Our skin is constantly bombarded with harmful chemicals, environmental pollutants and stress. It eventually loses elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles develop, skin discolors and begins looking dull and lifeless. Many resort to harsh chemical peels, collagen injections and surgery to restore their skin not knowing that it has the ability to rejuvenate from within. There are numerous natural ways to rejuvenating and brighten your skin, restoring it’s natural glow at home.
Drink Lots Of Water
Drinking plenty of water is crucial to maintaining your skin’s elasticity and suppleness. To keep your skin hydrated requires about glasses of water a day. Try to drink room temperature water right when you wake up and all throughout the day. Pop and coffee are very dehydrating, so if you are a regular drinker, try to cut back and replace with a refreshing cup of filtered H2O. If water is too boring for you, jazz it up with some lemons, limes or heat the water slightly and add some lemon and honey! Enjoy!
Exfoliation helps your face helps get rid of complexion dulling, dead skin cells leaving your skin looking smoother and brighter.
Homemade Almond-Sugar Facial Scrub
Thoroughly mix together 3 tbs. fresh cream
, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup ground almonds
and 2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil. Gently rub on your face in a circular motion. Rinse face with cold water and pat your face dry. Extra may be stored in the fridge.
Lotion helps your skin retain moisture and acts as a temporary filler for wrinkles. I recommend an all-natural moisturizer free of fragrances and harsh chemicals or a homemade moisturizer
Homemade Avocado-Honey Moisturizer
This homemade lotion helps your skin retain moisture and acts as a temporary filler for wrinkles. Combine 3 tbs. fresh cream , 1/4 avocado and 1 tbs. honey and blend until smooth. Apply it to your skin, leave it on for an hour and then rinse off with warm water.
With an at home facial steamer you can easily keep on top of fresh looking skin. A facial steamer is a device that opens your pores, by stimulating the skin. This allows your face to absorb needed moisture and flushes out oil and dirt that may be clogging your pores. It is these clogged pores that cause most acne and other skin conditions, so keep them clean and let them breathe! With regular use, facial steamers greatly improve skins elasticity, health, overall appearance and are very relaxing.
Sleep is our skin’s best friend and is very important when it comes to it’s overall health. While you sleep your body repairs and rebuilds skin and produces growth hormones that regenerate collagen-producing cells, which are responsible for skin’s elasticity and tightness. So give your skin enough time to repair and rejuvenate, no less than 8 good hours.
Stress is the worst thing for skin. It impairs lipid barrier function, creates internal inflammation which causes fine lines and wrinkles, reduces immune function resulting in uneven skin tone and texture, irritates skin and increases sensitivity. So with all that said, you need to find a way to reduce the stress in your life.
Regular consumption of the right foods can help your skin dramatically.
- Vitamins A, C, B, E and minerals selenium, copper and zinc
- Blueberries, pomegranates, acai, raspberries, cherries, apples and strawberries. Carrots contain vitamin A
- Nuts, pumpkin seeds, oily fish and dark chocolate
- Avoid fried foods, processed foods, excessive sugar and artificial sweeteners
- Avoid overeating