We’ve all wondered at some point how to get that flawless skin that we see in advertisements and magazines and wondered what clear skin tips they may have that we’re missing! Searching the Internet is a great start to find out how to get clear skin naturally without a lot of harsh chemical-based products and expensive items from the store that don’t even do what they claim.
This may seem a bit elementary to some of us, but keep in mind that you don’t really even need store-bought products at all! The truth is that if you are eating a well balanced diet and consuming fruits and veggies and drinking plenty of water your skin will thank you for it!
Most of us know that one way to healthier skin is to eat properly, drink plenty of water and wash our faces daily. This may not seem like much of a surprise to many of you but many will continue to put garbage in their bodies. It is a fact that eating a diet of mostly fruits and vegetables, eliminating sugar and alcohol can give you clear skin. Juicing is all the rage nowadays as it is the best way to get the amount of nutrients our body needs for healthy skin, hair, and nails, not to mention the impact on ones health.
There are other things that you can do to get clearer skin. Are you curious to see how to get clear skin with just a few simple tips? The first is to make sure to steer clear of harsh cleansers. Your skin really doesn’t need a deep scrub down like your dishes do.
There really is no need to overdo it in the health and beauty isle at the store. Make sure that you take a few extra seconds and read the labels much like you would if you were going to be purchasing food to put in your body. Using chemical laden skin care products is often times the culprit to many skin problems with fragrance being just one of the top allergens. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), fragrances are considered the leading cause of cosmetic contact dermatitis. Do not buy products with fragrance listed in the ingredient list!
One of the biggest beauty myths? The idea that oil-free products are better for eliminating breakouts. This is not true when you use whole plant oils like jojaba and organic tee tree oil. Rice germ eliminates shine and willow bark helps to clear pores and keep them clean. Natural plant oils can help tame redness and even assist with skin irritation due to acne.
If you take away anything from this article, please let this sink in:
chemicals in chemical based skin care products such as dimethicone and cyclomethicone act like a plastic film (think plastic wrap) by filling your wrinkles and pores to create a soft surface. These ingredients actually suffocate your skin and clog your pores, making the natural skin oils rancid.
Skip the toners as they will often just dry the skin out and won’t help at all! If you choose to use a toner
If you’re planning to exfoliate the skin you can use natural products around the home to assist you. You can use a tiny bit of sugar and some orange or lemon juice. Simply mix the ingredients together and gently scrub the face and lips! Not only does it taste great but it’s a great and inexpensive way to get the dead skin off the face and lips without using harsh chemicals.
Did you know that some of the peels that you would typically throw away actually have a great reason to stick around at least for a few extra uses? Potato peels, especially the part closest to the flesh is great for reducing puffiness in the face. Avocados are great for giving you that great complexion and pineapple can help brighten the skin in just seconds! Next time you’re thinking of a great way to get flawless looking skin skip the health and beauty section at the store and search the house instead.
Here are some of my favorite natural skin care recipes:
The Gentle Face Cleanser:
Place 1 tbs. shredded coconut in a food processor and pulse (optional). Combine 1/4cup of cooked oats, 1 tbs of milk, and 1tbs honey in a small bowl. Add coconut and use a dime sized amount to cleanse your face. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
The Face Mask, Cleanser, Scrub
Mix 1 tbs. honey and 1 tbs. organic fruit jelly (any) in a small bowl. Add 1 tsp. finely grated citrus rind and ½ tsp. of citrus juice. Mix well. This makes 6 applications.
Apply this mask when you get in the shower and leave on for several minutes.
*The fruit contains natural alpha hydroxy acids and acts as an exfoliant so redness may occur.
Combine ¼ cup of oatmeal, 2 Tbs. pure honey, and 2 Tbs. buttermilk in a blender. Pour into a bowl. Blend almonds for one minute then blend it with the oatmeal mixture until smooth.
Let your shower run to get the bathroom steamy and apply the mask to your face and neck. Leave on for 10 minutes while in the shower and rinse.