Radiant skin is the result of healthy nutrition and good care. Here’s what to do to see visible improvement in your complexion!
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but radiantly beautiful skin is noticed by everyone. Improvements to your diet and skin care regimen can make a noticeable difference, so eat healthier and follow some guidelines for cleaning and caring for your skin. You’ll see visible results almost immediately.
Eat a good variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Salmon and other foods rich in Omega 3 have a powerful influence on the skin’s appearance. When it comes to your skin, you really are what you eat! Foods with high sugar content are inflammatory to the skin, but green tea is an anti-inflammatory proven to heal skin. Drink plenty of water to flush toxins out of your system — a minimum of eight 250 millilitre glasses daily is recommended for women.
Use lemons both inside and out! Drink lemon juice with water to start your day — it’s one way to support healthy liver function and translates into healthier skin. You can also use lemon topically on the skin to fade acne scars. Eat for your good health. When you are healthy you will look and act more youthful.
Clean and moisturise
Sometimes simple routines work the best! Sea salt is an ideal skin cleanser and exfoliant that you can use daily. Dissolve it in water and gently massage the skin, avoiding any pimples or active inflammations. Daily use will even out the skin tone, clear up blackheads and whiteheads and eliminate most future breakouts. Rinse off with warm water.
Aloe Vera speeds up healing on any scabs, scars or burns. This natural anti-inflammatory also reduces redness and skin irritations. Fresh aloe vera is wonderful and can be grown in a pot, but the gels are also very effective.
Steaming the face once a week releases debris that can lodge in pores, and softens the skin for more effective cleansing. All you need is a pot of hot water and a towel to cover your head. Be cautious to avoid burns. You can infuse the water with essential oils while steaming: chamomile for oily and acne-prone skin, lemon or geranium for combination skin types, and patchouli or lavender for dry skin. Moisturise your skin following cleansing and a water-based moisturiser feels lighter than an oil-base product. Try several and see how your skin reacts before deciding which product best suits you.
Fade age spots with a dab of castor oil applied daily with a cotton swab. Eggs make a good skin conditioner — use the white for normal and oily skin and the yolk for drier complexions. For an instant glow, rub a cut raw tomato with the pulp oozing out onto your skin, then wash off. Use honey mixed with avocado, apple cider vinegar or lemon juice as a facial mask to fight wrinkles. This mask can be applied several times a week.
Exercise to shed stress hormones and improve your circulation, and get your beauty sleep! Skin regenerates and hormones balance when you get enough rest. Don’t mask the real you with too much makeup. Smile and you’ll always look younger and prettier!
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