You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars a year on Botox treatments and skin care products to make your skin look great. On an average, most women spend about $15,000 in their lifetime on make-up alone. That does not even include hair care and skin care products! Often, we spend so much money because we are trying to reverse the damage we’ve already done to our skin. Fortunately, there are four natural ways to improve how your skin looks and feels.
Reduce Sun Exposure
Too much sun exposure may give you a radiant tan, but it adds years to your age by reducing the elasticity of your skin and causing tiny wrinkles that someday may become big wrinkles. It is also the leading cause of skin cancer. If you absolutely must spend time in the sun, use sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher, and wear a hat to keep the sun off your face.
Avoid Harsh Environments
There are other harsh environments that are just as harmful to your skin as too much sun exposure. Pollutants, such as severe smog, will damage your skin and dry out your hair. You can’t control the quality of the air outside, but you can control the quality of the air inside your home. Keep the temperature stable and the humidity at a natural and comfortable level to help make your skin look and feel great.
Use Natural Skin Products
Lutein is a powerful antioxidant found in spinach and other leafy green vegetables that have been shown to increase the elasticity of the skin. Look for skin products that contain lutein. Honey, coconut oil, and avocado oil are also beneficial for your skin. Many ayurvedic skin products contain these natural ingredients, and they are readily available at many stores.
Additionally, try to avoid parabens. Parabens are chemicals that are often used as preservatives in cosmetics to eliminate the growth of bacteria. Research has found parabens in breast tumors, and experts believe there may be a correlation between parabens and certain types of cancer.
Avoid Alcohol and Smoking
This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s worth repeating. Smoking and drinking alcohol are bad for your skin and can also damage your health. Find out for yourself by doing a two-week detox refraining from alcohol and smoking, and you will undoubtedly see an improvement in the look and feel of your skin. Alcohol and smoking dehydrate your skin and can add years to your appearance.
It doesn’t have to cost you a fortune to take care of your skin. It’s even possible to not only prevent further skin problems but to actually reverse some of the damage you may have already caused. A healthy diet, good sleeping habits, regular exercise, plenty of hydration, the use of natural products, and avoiding harsh environments and temperatures are all natural ways to improve your skin. Also, don’t forget to focus on your inward beauty — it tends to improve your outward beauty.
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