Skin is our largest organ, and yet it is one that so many of us forget to take care of as well as we should. We douse it with fragrances, lotions, and other beauty products that contain an amazing amount of chemicals, many of which have been proven to cause cancer (like parabans for example). The best way to nourish our skin is the same way we nourish the rest of our body–from the inside out, with fresh fruits and vegetables and plenty of good fats. There are also several ways to feed your skin from the outside too that are easy, cheap, and all natural. Here’s how to get glowing skin with the following tips
Body Brushing: A wonderful way to detox your body, great for your lymph system, nervous and circulatory systems, dry body brushing is best done once a day to three times a week, preferably before taking a bath or shower. Using a loofah or natural bristle brush, and start at your feet. Brush toward the heart in circular movements for five minutes. After a few sessions you will notice a more natural glow to your skin, increased vitality, and a sense of invigoration, especially if done in the morning.
Masks: Our skin loves good food. Some wonderful masks that help nourish the face:
Sea Salt Scrubs: These are yet another great exfoliator for all skin types. Adding a bit of almond oil to the salt keeps it smooth and glowing. The salt helps relax muscles and detoxes the skin. Adding herbs to the scrub is great too–lavender to soothe, lemon or mint to invigorate, a pinch of cayenne on a cold day to warm you up, rosemary or calendula flowers to heal rashes or other skin problems.
Experts advise avoiding chemical ingredients. Nature has returned to prominence, which is no different when choosing skincare products. Chemical additives can attack the body, cause irritation or trigger redness or allergies in sensitive individuals. Although such active ingredients strengthen the formulas, they reduce natural lipid films equally. As a result, blackheads develop, for example, or unwelcome pimples form on the skin. It is, therefore, better to make sure that the respective manufacturer refrains from chemical ingredients and instead focuses on natural features, such as essential oils.
Massagers and massages from professionals for healthy skin. Good lotions and creams may extend the care of the skin, but they should only mark the final. Before that, it is necessary to give the skin active care in gentle massages. Such facial treatments can be performed by yourself, but it is more advisable to contact an expert who can help relax the skin of the face. A variation to professional masseurs is massagers. These practical helpers intensively massage the skin and provide a pleasant feeling and efficient blood circulation.
Fight dry and chapped skin efficiently and quickly with oils. Even in ancient Egypt, oil was considered the number one miracle cure for caring for the skin. Nowadays, more and more beauty specialists are recognizing this aspect. Marula oil is currently considered a trend. This particular oil has valuable properties to offer, such as its antioxidants. Marula oil also moisturizes and thus provides long-lasting protection against chapped or dry skin. Overall, this oil gives the skin a beautiful glow that wins over more and more people. Another advantage is the binding of other care products under an oil film. It provides even more intensive results and excludes the so often feared moisture loss of the long-lasting skin.
Promote collagen production and support skin regeneration: Microneedling makes it possible. More and more people want to take care of their skin with micro-needling, but the application is only suitable for people who are insensitive to pain. These are special rollers with small needles at the ends. Their primary purpose is to ensure that the skin undergoes regeneration. The needles serve to start such a process and also support collagen production. Another advantage is found in the resulting blood circulation of the skin. This application should be performed in the evening in combination with skincare substances. Thus, after the treatment, the skin can start its regeneration process throughout the night. The derma roller is a gentle alternative to micro-needling.
Bug Spray: As the summer months approach, our thoughts turn to mosquitoes and how to prevent their nasty little bites. Most bug repellents are literally awful for you. Natural prevention is the best recourse–taking 3 or 4 capsules of garlic and 100mg of vitamin B1 create a smell that repels mosquitoes while avoiding sugar and fruit juice, to which mosquitoes are naturally attracted, can cut down on your victimization.
Using certain essential oils—such as eucalyptus, lemon balm, pennyroyal, citronella, tea tree, and geranium also makes effective bug sprays. Simply add a mixture of the above to a water/witch hazel (3 parts water to 1 part witch hazel) solution and transfer to a spray bottle. Several naturopaths say using these oils works as well as commercial mosquito repellent.
Sleep makes for beautiful skin. It sounds banal and far too superficial, but let’s be honest: Who gets a healthy seven to eight hours of sleep these days? Over time, stress, insomnia, and even a night of drinking on the weekend rob us of sleep, making for blemished skin.
Only with a proper portion of sleep can our skin and the immune system recover from the day’s stresses. The cells are renewed during the night’s rest, giving us a fresh and healthy complexion the following day.
Massage, pluck, knead. The essential requirement for beautiful skin is good blood circulation. So first, stimulate your circulation with a cleansing brush. Then, massage your facial skin with gentle movements after cleansing. In this way, you get rid of dead skin cells, resulting in a rosy complexion.
