10 At Home Skin Care Tips
These Are The 10 Best Natural Skincare Tips For You
Here are 10 of the best tips for you, now that you know why you should look into some natural skincare choices.
Tip #1. Read the label on all your skincare products
It is not unusual to be branded as natural or organic (or both) for beauty and skincare products, when in fact only a small proportion of their ingredients actually are. Note that ingredients from the highest to the lowest concentration are listed. So, for instance, if your toner appears to include natural ingredients, such as rose water, but this ingredient is put near the end of the list of ingredients, it probably has only a small amount of rose water in it.
For potentially harmful additives, you can also review the ingredient list. If you have no idea what an ingredient is, just Google it. Some substances may have frightening names, but they are simply normal (“tocopherol” is just the scientific name of good old vitamin E, for example).
If a product claims to be organic, check to see if the mark is certified organic by the USDA. This certification ensures that at least 95% of the ingredients in a product are organic ingredients. Often, a bunny on the label means the item is cruelty-free.
Tip #2. Don’t try too many new ingredients at once
For most of us, natural ingredients are better, but you can also be allergic to or sensitive to some of them. It would be hard to tell which substance was the culprit if you try too many new items or ingredients at once and experience an allergic reaction.
Make sure you just try one at a time if you are interested in trying out new products on your skin. For a few days, use each new product along with your normal routine. Will you try another new ingredient if, and only if, your skin responds to the new product well?
Tip #3. Harness the benefits of turmeric
In recent years, turmeric has become increasingly popular and it is easy to see why. It has many fantastic advantages, including good anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. The symptoms of aging and sun exposure have also been found to be decreased.
Turmeric can also minimize oxidation and enhance the healing of tissue. It can have a positive effect on your development of collagen as well! By mixing it with other ingredients, you can take a turmeric supplement, add it to your diet, or make your own homemade turmeric face masks; more on that later.
Tip #4. Discover the many uses of aloe vera
We’ve always heard that aloe vera is fantastic for sunburn, but that’s not all your skin can do. There are vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, and minerals in Aloe vera that can help the skin recover from many types of conditions. Psoriasis, eczema, and cold sores may be handled with it.
Aloe vera has also been used to treat acne, to moisturize dry skin, to alleviate blemishes, and to decrease the symptoms of aging. To make face masks, you can use aloe vera alone or mixed with other ingredients.
Tip #5. Include plenty of antioxidants in your diet
There are plenty of skincare items that contain antioxidants, but you can also improve your overall health if you add these beneficial compounds to your diet. Antioxidants will enable the skin to protect against the harm caused by exposure to the sun, pollution, and aging.
These are some of the antioxidant-rich foods that can also help your skin naturally:
- Nuts and seeds
- Sweet potatoes
- Bell peppers
- Leafy greens
- Dark chocolate
- Red wine
- Green tea
Tip #6. Take a biotin supplement
Currently, biotin is the same thing as vitamin H, vitamin B7, or vitamin B8. Biotin tends to manufacture keratin, reinforcing your hair and nails, and improving your skin. There may be other advantages of taking biotins, such as less hair drying, longer strands, and less split ends.
It is important to bear in mind that you do not need to ingest a high amount of biotin every day, as only 30 mcg of biotin per day is needed for humans. Choose a lower dose and ask your doctor about potential interactions with other drugs you are taking if you plan to begin taking a biotin supplement.
Tip #7. Try making your own DIY face and hair masks
You will be able to make countless variations and tailor them to your unique needs once you have learned more about natural skincare ingredients and how your skin responds to each of them. But you should try out any of our recipes in the meantime!
- To relieve acne and brighten your complexion: yogurt, honey, and turmeric
- Oil control: bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar
- Super moisturizing: mashed bananas, oatmeal, and milk
- Revitalizing mask: yogurt, lemon or orange juice, and aloe vera
- Skin-tightening mask: frothy egg white, lemon juice, and honey
- Moisturizing hair mask: mashed avocado or mayonnaise, and olive oil
- Mask for damaged hair: almond milk and coconut oil
Tip #8. Start using natural soap
If you want to build a more natural skincare routine, moving to soap made with natural, organic ingredients is a great move. Organic soap is usually made with glycerin, which, without being rough or abrasive, cleans, and moisturizes your skin.
From healthy oils to milk, honey, and oats, natural soaps can contain a wide variety of ingredients. You will also find vegan or cruelty-free soap that, while still keeping it clean and fresh, will not irritate your skin. You can prevent refined ingredients like palm oil, irritant fragrances, and possible allergens by using natural soap.
Tip #9. Make your own face, lip, and body scrubs
It is really easy to make your own exfoliating scrubs! You can pair your favorite healthy oil with an exfoliating element, such as sugar or coffee grounds, such as olive oil or coconut oil. Other beneficial ingredients, such as your favorite essential oil, may be added as well.
Store your scrub and hold it in the fridge in a sealed glass bottle, and you will have an inexpensive, safe scrub that will last forever!
Tip #10. Use coconut oil as a moisturizer
A marvelous moisturizer can be cold-pressed, extra-virgin coconut oil. It has antimicrobial properties that can combat acne and infections, and inflammation can also be decreased. Coconut oil can help to alleviate conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.
Also, as a lip balm, you can use coconut oil or apply it to various homemade face and hair masks.
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