A Few Things You Can Do at Home to Achieve Glowing Skin
Skin is said to be the largest, and one of the most hard-working organs we have – so taking care of it is vital! The ultimate sign of vitality is often to have hydrated, dewy, glowing skin as dull or dehydrated skin can make us feel totally meh! So, what if we said that with just a few changes, and a couple of items from your kitchen cabinet, you could revitalize your skin and make it glow? Here is how to do it…
Use Virgin Coconut Oil (a few different ways)!
Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and healing properties and though this kitchen cabinet staple may not work for every skin type, if it works for you, you won’t be disappointed. If you are able to use this oil without irritating your skin, virgin coconut oil has a plethora of benefits and beauty usages including, removing makeup, soothing your skin’s barrier, making your skin glow from under the surface layer and works amazingly as a moisturizer.
Use Aloe Vera to Strengthen Your Skin
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Aloe vera is known to have healing properties that stimulate new cell growth and it also soothes and moisturizes without clogging your pores. Using this highly active and hydrating plant after you’ve washed your face every day results in giving your skin a healthy and natural glow.
Use SPF Daily
Using an SPF30 or above can prevent skin damage and skin cancer. Keeping your skin shielded from harmful UV rays also guards against photo-aging, which is why it is imperative to apply your sunscreen every morning, even on days when it’s raining or the sky is overcast!
Don’t Be Thirsty!
Human skin is made up of cells that need water to function properly and this is hugely connected to drinking water! Experts recommend drinking at least 2 liters of water every day!
The finishing touch to your skincare routine is your moisturizer, so it's important to ensure that you are using one that locks in moisture, promotes skin healing, and has antioxidant properties to encourage anti-aging. When your skin is dry, do not be tempted to exfoliate the dead skin away, and if you have oily skin – don’t skip the moisturizer! One tip is to moisturize while your skin is wet after you wash your face as it locks in extra moisture!
Eat All of Your Greens (amongst other things)
Eating a diet that’s rich in fruits and vegetables will boost the vitamins and antioxidants in your body. According to experts, consuming healthy fats, like fish oils, and staying away from processed foods that contain a lot of preservatives has a direct connection to healthier looking skin.
Don’t Shower for Too Long!
Dermatologists can’t stress this enough. Where steam and heat can open up your pores and extract toxins, standing under hot water for too long can strip natural and important oils from your skin that leave it looking dry and dull. Wash your face at a temperature below 30 degrees, and see the difference it makes in your skin’s appearance. Reducing the temperature of your shower is also said to improve your blood circulation.