For many of us, it is a constant quest for glowing, clear skin. With our hectic schedules, it can be challenging for some of us to maintain a consistent skincare routine. But don’t fret, there is always hope and just about anyone can have great skin with just a little patience. In this blog, we reveal simple healthy living tweaks to DIY natural beauty remedies. Take a look at the best skincare tips, tricks, and routines of all time.
know your skin type
Understanding and getting to know your skin type is the most important thing you can do for your skin. If you’re unaware or misinformed, you could compromise your skin’s natural balance and trigger irritation, inflammation, breakouts, and even premature aging by using the wrong products. The most common skin types are oily skin, acne-prone skin, dry skin, sensitive skin, and mature skin; it’s also important to note that you can be more than one type and it can change over time or through the seasons, so always listen to your skin.
Best Tips, Tricks and Routine for Healthy Skin
1. Avoid the Sun and Wear Sunscreen
One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots, and other skin problems as well as increase the risk of skin cancer.
- Use sunscreen: Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours or more often if you’re swimming or perspiring.
- Seek shade. Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun’s rays are strongest.
- Wear protective clothing. Cover your skin with tightly woven long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and wide-brimmed hats. Also consider laundry additives, which give clothing an additional layer of ultraviolet protection for a certain number of washings, or special sun-protective clothing — which is specifically designed to block ultraviolet rays.
2. Stop Smoking
Smoking makes your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles. Smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of skin, which decreases blood flow and makes skin paler. This also depletes the skin of oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health.
Smoking also damages collagen and elastin the fibers that give your skin strength and elasticity. In addition, the repetitive facial expressions you make when smoking such as pursing your lips when inhaling and squinting your eyes to keep out smoke can contribute to wrinkles.
In addition, smoking increases your risk of squamous cell skin cancer. If you smoke, the best way to protect your skin is to quit. Ask your doctor for tips or treatments to help you stop smoking.
3. Gentle Skin Treatment
Daily cleansing and shaving can take a toll on your skin. To keep it gentle:
- Limit bath time. Hot water and long showers or baths remove oils from your skin. Limit your bath or shower time, and use warm, rather than hot water.
- Avoid strong soaps. Strong soaps and detergents can strip oil from your skin. Instead, choose mild cleansers.
- Shave carefully. To protect and lubricate your skin, apply shaving cream, lotion or gel before shaving. For the closest shave, use a clean, sharp razor. Shave in the direction the hair grows, not against it.
- Pat dry. After washing or bathing, gently pat or blot your skin dry with a towel so that some moisture remains on your skin.
- Moisturize dry skin. If your skin is dry, use a moisturizer that fits your skin type. For daily use, consider a moisturizer that contains SPF.
4. Eat Healthy Skin Diet
Healthy food can help you look and feel your best. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. The association between diet and acne isn’t clear, but some research suggests that a diet rich in fish oil or fish oil supplements and low in unhealthy fats and processed or refined carbohydrates might promote younger-looking skin. Drinking plenty of water helps keep your skin hydrated.
5. Stress Management for Healthy Skin
Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. To encourage healthy skin and a healthy state of mind, adopt stress management techniques. Get enough sleep, set reasonable limits, scale back your to-do list and make time to do the things you enjoy. The results might be more dramatic than you expect.
6. Double Cleansing
Do you wear a lot of makeup, live in a city filled with smog or simply sweat a lot? Whatever the case may be, a double-cleanse can be your skin’s best friend. When you wash your face in two steps, you’re able to remove makeup and impurities in a thorough way to ensure they don’t sit on the surface of your skin overnight. All you have to do is start with a gentle cleanser, like the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water for All Skin Types and follow with a soothing cleanser, like the CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser. We especially love this duo because the micellar water removes makeup, and the CeraVe cleanser picks up any residual makeup, dirt, and grime while hydrating and restoring your skin’s natural protective barrier.
7. Apply Moisturizer After Cleansing
Cleansing your skin is a great start but without moisturizing it directly after, you’re missing a vital skin-care step. Give your skin the moisture it needs every morning with a lightweight day cream and every evening with a richer, more hydrating formula, like the IT Cosmetics Confidence In A Cream Super Cream. Pro tip: Apply moisturizer while your skin is still slightly damp post-cleanse, so you’re able to seal in that moisture to help promote long-lasting hydration.
8. Massage Your Face While Cleansing and Moisturizing
Instead of a quick cleanse, rinse and slather, take your time while cleansing and moisturizing your face. When you take the time to gently massage your products into your face before rinsing, you’re able to boost circulation and create a fresher-looking complexion.
9. Apply Products in the Proper Order
If you want your products to have the best chance at delivering their promised results, make sure you’re applying them in the right order. Most dermatologists recommend that you apply your skin-care products from lightest to heaviest. For example, you can start your day with a lightweight serum, followed by a thin moisturizer and lastly a broad-spectrum sunscreen.
