We’re always looking for all natural skin care tips around here, so we thought what better way to share what we know than make a massive list for you.
Let’s get to it!
All Natural Skin Care Tips
Vitamin C works to protect against wrinkles by stimulating collagen synthesis. So any foods (like kiwi, oranges and grapefruits) that are high in Vitamin C are also healthy for your skin.
For a blemish-free complexion that radiates healthiness, try having a salad with your meals. Greens like spinach and arugula are loaded with the naturally-occurring anti-oxidants that are essential for healthy skin.
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Using generous amounts of sun screen on the area has been known to work wonders at keeping stretch marks from darkening while tanning. To reduce wrinkling in the area, apply a scar-minimizing cream before going to bed and leave it on while you sleep.
A simple matter such as talking on your cell phone can lead to skin rashes in the area of your mouth. So, keep some anti-bacterial wipes handy to periodically clean the device (but not your face!).
Mediterranean diets contain foods that are high in Omega 3 fatty acids. Foods like fish, fruits, vegetables, olive oil and tea are all healthy for your skin. These foods are also high in the anti-oxidants that are essential to protecting your skin from sun damage and giving it that healthy, radiant glow.
If you use hair sprays, it is a good idea to cover your face with a clean towel to keep the chemicals in hair spray from getting on your skin. In addition, always use a sweatband when working out so that the chemicals from the hair spray don’t mix with perspiration and drip down on your face.
Remember, your skin is an organ just like your heart, lungs, and stomach. And, just like those organs needs rest, so, too, does your skin. So, be sure to get plenty of rest so your skin can regenerate.
No one likes those crow’s feet alongside their eyes. But, surprisingly, squinting can contribute to crow’s feet. So, always wear sun glasses while out in the sun. Not only will they reduce the need to squint, but they also protect the eyes from harmful UV rays.
Because the skin around your eyes is so thin, it is usually the first area where signs of aging show up. So, you’re never too young to start taking preventative measures to protect your skin.
Your emotional and mental wellbeing are oftentimes reflected in your appearance. Therefore, treating yourself to some rest and relaxation by going to the spa every now and then is always good therapy.
Exfoliate regularly to remove the dead skin cells that cover up the fresh, healthy skin cells underneath, and give your skin a nice healthy glow.
Taking milk baths is another way to rejuvenate your skin. The lactic acid in milk is a natural skin softener. Also, adding honey to the bath works as an anti-bacterial agent.
Avocados make the perfect healthy snack. They are loaded with Vitamins C and E which help keep skin firm, bright, and hydrated. So, slice one up and keep it in your fridge for a quick, healthy snack.
Carrots and tomatoes are vegetables that are both high in phytonutrients and ant-oxidants. They are also a good source of protection from free radicals. These vegetables also contain high amounts of beta carotene and lycopene, ingredients that help protect your skin from damaging UV rays.
Not only is exercise good for your muscles, but it is also good for your skin. Exercise increases blood flow which in turn helps rejuvenate the skin. When you perspire, dead skin cells are washed away and toxins are flushed from your body. Regular exercise helps keep your skin looking younger, longer.
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If you want a lighter complexion, try rubbing a slice of lemon on your face.
Foods high in Omega 3 fatty acids are great for relieving inflammation and making your skin look smooth. Foods like salmon, herring, and trout are excellent sources of this ingredient.
Anti-oxidants are essential to arresting the aging process. When you grocery shop, look for foods like green tea, Vitamin C, and CoQ10.
Over time, bacteria can buildup on your makeup applicators and cause an infection. So, make sure you clean the brushes regularly. Use a gentle cleanser like baby shampoo and try to avoid getting the handles wet.
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For something healthy and different, try drinking a glass of coconut water every day to stay hydrated. It works better than just drinking plain water all the time.
If you have sensitive skin and are not sure about a new product, try testing it out on an obscure place on your body (like the insides of your wrists) first. Wait 24 hours and if there are no adverse reactions, then it should be safe to use!
You can also exfoliate your skin without water by using a brush once a week. This will increase circulation and make your skin look bright and smooth. Use skin lotion afterwards to prevent flaky skin and seal in moisture.
Cutting down on alcohol can also help improve how your skin’s appearance. Alcohol tends to dry out skin and cause premature wrinkles.
Berries are high in anti-oxidants and can be used to neutralize the damage cause by free radicals. They can also help the body produce more collagen which makes your skin tight and smooth.
For inflammation, make a mask out of cold yogurt and leave it on your face for about five minutes. The probiotics found in yogurt will help restore your skin’s PH balance, while the mixture cools your skin.
Fruits like watermelon and cucumber are loaded with liquid, so eating them will not only keep you hydrated, but your skin as well. At the same time, they will enhance your skin’s beauty by fortifying it with vitamins and anti-oxidants.
Protein is essential for the production of collagen and maintaining your skin’s elasticity. So, nourish your skin by eating a lot of high protein foods like meat, fish, eggs, cheese, beans, soy and lentils.
To give your complexion a healthy glow and make it look younger, take a multivitamin that contains Vitamins E and C, and omega 3 and 6 every day.
Makeup can blend with perspiration and buildup in your pores and cause dark spots. To get rid of the buildup, hold your face over a bowl of steaming-hot water (Careful: not too hot). The steam will dislodge the buildup. Then, wash your face in the usual manner, splash with cold water, and watch your complexion shine.
These are a just a few handy all natural skin care tips that will help make your complexion truly glow!
If exfoliation was the step that caught your eye here, here is a great DIY video to get you started making your own Organic Body/Face Scrub at home!