7 healthy ways to nourish your skin type
With natural, effective ways to care for any skin type, the days of over-scrubbing and stripping our faces with harsh chemicals are gone. Instead, using personalized, natural products can actually heal your skin.
Here are seven remedies that could already be waiting in your cabinets:
Tea for too-agitated skin
Green or black tea are well-known to be chock-full of antioxidants. After you drink your tea, take the tea bag and press it gently all over your face. The antioxidants in tea heal and soothe irritated skin and tighten pores.
Consider the old stand-by: put tea bags in the fridge or freezer. Once they are cold enough, place them on your eyes for instant de-puffing.
Coconut and olive oil provide versatile benefits
Coconut oil and olive oil are both beneficial to various skin types. According to research, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties in coconut oil can be effective for certain types of acne or rashes. Coconut oil works like a charm as a skin cleanser or makeup remover. Warm up a dab in your palm and rub circles around your face before rinsing.
Olive oil is hypoallergenic and extremely moisturizing for skin. Containing antioxidants A and E, this oil makes a wonderful moisturizer.
Aspirin for a throbbing…pimple?
Aspirin not only can squash a headache and help prevent heart attacks, it can also heal a pimple. That’s because aspirin contains acetylsalicylic acid. Acetylsalicylic acid is related to salicylic acid, which is found in drug store acne creams. The anti-inflammatory properties of aspirin also help calm and reduce a pimple.
Crush an aspirin with some warm water and apply to the offending pimple. Let this sit for 10 to 15 minutes, and rinse. You can apply repeatedly if necessary until the pimple is gone.
Sugar scrubs soften and illuminate
Sugar scrubs are simple to make and leave your skin soft and lovely! In a bowl, mix together organic sugar, coconut oil, honey, and a little water. Combine until the paste is the consistency you prefer. Scrub your face gently for two to five minutes before rinsing with warm water.
The sugar will exfoliate your skin, leaving new, glowing skin behind.
Honey helps from A to Z
Raw honey provides a trifecta of benefits for your skin. Try a honey mask for intensive moisturizing – leave the honey on your face for up to 30 minutes. While taking a hot bath, add honey to prevent the heat from drying out your skin. Because honey is anti-bacterial and antioxidant-rich, it also helps heal acne-prone skin or skin with a wound or scratch.
Using fresh lemon juice can be an easy way to brighten and tighten your skin. Before applying moisturizer and makeup, a lemon wash or mask prepares skin by smoothing and clarifying.
A lemon and milk and face cleanser is a good combination. Fresh lemon juice is acidic, to exfoliate and revitalize your skin. It also contains Vitamin C, which contributes to brightening. Milk contains lactic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid, which acts as an exfoliator. Milk’s amino acids and enzymes also help moisturize.
Soak a warm washcloth in the lemon-milk mixture, and then massage your face for a few minutes. Leave the mixture on your face for ten minutes, and then rinse with warm water. Your skin should look and feel smooth and bright!
Tea tree oil for anti-inflammation
This amazing oil fight breakouts, redness and inflammation. Tea tree oil is also anti-bacterial, antimicrobial and anti-fungal to heal and calm agitated skin.
Dab a drop or two of this ancient oil into a small amount of honey or coconut oil. Then, spread over your face and leave for ten minutes before rinsing.
Research indicates that tea tree oil reduces breakouts and spot-treat pimples, with fewer side-effects than other treatments. Most people can use it without irritation.
We can improve the health and beauty of our skin by taking care to use quality products. Keeping a natural beauty regimen, regular sleep schedule, good nutrition plan, and using mindfulness techniques to reduce stress will keep you glowing from the inside out! Try this meditation, “Blessing the Energy Centers,” designed to heal and create vitality.