10. Cater to Your Skin’s Needs With Multi-Masking
When you multi-mask, you apply different face masks to different parts of your skin to cater to the products to the area’s specific needs. We love pairing the Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask with the Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask. Together, these products can target everything from large pores to dull skin for all skin types.
11. Exfoliate Regularly
Exfoliation is the key to glowing skin. When you buff away built-up dead surface skin cells, your complexion will look more radiant. But keep in mind that if you feel like your skin is looking dull, the last thing you want to do is scrub hard. This can be damaging to your skin and won’t get you the results you’re looking for. Opt for a gentle face scrub, like the La Roche-Posay Ultra-Fine Face Scrub and remember not to over-exfoliate.
12 Never Wear Makeup to Bed
We’ve all been there you get home from work and all you want to do is collapse into bed. Unfortunately, when you fall asleep with your makeup on it can lead to clogged pores and potential breakouts. For that reason, you should always wash your face with a gentle cleanser to remove impurities, dirt, bacteria, and makeup before hopping into bed.
13. Use a Facial Mist
If you’ve seen women spritzing their face midday and want to get in on the skin-care trend, know that misting is most beneficial when you use a specially-formulated facial spray. Many of these products are rich in skin-benefiting minerals, like the La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water.
14. Arry Face Wipes or Micellar Water in Your Gym Bag
Without a quick rinse post-sweat, your workout can mess with your skin. When you don’t rinse off immediately, you risk clogging your pores with any dirt, sweat, and makeup that’s sitting on your skin’s surface. We always recommend carrying facial wipes like the Garnier SkinActive Clean + Purifying Oil-Free Cleansing Towelettes or a bottle of micellar water for when you need to cleanse on the go. With just a swipe, you’ll be able to reduce the risk of a sweat-induced breakout.
15. Customize Your Sheet Mask
When it comes to sheet masks, one size does not always fit all. You can make your sheet mask better fit your face with a pair of scissors by trimming the edges. For increased comfort, just making a few snips from the side of the nose fold to the eye holes will do the trick for a snugger fit to your face.
16. Get Your Beauty Sleep
Depriving your body of sleep can not only negatively affect your productivity, but it can also harm your skin. A study has shown that poor quality of sleep can actually increase signs of aging and diminish skin barrier functions. To keep your skin looking and feeling its best, try getting the recommended amount of sleep every night.
17. Treat Your Neck the Same as Your Face
Because the neck is one of the areas of skin we tend to neglect in our skin-care routine, visible signs of aging can become a real problem. To help combat this issue, extend the products from your facial routine down below your jaw or even invest in a product formulated specifically for your neck, like the SkinCeuticals Neck, Chest and Hand Repair Cream. Make sure to moisturize your neck daily and never forget to apply sunscreen on it prior to heading outdoors.
18. Exfoliate Longer, Not Harder
If you’re trying to give your skin a deep exfoliation, try tacking on a few more seconds to your gentle scrubbing routine instead of vigorously exfoliating your face. Taking a longer and gentler approach with your skin can help remove pore-clogging impurities without causing irritation.
19. Relax & Unwind
Have a major event coming up that’s stressing you out? Try to relax. A study has shown that psychological stress, mainly in teenagers, can actually increase the risk of acne. So, try some soothing, stress-relieving tactics to help calm your nerves. Curl up on the couch with a good book, soak in a bath, listen to soothing music, whatever it takes to help you unwind.
20. Don’t Lick Your Lips
If you have dry lips, it can be tempting to want to lick them in an effort to find some relief. This will only lead to increased dryness, so try grabbing a gentle lip scrub instead. An exfoliant or lip scrub can help gently remove any dry-skin particles. To add hydration back into your pout, follow with your favorite lip balm. Our favorite? The Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 for its formula that’s made with moisturizing vitamin E and soothing aloe vera.
21. Create a Nighttime Regimen and Stick to It
You should be following a proper skin-care regimen at night to cleanse away all of the daily dirt and grime your skin comes in contact with. If you’re a minimalist, a simple three-step routine will do the trick. cleanse, tone and moisturize before you go to bed.
22. Be Mindful of Irritants
If you have sensitive skin, products that are formulated with fragrance, parabens, sulfates and other harsh ingredients may be harmful to your skin. To reduce the risk of irritation, opt for products that indicate on the packaging that they are either formulated specifically for sensitive skin or are suitable for use on sensitive skin types.
23. Use Products as Directed
Don’t use scrubs that are formulated for your body’s skin on your face. These scrubs are typically not as gentle and can cause irritation. When in doubt, follow the instructions listed on the product’s packaging.
24. Change the Way You Sleep
While sleeping on your back may feel weird, it can do your facial skin a lot of favors. Sleeping on your side or stomach can cause compression lines on your face, and that repeated action can eventually cause creases and wrinkles to form. Try adjusting your sleeping position your skin will thank you.
