I recently learned something from Kareena Kapoor’s nutritionist — a tip that has nothing to do with consuming certain foods. Rutuja Diwekar advises her followers to apply something edible to a certain part of the body for better skin – Ghee.
Though many of us apply some on the lips to prevent flaking, ghee’s benefits go beyond its ability to trump your lip balm. Here’s all you need to know about this hack.
Which Part Of The Body Does She Refer To?
Rutuja Diwekar recommends applying ghee to the soles of the feet before sleeping. This application can reduce bloating and gas, and in turn, enhance the quality of your sleep, improve your mood, and eventually, positively impact the health and appearance of your skin. This is because digestion and sleep are intrinsically interconnected and sleep and skin are linked as well.
But First…Why Ghee Is The Best For The Skin
Ghee is extremely moisturising for the skin. It excels at treating dry, cracked heels. It contains antioxidants that can prevent the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face too. The fact that it’s moisturising smooths over the skin and plumps it up even more.
Another fact about ghee is that it can soothe and reduce inflammation and redness. This works best when your lips are cracked and bruised during winter. And for the under-eyes, it reduces pigmentation and brightens the area quickly.
How Does Sleep Affect The Skin?
The better you sleep, the better your skin looks and feels. Your skin repairs and restores itself at night since it’s not busy protecting you from sun-induced damage, pollution, and other elements. Lack of sleep can compromise this repair; leading to the appearance of puffy under-eyes, dullness, and dryness the very next morning.
It can decrease blood flow to the face as well; stealing your skin of its natural glow and radiance. The poorer the blood flow, the lower the effectiveness of your products. On the other hand, when your skin has the chance to renew itself at night, it can absorb products better and bolster their efficacy.
It even produces collagen in the night; an important protein responsible for the firmness of your skin. 5 hours of sleep can lead to twice as many lines and wrinkles as 7 hours of sleep.
Sleeping well can control the release of cortisol, a stress-induced hormone too. A lack of sleep can lead to a spike in this hormone’s levels; putting you at risk of developing acne and eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis flare-ups.
If something as simple as applying ghee can improve your sleeping patterns, I don’t see anything but good coming out of it.
The Right Way To Apply Ghee On The Feet
Massage some ghee onto the soles of your feet with the soles of your palm until it feels warm.
That’s it. This 2-minute hack is the answer to so many of your problems. And I promise, unlike a certain brand of noodles, this one truly requires only 2 minutes of your time.
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