One good thing that is happening is that more and more people are turning to natural skin care. When you opt for natural ways to improve your skin rather than commercially prepared ones, you’re arming your body with healthy means and saying no to harmful chemicals.

The first thing you could do is eat foods that are skin friendly and help improve skin health, tone, and elasticity.

The second thing is to use natural home products for applying on your face that will improve your skin and not harm it with commercially prepared ingredients. U.S. researchers report ingredients used in personal care products are industrial chemicals, including carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, and hormone disruptors.

Using cosmetics and skin treatment surgeries is okay, but if you improve your skin health by natural methods, it will enhance your beauty from within and bring out that natural skin glow that you are looking for.

The third thing you should do is follow effective home tips that will naturally improve your skin health and complexion. This post talks about you just that.

Following the aforementioned recommendations will help you in the following ways:

  • Improve your complexion naturally,
  • Give you clear skin,
  • Build up a good skin tone,
  • Cure your dry skin,
  • Help you get that healthy glow.
  • Get rid of problems such as aging wrinkles, acne, and whiteheads more quickly.
  • Make your skin smooth and beautiful.

10 Effective Tips for best skin care

Follow these effective tips and a better and more beautiful skin is definitely in the offing. They are relevant to teenagers, adults, and older people and take it from me, recommended by the dermatologist.

In this article, we shall deal with the improvements, we must make in our lifestyle to improve skin complexion. Mentioned below are the lifestyle habits you must inculcate along with an explanation as to how and why these habits will improve your appearance.

1. Sleep well for a better skin

Getting good sleep for better skin complexion is as important as servicing your car for better performance. This is because it is during sleep, that the repairing process in the body at the cellular level is active and in top gear.

Lack of sleep will bring about dark circles and puffiness below your eyes. Sleep, therefore, becomes very important for fresh and beautiful skin.

2. Wash your face regularly

Wash off the makeup on your face with soap before going to sleep. This will prevent the skin pores from getting blocked by sweat and dirt and prevent the formation of acne.

A proper complexion can be maintained with regular washing of the face. This is especially true in summer when you tend to sweat more.

How to wash your face properly? Wash your face twice a day with lukewarm water and use a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser, which is hypoallergenic, and free of fragrance, chemicals, or alcohol.

Rinse and pat your skin dry with a towel. Always moisturize after washing your face. Exfoliate naturally once a week to remove dead skin cells and oil.

3. Exercise for skin health

Exercise regularly, the benefits are tremendous. It increases the circulation of blood in the body and brings about more blood supply, oxygen, and nutrients to all the organs of the body. Skin is the largest organ of the body and more blood circulation also means more impurities are removed from it.

Wash off your cosmetics before exercising to keep the skin pores open to facilitate sweating during exercise. After a bout of exercise, bathe yourself with soap or such cleansing agent to remove the accumulated sweat and dirt.

This again will prevent the skin pores from being clogged. Exercise therefore clearly helps you maintain good health, which is reflected in your appearance.

4. Avoid smoking

Avoid smoking for smooth skin. Cigarette smoke contains high concentrations of carbon monoxide. As a result, there is an increased amount of carbon monoxide in the cigarette smoke that we inhale. Blood, therefore, contains more amounts of carbon monoxide and the skin gets deprived of adequate oxygen.

Due to oxygen deprivation, the liver too, is unable to function well. As a result, there is a build-up of waste due to poor detoxification of the liver. This causes age spots and you develop a sallow look. (meaning sick-looking, anemic, yellowish-discolored look).

Smoking uses up a great deal of vitamin C, depriving the skin of it. Vitamin C is responsible for preserving collagen, which is responsible for giving you that fresh and plum look. Due to smoking, collagen breaks down.

As a result, you begin to lose your youthful appearance and there are premature wrinkles, especially around the eyes and the mouth. The physical act of inhaling the cigarette also exaggerates these skin wrinkles. In short, smoking gives you that aging look.

Smoking, therefore, destroys skin health and makes you lose the tone that is necessary to have smooth skin.

5. Avoid alcohol

Avoid drinking alcohol if you want healthy and well-hydrated skin. Alcohol is okay in moderation of two pegs for men and one peg for women, But, in excessive amounts, alcohol deprives the body of its water besides causing other health adverse effects.

This is because you urinate more after drinking alcohol due to its inhibiting action on the anti-diuretic hormone. Due to depleted water content in the body, you get aging and dry skin. So to have a good glow with a good skin tone, avoid drinking alcohol or alcohol in excess.

6. Avoid too much caffeine

Avoid beverages that contain caffeine, like coffee and soft drinks. Caffeine has a diuretic action, which causes you to urinate more. This can cause you to lose more water from the body, which can skin dryness and premature aging in much the same way as alcohol.

The high acidity of coffee can cause hormonal changes and increase the amount of oil your skin produces. Caffeine with milk increases your risk of developing acne

7. Drink adequate water

Drink plenty of water to stay well hydrated and wrinkle-free because it helps maintain the skin’s elasticity. It also flushes out toxins at the cellular level.

A well-hydrated skin is a like a well-watered plant, which looks healthy and not withered out like a water-starved plant. Insufficient intake of water can lead to dehydration, dry skin, and acne breakouts.

Other factors permitting, you, as a healthy adult, should drink about 3 to 4 liters of water daily depending on the season and your occupation. In summer, you may need to drink more. The beneficial effects of water on the skin and the body are almost magical.

8. How to bathe and wash your skin?

This is an important part of skin care hygiene, which translates into a fresh look

  • Bathe with lukewarm water.
  • Never use very hot water for bathing and expose the body to water for 10 to 15 minutes only. Excessive exposure to water results in the loss of natural oils and moisture from the skin, which can cause it to become dry.
  • Use soft soaps and not harsh soaps.
  • Do not use hard brushes to rub the body.
  • Secondly, always dry yourself by dabbing it with a soft towel of natural fabric. Never rub it vigorously.

9. Avoid harsh sunlight

Use sunscreen, when going out in the sun. Exposure to soft sunlight is okay. Soft sunlight is the sunlight from sunrise to say a couple of hours later.

The afternoon sun can damage your skincare efforts. The ultraviolet rays, which are present in sunlight break down the skin’s collagen causing wrinkles. Excessive exposure to sunlight also interferes with your body’s immune system and can cause skin cancer.

10. Stress and skin

Stress indirectly affects our skin in the following ways:

  • If you have acne or pimples, stress worsens them. Stress causes cortisol to be released in the body. Cortisol increases inflammation in the pimples.
  • Stress makes you drink and smoke more.
  • To divert your mind from stress, you may tend to eat more and put on weight. Being overweight and obese can cause several skin problems.