In today’s society where beauty is considered to be plastered on with what looks to be 10lbs of makeup, how do you maintain beautiful skin naturally? The answer is very simple… meal planning and water. I know that sounds like it’s too good to be true. What you put in your body comes out through your hair, skin and nails. So make better decisions on what you eat and drink.
Meals that are well balanced and heavier on vegetables will give your skin the glow you’ve always wanted. I mean did you really think that fried foods, cakes/pies and sodas was going to have looking flawless like Beyonce’, Rhianna or Kim K.? Ensure that your meals include a spectrum of the rainbow. Colorful meals not only look good on a plate but they also provide an abundance of vitamins and nutrients that will aide in beautiful skin naturally.
Take a moment and think of your favorite plant or flower. Now would you nourish that plant or place those flowers in soda or juice? So why do you feed your body those overly sweetened drink? The key to elasticity in skin is consuming plenty of water, at least a gallon a day or as close to it as possible. Keeping hydrated with water significantly reduces the aging process, which curtails wrinkles and saggy skin. Combine with a regular exercise routine and you can look young forever.
Now for those of you that have indulged in unhealthy eating habits and your skin shows it by means of acne, scars and etc. there are some topical remedies that will help. But first you MUST adhere to advice that was aforementioned in order for it to work.
Keep the following items at home as they will help to achieve radiant skin and reduce the visibility of scars:
- Fresh Lemons
- 100% Pure Tea Tree Oil
- Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO)
- Coconut Oil
- Ground Cinnamon
- Raw Honey
- Greek Yogurt
- Turbinado Sugar
By mixing a combination of these ingredients you will notice smoother, blemish free, glowing skin, which will almost eliminate the need for any makeup.
Lemons are acidic and have natural lightening affects. By applying fresh squeezed lemon juice to scars on a regular basis, it will over time lighten scars and blemishes.
Tea Tree oil is antibacterial and will help to alleviate acne. Tea tree oil MUST be diluted with a carrier oil such as JBCO or coconut oil when applied to the skin. Best result when used at night before retiring to bed. Or it can be applied then steamed into the skin with a hot towel.
JBCO is used to help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It provides a amazing moisture to your skin and aides in keeping that youthful look.
Coconut Oil has a ton of uses and its antimicrobial. It provides a light UV protectant from the sun.
Ground cinnamon when mixed with turbinado sugar and raw honey will give you natural looking pink lips. Not only that but it will make you lips softer and more kissable, so pucker up and scrub away! Blend ingredients with fresh lemon juice to lighten dark lips.
Greek yogurt contains natural bacteria that will reduce inflammation and the severity of acne breakouts. It is an alpha hydroxy acid that will exfoliate dead skin cells. Mix with honey and lemon juice to lighten and moisturize at the same time.
These tips, will over time, work with consistent use to give you that “I woke up like this” look, naturally. Eventually you will reduce the need for makeup and be beautifully you from the inside out!
Article by Angie SKYHH, Master Loctician for www.angieskyhh.com / www.angieskyhh.blogspot.com
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