Natural beauty isn't just what you're born with. It's also about making the most of your assets, toning down any flaws and presenting well. It's also about having a beautiful personality, one that isn't self-absorbed but encompasses others in your circle of care. Looking naturally beautiful is something within every person's grasp.
Having clear and beautiful skin is every woman’s dream but with today’s busy schedules, polluted environment and harsh rays of the sun it becomes very hard to maintain a healthy and clear skin. Pimples, blemishes, spots, tanning and other factors stop us from having that clear flawless skin we always have looked forward to. With the growth of the skincare industry this problem can be taken care of but there are lots of other easy ways to achieve a clear and glowing skin too. Here are some homemade face packs for clear and glowing skin which can be made easily to get flawless skin in the natural way.
We have many expressions for skin, our largest organ and according to Chinese herbal medicine our third lung. Many of us claim to have developed a thick skin when it concerns criticism. When we say that we try to get inside someone’s skin, we activate compassion. An artist might want his work of art to get under your skin, so that you continue to process it. The basic truth about achieving beautiful skin is to feel comfortable in your own skin.
All the beauty products out there ranging from natural (fruits and vegetables) to laboratory synthetics cannot make your skin glow if you are: Stressed, eating junk food, sleep-deprived and sedentary. Your skin tells your life story.
Skin care is inside out. It is crucial to reduce the inflammatory response. Simply put: Stress ages and depletes vitality. Instead of radiating happiness and positivism, you appear negative as you secrete toxins.
Know your skin type to maximize your self-care:
- Oily to normal – shiny skin especially on the forehead, nose and chin
- Oily – shiny all over most of the time
- Dry to normal – feels tight and gets dehydrated after a few hours
- Dry – especially around the cheek area and usually feels and looks dehydrated
The beauty treatment
- Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. The Mediterranean diet is great for skin. Salmon and foods rich in omega 3’s make a positive impact. When it concerns your skin, you are what you eat. Note: Sugar is inflammatory.
- Keep your skin clean and moisturize dry skin; dermatologists recommend moisturizing dry skin twice a day and overnight.
- For oily skin use toner or natural fruit acids.
- A little sun is healthy and mood-elevating. However, protect your face by wearing a sunscreen.
- Green tea is anti-inflammatory and in the lab has been shown to heal skin.
- Drink water to clean out toxins.
- Exercise to shed stress hormones and improve circulation.
- Get your beauty sleep; skin regenerates and hormones balance.
- Don’t smoke and stay away from second hand smoke and other obvious pollutants.
- Aim for good health. When you are healthy, you look more youthful and act that way. Illness weighs you down and saps your energy.
- Smile and you will look younger and prettier.
- Don’t force your beauty. Enhance it. Avoid harsh chemicals and treatments. Avoid drastic changes and a lot of makeup. Simplify with a more natural approach. Express who you are — not some artificial ideal. Don’t mask the real you. Living the truth of who you are is gorgeous!
Beautiful skin secrets are some thing that has been passed down from generation to generation. They are most certainly tried and tested but they also have the benefit of being all natural. Here are some effective beauty tips for 3 different skin types along with some face pack recommendations and regular beauty tips for skin care!
A. For oily skin:
- Cut slices of tomato and rub on to skin, it’s great as a toner and also as an astringent.
- The same you can do to lessen the oiliness and brighten up sallow complexion created due to oiliness by rubbing slices of cold apple on your cheeks and forehead.
- Egg beaten up with soaked and ground (or parboiled and ground) oats and use it as a pack on to oily skin to remove excess oiliness.
- Raw milk can be used directly as a cleanser with cotton balls on to oily skin.
- You can use a mixture of raw milk with freshly squeezed lemon juice mixed into it and apply with cotton ball to cleanse face , but if you do use this mixture, then keep it for 5-10 minutes at least before rinsing with water again since lemon helps reducing excess oiliness.
- Drink fresh fruit juices , especially citrus fruits and apple juices , or even raw papaya juice like half a cup at an interval of two days are good , plus not to mention 8-10 glasses of water minimum to keep skin hydrated and toxin free.
- Wash face with a oil removing face wash or a face wash or mild soap with tea tree oil and wash at least 3 times a day like morning, at bathing and before going to bed, or morning, evening and before going to bed.
- Keep tissues with you and fresh freshener when you go out, do not let dirt and grime accumulates on skin.
B. For dry skin:
- You guys can use a great face pack made of mashed ripe avocado and ripe banana which works wonders for dry skin.
- Exfoliation is important for all skin types but especially important for dry skin types, exfoliation with mild granulated exfoliation cream or even sugar granules (finely granulated) is good for exfoliation.
- After exfoliation, skin will need moisture and hydration, use a deep nourishing cream or lotion or just plain simple glycerin mixed with water.
- Occasionally you can do a deep nourishing treatment to your skin if it’s not sensitive to oil and rashes, with one vit E capsule oil to 2tbsp olive oil and use on face with cotton ball, before using this, do not forget to wash face with warm water and face wash and pat dry , then use this.
- You can also use the cream of boiled milk (malai) on to face as mask and leave it on for 10 minutes then wash off with plain water, it’s great for dry skin.
- Not to mention 8-10 glasses of water and fruits like ripe papaya, ripe banana, and mangoes are good for you.
C. For Sensitive skin:
- Your skin can be a sufferer of dry yet sensitive skin prone to rashes, or even an oily skin holder but with acne breakout possibility. Sensitive skin needs extra care and gentle but maintained routine.
- Be gentle on face washing, 2 times is good for dry skin bearers with sensitivity but 3 times is better for the oily ones.
- Exfoliation should be done not every day but 3-4 times in a week of 7 days with gaps.
- Beads of exfoliation must be real fine.
- Do clay masks which are non-reactive like of multani mitti and rose water, which you can permute and combine with a pinch of turmeric and 1tbspn of besan or whole wheat flour i.e atta.
- Mint masks are also good , paste of fresh mint leaves can make your skin feel like heaven and not to mention it’s smell will leave you asking for more
- You can also do an avocado and honey mask for those with sensitive and dry skin.
- Do not forget to put on sunscreen before going out.
- Look into your scalp, it may be the reason for you face skin sensitivity, often it happens that rashes appear due to presence of dandruff on the scalp. If there is dandruff, do some immediate treatments for getting rid of it.
- Drink 8-10 glasses of water and maintain at least 8-10 hours of sleep each day.
- Include sprouts in your diet, and fresh vegetables and also seasonal fruits (apples and bananas should be had regularly and also grapes for their antioxidant properties are great for you.
- Have a multi vitamin capsule at an interval of 2 days or so.
- Do not hesitate to get a skin treatment done from a good specialist if your skin really needs it and your home remedies are failing. Do not wait!