25. Drink Water
We can’t stress enough just how important it is to drink water. Studies have found that drinking enough water every day helps the look of your skin, so don’t miss out on hydrating from the inside out.
26. Minimize acne scars with Dilo oil
Dilo extract is a soothing oil-rich with antioxidants. This dry oil from the Fiji Islands will not leave skin greasy. Great for repairing and minimizing acne scars.
27. Decrease Alcohol
Drinking alcohol on a regular basis can cause more oil production and bigger pores.
28. DIY Natural Acne Remedy
The next time you get a big pimple apply a hot compress on it and apply 1 percent hydrocortisone cream to deflate the bump.
29. Skip Intense Heat
If you want to avoid extreme redness in your face and broken capillaries absolutely avoid saunas, steam rooms, and spicy foods.
30. Hydrate with a Humidifier
If you’re after that moisturized, dewy skin, keep hydrated all year-round with a humidifier.
31. Find your Zen
Stress absolutely affects our skin and causes embarrassing acne. Make time to wind down by finding your Zen. Whether it’s a hobby, meditation, taking a walk after dinner or a warm bubble bath less stress increases oxygen flow, minimizing flare-ups.
32. Up your Bedtime Routine
As part of your bedtime ritual keep a little self-care basket by your nightstand and fill it with a lip balm, cuticle oil, and hand and foot cream. Besides who wants to get out of a warm comfy bed?
33. Pamper Painful and Sore Feet
Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak with Epsom Salt is perfect for soothing sore feet. it’s composed of unique 7 oil blend foot soak and paraffin-baths is a premium blend of Epsom salt, sea salt, eucalyptus, peppermint, cajuput camphor, rosemary, lavender, MSM and essential oils of tea tree; exactly what your feet need after an exhausting day at work or school.
34. Fragrance-free is better than unscented
If you’re sensitive to certain aromatic essential oils choose fragrance-free versus formulas that claim to be unscented.
35. Cool off with Coconut Milk
A cool remedy for too much sun: We suggest Pure Fiji’s Coconut Milk Bath Soak; luxuriously smooth and creamy, this hydrating coconut milk soak contains a bounty of nutrients essential for the support and good health of your skin. Fresh coconut milk with a blend of exotic nut oils rejuvenate, nourish and rehydrate dry skin leaving it supple smooth and revitalized.
36. Keep your house “naturally” clean
Cleaning products in sprays and wipes can trigger irritation since they are loaded with chemicals. Create your own all-purpose natural cleaner. Simply pour ½ cup vinegar, ¼ cup baking soda, and 2 quarts water into a plastic bottle spray. When you’re ready to use it shake the bottle lightly before spraying.
37. Cut back on sugar
If you’re looking for ways to eliminate acne try a low-glycemic diet with lots of vegetables and whole grains. Refined carbohydrates, processed foods, and sugary snacks triggers a surge of other hormones that can cause nasty blemishes.
38. Grate your Cucumbers, not Sliced
Celebrities like Jessica Alba are opting for more natural skincare treatments like grating cucumbers versus sliced cucumbers. Here’s how to create your own calming eye treatment: wrap grated cucumbers in a soft cheesecloth. Sit comfortably, tilt your head back and place the roll across your eyes.
39. Sour Cream for Sensitive Skin
Did you know that the lactic acid in sour cream helps to smooth the texture of your skin? If you have sensitive skin and have reacted negatively to store-bought masks try sour cream as a natural remedy. Apply about 1 tablespoon of full-fat sour cream on cleansed skin twice a week.
40. Don’t lose Weight Drastically
When you lose weight too quickly your skin loses elasticity which makes skin sag. In addition, you might not look as young since you’ll lose the weight in your face first.
41. Use an all-natural multi-tasker Oil
Who doesn’t love having one beauty product in your arsenal that can do so many things? Click here to learn 15 ways to use Pure Fiji’s Exotic Bath and Body Oil for stretch marks, as a makeup remover, to protect against razor burn, soften cuticles and as a cheekbone highlighter.
42. Age less with Peptides
Halt the hands of time with Marrone New York Anti Aging Moisturizer, Collagen Peptide Formula For Anti Aging and deep moisturizing, Amino Acids and Peptides create stimulation of collagen. This stimulation supports the healing and repairing response in the skin. Increasing thickness. Refines the appearance of wrinkles. It helps to even out skin tone and texture and restores elasticity and firmness.
43. Sleep on your Back
Avoid wrinkles by sleeping on your back.
44. Butter up your Hands and Feet
Once a week, slather your hands and feet with Pure Fiji’s Body Butter and cover in plastic wrap for about a half-hour—then strip it away to check out the soft results.
