Tired of dry, flaking skin? Follow these 7 natural remedies to get smooth skin, and to look younger.
Sweat it Out
Any amount of time you spend working out, whether you’re running, jogging, or lifting weights at the gym, has tremendous benefits for the skin. Exercise stimulates collagen, which tightens skin and reduces the appearance of aging lines and wrinkles. Sweating also reduces stress, which as we all know, is one major reason for wrinkles and premature aging.
- Drink Lots of Water
You’re not likely to have good skin if you don’t hydrate. Drinking a glass of water when you first wake up in the morning can do a lot to remove toxins, facilitate nutrient transfer, and keep skin soft. The recommended minimum is 6 glasses per day; but it takes a while to get used to drinking water if you’ve been avoiding it all your life. Eat fruits like watermelon to get more water into your body.
- Practice Yoga
Yoga asanas are great for building strength and improving posture, but that’s not all they’re good for. Practicing yoga also encourages circulation and assists the skin in removing toxins. Take a moment every day to perform some breathing exercises and to hold a pose. It will strengthen your body and mind, and it will make you look and feel good.
- Skin Hydration
To keep skin soft, one must provide moisture to the skin by drinking enough water and also by washing and applying a water-dense lotion or cream. Use warm water or steam to open up the pores, and scrub with a gentle face scrub to remove dirt. When finished, rinse with cold water to close the pores.
Do this regularly to maintain smooth skin.
- Follow a Natural Diet
A healthy diet includes all the vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fats needed to keep your skin healthy. Sugar and deep-fried food cause digestive problems, so they should be avoided. Instead, eat only natural food and include skin-friendly foods such as fish, white meat, grains, tomato, broccoli, and nuts.
- Avoid the Sun
UV rays cause severe damage to skin cells and should be avoided whenever possible. Direct sunlight will dry your skin and destroy many of the life-giving properties on the skin. Use a strong sunblock whenever you leave the house and watch how much time you spend in the sun. Natural skin oils are great for treating sunburns and irritation.
- Meditate Regularly
Meditation offers us a way to become centered and reduce the anxiety and stress that comes from work and family. Once peace is achieved internally, the effects become visible in the form of a happy, healthy face; and your skin looks better. Spend some time working on silencing the mind, being at peace with yourself, and keep a positive attitude.
Proper skin care involves a lot of work and discipline, which is why we encourage healthy eating habits, less drinking, and building healthy social connections.
Keep your friends close and smile often; this will do wonders for your skin.