This is exactly the age when skin products, which unfortunately can be hardly distinguishable from one another, are being introduced here and there. And they can really be confusing. If you find yourself overwhelmed by the myriad of products that essentially promise nothing but the old story, here’s the good news. Having a perfect skin does not primarily depend on these skin products, because, in this going-for-green phase of human history, natural skin care beats them all.
Going natural is still the best way to having a youthful and radiant skin. Not only is it healthy, it is also cheap. Not only does it benefit your skin, it is also advantageous to your entire body. And not only is it momentary, it can work for a longer duration. After hitching into the hype about skin care products, now is the time to bend your view about skin care a little bit, and getting a few suggestions on natural skin care is a good way to jumpstart.
1. Watch your diet. Remember the adage, “You are what you eat?” This speaks volume about skin care. Keep in mind that a good and healthy diet translates to an equally healthy skin. If you are troubled with unusual breakouts, dryness, and rough skin, ask yourself what you have been eating. Maybe you need to make a few changes in your diet. A good diet consists of foods rich in fiber; such as grains, legumes, and beans; and healthy fats; like flaxseed oil, walnut oil, and omega-3 fish. It also has fruits and vegetables high in vitamins such as vitamins A, B, B2, and E; fiber; calcium; iodine; and protein. Less sugar should also be included in the diet, as excess sugar is linked to premature aging. It is generally understood that changing diet is not an easy task, but take baby steps first. If you’ve gotten the hang of it, things will be a lot easier.
2. Hydrate. Drinking lots of water, preferably six to eight glasses, replenishes the body and helps wash out waste and toxins. It also prevents skin dryness. The common observation from people with acne, psoriasis, and other skin problems is that they also suffer from constipation, a telltale sign of low water intake.
3. Have a regular exercise. If you spend most of the day sitting or with few body activities, you are likely to subject yourself to skin problems such as acne and cellulite. Of course, this is not so appealing. So if you can, enroll in a gym. Or if time and money are an issue, allot at least five minutes of exercise or stretching before going to work. Get a quick office break and do some walking. Bottom line is, do anything you can to get your body moving. You don’t want simple inactivity to ruin your skin, do you?
4. Make your own skin care products. Whip up your own facial mask, cleanser, toner, or any other skin essential from the comforts of your own kitchen. Doing so can save you some amount from buying skin products, and, at the same time, give you your share of peace by knowing what goes into that thing you put on your face. This is natural skin care in the literal sense of the term.