Are you tired of seeing dark and dull complexion each time you look at your image in the mirror? Are you tired of people asking you “Hey, why do you look so tired?” Do you feel that age spots and acne marks have ravaged your skin making you look a lot older than you normally are? Then you have come to the right place. We have 5 proven and effective natural remedies that can give you beautiful glowing skin and bring out your inner beauty. Here they are:
Meditation is proven method of combating stress and reducing the levels of cortisol stress hormone in the body. Meditation can help you nurture your natural beauty from inside out. Stress hormones trigger acne breakouts and also accelerate the aging processes. So meditate twice a day, each day by sitting in quiet room, focusing on your breath, letting the thoughts come and go. Do this every day without fail and very soon you will be receiving compliments for glowing skin!
We cannot stress enough the importance of water for a younger looking blemish-free skin. You must drink copious amounts of water if you want smaller skin pores. When you drink water, the sweat mechanism is triggered to remove toxins from the body. Your lymphatic system also functions better and detoxifies your body. The effect can be seen immediately on the skin in form of blemish free and acne free skin. You must drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily- more in the summers or after a workout. You can even squeeze half a lemon or lime in your next glass of water. Lemon juice acts as a natural diuretic and throws out excess sodium to give you a beautiful glow.
Antioxidant rich diet
This is one of the best natural remedies for naturally glowing skin. There is a reason why women in the Mediterranean region have such healthy and beautiful complexions. It is because they eat a well balanced diet with whole grains, fresh vegetables, fruits and seafood. All these are packed with healthy antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Vitamin E. These help fight free radicals which damage the body and accelerate aging. So, the next time you are hungry, reach out for carrots, celery sticks, fruits, nuts and seeds such as Omega 3 essential fatty acid rich flax seeds, sunflower seeds etc.
Stay away from the 3 S’s
The three S’s that damage your skin are: sugar, snacks and second helpings. Sugar is now being linked to acne breakouts. Commercially available snacks are also packed with chemicals and preservatives which harm your skin greatly. They are packed with sodium which causes water retention giving you a swollen and puffy look. So stay away from sodium laden snacks, and sugary beverages and fast food. Also, second helpings are a strict no-no if you want a naturally glowing skin. Eat in moderation-always. Your plate must ideally contain proteins, healthy carbohydrates and fruits and vegetables. Do not eat until you are full- eat until you feel you can eat just a bit more. This will help you maintain a healthy body weight and also give you younger, smoother skin.
Pay attention to your skin routine
Most women now know the importance of cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Use a good water-based cleanser which is made specifically for your skin type. Cleanse twice every day-morning and evening. Never ever sleep with your makeup on; it is the worst thing you can do for your skin. Makeup actually aggravates acne breakouts and can even cause dullness of the skin. Use some baby oil to remove makeup. Follow up with a mild cleanser and a toner. If you get acne, use a Witch Hazel based toner that contains natural salicylic acid. This helps reduce acne breakouts and prevents new ones. Follow this up with a good moisturizer that does not clog your pores. Talk to a dermatologist about the right one. During the day time, use a SPF based product to prevent UVA and UVB damage. For nighttime, use a tightening or skin whitening face cream. You can even use natural products like coconut oil, olive oil etc for moisturizing dry skin at night. You can even apply some honey as a natural face mask. Honey is a wonderful antibacterial and astringent. Apply it to the face at bedtime for 10 minutes before washing off with tepid water.
Naturally glowing skin is every woman’s dream which can become a reality provided you follow these natural remedies and tips. It is very important to love yourself, no matter what your skin condition is. Instead of dwelling on your skin problems, believe in your natural inner beauty. When you are confident and you smile, your skin gets a natural glow which no cosmetic or beauty treatment in the world can give you. So go on, bring out your inner beauty with the right positive attitude!