You’ve probably gone through several tips to find a solution for your skin ailments. Truth is, skincare products are often times not enough. Here, I’ve put together 35 natural skincare tips for overall skin health. By using natural skincare solutions, your skin will show a dramatic improvement overtime.
1. Drink More Water
2. Take in More Antioxidants
Antioxidants are great at protecting your skin cells from free radical damage. It helps keep your skin glowing and youthful. Fruits and vegetables are full of antioxidants- Blueberries, raspberries, dark leafy green vegetables, and citrus fruits.
Exercising can have a huge impact on your complexion. Doing 30 minutes/day of walking, running, swimming, bicycling, yoga, or any kind of active movements will be great for your skin tone and texture.
4. Breathe more Deeply
This can reduce stress and you’ll feel more calm and at peace. Breathe deeply while you’re reading this post!
5. Reduce Alcohol Intake
Alcohol is a diuretic which can cause dehydration. This is the last thing you want for your skin!.
6. Lay off the Caffeine
For all you coffee lovers out there, caffeine is another diuretic which can lead to dry skin and lack of nutrients. Try and limit your coffee drinking.
7. Have Some Good Fats
The body can’t live without good fats aka Essential Fatty Acids. It’s particularly important for people who have skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and severe dry skin. Flaxseed oil and fish are full of this stuff. Make sure to include this in your diet.
8. Take some MSM
I take this daily I can’t tell you how great my skin looks. MSM is a sulfur compound that is known to heal skin problems like scars and wrinkles. I take a teaspoon of pure liquid MSM daily ( you can find at Vitamin Shoppe) but it’s better to consume raw vegetables. It has to be raw because food processing removes it.
Take plenty of vitamins for healthy skin. A couple of good vitamins are: Vitamin E- heals wouunds and scars; Vitamin A- stimulate cell production and restores pigmentation; Vitamin B7- helps clear up acne.
10. Manage your Stress!
To have healthy skin, you gotta have a healthy state of mind. Stress can cause more problems for your skin so try and manage your stress by doing things you enjoy or love.
11. Charge up on Superfoods!
Get a massage can be very relaxing but it’s also great for the skin. Massage helps with the skin’s circulation and reducing stress. Make your next appointment at a massage parlor.
13. Balance Hormones
A few common signs of hormonal imbalance are acne, oily skin, fatigue, and weight gain. This can be a serious condition so its always best to talk to your doctor. A natural way to balance your hormones is through supplements and changing your eating habits.
14. Regular Cleansing Routine
Keep your face radiant by having a regular cleansing routine. Find a natural cleansing product (like organic soaps) that’s right for your skin. Cleanse the face in a circular motion and rinse with lukewarm water. I like to also rinse with cold water because it helps reduce the look of pores.
If you want your skin to stay glowing, plump, and healthy, then moisturizing is key. Many skincare products have harmful ingredients so look for natural/organic skincare products that are of high quality. Great places to find them are at whole food stores or vitamin shops.
16. Get Some Sun
With summer approaching it’s okay to get some sun. In fact, it’s necessary. Your body needs the sun for the production of Vitamin D. There are a lot of people out there who are Vitamin D deficient and at one point I was and I didn’t even realize. So, enjoying 15 or 20 minutes of sun exposure couldn’t hurt.
17. Stay out of the Sun
This might sound hypocritical since the previous tip suggested some sun; however monitoring sun exposure is also necessary. A lifetime of sun exposure can lead to dry skin, wrinkles, age spots, freckles, sunburns, or even worse..skin cancer. So try to avoid the sun when the sun rays are the strongest which is usually between 10am to 4 pm. Wear protective clothing and sunscreen too!
A simple way to get more nutrients into your body is by drinking juice. Get a juicer to make all kinds of drinks with fruits and vegetables. The nutrients will protect the skin from aging and provide plenty of antioxidants.
19. Go organic
Organic foods are so much better than non-organic items. Yes it cost a little more dough but I consider that better than grabbing foods that contain pesticides.
20. Don’t smoke
If you don’t wrinkles then put the cigarette down. Smoking can deplete the skin of its nutrients such as Vitamin A. It can also damage elastin and collagen which gives the skin its elasticity.
21. Good Digestive System
To have good skin you gotta have a good digestive system. The main causes of a bad digestive system is not drinking enough water and not consuming more fiber. If you don’t want to suffer from acne, psoriasis or constipations, get your digestive tract right on track.
22. Get your Beauty rest
Try and get at least 8 hours of sleep a day. Lack of beauty sleep can cause hormonal imbalance and accelerate the aging process.
23. Organic Clay Mask
Applying a clay mask once or twice a week is great for cleansing the skin. Mask draws out impurities and reduces acne. You’ll be left with soft and clean skin.
24. Keep it moving
The best solution for overall skin health…Keep it moving. Invigorate your circulation by taking a quick walk outside, going to the gym, doing some stretching, and etc. Doing nothing can promote acne, loss of muscle tone, and cellulite. Yikes!
25. Reduce Sugar Intake
Sugar is one of the causes of aging prematurely. It damages the collagen in the skin and reduces elasticity. Try and reduce your sugar intake. I know it can be difficult but it can be a gradual process.
Mediation is known to reduce stress and keep you calm. It increases your health and improves your skin.
27. Stay away from Synthetic Chemicals
Synthetic chemicals are harsh for the skin and can do more damage than good. You can find all kinds of ingredients in skin care products that are chemically based which isn’t a good thing. It’s better to go all natural.
28. Eat More Whole Foods
Whole foods have more vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and nutrients that the body needs. Stay away from refined sugars!
29. Include Fermented Foods
They keep your stomach happy by improving digestion, absorption and nutrient intakes. Examples of fermented foods are sourdough bread, salsa, ketchup, Kefir, and sour cream.
30. Try Aloe Vera
Aloe vera naturally heals the skin. Check out my post on the benefits of aloe vera!
31. Home beauty recipes
Create your own beauty recipes with all natural ingredients. Here’s a couple of homemade beauty recipes to start off with.
Exfoliation gets rid of dead skin cells and allows the skin to detox. It also brightens and softens the skin. Go for all-natural scrubs!
33. Try a Natural Astringent
An astringent is great for removing excess oil and increasing blood circulation. Astringents found at stores can be really harsh on the skin and cause more oil production. I like to make my own astringent at home using lemon, cucumber juice, and honey.
34. Good Hygiene
This is very important for a healthy body. You can prevent many infections with a good anti-bacterial soap.
35. Be Good to your skin
Take care of your skin daily and enjoy the benefits of natural skincare.