NATURAL WAYS TO KEEP YOUR SKIN HEALTHY

TOXIC SKIN CARE INGREDIENTS TO AVOID

Healthy skin is what we all desire. Healthy skin relates to clear skin with a healthy glow. There are a lot of products available in the market, both synthetic and herbal (still contains synthetic ingredients) that claim to keep your skin clear and glowing but not all work and those who work have only temporary effects. Natural skincare is well-known for its effectiveness since natural; ingredients are used without any unwanted synthetic ingredients and you can always make such treatments at home. Here are the top natural ways to keep your skin healthy:

NATURAL WAYS TO KEEP YOUR SKIN HEALTHY

LEMONS

Lemons have citric acid that keeps skin clear, removes tan and also gives it a healthy glow. Mix ½ cup fresh lemon juice, ½ cup of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.  Warm the oil, mix in the brown sugar and top with the lemon juice. You can use this as a facial scrub to freshen up your skin after a long day. More: Surprising ways to get healthy skin

TURMERIC

Turmeric is a long known skin healer and is used in a lot of DIY skin treatments. Not only does it keep skin clear and healthy, but also improves your skin tone with regular usage. Mix 2 tablespoons of besan, a pinch of turmeric and 3 tablespoons of milk. Apply on clean face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Moist the dried areas by sprinkling water on it and slowly remove the pack by scrubbing gently in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction. Apply this pack once in two days for long lasting and quick effects. More: Get rid of sun tanned skin >>

RICE WATER

Rice is not just a super healthy food, packed with vitamins and minerals, that helps the skin glow from within. It, or rather the water you’ve boiled it in, or simply rinsed it in, can be used as a facial wash. You can also add it to your bath water. More: Japanese beauty secrets for flawless skin >>

ESSENTIAL OILS

If you have reached in your late 20’s then you should probably start using anti-aging products so that you can get rid of/prevent wrinkles and other aging signs. You can also use almond oil, rosemary oil, lavender oil to prevent aging signs. Just mix 1-2 drops in your night cream and apply it daily. More: Use essential oils in beauty routine

GREEN TEA

The catechins in green tea are antibacterial agents that help fight acne-causing bacteria keeping skin clear and healthy. Catechins even help regulate hormonal imbalances in the body, one of the key causes of acne. Simply brew green tea and apply it on your face using a sterile cotton ball (toner). Do this regularly to reveal clear and healthy skin.

COCONUT OIL

Coconut oil is a holy grail skincare ingredient. It is anti-microbial and adds moisture to your skin. Apply coconut oil on the face and body and hour before the bath. Try this daily. This helps to make the skin tighter and improves the texture. If the facial skin is oily, use it only on the body. More: Ayurvedic beauty remedies for skin and hair