The natural approach to skin care is a noteworthy beauty trend. After all, Mother Nature knows what our skin really needs. See how to care for your skin wisely and how to restore its radiance, even tone and plumpness naturally.
It’s common knowledge that the overload of products harms the skin. The lack of skin care does the same. How to reach the balance then? Nature is the answer, as simple as that.
How to care for the skin? Take a look at your diet first!
The nutrients that we take from food make up the basis for nourished, healthy skin. What we eat has a big effect on the appearance of our skin. You can easily notice that when spots appear on your face after having too much sweets or spicy dishes. The face is like a mirror which reflects our engagement in eating a healthy diet, stressful life, etc.
So, what should we eat to enjoy healthy, flawless skin? A balanced diet high in vitamins and minerals works best. The most skin-enhancing ingredients include vitamin A and E, vitamins B, zinc and silicon – two most popular minerals used in supplements for healthy hair, skin and nails. Instead of supplementing, let’s first try to include fruit, vegetables and whole grains in a daily diet.
What’s the best day-to-day skin care like?
A healthy diet isn’t enough. Using the right hydrating and nourishing skin-care products is equally important. If you desire to have healthy, young-looking skin, you must remember about four crucial steps.
- Hydration – the skin needs a constant supply of moisture to keep plump, smooth and glowing. You can hydrate the skin using a traditional method, applying a moisturizer every day. If you’re having bigger problems, you need a stronger product, for example a face serum enriched with hyaluronic acid. Note! Water alone isn’t enough to moisturize the skin – humectants are necessary to store the water inside the skin.
- Repair – skin renewal is another key thing so focus on delivering the nutrients that let the skin repair and strengthen naturally. Again, a cream or a face serum will come in handy, plus a mask from time to time e.g. sheet mask or DIY treatment. The ingredients essential for skin repair include: vitamins B (incl. folic acid, panthenol), squalane, collagen, coenzyme Q10, etc.
- Cleansing – the skin will never look lovely and young if you fail to cleanse it thoroughly. That is why you should follow the multi-step face cleansing routine and use makeup removers, oils and scrubs. This way you can prevent problems such as acne breakouts, blackheads or very dry skin. When the skin is spotless and exfoliated, its self-repair is more intense while the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging is delayed.
- Antioxidants – at last, the protection from the harmful factors, or all things that are likely to make the skin age faster – particularly free radicals which cause the oxidative stress, as well as UV radiation, pollution, etc. You can keep your skin safe by using various products, creams, serums, mists. Organic oils, for example, almond, argan or jojoba oil, ensure effective, natural protection.