Healthy, glowing skin doesn’t happen overnight, and not without conscious effort. You must actively take care care of it. That being said, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on fancy products to get clearer, healthier skin. Here are 5 ways to take care of your skin simply and naturally.
Drink Plenty of Water
You’ve probably heard this before, and for good reason: staying hydrated is one of the most important tips for healthy skin. Even if you are mildly dehydrated, your skin can start to look saggy, loose, and dull. This becomes especially true as you age. If you avoid drinking water because you dislike the taste, try unsweetened herbal tea or sugar-free water flavoring drops. Avoid drinking high-sugar fluids like juice or soda often — these do more damage than good.
Eat Foods With Antioxidants
You can also get antioxidants from your diet. Not only do antioxidants reduce free radical damage, but they can also reduce inflammation. High levels of inflammation can cause wrinkles to form. Nuts, seeds, purple grapes, blueberries, kale, spinach, and dark chocolate are some noteworthy foods that are high in antioxidants. You can increase the benefits you get from antioxidant intake by pairing it with a redox supplement.
Limit Sun Exposure
Small amounts of sun exposure are beneficial because it helps your body produce vitamin D and boosts your mental health. However, large amounts of it can damage your skin. That is why you will need to limit your sun exposure. This also means wearing high SPF sunscreen if you plan to be outside for longer than 15 minutes during peak sun intensity hours (10am to 3 pm).
Use a Dry Brush
A dry brush can help exfoliate your skin. Exfoliation is the process of getting rid of dead skin cells. Dry brushing can eliminate toxins, reduce puffiness and improve circulation. Additionally, many people find the gentle pressure from the dry brush to be calming and reminiscent of a therapeutic massage. The optimal time to use use a dry brush is right before you get in the shower in the morning or at night, although if you can fit it in twice a day, all the better!
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a natural product that you can use on your skin. It has been used for years to help fight acne and inflammation. Tea tree oil can also reduce harmful bacteria. It is even said to be able to fight other skin blemishes.
Reduce Your Stress
If you have high levels of stress in your life, then this may be compromising your skin health. Unfortunately it’s impossible to completely eliminate stress. But you can reduce it by exercising, meditating, and doing yoga. You also need to make sure that you get the proper amount of rest.
If you want beautiful skin, you need to treat it right. Staying hydrated, eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, using sunscreen, dry brushing, and using tea tree oil are all natural ways to fight aging and dull skin. Your skincare routine should never be stressful. Do as much as you can, but only what works for you.