Natural Skincare Tips

 

  • Drink water daily

Water hydrates the skin which in turn makes it healthy and beautiful.

  • Exercise

Exercising can have a huge impact on your complexion. Doing 30 minutes/day of walking, running, swimming, bicycling, yoga, or any kind of active movements will be great for your skin tone and texture.

  •  Lay off the Caffeine

For all you coffee lovers out there, caffeine is another diuretic which can lead to dry skin and lack of nutrients. Try and limit your coffee drinking.

  •  Vitamins

Take plenty of vitamins for healthy skin. A couple of good vitamins are: Vitamin E- heals wouunds and scars; Vitamin A- stimulate cell production and restores pigmentation; Vitamin B7- helps clear up acne.

  • Massage

Get a massage can be very relaxing but it’s also great for the skin. Massage helps with the skin’s circulation and reducing stress. Make your next appointment at a massage parlor.

  •  Moisturize

If you want your skin to stay glowing, plump, and healthy, then moisturizing is key. Many skincare products have harmful ingredients so look for
natural/organic skincare products that are of high quality. Great places to find them are at whole food stores or vitamin shops.

  • Get Some Sun

With summer approaching it’s okay to get some sun. In fact, it’s necessary. Your body needs the sun for the production of Vitamin D. There are a lot of people out there who are Vitamin D deficient and at one point I was and I didn’t even realize. So, enjoying 15 or 20 minutes of sun exposure couldn’t hurt.

  • Stay out of the Sun

This might sound hypocritical since the previous tip suggested some sun; however monitoring sun exposure is also necessary. A lifetime of sun exposure can lead to dry skin, wrinkles, age spots, freckles, sunburns, or even worse..skin cancer. So try to avoid the sun when the sun rays are the strongest which is usually between 10am to 4 pm. Wear protective clothing and sunscreen too!

  •  Get your Beauty rest

Try and get at least 8 hours of sleep a day. Lack of beauty sleep can cause hormonal imbalance and accelerate the aging process.

  •  Reduce Sugar Intake

Sugar is one of the causes of aging prematurely. It damages the collagen in the skin and reduces elasticity. Try and reduce your sugar intake. I know it can be difficult but it can be a gradual process.

  •  Eat More Whole Foods

Whole foods have more vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and nutrients that the body needs. Stay away from refined sugars!

  •  Exfoliate

Exfoliation gets rid of dead skin cells and allows the skin to detox. It also brightens and softens the skin. Go for all-natural scrubs!

  •  Good Hygiene

This is very important for a healthy body. You can prevent many infections with a good anti-bacterial soap.

  • Be Good to your skin

Take care of your skin daily and enjoy the benefits of natural skincare.

Sources: About.com, Mayoclinic, Cheeseslave