How To Get Beautiful and Healthy Skin Naturally
If your skin is naturally healthy and youthful, you will not have to take refuge in the plethora of cosmetic products and procedures to cover up your skin imperfections. Such cosmetic procedures usually rely heavily on chemicals and steroids and are hazardous for your skin in the long run. Interestingly, many people do not know that can have absolutely beautiful, healthy, flawless and glowy skin without using tons of makeup products every day.
Here are a few important tips to get beautiful skin.
Know Your Skin Type
The very first step to healthy and flawless skin is to know and understand your skin. Every skin differs from each other in one way or the other and therefore has different skincare requirements. Something that did wonders for your friend might turn out to be a disaster for you. You cannot just randomly pick a product and use it just because it claims skin care benefits. It is very important to know your skin type and its demands so that you can use appropriate products and treatments that are specifically designed to suit your skin type.
Once you know and understand your skin, it is important that you figure out a skin care regime, and then stick to it religiously on a daily basis. Skincare regimes do not mean that you rush to a spa or a salon for a facial every other day. Instead, it means basic skin procedures such as skin hydration, exfoliation, cleansing, toning, and moisturizing by using the right kind of products. It is highly recommended that you only use products that are best suited for your skin type.
One of the most basic requirements of your skin is to have good nutrition. Your skin is an organ that is made up of many cells. Just like other cells of your body need nutrition in order to keep your organs healthy and functional, the same applies to your skin. Healthy eating and consumption of food that is fresh, organic and balanced will make your skin healthier and will add a natural glow to it. Cut down on oil and processed food, especially if you have oily and acne prone skin. If you are into any weight loss training, avoid any crash diets and stick to healthy and clean eating.
As unimportant as it may sound, adequate consumption of water is vital for healthy glowy skin. Your skin needs to remain hydrated in order to remain healthy. Water is the best source that can help to sustain that hydration level. Unfortunately, most people would not drink water unless they feel thirsty. Regardless of your thirst and desire, it is important to have at least 2liters of water every day in order to ensure that your skin remains hydrated.
While most people do acknowledge that eating habits do have an effect on your skin condition, they tend to take sleeping habits less seriously. Lack of sleep or over sleep can cause problems such as pigmentation, skin discoloration, eye bags, and dark circles that make your skin look unappealing and forces you to resort to color correction and cosmetic concealing techniques every time you go out. You can get rid of the problem by simply fixing your sleeping habits and ensuring that you have adequate and uninterrupted night sleep.
As much as we love partying out, eating out, and socializing, our lifestyle does have an impact on our skin condition. Poor social habits such as alcohol, smoking, frequent consumption of junk food, staying up late in the night and too much screen time are some of the major culprits behind poor skin condition. Fixing your habits and embracing a healthier lifestyle, in general, will improve your skin exponentially. Occasional drinking or eating out is not a problem but make sure you do not make it a regular part of your life.
Work out is not only important for keeping your body in shape and fit, but it is equally important in order to ensure that your skin remains healthy. When you work out, your body sweats, which is a great natural detoxification process that helps to keep your skin healthy.
Your skin is not only affected by your physical health, but your mental health also has a huge impact on your skin. A happy and healthy mind is very important for healthy and radiant skin. If you are stressed out mentally, it can easily show up on your skin in the form of earlyaging, wrinkles, dullness, dark circles and other skin issues. Try to surround yourself with positivity and cut down on negative energies around you. Yoga is an excellent way to get over your stress and relax mentally. If you feel you are unable t deal with an issue, consider talking to a therapist.
Avoid products with harsh chemicals
Even if you choose products that aren’t 100% natural, you should still check the ingredients label. Some chemicals are very common in everyday products and, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), may be harmful.
Use tea tree oil on breakouts
Treat acne breakouts with gels that contain at least 5% tea tree oil. This may be as effective as using the harsher chemical benzoyl peroxide.
Wash your face every day
Wash one to two times a day with a gentle, oil-free cleanser to remove dirt and bacteria. Use warm water to wash, then splash your face with cool water to tighten your pores.
Keep your skin moisturized
Always use a natural moisturizer on your skin after bathing to keep your skin fresh and healthy. Get a moisturizer that suits your skin type, whether it’s dry, oily, or combination. Pat yourself dry after your bath or shower and apply lotion liberally.
Use green tea extract for acne
Get lotion with 2% green tea extract to use on breakouts. You can also try washing your face with diluted green tea (cool, not hot). Steep a cup of green tea for about 5 minutes, then set it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to let it cool. Mix it with 2 cups of water and use it as a face wash.
Make a natural face mask to nourish your skin
You can use many natural food products to make nourishing face masks. Try a banana face mask by itself, or mix mashed banana with honey and plain yogurt. Let your natural masks set for 10 to 20 minutes, then rinse them with cool water. Try a mix of 2 cups water with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to use as a natural toner. For dry skin, try a 20-minute mayonnaise mask.
Exfoliate to slough off dead skin cells
Exfoliating can clear your skin of old, dead cells and help fresh new skin to shine through. Make an exfoliating mask at home using fresh, natural ingredients. Try some of these natural methods, but remember that if using anything makes your skin sensitive or breakout.
Lighten scars with lemon juice
If you have acne scars on your chest or back, you may be able to lighten them and lessen their appearance using lemon juice. Wash and pat the area dry, then apply fresh lemon juice with a cotton ball. Wash this off after about 10 minutes. Do this weekly and you may lighten your scars over time.
Stay hydrated by drinking 9 to 13 c (2.1 to 3.1 L) of water daily
Drinking enough water helps to keep your skin looking and feeling its best. In general, men should drink around 13 cups of water and other fluids daily (about 3 liters), and women should aim for 9 cups (2.2 liters).
Protect your skin from the sun
Limit your exposure to the sun during the middle of the day (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM) when rays are strongest. If you must be in the sun for extended periods, be sure to wear protection like a wide-brimmed hat. Cover exposed skin or wear sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher. Too much sun can cause skin cancer and dark splotches on your skin.
Quit smoking if you do
Smoking lowers blood flow to your skin and causes skin damage and early wrinkles. Stop smoking now to benefit your skin and the rest of your body, too.