Here begins another week with some fresh brews from Candles Online!!
It is always a good exercise for the brain to make space for new additions to the existing stockpile of vocabulary (applies to all languages). So, this week we’ll be sharing new English words or phrases or expressions that we (the team of writers) have come across in recent times. It’s a week of learning together as readers and as writers, as in all other weeks of course!
I came across this expression which was a lockdown to-do-suggestion for people (especially ladies) confined to the home space during these Covid-19 times.
Yes, this is the expression I’m referring to. May be some of you know it already, but it was new for me the first time I came across it.
We normally associate fasting with food, especially for religious purposes across cultures and countries. So, I was intrigued by this expression ‘skin fasting’ and dug up a bit on it. Let me share what it means.
‘Skin fasting’ basically means leaving your skin natural with absolutely no make-up or skin care products on it for some time. No face packs, face masks, exfoliants, moisturizers, sun screen lotions, Grandma’s beauty essentials or make ups!
What does one achieve by Skin fasting?
Skin fasting helps detoxify the skin and allows the skin to undergo a natural maintenance process sans all the skin care and make-up ‘essentials’ it has become dependent on overtime. It makes sense to allow the skin to breathe, after all don’t our nostrils ache for fresh air in the midst of air pollution! So does the skin.
Do not clog the pores of your skin by layers of chemical (or organic) beautifiers for a week (or more) as you spend time indoors (for those of you who actually are) and treat your skin to a week of skin fasting.
I believe it’ll help you know your health as well. Many times we mask our looks to appear presentable, but shut our ears to the calls of the body either to drink more water or to add some essential nutrients to our diet or even to give up some dietary inclusions.
Taking care of the skin that God has blessed us with is very important, rather than merely looking for ways to beautify it.
Let’s do it!
Let me know in the Comments section if you knew this expression already or it’s a new introduction for you as it has been for me (at least I’ll know how much or less à la mode I am) 🙂