Beauty is more than skin deep. Beauty starts from deep within which is why it is so important to feed yourself on the inside and outside with nourishment to help the body radiate and shine.
Nature provides much of what we need to stay beautiful in the form of healthy foods that we eat but also in the form of ingredients such as plants and oils. Some of the best beauty ingredients are already in your kitchen cupboard! Work with nature rather than against it, and provide your body with nutritious ingredients for a healthy body from the inside out.
Some things are beyond our control such as skin aging (sorry ladies), however we can adopt a sensible approach to skincare to feel good about our skin complexion. Therefore, it is important to learn to make peace with your skin by supporting it with healthy lifestyle choices.
Here is a breakdown of 10 simple tips to help get radiant skin naturally.
- Nutrition – Eating the right types of food to support healthy skin should be a priority as what you eat has a huge influence on your skin. Make sure you’re eating foods that will add a fabulous glow to your skin, by adding these foods to your daily diet. Avoid foods that are known to cause allergic reactions such as dairy, eggs and highly processed meat.
- Wash – Simply wash your face with water rather than using harsh products on the face which can take away the natural oils on your skin. Simplifying your routine will make a big difference.
- Dry – When drying your face after washing only pat dry rather than vigorously rubbing. Being too harsh on your face can damage rather than help your skin!
- Cleanse and Moisturise – To simplify your skincare products, invest in a good quality coconut oil. It is best to look for an organic, unrefined and cold pressed coconut oil for maximum nutrition. Plus a little goes a long with this oil. It is a great natural product as it can remove make up, cleanse and moisturise the skin due to its soothing and nourishing properties.
- Acne – Tea tree oil is great for reducing spots as it has an antibacterial action on acne prone skin. Apply a small amount neat on spots using a cotton bud or use in a facial steam. Remember acne can be solved with good nutrition. When transitioning from a different diet you may be prone to more acne due to the detox phase, but stick with it for long term radiant skin.
- Exfoliate – Once a week exfoliate with a homemade blend. By doing so it will help to remove dead skin cells and refresh the skin. Make your own using 1 tbsp oats and 1 tsp honey mixed together. Grind the oats into a fine powder, add the honey then transfer to a sterilised jar with a tight fitting lid in the fridge, it will last a few weeks. When using gently massage the scrub into the skin and rinse off with warm water.
- Make-up – Do not wear any make-up when exercising as sweating during exercising results in opening up of the pores of your body including the face, which means the products on your face can cause acne. After exercising, wash your face to get rid of sweat and toxins. Always remove make-up before bed as your skin needs to breathe so avoid clogging the pores. Ideally, wear organic make-up to avoid the harsh chemicals from conventional products that can cause skin problems. And when you have radiant skin, do you really need make-up?
- Key Botanicals – Some plants have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that can nourish the skin. Rosehip seed oil is rich in vitamin A and is known to help retain moisture, reduce inflammation and radiate the skin. Almond oil can help to improve the complexion and is known to help moisturise the skin.
- Sleep – This step is vital for healthy skin. Aim for 8 to 10 hours every single night, ensuring it is good quality sleep. Bad sleep can age the skin whilst making you feel exhausted all the time.
- Water – Aim to drink at least 2 litres of water every day to moisturise the skin. The body will be hydrated from the inside which helps the outside shine!
Most of all create good daily habits by using these tips to boost the health of your skin using natural products and a simple skincare regime.
Which tip will you try first for radiant skin?