They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that it’s not what’s on the outside, but the inside that matters. While that is a mantra everyone should follow, it’s no less true that by taking care of your skin and paying attention to the signals it’s giving you, you’re respecting the body you live in.
Most importantly, take the first step by making sure that you use more natural products to take care of your skin than conventional ones, as they can cause long-term damage to your skin, endocrine system, and even vital organs like your liver.
So, if you suffer from conditions like acne, dry skin and inflammation, then the following beauty secrets are your best bet!
How to Get Rid of Acne Naturally
The first, but most important step to getting rid of acne is through cleansing the skin. Try a honey face wash!
All you need is 1 tbsp of melted coconut oil, 3 tbsp of honey, 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, 20 drops of melaleuca essential oil and 2 capsules of live probiotics.
- Once you obtain these ingredients, get a bowl and start mixing it together until it looks perfectly meshed.
- Get a secure bottle and then pour the ingredients on it.
- Lastly, secure the bottle in a cool place.
After you have created the face wash, apply twice a day (first thing in the mornings, then in the evenings when you settle down).
Toning your face afterward is the second most important step because it helps get rid of waste and provides a healthy pH balance for the skin. Apple cider vinegar is a viable and recommended option to use for toning because it contains potassium, magnesium and acetic acid which are all bacteria killers.
3. Healing Mask
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Once you finish the first two steps, apply healing masks to the face as it will help soothe the skin. A fabulous, yet simple healing mask can be made from yogurt, honey, and cinnamon.
Mix 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons of raw manuka honey, and 1/4 teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon.
Gently apply to your face, being careful to avoid your eyes and nostrils. Allow the mask to sit for at least 10 minutes before rinsing off with warm water and patting dry with a clean towel.
How to Nourish Dry Skin
4. Coconut Oil is Your Best Friend
Placing coconut oil on the face creates a smooth surface in the skin which gives it a soft and silky feeling. While coconut oil nourishes your skin, it also acts as an antibacterial and anti-fungal agent. The best part about using coconut oil is that you can use it as-is and not have to mix it with any other substance in order for it to work. Simple, and it works!
Massage coconut oil into your skin before bed every night for best results.
5. Antioxidants and Omega-3 supplements
Your skin health isn’t just about what goes on the outside, but what goes on the inside! Your diet will have a great effect on your skin’s appearance. Eating food that contains a good mix of antioxidants and Omega-3 supplements will help to bring skin back to normal. A few great examples are blueberries, tomatoes, and carrots.
6. Change Up Your Shower Routine
Sometimes dry skin is caused by a simple bad habit. Taking hot showers can have a negative effect on the skin because it can scald and damage it. Moreover, you may want to look into a natural soap alternative. Many store-bought soaps can be drying and damaging for your skin (not to mention the rabbit hole of fragrances you need to watch out for!). You can even try making your own- it’s easier than it sounds:
How to Calm Redness and Inflammation
Bromelain is a digestive enzyme found in pineapples and can also be bought as a supplement of its own. Unlike other digestive enzymes that get broken down once consumed, when bromelain enters the body, it gets digested as a whole and enters the bloodstream. This then reduces inflammation. You can enjoy the benefits of bromelain by snacking on some pineapple, but if you’re interested in using supplements, don’t forget to talk to your doctor first.
Turmeric has been used to treat numerous inflammation-caused diseases and illnesses from cancer to arthritis to digestive problems. You can use turmeric topically (Try this turmeric face mask recipe– but be sure to use only organic turmeric so it doesn’t stain!) or enjoy it as a tea or in your foods. Pair it with a pinch of black pepper to absorb it properly.
9.White Willow Bark
The active ingredient of willow bark is salicin, which might be considered the herbal version of Aspirin. It has been used to rectify fever, inflammation and back pain. It is available in the form of capsules and tea.
By implementing these natural remedies as part of your daily body care routine, one is guaranteed to feel good without feeling setbacks in health.
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