How To Get Beautiful Skin In Ten Easy Steps
Natural Beauty Care
Achieving beautiful skin is sometimes elusive to most of us but can be attained with natural beauty care. We often spend quite a lot of money trying the various products on the market. At the moment I have so many half used jars and bottles I could open my own store. I discovered that the products I have been using irritate me either as soon as I put them on or within a few weeks. I decided to try an organic skin care regimen and found that my skin responded better them, felt lighter and looked more natural. Some of the products I used before felt heavy and gooey on my skin and clogged clog my pores. The organic skin care products that I made right there in my kitchen set my skin free.
Here are my guidelines for organic skin care. These ten steps will give you the beautiful skin you deserve in no time. These steps are not limited to females but to men as well.
Your 10 Steps to beautiful skin
Avoid using cleansers that will strip the skin of its natural oils. Keep away from products containing Sodium lauryl sulphate or Sodium laureth sulphate. They may lather a lot but they can irritate the skin and eyes and cause blackheads. It is best to use natural beauty care products like those with coconut oils. You won’t get as much lathering but they won’t irritate and they will get rid of the dirt and debris. It is important to choose the right cleanser as this is the most important step in achieving beautiful skin.
You will need to tone after cleansing. This corrects the PH balance of the skin. Natural plant extracts are best for this purpose as they also help to replace the oils you lose after cleansing and they also help to rehydrate the skin.
Sloughing helps to keep away dirt and dead skin cells that make the skin appear dull. It also clears clogged pores which can result in breakouts. Exfoliates which contain apricot seed or walnut seed usually tear the skin resulting in blemishes or irritation. It is best to use Alpha hydraulic acid or glycolic acids to exfoliate as these are naturally found in fruits and foods, such as citrus, apples, grapes and sour milk. Glycolic acid is especially good for acne prone skin as this dissolves the build-up of dead cells in the follicles.
Otherwise known as moisturizing. Using natural oils will help keep in the moisture in the skin. Products with synthetic oils will irritate the skin and cause rashes and breakouts. Hexane is a synthetic ingredient found in many products on the market. Using cold-pressed nuts and vegetable oils are better for the skin as they are a more natural alternative. They contain a healthy dose of natural vitamins and minerals that the skin craves. Olive oil is good for the skin as it contains natural anti-oxidants which fight free radicals and help maintain the skin's natural appearance.
4. Balance of sun Exposure:
If you have to be out in the sun wear a sunblock that contains titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. These acts as natural barriers that reflects UVA and UVB. Synthetic sunblocks irritate the skin and cause rashes. Some synthetic ingredients are Octyl Methooxynnamate and Parasol.
Get one at least four times a year. You may choose a spa treatment or you can do one at home.
Sleeping not only rejuvenate your mind and body but also your skin. Get enough rest to keep your skin looking young and healthy.
Keep your skin hydrated by making sure your environment is not too dry. Keep your humidity under control. Mist your face regularly with rose water or chamomile to keep from drying out. Drink a lot of water to keep your system in balance.
8. Healthy Lifestyle:
A good diet packed with fruits and vegetables will cleanse the system and the skin. Staying away from foods that are full of sugar and fat will see improvement in your skin. Detox occasionally, keep away from heavy drinking of alcohol and smoking and your skin will benefit.
Exercise energizes the body and mind and the skin benefits from this. As we exercise our muscles get tighter and tones and in so doing our skin also tightens and tones, giving it a more youthful appearance. During perspiration toxins are released from the bloodstream through the skin making us healthier. Thirty minutes per day, three times per week is a good start.
Find ways to deal with your problems. Meditating, yoga, reading, picnicking, just general relaxation to get your mind in balance will reduce stress lines on the skin. Anxiety and stress play a big role in wrinkling the skin.
Natural Skin Care Recipes
Here are some organic skin care products and natural skin care recipes that you can make right there in your kitchen.
First we make a herbal infusion. Your choice of green tea, chamomile, rosemary, calendula, lemon leaves, orange peel and rose petals.
2 oz fresh bruised herbs (or 1 oz dried)
1 cup purified water
1 quart-sized jar
In a saucepan bring water to boil then pour over herbs. Let it steep for about ten minutes then strain and pour into jar.
Now for the cleanser: The oats contain salicylic acid which soothes irritated skin and the baking soda makes the skin silky soft.
¼ cup of the infusion
¼ cup oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp honey
2 tsbp superfine sugar
Combine oats, baking soda, sugar and honey in a bowl, pour infusion and mix well. Set aside for five minutes before using. Makes about 1 cup.
This cleanser is ideal for the following skin types:-
Now for the Toner
Ideal for the above list of skin types. Here goes:
1 tsp dried peppermint leaves
4 tsp green tea
4 oz purified water
2 drops lavender essential oil
2 tsp aloe vera gel
A 4 oz spray bottle
Bring the water to a boil and pour over herbs. Add lavender oil and let stand for ten minutes. Stir and let cool. Pour the Aloe Vera gel in bottle and fill up with infusion. Shake well. Keep refrigerated. Spritz face liberally as needed.