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Tips For Healthy Skin

Beauty as defined by Merriam-Webster, is the qualities in a person that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit. Beauty is very powerful. Throughout history the power of beauty has been used to manipulate many situations. Some say beauty comes from within. Well, I disagree. Our insides are hideous! Being a decent individual may come from within but beauty is very much skin deep.

Sun Tan & Pollutants:

We all know by now that the sun and toxins in our environments can increase damage to our skin causing signs of premature aging. This is partly due to melanin that is  present in our skin. Whenever we get exposed to the sun, melanin is produced. When large amounts of melanin is produced and released we will start to see uneven skin tone and dark spots. This can be especially unsettling when it happens on our face.

Tips for Healthy Beautiful skin:

It isn’t terribly difficult to maintain healthy beautiful skin but it does take a conscious effort, for most of us anyway. I have always been super J of those girls with perfect skin that don’t try at all. They can wash with body soap and glow. B#@%H!!

Beauty Tips, Two Types:

Natural:

Natural beauty remedies use fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices and so on that come directly from nature. Some natural products can be less expensive but many are just as spendy as the cosmetic products. When you use natural products though you know that you aren’t adding anything to your system that could potentially be harmful in the long-run. That’s important to me because I feel many of the cosmetic products have not been tested over a long period of time. Who knows what we might find out about them next year or in the next five years.

Cosmetic:

In many of these products chemicals or artificial agents are used to make skin appear younger, to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, to brighten and to give skin a healthy glow.

Natural Beauty Tips For Healthy Beautiful Skin

Honey:

Honey is one of the best things you can use if you need to even out your skin tone. Applying honey regularly on your skin can give great results and go a long way in giving you healthy, younger looking skin. Try 1 tsp. of honey twice a day. Apply it on your face and massage gently in circular motion. After a couple of weeks you will notice that your skin has turned into lite golden complexion. Please note that you should not use milk with honey. Mixing the two will cause an adverse reaction and should be avoided always.

Papaya:

Peel off the skin and crush the fruit so that it becomes like a thick paste. Apply this paste on your face. You can even use it on your arms. Leave it on for 30 minutes then rinse off with cool water. Papaya fruit is packed with vitamins and enzymes that your skin will benefit from.

Basil:

It not only cures illnesses if consumed but can work wonders on our skin. It Prevents Acne, relieves Skin Infections and treats Vitiligo And Eczema. Take a few Basil leaves and grind them up. Apply it on your skin gently. Leave it on for a couple of minutes, then rinse with cool water. After a few weeks you will notice a difference.

Rose water:

You can purchase already available rose petals or simply peel off rose petals and allow them to soak in water for a day. To maintain the pH balance of your skin, curb acne, hydrate skin, reduce puffiness, slow skin’s aging process and to just refresh yourself and your skin apply rose water daily.

Nature is Amazing

Turmeric:

Turmeric has anti-Inflammatory properties, it fight off acne because it is a natural antiseptic, reduces dark circles, protects against sun damage & premature aging, reduces the appearance of stretch marks and soothes dry skin.

Cucumber:

Cucumber has skincare benefits including vitamin C and caffeic acid, which both fight to reduce inflamed or irritated skin, and hydration thanks to its high water content. The peel itself contains silica, which firms up sagging skin. Even people with the most sensitive skin types can use cucumber to their advantage.

Also cucumber extracts heat from the body leaving eyes and skin cool and fresh. Black heads will also vanishes in no time if you regularly apply cucumber to your skin.

Lemon:

Lemon is an ideal skin brightener because the mix of vitamin C and citric acid. It helps to brighten and lighten the skin over a period of time. Vitamin C in lemon is a great antioxidant for reducing free radicals and boosting the production of collagen.

Tender Coconut Water:

Coconut water contains antimicrobial powerhouse called lauric acid that helps protect against skin infections. It also contains protein called cytokines that is responsible for encouraging cell growth and cell activation.

They regulate signals in response to inflammation caused by acne and also have an anti-ageing effect on the skin. Both external and internal use can improve wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots.

So Much Beauty in Nature

Egg Yolk:

Both the yolk and the whites are packed with nutrients. Egg whites contain albumin, a simple protein which helps to minimize pores + clear blackheads, making them especially great for oily skin. As well, the yolk is great for dry skin as it is packed with proteins and fatty acids that is great for skin and hair.

Watermelon:

Full of vitamins such as Vitamin A, B6 and C, watermelon is also packed with lycopene and amino acids, all combining to contribute towards healthy skin, aiding the immune system, and benefitting from antioxidants. The amino acid Arginine is essential in our bodies and helps with blood circulation in the scalp

Milk and Saffron:

Saffron benefits skin because it contains many vitamins and antioxidants that are beneficial to our skin. It is an anti-inflammatory and soothes skin. Saffron oil can make your skin glow – and saffron water has amazing properties.

I Use Many Cosmetic Products

Although I have given tips using natural remedies for skin care does not mean that I am against cosmetic skin care products. In fact, a peek inside my cabinet would prove just the opposite. I enjoy a vast array of beauty products. I try to use what works for me at the moment and think you should too. I only hope to encourage the option of natural products and their benefits. If you have a product or ingredient that you have benefitted from please let me know by leaving a comment. My readers are curious as am I. xoxo

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Written by Rose