45. Mix Eye cream to your Concealer
Mixing in a bit of Pure Fiji’s Anti-wrinkle Eye Cream with cream concealers makes the product creamier and smoother which helps minimize creasing and can prolong wear.
46. Exfoliate first
Exfoliation is a must so your skin fully absorbs your products. Basic cleansers free up pores by removing dirt and oil, but to truly increase absorption, you’ll need an enzyme cleanser, such as Pure Fiji’s Purifying Cleanser derived from sugar cane extracts. This unique cleanser is boosted with pineapple and papaya extract and designed to brighten the skin and help acne prone skin.
47. Don’t use your SPF Moisturizer at Night
Certain sunscreen ingredients clog your pores. When we sleep our skin is in a repairing and restoring mode so it’s vital that your night cream focuses on moisture and recovery like Pure Fiji’s Hydrating Multi Active Night Creme. The powerful plant actives will nourish, repair and restore moisture balance in your skin while you sleep. These natural extracts help; renew cells, decrease fine lines and wrinkles. Awake to fresher, smoother skin.
Achieving healthy, clear skin is not just about using the best natural skin care products. By being consistent with your diet, exercise, and sleep it’s possible to wake up to the glowing skin you’ve always wanted. Like all great things, a gorgeous complexion doesn’t happen overnight.
48.Condition with jasmine
Jasmine extracts like Pure Jasmine Oil – Vegan Certified Is a soothing oil-rich with antioxidants. It conditions the skin and gives it a healthy look.
49. Mix in Sunscreen
If your favorite day cream doesn’t contain sunscreen, mix it with a lighten SPF lotion. Look for micronized zinc, Avobenzone or helioplex. They offer broad-spectrum protection without leaving a purple or whitish cast.
49. Wear SPF Clothing
To give a favorite shirt or casual sundress extra sun protection. NYC dermatologist Jody Levine suggest laundering with sun guard laundry aid for a universal protection factor of 30, compared to UPF 5 for a plain T-shirt like SPF in sunscreen. UPF measures the sun protection in clothing. Or wear a rash guard. example of SPF clothing is Vapor Apparel Women’s UPF 50+ UV Sun Protection Outdoor Performance Long Sleeve T-Shirt.
50. Pop Pomegranate pills
Boost your sunscreen by popping a pomegranate extract supplement. it can enhance the skin.s sun-protective properties by 25%. Says L.A dermatologist Howard Murad.
51. Cooldown your Products
If you have acne-prone skin. Use an oil-free spray sunscreen. Since it goes on as a fine mist. You, ll avoid spreading pore-clogging bacteria from your hands. Store products in a cooler when outside in the sun. Cold ingredients will constrict blood vessels and make your face look less flushed. Dr. Evans.
52. Lay it on Thin, then Thick
For optimum results. Apply products in the right order. First, use the lightest product. Followed by heavy formulas. In the morning apply antioxidant serum, then a moisturizer, and cap it off with sunscreen.
53. Try a Facial Scrub
Wrinkle creams with retinol or glycolic acid can leave skin scaly. Dr. Day recommends reaching for a facial scrubber like Microdermabrasion Facial Scrub & Face Exfoliator once a week to remove dead skin cells.
54. Plump your Lips
Try the Clarisonic on your lips for a few seconds, they will look plump for several hours.
55. Baby your Face
When washing skin, avoid abrasive puffs and just use your fingertips. Your routine includes a washcloth, get the gentler, low loop terry ones made for newborns.
56. Soothe with Fruits
A cool remedy for too much sun, bath with warm water, half a gallon of milk and 15 drops of lavender oil. Watermelon is also an anti-inflammatory.
57. Eliminate Tired Puffy Eyes With Chilled Tea Bags
The skin around your eyes is softer, thinner, and more sensitive to inflammation. Which is why environmental or topical toxins, a lack of sleep, hormonal changes and allergies often lead to tired puffy eyes.
To eliminate tired puffy eyes just use chilled tea bags. The antioxidants, caffeine, and tannins in green, black, and chamomile teas help reduce irritation and work to soothe your skin quickly. The anti-inflammatory properties in teas also reduce fluid retention and promote blood circulation around your eyes – giving your eyes a fresh, renewed appearance.
To use chilled tea bags – briefly steep 2 green, black, or chamomile tea bags in hot water for less than a minute. Then remove the tea bags from the water and chill in a small bowl in the refrigerator. Once chilled, place 1 bag over each closed eyelid. Leave on your lids for 5 to 15 minutes.
58. Use Raspberries And Coconut Oil For Brighter Lips
A range of lifestyle and medical factors can lead to darker or duller lips over time. Most often this harmless condition can be caused by excessive sun exposure, dehydration, lip sucking, allergic reactions, smoking, etc.
You can brighten darker and duller lips with cosmetic procedures like laser or chemical treatments (such as hydroquinone and kojic acid). Or you can use raspberries and coconut oil as a natural lip brightener.
