In an age where medicinal remedies permeate down to us for every ailment, it comes as no surprise that most of us turn to modern medicine even when talking about beauty. However, our search for the perfect skin may be hampered by our myopia towards other methods of preserving beauty, which proves doubly detrimental to our cause since there are numerous natural ways in which you could look young and beautiful, and remain so for a longer duration of time. Besides, another reason why we should at least consider looking into natural beauty tips is that most medicinal and commercially produced remedies are prone to side-effects of varying degrees since they are often altered during the processing stage and are hence no longer completely natural.
With this in mind, let’s look at a few natural beauty tips for the skin:
Eat right: For the skin to glow on the outside, you need a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients like omega-3 oils, biotin (a vitamin B complex), polyphenols, certain amino acids, etc. As you may notice, most of these are complex compounds that are found in small amounts in fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and other naturally occurring foods. Thus, ensure that you get a healthy dose of these elements by eating naturally occurring foods in their unprocessed form regularly.
Practice yoga: Besides being an effective way to slow down aging, yoga also offers a whole range of facial yoga exercises which can help the skin on your face stay free of wrinkles, fine lines, forehead lines and under-eye bags. Besides facial exercises, practicing yoga also helps your skin by detoxifying the body thanks to its de-stressing properties.
Use natural face packs: One of the best natural home remedies for keeping the skin beautiful and young is using face packs that trap the moisture in your skin, besides strengthening connective tissues on your face that keep the skin supple and elastic. Numerous combinations of face packs can be used for this purpose; the substances most often used to make them range across cucumbers, lemon juice, honey, turmeric, milk, orange peels and even potatoes.
Detoxify your body: Toxicity in our body exists all the time in different forms and different amounts and poses problems for the skin in a variety of ways such as wrinkles, skin darkening, decoloration, etc. The best way to fight toxicity is by drinking plenty of water at regular intervals, which comes with the added advantage of keeping your skin well hydrated. Other good ways to detoxify the body include fiber-loaded juices and other foods that are rich in antioxidants.
Be well protected when in sunlight: While sunlight is essential for the body to produce vitamin D, it also has many harmful effects on the skin, the most obvious of which is sunburn. Thus, ensure that you use sunglasses, caps and other accessories to keep out the sun when going out on a hot day.
Get adequate sleep: Though we may not realize it, skin health is closely linked with a good sleeping pattern, which also has a direct impact on the toxicity and stress quotient in the body. In fact, it wouldn’t be overreaching to classify facial yoga exercises and sleep in the same segment, since they’re two ways to achieve the same result, though this doesn’t mean that one should be a replacement for the other.
Exercise: Needs to be noted first that though yoga too is a form of exercise, it is one who slows down the blood circulation. However, your skin needs a steady dose of fast-moving blood as well, which can be achieved by (comparatively) strenuous physical exercises like jogging, weight training, and Pilates. The rationale behind this is that fast-moving blood supplies more nutrients to the skin, thus ensuring that the skin cells are maintained fresh and healthy.