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Simple Natural Skin Care Tips I Want to Share

Very often we think that it takes a ton of money, time and effort to keep our skin healthy looking. However, I can say this, that’s not always true. There are some very natural things you can do that’s going to help you maintain healthy skin without spending a dime or spending very little.

 

I’d like to share with you just a few natural skin care tips that have worked well with me and with a lot of people I know.

Stay Hydrated

Simple as that. Keep yourself well hydrated by drinking plenty of water each day. When you drink plenty of water it’s going to flush out all the toxins that are in your body and are extremely bad for your skin. Also, your skin will be well hydrated if you keep your body well hydrated.

Don’t Get Too Much Direct Sun

Even though many may love to get those nice tans, they are not very good for your skin. It’s really important to try and not expose your skin to hours of direct sunlight. Not only can long exposure time to the sun cause wrinkles and age spots it can also cause cancer. I always make sure that before I go out in the direct sunlight that I put on a very good sunscreen on all skin that’s exposed. This is going to help protect you from the harmful rays of the sun and it actually does slow down the aging process of your skin.

Exercise

One of the best things you can do for your skin is to do some sweating. This means you should try to do some sort of exercise several times a week that brings you to a sweat. Sweat is important for healthy skin because it helps to open up our pores in the skin and this is how some of the toxins that are trapped in our skin escapes.

Make Sure to Moisturize

There’s nothing better for your skin than a good moisturizer. I always make sure that I moisturize each day and usually I do it once in the morning and then at night before going to bed. This is especially important for your face if you want to keep it looking healthy with a natural glow. So, always make sure that you use a good moisturizer every day and not just for your face. You should be kind to your whole body and give it good moisture each day.

Natural Make-up

I know this is not the cheapest thing to do, but it is important to try and make sure that all of your make-up is natural or organic products. Yes, the ones made with natural ingredients cost more money they are far better for your skin. Make-up that is chemical based is extremely bad for your skin and can severely harm it.

 

Before Bed

I always make sure that before I go to bed for the night that I clean off all the make-up and dirt that has accumulated during the day. If you don’t take all of this gunk off, you’re going to clog up your pores and your skin won’t get the breathing time that it needs to stay healthy. Also, if you go to sleep without cleaning your face off it can lead to acne and that’s the last thing you want.

Sleep & Stress

I’ve found that the less stress you have and the more sleep you get results in healthy skin. There’s no ignoring the fact that a lack of sleep makes the skin of your face look tired and even older by causing dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. Stress is something that can also make your skin look older and can even cause redness, puffiness and rashes on your skin. So, the best thing to do is to try and find ways in which you can lower the stress levels. You can do this by taking time for yourself where you can sit and relax in a quite spot that brings you peace. Soaking in a warm tub can help with scented candles or just relaxing on the sofa with a good book. Whatever it is that helps calm you down, do it. Your skin will thank you for it.

Eat Healthy

Good food with the right amounts of vitamins and minerals is a proven way of maintaining healthy skin. Just like the inside of your body, you skin needs the right minerals and vitamins to stay healthy. So make sure you maintain a well balanced diet and eat spicy and fried foods in moderation.

Don’t Forget to Exfoliate

This is something many of us often forget to do. I admit that I often am guilty as well. However, I do try to make sure that I try to exfoliate once a week. It’s best to find an exfoliation product that is natural and suits the kind of skin that you have. Exfoliation is a sure fire way of getting rid of those dead skin cells that tend to clog up our pores on the top layer of our skin. If you get rid of these dead skin cells your skin can breathe better and will have a nice healthy glow about it.

If you follow these few tips about natural skin care you will quickly help your skin look a lot healthier and can even help make your skin look years younger.

Loving Your Own Self – How Justified It Is?

Loving Your Own Self – How Justified It Is?

To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance– Oscar Wilde.

So true!!!! Many of us break down when relationships snap. We get into cocoons; we detach ourselves from society, and many of us start doing weird things

How to Make Yourself Feel Pampered?

How to Make Yourself Feel Pampered?

I have seen people pampering others, loving others and doing a lot of things to make their loved ones happy and satisfied. I also do the same for my loved ones. In fact, that is what makes a happy family. However, all said and done, I believe that you need to pamper yourself as well, in order to stay good.

Tips I Like to Follow for Healthy Looking Skin

There are a lot of different things that you can do to help keep your skin healthy looking. Often we go out and spend a lot of money on items that are suppose to be good for our skin. However, there are ways that you can help keep your skin in great shape all of which are natural. Here are a few tips I always love sharing with others and I hope you’ll find them helpful for your own skin care program.

 

Tip One – Exfoliation by Dry Brushing

This is something that I often like to do before taking a shower. This is a natural and healthy way to get rid of some of those dead skin cells that can make your skin look dull and unhealthy. Dry brushing your skin is a way to improve the circulation to your skin and it also helps to cut down on puffiness. To do this, you will need a brush that has natural bristles.

All you need is a brush that has natural bristles that are soft and gentle for your skin. What I usually do is take the brush with me in the shower and begin at my feet and start brushing my skin in small circles always toward my heart. Then I apply very little pressure with the brush. Just make sure to avoid any broken areas or skin rashes. After I’m done with my feet and legs I then move to my arms and include brushing my fingers and always toward the heart. Next, finish by brushing my back as best I can and then around to the stomach. Once done, I just take a shower as normal. You’d be amazed at how quickly this will help you regain healthy skin.

Tip Two – Improve Digestion

Believe it or not, you need to have good digestion in order to have healthy skin. Often those who have problems with their skin will also be known to have issues with their digestion such as constipation and other issues. This is why I always like to make sure that I drink plenty of water and enough fiber in my diet. Here are just a few things that I do to help my digestion and highly recommend for others as well:

 

  • Add some whole grains to your diet. Brown rice is really a good choice.
  • Eat an apple each day as a snack.
  • Include cauliflower in your diet.
  • Make sure to include some high fiber snacks in your diet such as: nuts, dried fruits, and seeds.
  • Include some beans and legumes in your diet.
  • Add ground falx seeds for a great fiber boost. Just sprinkle it on your salads or a bowl of oatmeal or anything else you want.

Tip Three – Keep Moving

This sometimes can be a tough thing to do especially if you happen to work in an office. However, you can do things that can help you out. Movement and exercise is something that is extremely good for healthy skin. Here are a few things you can do that will make you feel better and your skin will benefit from:

  • Instead of staying in the office when it’s break time consider going outside and at least walk around the block.
  • If you have an office with a door and you feel the need for a little exercise, just shut the door and do a little bit of stretching.
  • I always find it a good thing to start every morning off with a little stretching, just to get an early energy boost.

Tip Four – Avoid Lots of Sugar

Many believe that sugar is actually linked to inflammation and this can directly affect the skin. So I always try to do my best to avoid lots of sugar during the day. The best thing you can do is to avoid those sugar snacks you see in the office and consider cutting the sugar you put in your coffee or tea in half. It’s better to drink more water during the day as well and eat fruits and nuts as snacks and not that candy bar that’s calling out your name.

Tip Five – Consume Good Fats

Fatty acids found in foods are essential for healthy skin and can be found in a variety of different foods we can easily add to our diets. Below are just a few items you can add to your diet that will give you good fats for healthy skin:

 

  • Walnuts
  • Flax seed
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Avocados
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Almonds

I hope that these five tips will help you increase the health and beauty of your skin and that you’ll share these easy tips with others who are looking for natural ways to keep their skin healthy.