Working out and exercising your body play a huge role in letting you live and look healthier in your skin. Now let’s apply some of the finishing touches to make your skin truly radiant. Half of them you can do with simple home remedies.
Don’t Let Bad Genes Hold You Back!
If there is something that I truly obsess with then it’s healthy and glowing skin. Not to blow my own horn, but woot woot, I have pretty good skin. Not by genetics, because nobody in my family has good skin, but because I know all the right tricks on how to take care of it.
Obviously you already know that to have good healthy skin you need to have a healthy life style that includes plenty of sleep, good nutrition, and lots of exercise, so I will spare you the serenade and just share with you some of my other favorite skin care tips.
Weekly Home Facials
This is by far the best thing you can do for your skin. If you want healthy and glowing skin, you need to give yourself a facial at least once a week, and with how hard everyone works these days home facials is like a treat that everyone deserves. It will just require a few basic things that most of us have around the house.
First you have to steam your face with the steam of boiling water for 15 minutes. Make sure you are not too close to the steam, so you won’t burn your face. The reason we need to do that is to open the pores and prepare the face for the next step: using a clay mask. But the trick here is to mix the clay with organic apple cider vinegar – the combination will vacuum your pores.
Make sure you relax while the mask is on; don’t be running around the house fixing things, just relax.
After you wash off the clay mask you need to moisturize your face. And what’ the perfect natural moisturizer? Raw honey! Leave the honey mask on for about 15-20 minutes and your home facial is complete. You will notice an immediate radiance of your skin and with time you will notice much fewer breakouts as well as wrinkles.
Homemade Cosmetic Ice
This is a perfect pick-me-up for your skin and you can make different ones for different uses. Some of my favorite cosmetic ice cubes are from milk and yerba mate tea. All you do is pour some whole milk into a few ice-making containers, while into the others you pour yerba mate tea. When they are frozen you can use the milk ice to wipe your face and close your pores after you washed your face for the night. Milk really helps to fade brown spots. The yerba mate cubes you can then use as the a pick-me-up in the mornings, as the tea contains caffeine and will really wake up your skin and give you a glow.
Cut Down On Soap Washing
I know this might sound crazy but less soap you use the better your skin will look. Water alone is a great cleanser, for the body and face. I only use soap on my face in the evening when I take off my makeup, but in the morning I only splash my face with water about 20 times. I’ve experimented with this and noticed that if I use even the gentlest cleanser twice a day my skin dries out, and my skin is oily.
Use As Many Natural Products As You Can
Nowadays they use so many chemicals in cosmetics that each product does more damage than good in the long run. When was the last time you looked at the ingredients of you face cleanser or a cream? If you haven’t in a while, I suggest you do, because some of these products sound like complicated science prohests. The effect that you get from them is temporary, but the chemicals will stay in your skin for a long time and can affect you over time.
Good news is that the selection of natural products is great and it’s possible to get rid of the more chemistry class products. I recommend you always look at the ingredients and pick the most natural products. But don’t’ be fooled by labels that tell you that the product is 80% or 95% organic or completely natural – the only real way to find out is to look at the ingredients list.