Whereas skin becomes supple as you grow older, there are some basic alterations you can make in order to maintain your skin and keep it glowing for as long as you want it. As people grow older, the production of proteins such as elastin and collagen keeps on diminishing with time. The ability of the skin to retain moisture drops gradually hence the skin becomes dry. This is made even worse if your diet does not contain the right nutrients. Fortunately, you can give your skin the desired glow if you are prepared to stick to the following simple but natural skin care regimen.
More Water Intake
Just as in taking a shower every day, water inside your body helps in eradicating toxins while increasing the amount of moisture on your skin; further to improving its tone and texture. More intake of water, over and above the recommended eight glasses a day would mark a good beginning.
Supplements such as fish oil can be of good benefit if taken daily. There are also quite a number of natural supplements, although they are costly, that come with potato based antioxidants such as lycopene or astaxanthin that’s derived from water algae, both of which are effective in lining up the rough skin and removing scaling.
Shedding of dead skin is skin to trees shedding their leaves so as to give way to new fresh ones. Exfoliation is the term used to describe skin slough off in humans and it is a process that is as natural as it is simple. It is thus, natural for your skin to exfoliate. The outcome is light, smooth and radiant skin. Follow the following tips to exfoliate your skin on weekly routine:
- Use lukewarm water to wet the area you want to be exfoliated. Very cold or hot water will not yield optimum results.
- Obtain a scrubbing sponge, loofah or a nice synthetic scrub. You will need it to exfoliate your skin.
- Sprinkle a little exfoliating cleanser on your skin and some on the scrub.
- Begin rubbing the scrub gently on the skin in a circular motion and in an outward motion.
- Once you are done with scrubbing, go ahead and rinse your skin.
- In order to prevent irritation or burning sensation after exfoliating your skin, apply a natural moisturizer gently and evenly so as to keep it hydrated.
How to Apply Natural Exfoliates
Lime and peppermint scrubs: The two scrubs are perfect for exfoliating your skin especially if it is the oily type. Take ¼ cap-full of ground rice and grind it until it becomes a fine powder. Take a lemon and cut it into half; squeeze the one-half of lemon onto the powdered rice and add three to four drops of peppermint oil. Mix or blend them thoroughly and make sure you don’t allow the rice mixture to coagulate. Add more lemon-squeeze and apply the mixture slowly and gently on your face. It works best if you rub it in a circular motion. Give it a little time to settle before rinsing. Remember to use lukewarm water to wash off.
There are a number of ways in which you can exfoliate your skin using natural based products. Most of the methods described may not look scientific in approach but they produce astounding results. Thankfully, most of the ingredients used are both inexpensive and readily available.