycle below to find
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Why our skin tends to become rough, dry, and irritated?

First, let's see why our skin tends to become rough, dry, and irritated during certain seasons and with age. It happens due to the accumulation of Vata in the body. Vata is knowm to governs all movement in the mind and body. It controls blood flow, elimination of wastes, breathing and the movement of thoughts across the mind in Ayurvedic medicine. Vata predominates in the Fall and early Winter, and in people over the age of 50. When there is excess Vata, we are prone to dry skin, cracking joints, thinning dry hair, and brittle nails. Vata can also show up in the body earlier if you're really stressed, have a Vata disturbing diet or live in a Vata inducing climate (cold and dry). The secret to
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