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NATURAL WAYS TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN

 

The skin is the largest organ of the body and the first point of contact with the external environment. It is the most exposed organ to environmental toxins, what you put on your skin is very important. As the skin ages, it receives various gifts such as wrinkles, sunspots, dull, rough skin, and sogginess.

For healthy and glowing skin, the following skin care tips would be useful:

Hydration

As with every other natural process, hydration is essential for a healthy skin maintenance, it is the first step to a healthy skin. Adequate hydration helps your skin elasticity.

 

Wash your face often instead of using make up wipes

The importance of washing the skin with soap and water cannot be overemphasized. The human skin sheds no fewer than 50 million skin cells per day. If you neglect to wash and exfoliate with soap and water, then every other thing you are applying on the skin is just like pilling on a layer of dust, it won’t penetrate the skin to have the desired effect.

 

What goes into our body reflects on the outside (skin)

If you are not taking in good stuff, whether food or the products you apply on your skin, it will have a negative reflection on your skin. So, to effectively take good care of your kin, you need to focus on what food and drink you are putting into your body. Eat nutrient-rich foods, this has a super impact on how your skin looks. Food rich with vegetables and fibers are great. So when next you eat, eat with your skin in mind, take more of food with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E and Zinc to enhance and give your skin a glowing look.

 

Coconut oil and Shea butter

Coconut oil and Shea butter has a hydrating and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. Research has shown that coconut oil makes the skin a better barrier by suppressing some of the body’s natural inflammatory agents. The fatty acids in shea butter helps to hydrate the skin and is effective in the treatment of eczema.

 

Change your pillowcase

You should change your pillow cover every three to four days, because it has a built up of oil, dirt and sweat from everyday use. Our hair holds so much dirt and each time we use our pillow we are literally mopping up the dirt with our face.

 

Limit sun exposure

Sun exposure is the leading source of premature skin aging, it lowers the collagen leading to loss of elasticity and tone of the skin.

 

Use Natural Skin Care Products

Using natural skin care products are the best gift you can give to your skin. This keeps your skin away from the harsh effects of chemicals capable of altering normal texture and appearance of the skin. When choosing your skin care products always read the label on the product, some could be labeled as natural or organic whereas in reality, only a minute proportion of it is indeed natural.

 

Natural ingredients are healthier for the majority of people, however you should avoid trying too many ingredients at once. Whenever the need arises to try a new ingredient, make sure to always use one at a time. You can always talk to your dermatologist to ensure that you are using the right natural products for your skin.

 

Finally, your skin is tough and protective, it can absorb anything that is applied on it, however, the skin deserves to be treated with much care to give it the glowing look that is desired.

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