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Eco Friendly Beauty Tips for Getting Your Skin Glowing Naturally this Spring Season

Updated on March 28, 2011
Peace Lily blossom.
Peace Lily blossom. | Source

Hibernating is not just for the bears. According to scientists human beings also have an instinct to hibernate when it grows cold. We tend to put on or hold onto fat, our hair grows longer, faster and we with little effort seem to put on added pounds, if we are not diligent with our exercise routine and eating habits.

Well, it is officially spring and if you are like me you will be making a special effort to get your body and skin back to it's healthiest condition. This as always involves, lifestyle changes that i feel should begin on the inside and manifest itself on the outside.

So, here are some Eco friendly Beauty Tips to get your skin glowing naturally this spring. Start with drinking lots of water. If you have been slacking, it is time to get back on the ball. You must also be consuming foods and drinks that will aid in your body detoxifying itself .

It can be a simple process but it is a process you have to implement, you can do it slowly, adding one thing at a time or you can do it all at once but doing it will help your body's skill in rejuvenating and will lead to life long health habits.

Starting on the Inside

1. Eating the Right Foods

Eating the right foods is always to our best advantage. It is simpler than we make it out to be. Starting your shopping in the fresh produce aisle is the best place to start. If you go by a shopping list, make an outline to shop by following the outer parameter of the store's floor plan.

Reach for fresh first , then for frozen if fresh is unattainable or too expensive, then for canned, this will keep you from consuming too much salt and other ingredients we can't even pronounce.

Lean meats, fish like tuna and salmon, eggs, cheese, fresh vegetables and fruits along with grains, like flax and herbs make for a well rounded eating routine.

2. Drinking the Right Juices

If you have a juicer, use these recipes to detox your body and flush out your system. Vegetable juices can aid in cleaning out your colon and aiding in digestion, giving your body the necessary boost to help flush out toxins.

Combinations like 1/2 a cucumber, 2 celery stalks and 2 carrots, add a dash of cayenne pepper. You can also do 1 cucumber, 2 celery stalk, 1/2 an apple and a handful of parsley. Another good drink is 1/2 lemon juiced, make sure it is cleaned, add to a 16 oz glass of water. Half a lemon plus an apple is a refreshing drink as well. Enjoy!

3. Drinking Water

This is vital, drinking at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of pure water or distilled water is important to having a healthy body and skin. But if you need to have something flavored you can add some lemon juice.

Working on the outside

1. Exfoliation

Is the removal of the top layer of dead cells on the skin's outer surface. There are several ways of accomplishing this but the best way to do anything is not to damage or lesson the amount of damage done to the epidermis.

Taking a natural approach using Eco friendly, biodegradable and organic products support the body and the environment's health. The least amount of chemicals we can introduce in our beauty routines are beneficial to us over the course of our lives.

Exfoliation has a long history. Dating back thousands of years as an important part of a woman's beauty regimen. It can be achieved through, mechanical - loofah, chemical - scrubs and as part of hair removal - waxing.

Adding Baking soda, Milk, Salt and Epsom Salt, to your bath will soften your skin and help with dislodging dead cells making their removal easier, causing the dullness and dryness to be relieved.

2. Using a natural Astringent

This should be used for deeper cleaning, it helps with evening out skin tones, which brings about brighter skin and that natural glow we are all looking for with out using makeup.

Astringents are used to shrink or constrict body tissues, so using them on your face and body, is recommended for oily skin, drying out pimples, helping with stretch marks, scars, superficial cuts, allergies, and fungal infections.

Natural astringents that help with cutting through dirt and disinfect the skin are Lemon, Hydrogen Peroxide, and Distilled vinegar, combining these with water and using them as a spritz is a great way to cool down, clean, and shrink pores for glorious even toned skin, which glows.

3. Moisturizing

Is necessary for great looking skin, because we wash our skin with soap and water as part of our daily cleansing routine, every effort to moisturize is vital. Using Milk, Honey, Oils like Safflower, Coconut and Olive oil add back the minerals and fats that keep skin looking and feeling healthy.

They can and should be eaten, to add healthy fats to your diet.

Applying a little of oil to your face especially after washing it at night finishes off your routine before going to bed and nourishes your skin as it heals while you sleep.


To Exfoliate

Mix honey and salt

Mix honey and sugar

Mix olive oil and sugar

Mix Lemon juice, salt and olive oil - this brightens elbows and knees as well as exfoliating.


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    • Celiegirl profile image

      Celiegirl 6 years ago

      Thanks Donna, adding apple to a lot of the juices you make helps!

    • Donna Janelle profile image

      Donna Janelle 6 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great tips! I have a juicer and love it...I wish I could stand to drink the vegetable juice because I know it is really good for you, but I don't really like many vegetables. Hopefully I make up for it by eating enough fruits :) Great hub!