Raspberries are one of the few fruits rich in Vitamin E – so its antioxidant properties help reduce skin damage and nourish your skin. And coconut oil is a fantastic natural skin moisturizer that melts on your skin as soon as you apply it. So it seeps directly into your skin’s pores.
When combined raspberries and coconut oil nourish and moisturize your lips deeply and thoroughly – for a brighter healthy look.
To use raspberries and coconut oil – warm 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil in a small saucepan on low heat until it liquefies. Remove from heat and add 4 fresh or frozen red raspberries. Mash berries and blend until smooth. Place in a small glass container and refrigerate until firm. Use clean fingers or a lipgloss brush to smooth over lips. Make this fresh every few days.
59. Get A Natural Face Lift With Simple Yoga Poses
Ever wonder why some women have firm, smooth skin no matter season it is? Ask them and you’ll likely learn they do yoga. Yep, yoga! Doing inverted yoga poses will boost oxygen-rich blood circulation to your head which will help give your face some extra lift and vitality.
Yoga also helps you relax, can elevate your mood, and help balance your hormones which can lead to firmer, smoother looking skin.
The “downward dog” yoga pose is both simple and easy to do by getting on the floor on your hands and knees and then straightening your legs. Even rather simple yoga poses like bending down and touching your toes can work miracles on your face. Stay in one of these positions as long as you feel comfortable, for about 1 to 5 minutes.
60. Get Soft, Kissable Skin With A Natural Pomegranate, Raspberry, and Sweet Almond Oil Blend
Your skin contains a mixture of skin cells and natural oils that help it stay hydrated. If your skin is damaged (from aging, sun exposure, harsh chemicals, some medicines, etc.) and isn’t able to retain moisture, or if your skin’s cell renewal process goes haywire, your skin can become dry, flaky, or scaly. If you don’t have a condition that requires a medical provider’s care, and you’d like to avoid over-the-counter products that may or may not work… you can always naturally hydrate dry skin – and add an extra glow to the end of your skincare routine – by creating an antioxidant-rich oil blend using natural pomegranate, sweet almond oil, and raspberry oils.
Pomegranate oil has anti-aging properties due to a high amount of Vitamin C, and it can help in the production of collagen. Almond oil is mild and hypoallergenic which makes it great for sensitive skin. It’s also rich in Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps your skin cells regenerate faster. And raspberry seed oil is rich in ellagic acid and Vitamin E which have anti-aging effects and help prevent oxidative damage.
When combined, these three oils make an incredible moisturizer that softens your skin.
How to create a pomegranate, raspberry, and sweet almond oil blend: Apply after cleansing or after putting on makeup. Mix together equal parts Pomegranate seed oil, Raspberry seed oil, and Sweet Almond Oil.
Place 3 to 6 drops of the oil mixture in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together to warm the oils. Then, with your fingertips gently press the warm oil into dry areas of your face or areas where you have fine lines and wrinkles.
61. Reduce Skin Creases By Changing Your Pillowcase
Sleep wrinkles?! Even with a flawless Skincare routine, using the best Skincare products, you can still wake up each morning with sleep wrinkles if your bedsheets and pillowcase are made from coarser fabrics.
As you get older, sleep wrinkles can occur because your skin loses collagen and elasticity. If you sleep on your side or front – the pressure, friction, and compression from the weight of your head on the pillow or bed can cause your skin to fold and crease. With younger skin, those folds and creases fade quickly due to plenty of collagen and elasticity in your skin. But as you get older those sleep lines tend to stick together more and deepen. Leaving permanent sleep wrinkles on your face.
To help reduce skin creases, instead of using bedsheets and pillowcases made from coarser fabrics, choose materials that are soft, smooth and silky with a high thread count.
If you sleep on your side, try switching sides occasionally or sleeping on your back, so your face doesn’t wrinkle over time from pressure in certain areas. But, don’t stress about this… ultimately, you want to be comfortable because high-quality sleep is essential for natural beauty.
62. Prevent Sun Damaged Skin By Eating Wild Salmon
Sun exposure accelerates the effects of aging your skin and increases your risk of developing skin cancer. Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays damage the fibers in your skin called elastin.
When these fibers break down, your skin begins to sag, stretch, and lose its elasticity – or its ability to return to a youthful shape and bounce after stretching. This is why sun damage causes most of the wrinkles (and age spots) you’ll see on people’s faces.
You can help your skin stay healthy though, and provide it with an “internal sunblock” when you eat wild salmon. Wild salmon helps prevent sun damage because it contains high levels of astaxanthin. Which makes wild salmon something of a superfood.
Astaxanthin is the reason wild salmon has a red pigment and is a potent antioxidant that helps protect your skin from the harmful effects of UVA sun damage because of its capacity to promote skin elasticity and hydration. Leading to healthy, younger-looking skin.