Also great: gentle plucking and tapping massages. Integrate them into your care routine after applying the cream. The tapping and plucking after applying the cream ensure that the care substances can penetrate deeper into the skin. The result: more beautiful skin!
moisture full for a beautiful skin. First things first: we think some wrinkles are beautiful. Because as Brigitte Bardot said, “I am proud of my wrinkles. They are the life of my face”. So instead of being ashamed of your wrinkles or cellulite, pamper your body with a rich cream. Your skin will thank you for it!
The older we get, the more critical it becomes to maintain our skin’s moisture levels to keep it youthful. So make sure to add that extra dose of moisture to your face care and body lotion to keep your skin supple and revitalized.
No to alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine. We almost suspected it, but it’s actually been proven: Alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine harm the skin. Alcohol and nicotine strip the skin of moisture, causing wrinkles and a sallow complexion. And too much caffeine is also said to age the skin faster.
If you can’t get out of the curd in the morning without a caffeine boost, try green tea instead of coffee! It contains antioxidants, so-called radical scavengers, which keep the skin young and beautiful from the inside out.
If you ask women with great skin about their beauty secret, you often get this simple answer: I drink a lot of water. But, unfortunately, what sounds so banal is quite true. The body must be supplied with sufficient fluids for beautiful and radiant-looking skin. Simply applying lotion is not enough.
Test it yourself and drink 3 liters of water per day for two weeks. You will quickly notice that your skin looks rosier and plumper. Skin blemishes can also be reduced if you still drink water instead of sweetened beverages (including fruit juices).
Oxygen keeps the skin young. For the skin to look fresh, healthy, and beautiful, it needs sufficient oxygen. Fresh air is, therefore, the be-all and end-all for beautiful skin. Conversely, if the skin is not supplied with adequate oxygen, it can quickly look tired and sallow.
Through a healthy diet, you can improve the oxygen absorption capacity of the skin. The red blood cells are carriers of oxygen molecules in the blood and need sufficient iron. The best sources of iron are:
Whole grain products
Peel once, please! Even our skin needs to be “scrubbed” once in a while. Peelings bring their surface to shine. But be careful: if you have sensitive skin, you should only resort to gentle exfoliation 1-2 times a week.
Vitamin booster for beautiful skin. Vitamins are crucial not only for our immune system but also for our skin. Vitamin C, in particular, is known for its anti-aging effects. In addition, it stimulates the production of collagen and inhibits the formation of pigmentation spots. So put vitamin C-rich foods on your menu regularly!
Sunscreen is a must! Sun rays age the skin and can even cause skin cancer in the worst cases. Still, we often forget to apply sunscreen in our daily skincare routine – especially to our facial skin.
Admittedly, many sunscreens for the face are too oily and leave an unpleasant film on the skin. If you still don’t want to forgo daily UV protection, you should get a day cream or foundation with protection. Believe us: your skin will thank you in 20 years!
Vitamins for more glow. Antioxidants are substances that prevent free radicals from forming and multiplying in the body. Regularly ingested through food, they make the skin healthy and radiant. Citrus fruits, in particular, contain high levels of vitamins A, C, and E, which are considered reliable antioxidants. Small tip: If you can’t eat fruit every day, you can also ensure a good supply of vitamins by taking targeted supplements.
Exfoliate regularly. The better the microcirculation in the functions of the cells, the more beautiful the skin looks. This is because an increased blood flow results in an optimal supply of oxygen and nutrients. All you need to do for this are regular peelings. The highlight: The rubbing cures stimulate metabolic activity and remove the unsightly winter gray haze at the same time. Especially in the winter months, two peelings a week are therefore ideal.
Drink a lot. A good supply of hydro makes the skin cells plump so that the complexion looks smooth and fresh. In addition, incident daylight can be reflected better on a smooth skin surface, giving the skin more radiance. Good to know: Intensive moisturizing is essential but not always sufficient. The cells also need to be supplied with water from the inside. The more regularly we drink, the more beautiful our skin becomes.
Small tip: With tasty teas or squeezed lemons juice, you bring variety into the glass. There are also special vitamin teas that supply the body with valuable nutrients.
Radiate with paleness. A beautiful glow is always created on the skin when the incandescent light is reflected and thus acts as a beautiful glow. The same applies to the skin as with all surfaces: a pale complexion develops more luminosity than dark skin because the latter tends to absorb incident light. Winter pallor is therefore perfect for more luminosity.
Also, make sure you wear regular UV protection. Because too intensive sun consumption not only makes the skin darker (and thus less radiant) but also causes pigment spots to develop. Especially in summer, consistent UV protection is also essential in everyday life. And in winter: be happy about the distinguished pallor; after all, we are now glowing more beautifully than ever!
Warm baths are highly underrated. They soften the skin, relax the muscles and release stress from the body, mind, and emotions. Plus you can add all sorts of wonderful things to them– milk to soften skin, sea salt to soothe sore muscles, a tea of herbs such as lavender, mint, rose petals, chamomile, lemongrass, orange rinds to leave you smelling sweet and and all natural.