With the so many commercial products claiming to care for your skin, there is need take charge of your beauty and use only what is safe for your wellbeing. Considering the array of chemical-laden skincare lotions, creams, serums and other formulations packed in eye-enticing tubes and containers in market today, shifting to organic skin care is worth the effort. Your skin appearance is determined by a number of factors from the kind of lifestyle you live, diet to what you apply on your skin. Adopting a green and clean lifestyle that observes these practices will help you achieve and maintain a healthy skin.
Increase on organic foods
Eating a balanced nutrition composed of organic foods contributes to a healthy skin. Organic foods have essential phytochemicals intact which is the opposite of processed foods. The heat and preservatives used to prolong the shelf life of processed foods may destroy their nutrient balance. Your body needs food nutrients in their natural state to boost your immune system and fight free radicals that cause unhealthy skin.
Exercising regularly helps relieve stress and keeps your skin vibrant. Stress is a contributing factor to unhealthy skin. Exercising keeps blood and nutrients flowing to muscle tissues beneath the skin and therefore makes the skin appear healthy. Exercise is a natural way of cleansing the skin from the inside because when blood is kept in good circulation, it carries with it cellular toxins out of your system.
Washing your skin is essential to remove dirt, sweat, odors, infections and residue from beauty products. Excessive washing or using harsh soaps in cleaning is however not advisable as it rips your skin its natural oils. Bathing with mild soaps protects your skin against irritation. After bathing, it would be advisable to use natural bath oils to keep your skin healthy. Sources of pure natural oils include chamomile, lavender, jasmine, sandalwood and rose among others. These oils have therapeutic benefits which include relieving stress, soothing sore muscles, treating insomnia and curing irritated skin. You only need to sprinkle a few drops of any of these oils or a mixture in your warm water before settling in. Note that sprinkling the oils in very hot water evaporates them alongside their essential benefits. Ensure that your bath water is not so hot before dipping in for a good soak or else you will destroy your skin’s natural oils.
Stay safe in the sun
The sun’s ultraviolet rays are a great enemy to healthy skin. Avoid the sun when it’s in its peak especially between 10.00 am and 4.00pm. If you have to go out in the sun, wear sunscreen!!! Natural skin care products laced with sun protection are also helpful. Wearing skin-covering clothes, sunglasses and a hat can protect your delicate facial skin from the harmful sun rays.
Inadequate sleep increases production of cortisol, a harmful stress hormone. Cortisol causes inflammation in the body. Signs of inadequate sleep will eventually show up on your skin. This may present itself in the form of dull skin or old appearing skin. You will probably have dark under-eye circles if you are not sleeping enough. Sleeping enough helps the skin to repair and generate new cells for a youthful appearance.