It’s found in seafood such as salmon, krill, shrimp, lobster, crabs, and crayfish. You can also get astaxanthin through supplements. Enjoy several servings per week of wild salmon and seafood and consider taking a supplement every day, especially during sunny times of the year. You also want to protect your skin on the outside with a natural sun protector.
63. Remove Dead Skin And Revitalize Your Face With An Organic Papaya Mask
Every day your skin sheds millions of dead skin cells. The natural life cycle of skin is for these dead skin cells – which originate in each layer of skin – to move from the lower (hypodermic and dermis) layers through the surface (epidermis) layer where they can fall off.
But when dead skin cells get stuck on their way to the surface of your skin blackheads, whiteheads or pimples appear. By helping remove the upper layers of dead skin, you can diminish the risk of blocked pores and keep your skin healthy.
Using an exfoliant is a great way to remove dead skin and revitalize your face. Many exfoliants though contain abrasive ingredients that scratch, which may damage your skin and speed up signs of aging.
So it’s best to use an enzymatic exfoliant that contains fruit like papaya and pineapple.
Papaya contains the natural enzyme papain, and pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain. These two protein-dissolving agents help naturally exfoliate and lift away dry, dead skin cells. And when dead skin cells are removed, the risk of developing blackheads and pimples diminishes. Leaving your skin healthy, smooth, and soft.
How to make an organic papaya mask:
Greener (unripe) papayas have higher amounts of papain, so opt for these to get the best benefit. If you have sensitive skin, use ripe papayas as they are less likely to trigger an inflammatory reaction.
Scoop out a ¼ cup raw papaya flesh and mash or blend with 1 Tablespoon fresh pineapple until smooth. Apply to dry skin and leave on for 5 to 15 minutes. Then rinse with cool water. If you have sensitive skin, do a patch test on your arm before applying to face.
The alpha-hydroxy acids and the enzymes in this recipe dissolve dry, dead skin. You only need to do this once or twice per week.
64. Turn Mineral Makeup Powder Into A Natural Sunblock
It’s no secret that prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays leads to sunburns and an increased risk of skin cancer. Which is why it’s a good idea to wear sunscreen year-round. Because sunscreen helps your skin look healthier and younger.
Many sunscreens contain chemical ingredients though – that can do more harm to your skin and health than they do to protect your skin from UV rays. So when choosing a sunscreen avoid those with chemicals and opt instead for one that’s mineral-based.
Mineral sunscreens use two natural minerals — zinc oxide and titanium dioxide — as active ingredients. And instead of absorbing into your skin, these minerals sit on top of your skin; protecting it by reflecting UV rays away.
But when applied to your skin, mineral sunscreens can sometimes appear white and pasty. Not exactly the look you’re probably going for.
However, you can protect your skin from sun damage AND avoid a white, pasty look by combining mineral powder makeup with your mineral sunscreen.
It’s the best of both worlds.
You can use a tinted mineral sunblock instead of foundation, or mix your favorite mineral makeup powder with sunblock for a natural makeup that is light and protects your skin from the sun’s damaging effects. Helping keep your skin healthy and protected.
65. Hydrate And Nourish Lips With Shea Butter
The skin on your lips is soft, delicate, and sensitive. Which is why kissing feels so good! But it’s also why sudden temperature changes, dry air, and wind exposure can cause your lips to become chapped, crack and even split.
The skin that covers your lips is some of the thinnest found on your body. While certain parts of your face like your cheeks — have as many as 16 layers of skin, your lips only have four or five layers. That’s why it’s so easy for your lips to become irritated almost any time of the year.
Your lips are also prone to flaking and peeling since they’re unable to produce their own moisture, and they don’t have the same protection from the elements as the rest of your skin.
Using a lip balm is a great way to hydrate and nourish your lips. Unfortunately, many traditional lip balms contain petrolatum, mineral oil, and hormone-disrupting oxybenzone that only further perpetuates the problem.
Shea butter is fat that’s extracted from the nuts of the shea tree. Its high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids — combined with its easy-to-spread consistency makes it great for smoothing, soothing and conditioning your lips. And coconut oil is a fantastic natural skin moisturizer that melts on your lips as soon as you apply it.
66. Reduce Fine Lines And Wrinkles With Bone Broth
Collagen helps give your skin its tone and is crucial for healthy, younger-looking skin. As a structural protein, collagen supports your skin’s elasticity, as you age through the collagen production in your body will naturally start depleting – which is why you’ll want to consider taking a high-quality collagen supplement from a clean source.
Since the loss of collagen leads to the appearance of lines, wrinkles and even thinning of the skin, the more you’re able to maintain higher levels of collagen the more youthful your skin will appear.
To help with collagen production eat foods rich in Vitamin C, but for a more direct approach – try bone broth and gelatin. They both contain collagen your body can quickly absorb.
