Skincare addiction tips

Get your Daily Dose of Vitamin C.

Whether you cut up an orange every morning, or you like to snack on sliced peppers—getting a boost of vitamin C in your diet may also help promote healthy skin. Many skin care products also use vitamin C for topical application purposes. Research has shown that vitamin C can repair wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging both when used topically as a serum or when consumed in the form of food. According to one study, published in the Archives of Otolaryngology: Head Neck Surgery, study participants using vitamin C had improved wrinkles, texture and general complexion. Adding some extra vitamin C to your day certainly won’t do any harm and it just may improve your summer skin care regimen.

Wash Your Face Well.

In general, you should be washing your face daily—even if you haven’t worked out. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, how you wash your face can make a difference in your appearance. Be sure to use a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser that does not contain alcohol (which is drying). Use lukewarm water—and resist the temptation to scrub your skin, as this only irritates it. Pat your face dry gently and apply moisturizer. The Academy advises limiting washing to twice a day and after sweating.

Skip the Makeup at the Gym.

According to dermatologists, sweating can lead to breakouts. If you have acne-prone skin, remove your makeup before working out and wash your face when you return from a run—or the gym. These simple steps are a simple addition to your summer skin care routine and can ensure that your healthy exercise habits don’t have a negative impact on your skin.

Use oil blends to freshen up the bathroom

Just like in your air filters, essential oils are great in the bathroom because they literally kill the odor-causers in the air! The Cheer Up Buttercup! blend from NOW is wonderful at cutting odors, fast. Have a dropper of this 100% essential oils citrus blend handy – it cuts odors and leaves a fresh scent. Add a couple of drops to the inside of your toilet paper roll as needed. Every time someone turns the roll, they’ll release the scent. What a great trick!

Drink More Water.

Drinking water can absolutely have overall health and weight loss benefits—but it also seems likely that it has some skin care benefits as well. The research has been limited on this but many dermatologists say that their patients who are well-hydrated appear to have better skin with less problematic concerns. If that anecdotal evidence doesn’t have you convinced, there is a little bit of research backing it up. A 2007 study, published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, found that drinking 2.25 liters (9.5 cups) of water every day for four weeks altered skin density and thickness. A second study from the University of Missouri-Columbia showed that drinking 500 milliliters of water (about two cups) increased blood flow to the skin. Considering ample water intake will also insist in your weight loss efforts, it’s something worth trying either way.

Improve Skin Clarity and Texture with Sunscreen.

You already know that your daily summer skin care routine should include the application of sunscreen when you’re spending time outdoors. Sunscreen protects the skin from harmful UV rays. However, a study, published in Dermatologic Surgery, found that the daily use of a facial broad-spectrum sunscreen over a year reversed common sings of photoaging—like wrinkles, texture, overall tone and fine lines. With a daily application of moisturizer with SPF 30, study participants saw improvements of 52 percent in sun spots, 40 percent in skin texture, and 41 percent in skin clarity.

Make A Natural Beauty Mask To Restore And Hydrate Tired Dull Skin

Oats have moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties. Avocado is hydrating and nourishing, with naturally occurring vitamins A and E. And, Yogurt contains nutrients, enzymes and active cultures that help reduce inflammation and balance the pH of your skin for a healthy skin microbiome. In a bowl, blend together 1/4 cup oat flour (ground uncooked oats), 2 Tablespoons unsweetened yogurt and ¼ of an avocado. Mix well and then apply enough to cover your clean, dry face. Leave on face for 10 to 20 minutes and then remove with warm, wet washcloth, and then rinse face with water and pat dry. Use the mask once per day as needed. — I hope you enjoyed these natural beauty tips. Feel free to share them with your friends, and spread the word about natural beauty. Have any natural beauty tips of your own? Please share them in the comments below. —

Clean Facial Pores With Honey, Turmeric, And Yogurt For A Smoother Complexion

Combine the healing, clarifying, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial effects of honey with pore cleansing and sebum balancing effects of turmeric and pH enhancing and lactic acid effects of yogurt into this pore cleanser… Mix together 1 Tablespoon plain yogurt, 1 Tablespoon raw honey and 1 teaspoon turmeric powder into a paste. Apply to face and neck and leave for about 10 to 15 minutes. Then wash with cool water, pat your skin dry and apply your favorite serum and moisturizer.

Avoid chemical shampoos

A weird trick which was passed on to me by my grandmother was to avoid shampoos. My grandmother always dissuaded shampoo usage. Worst was that she always used a soap, if required. She did have to long black tresses. She did not dye her hair, ever. I know nobody is going to do it, but it is not that bad an idea. What say?

Drink loads of water

Drink Water for sure! If you are dehydrated, drink ample water. Do not jump on to aerated drinks quickly.