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Friday, 20 May 2016

What can a natural skin routine do for your health?

What can a natural skin routine do for your health?

With more and more people using organic food and makeup, and turning to raw food diet, it would seem that they have started to abandon their old ways and turned to Mother Nature instead. Although many people see this just as another fashion trend, actually it should not come as a surprise, though, since there are more allergies than before and people became intolerant to certain synthetic ingredients. But you don’t have to be sensitive or allergic to turn to nature and its ways; natural skin routine offers a lot and here is what it can do for you.

Coconut oil for your body

Instead of using overpriced products filled with synthetic chemicals, why not opt for pure old coconut oil instead? It is full of incredibly healthy and beneficial natural ingredients which do wonders for our skin (and hair too). When applied to the skin it makes it smooth to the touch due to fatty acids, and also keeps it moisturized for a long time. In addition, when it’s used regularly, these fats get deposited under the skin, keeping it smooth and filling pores, thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles. This means less wrinkles and cracks in your skin, and without using dermal fillers or any form of plastic surgery too.

For allergies and sensitive eyes

It is difficult enough to live with allergies, but it becomes a nightmare when you have to choose makeup and skincare products. Not only should you look for something that covers blemishes and redness, but ingredients should not irritate your skin further. This is particularly important when it comes to delicate skin around the eyes and redness on your cheeks. Make face masks using soothing ingredients such as raw honey, milk, and eggs, and for eyes use natural and organic eye shadow which will not cause redness and irritation. To remove makeup, use only coconut oil and soft cotton pads, and not soaps and artificial cleansers.

Coffee and cinnamon scrub

While it may seem a bit yucky to use wet coffee you had in the morning for your skin routine, making your own face and body scrubs with coffee and other natural ingredients is a great solution. Not only will coffee grounds cleanse and exfoliate your skin, but salt, sugar, cinnamon, and different oils added to the mixture will leave your skin nourished and moisturized. Don’t forget one more important thing: by using coffee for our skin routine, you will add caffeine to your system, and we all know just how beneficial it is for both our bodies and minds.

Eat and drink your way to health

This may sound less important, but drinking plenty of water will do wonders for your skin and overall complexion. Less sodas and artificially sweetened drinks will result in glowing skin within three weeks. What is more, you can make your own flavoured water, and instead of drinking several cups of coffee per day you can try drinking green or white tea with lemon. These small changes will speed up your metabolism and boost your immunity too, so your allergies will be kept under control and you will feel refreshed and energized every morning.

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Sometimes it is good to use a bit of chemistry in your life (admit it, you cannot imagine washing your hair with baking soda alone, can you?), but in general you should remember that skin is the biggest organ you have. It absorbs whatever you apply on, so you should probably do your best to use gentle and natural products to ensure that our skin will stay young and healthy for a long time.

*Guest post by Zara; regular author at Check her out!!*
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