Bone broth is rich in collagen and helps support tissue regeneration by feeding your body proteins that encourage the appearance of new cells. It also acts as a detoxifier, which makes your skin look healthier since it helps diminish the appearance of blackhead and pimples.
Bone broth is also rich in glycine and proline. These amino acids are responsible for the correct production of collagen to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and promote healthy digestion too.
67. Cleanse Your Skin With Almond Oil
A good cleanser should clear your skin of debris, sweat, and makeup. Your skin should feel clean without being stripped of its natural oils or its natural skin microbiome – those microorganisms that live on your skin helping to protect it and keep it healthy.
To look it’s best, your skin needs its natural oils and healthy skin microbiome. A lot of cleansers though make your skin feel like it’s really clean – perhaps even squeaky clean – but they’re actually removing some important lipids from your skin and disrupting the pH of your skin.
Instead of stripping your skin with foamy cleansers you can use oils such as argan and almond oil to cleanse your skin naturally or use a natural cleanser.
The natural actives in argan oil and almond oil are fantastic at cleansing your skin thoroughly while also helping to replace lost lipids.
Yes, they can remove makeup, but they also hydrate your skin – being absorbed into your skin without blocking your skin pores. And they have a high amount of vitamins A, B, and E that feed your skin and leave it supple and glowing. Pure almond oil also keeps your skin properly moisturized for a longer period of time.
So instead of using soap that lathers and strips your skin, try using argon or almond oils as a cleanser to nourish your skin while you cleanse for a healthy clean glow.
68. Stop Dark Circles Under Your Eyes With Arnica
The appearance of dark circles under your eyes is often due to a lack of sleep, but they can also be caused by food and environmental allergies, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal changes, and aging.
Dark circles caused by food and environmental allergies are called “allergic shiners” and are best treated by identifying possible allergens you’ve come in contact with – and then avoiding them for 10 days to see if the skin tone under your eyes returns to normal.
If that doesn’t work, start by increasing the amount of water you drink each day. Dehydration can lead to the appearance of dark circles because the skin around your eyes is very close to the underlying bone, and a lack of fluids can cause blood vessels to become more visible.
In addition to drinking more water try using arnica gel or skincare products containing arnica.
Arnica is a flowering plant in the sunflower family. Its yellow petals are collected and dried for use in herbal remedies and medications. Arnica helps boost the circulation of white blood cells which helps accelerate healing. It also has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that alleviate swelling and reduce the appearance of dark under-eye circles.
Most natural arnica gels will help with periodic dark circles, but to keep those dark circles away its best to use a natural skincare product that contains arnica daily.
69. Improve Your Complexion With Ylang Ylang Oil
The primary cause of dry, oily skin (aka combination skin) is simply genetics. And balancing a dry and oily complexion whether you have an oily T-zone, large pores, or dry spots can be frustrating and challenging.
While hydrating, cutting out sugars from your diet, and using natural skincare products will help… sometimes your skin needs a little extra help balancing the amount of oil it produces and where.
For combination skin, Ylang Ylang oil helps balance sebum levels for both dry and oily complexions. And, in addition to having a soothing and smoothing effect, it has a lovely smell.
Ylang Ylang oil helps balance and regulate oil production in your skin and hair to prevent excessive dryness and oiliness, while also soothing inflammation and irritation. It helps address acne by enhancing circulation, encouraging the growth of new skin, hydrating your skin, and helps prevent infections with its anti-microbial properties. To maintain youthful skin and healthy-looking complexion – just add a few drops to your favorite oil blend.
70. Prevent Sunburns, Sun Damage And Uneven Skin Tone With Green Algae
Sun protection is essential for healthy skin and natural beauty. While some sun may give you a sun-kissed glow, we know that too much damages your skin and predisposes you to premature aging, uneven skin tone, and other chronic diseases.
When it comes to sunblock avoid those with chemicals linked to hormone-disrupting effects and opt instead for one that’s mineral-based.
Mineral sunscreens use zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as active ingredients two natural minerals. And instead of absorbing into your skin, these minerals sit on top of your skin; protecting it by reflecting UV rays away.
For added protection, you can nourish and protect your skin from the sun’s damaging effects by using skincare with natural ingredients such as chlorella and resveratrol. Due to its high levels of chlorophyll, green algae extract (or Chlorella Vulgaris) helps to shield your body from UV radiation.
Being antioxidant, green algae protects your skin against free radicals too. Because cell damage is at the root of most aging disorders, protecting the skin from the free-radical activity is a significant preventative measure for healthy, younger-looking skin. The high amount of essential amino acids and vitamins such as A, B, C and E also work to protect your skin and prevent premature aging.
And green algae helps to instantly hydrate and condition your skin, leaving it more supple and moisturized.
