Uncovering 5 simple home remedy secrets to look & feel your best on the inside & out. Get all the details below.
1. Honey: Nature’s Miracle Product
Honey is one of the most wonderful & natural products for your skin. It is anti-bacterial and full of antioxidants to slow down ageing.
Not only does it soothe the skin, but it also improves the complexion. Use as a natural cleanser, toner and moisturizer.
Honey is your all-in-one. Why? Because it unclogs pores and removes dirt from pores.
You can use honey in your skin-care routine in a number of creative ways:
Face Wash: Apply honey on your face and wash with lukewarm water for less-stressed skin.
DIY Scrub: You can also make a DIY exfoliation scrub by mixing two parts honey and one part baking soda. You can use this concoction for all over your body, not just face, for smoother and softer skin.
Body Wash: Another way to take the benefits from honey is by pouring some into your bath and soak in it for 15 minutes, then rinse with water.
What are you waiting for? Start using honey in your daily skin-care routine and you will notice the difference.
2. Take Cold Showers
A long hot water shower might seem a great idea for relaxing and soothing your tired body, but it does wreak havoc on your skin.
After a hot shower, your skin will be red, inflamed and itchy because it has been robbed of its natural oils that help keep your skin healthy.
Did you know that our skin is the largest organ in the body, made up of three layers?
The outer layer – epidermis, is directly affected when we take hot showers. Dry skin increases chances of skin infections or leads to an over-production of oils due to hormonal imbalances.
By following a routine of taking cold showers a few times a week, you can help your skin stay hydrated and moisturized.
Also, avoid using harsh soaps, opt for organic products made with oatmeal, chamomile or calendula in shower gels to keep skin fresh and glowing.
Instead of using beauty products full of chemicals and perfumes, use natural ingredients to moisturize your skin. There are a number of easy ways to do this:
Massage oils: An effective natural remedy is the use of oils such as coconut oil, olive oil or castor oil. Before going to bed, massage oil into your skin for 2-3 minutes and let it absorb. Leave on overnight and wash off the next morning for fresh and younger looking skin. With regular application, you will notice that your skin has become soft and supple.
Aloe Vera Gel: Another miracle product found naturally, is aloe vera gel derived from the aloe vera plant. If you don’t have an aloe vera plant at home, and don’t want to extract the gel yourself, then you can use aloe vera organic gel which comes in a bottle.
Make sure it does not have any other ingredients apart from aloe vera. Aloe vera contains Vitamin E and Vitamin: nutrients that nourish your skin and protect from free radicals. The gel also works wonders for itchy skin conditions like eczema because of its anti-inflammatory properties.
Avocado: For dry and flaky skin, another effective remedy is the use of avocado. Take the pulp out and mash it into a paste consistency, then apply it on affected area. Leave it for 10 minutes and then wash it off.
The vitamin C and Vitamin E found in avocado helps in collagen synthesis and improve the elasticity of the skin. So, don’t forget to include avocado in your fruit basket, next time you go grocery shopping. No doubt, it is a super-food!
4. Remove Makeup Before Bed
It is very important to remove makeup before you go to bed. Any left-over makeup throughout the night will stop the skin from breathing and will cause damage to your skin in the long run.
Use makeup remover wipes or a simple cleanser to remove all dirt and makeup before you sleep, which includes not just foundation but also lipstick and mascara. Lipstick can make lips chapped so after removal, so apply a hydrating lip balm.
Mascara will break eyelashes and make them brittle. So, make sure to take it off too.
Natural oils like castor oil and tee-tree oil are great for skin, and applying them regularly before going to bed will soothe and replenish your skin.
5. Hit the Hay Early
A bad night’s sleep can wreck your skin internally and externally.
Sleeping early and taking rest for at least 10 hours in the night, is vital for healthy skin.
Why? Because when we sleep, our skin makes new collagen, thus repairing the skin making it look plumper which means fewer wrinkles.
In contrast, sleep deprivation means less consistent blood flow to the skin resulting in puffy eyes, dark circles, pale skin and sagging eyelids.
Not enough sleep not only shows that you are exhausted, but also worsens immune-related skin conditions like eczema. If you take a good night’s rest, it slows down your aging process and even helps with weight management.
So, make sure you get that all-important beauty sleep to achieve must-have glowing skin.
Remember to apply these golden secrets for a flawless skin.
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