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How to Get Great Skin the Natural Way

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Many products that claim to be great for our skin are actually riddled with chemicals and toxins. This can naturally make the process of trying to keep our skin healthy all the more complex!

Opting for all-natural products is undoubtedly the best way to let our skin breathe the way it needs to. By combining chemical-free skincare products with certain self-care routines, you can get great skin without exposing your body to any unnecessary toxins.

No time? No problem!

If, like the majority of people, you don’t have time for an extensive beauty regime in the morning, then applying a face mask ten minutes before you get in the shower is a great time-saver.

Let the mask work its magic while you wake and then rinse off as you have your shower. I would recommend doing this twice a week for maximum effect!

Check out my post on The Best Natural Skin Masks for a selection of homemade face mask recipes.

Keeping Your Skin Hydrated

Keeping your skin hydrated throughout the day is key to maintaining a fresh and youthful appearance.

Organic hydrosols are the best choice for hydrating your skin and you can purchase them easily online.

Spraying hydrosols onto your face at regular intervals throughout the day will nourish your skin with beneficial herbal elements and micro-molecules of essential oil. This is such a simple action, but can make a huge difference to the appearance of your skin.

The Skin Benefits of Eating Organic

As we know, what we put into our bodies directly influences our outward appearance. This is why it’s essential to consume natural produce that is preferably organic.

By not giving toxins the chance to infiltrate your system through your food choices, you reduce the risk of blemishes and other inflammations. Similarly, many plant-based foods are known to combat inflammation in the body which is great news for your skin.

Making sure you drink an adequate amount of water throughout the day, and also whenever you’re eating, will help you to keep your whole body hydrated. Additionally, aloe vera juice, herbal teas, and lemon water are known to be great for the appearance of your skin.

Why Sleep is Important

Although it’s not always something you can control, getting enough sleep will also influence the health of your skin.

If you are not getting seven hours or more every night, then the exhaustion will soon start to be apparent in your appearance. Make sure you’re getting to bed early enough each night to get the right amount of sleep. If you have trouble sleeping then you can address this by examining your diet or also by taking supplements like melatonin.

Working to Prevent Skin Damage

Preventing damage to your skin will help to stop problems before they occur.

Staying safe in the sun is an incredibly important part of this! Be sure to choose a chemical-free sunscreen and reapply it throughout the day when exposure to the sun is constant.

You should also treat your body with a natural after-sun lotion at the end of a long day outside.

Eating for Younger Skin

The foods that we consume play a big part in how quickly we appear to age. This is due to a range of things, but the consumption of vitamins and minerals that protect the health of our skin is key.

There are, of course, other ways that you can look after your skin. Always using sunscreen when you are going to be exposed to the sun, never smoking and being sure to moisturise frequently can help. However, it can be argued that there is no better way to protect your body and your skin then with a healthy diet!

If you are keen to embrace this concept but do not know where to start, then the following tips will help you on your journey to younger looker skin!

Whole Grain Foods

First of all, eating a variety of whole grain foods is a great way to increase the amount of nutrients that you consume. This does not have to be a difficult transition at all. Simply replace any refined grain products you eat, such as bread and pasta, with their whole grain counterparts.

It always pays to really read the labels when you are choosing your whole grain foods. This is because some products are advertised as being whole grain even though they still contain a certain amount of refined grains.

Green Tea

Swapping your coffee for a green tea will boost the amount of skin-friendly antioxidants in your body. Peppermint tea is a particularly good choice and has been linked to younger looking skin. Including green juices is another fantastic way to go green.

Shop around for a juicer and you can enjoy fresh green juices at home every day, even on a budget. Buying a variety of fruits and vegetables in bulk gives you the option to make up a huge batch of juice that can be stored in your freezer as individual portions. Simply take one from the freezer and place in your fridge each night and it will be ready for you in the morning!

Herbs & Spices

Herbs and spices bring a burst of flavour to meals and they also contain their own range of vitamins and minerals. You can grow your own herbs at home in order to always have a supply to hand.

Adding herbs and spices to your food is also a natural option for flavouring your food instead of adding salts and sauces, which can be detrimental to your health and your skin.

Unhealthy Food Choices

One of the best things you can do for the appearance of your skin when it comes to your diet, is to bin the processed, packaged foods. These foods are all too often crammed full of sugar and additives, neither of which are going to do your skin any favours.

Fried foods are also big health offenders and could contain high levels of trans fats. Processed foods that are advertised as low calorie options are often high in sugar to compensate for the flavour. You are much better off sticking to a primarily plant-based diet that includes a selection of wholesome options.

Drinking Water

It is also important for the appearance of your skin that you stay hydrated throughout the day. The best indicator as to whether you are adequately hydrated is the colour of your urine – the lighter the better!

Always drink water regularly throughout the day and keep a bottle with you when you go outside.

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Our bodies are riddled with toxins and then we add insult to injury by absorbing more. The food we eat is loaded with them. The additives are accumulating in our body and we spend a lot of energy to absorb them and fight their menace to our health.

  2. Reblogged this on LovelyWe and commented:
    Hey Lovelies! I just came across these great tips on keeping our skin healthy and glowing. Who doesn’t want that? (I sure do!) Check out what this fellow lovely has to say about loving your skin naturally. And don’t worry, if you haven’t been treating yourself as kindly as you could lately, don’t fret, tomorrow is a new day. After all, it’s springtime – time to blossom and shine! Start from within.

  3. This is just what I needed! I am reading through a lot of your posts and this one caught my attention. It is 97 degrees here in Washington, DC and keeping my skin healthy and happy in this humidity is a quite the challenge! I’m looking forward to trying to skin mask! – Christie

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