71. Get Natural Glowing Skin With Micronutrients
Your skin needs a lot of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) for speedy skin repair and turnover for healthy skin. When your body is nutrient deficient though it can lead to chronic skin issues such as acne, eczema and premature aging.
Healthy skin comes from the inside out. Meaning what you eat reflects in your skin’s appearance. If your diet is based on sugary, high fat, or processed foods then your skin will suffer.
To achieve a healthy glowing complexion you want to follow a diet that fuels your body with foods or supplements full of vitamins and nutrients. Here are a few important ones for healthy skin.
Zinc helps fight bacteria and has anti-inflammatory properties. This allows Zinc to help relieve redness and irritation caused by moderate-to-severe acne. Shellfish, legumes, seeds, and nuts are full of Zinc.
Vitamin A helps keep your skin hydrated. A deficiency of Vitamin A can lead to a dry and flaky complexion, which can prematurely age your skin. A few foods high in Vitamin A include sweet potatoes, carrots, and leafy vegetables.
Vitamin B is great for healthy nails, skin, and hair. A lack of this vitamin can cause dermatitis and hair loss. Eat whole grains, legumes, seeds, and nuts to get all Vitamin B your body needs.
Vitamin C is great for encouraging the production of collagen in your body. Citrus fruits, leafy greens, bell peppers or cauliflower must be a part of your diet if you want healthy-looking skin.
Vitamin E helps reduce dryness so your skin stays soft. If you struggle with dry, rough skin, Vitamin E will help. Nuts, olives or spinach are all great foods full of Vitamin E.
72. Use Aloe Vera To Transform Red Irritated Skin Into Soft Healthy Skin
If your skin is red and irritated, you’ll want to soothe it right away. Prolonged inflammation can cause your skin to break down collagen. And the loss of collagen leads to the appearance of lines, wrinkles and even thinning of the skin.
To keep your skin smooth and vibrant, you can use nature’s skin soother – Aloe Vera.
Aloe Vera gel has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and healing properties, and it penetrates the skin easily to provide nourishment. It acts as a barrier for the skin while allowing your skin to replenish its moisture. And because it’s high in nutrients and vitamins, Aloe Vera gel can also help your skin heal quicker.
It’s terrific for soothing skin that’s been overexposed to the sun, as well as for treating minor cuts and scrapes, eczema, and acne. Aloe is a great moisturizer and is perfect for oily skin because it nourishes without leaving your skin feeling greasy.
Aloe Vera also has anti-aging properties. Its composition of antioxidants such as beta carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E help boost your skin’s natural firmness while keeping it properly hydrated.
In most stores, the aloe you’ll find contains preservatives, fillers, and artificial ingredients. Instead of using products with unnecessary and harmful ingredients, look for pure aloe from your local health food store, or buy an aloe plant and simply slice open a leaf, extracting and saving the gel, for when you need it. The Spa Dr.’s Daily Essentials contains aloe, as well.
73. Super Moisturize Skin Naturally With Hyaluronic Acid
When we are stressed, travel, or experience extreme weather conditions, our skin can appear dull or shriveled. And, as we age, our skin becomes less resistant to life’s daily stresses so it can appear more and more unhealthy.
If your skin is properly hydrated though, it gets a boost of elasticity, while your complexion becomes more youthful. And one of the best moisturizers for your skin is an acid your cells naturally produce to maintain moisture levels: Hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid, or Sodium Hyaluronate, is a wonderful hydrophilic ingredient. Which means it readily binds to water and has super moisturizing properties. Hyaluronic acid is found throughout your body, but it’s especially concentrated in your skin and helps promote cell regeneration.
Because of its high water-binding capacity, it acts as a hydrating agent and space filler. So it supports the collagen and elastin in your skin by keeping them nourished and moist and reduces the appearance of wrinkles while keeping your skin soft, smooth and supple…
74. Get An Instant, Youthful Skin Lift Using Antioxidant-Rich Natural Actives
Avoid the neurotoxin Botox and other more invasive procedures and look to nature instead. Antioxidant-rich and hydrating natural actives can lift and protect the skin naturally. And, one of the ingredients in quality organic skincare serums is Pullulan, which has an instant lifting effect, naturally! It is a polysaccharide produced from starch by cultivating the yeast, Aureobasidiumpullulans. It provides an antioxidant effect as well as an instant lifting effect that helps improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin. Long-term use of Pullulan will help strengthen the integrity of the skin.
75. Brighten Dull Skin Using Green Tea As A Toner
If your skin appears dull, uneven, or unhealthy even after a good natural cleansing – it’s time to try using a toner between cleansing and moisturizing your face. A toner can help cleanse your skin even more by removing dead skin cells, along with dirt, oil, and traces of cleanser left behind after washing your face.
A toner will also help minimize the appearance of pores and can help balance the pH level of your skin to reduce bacteria growth so your skin is bright and beautiful.
The toners you’ll find in most stores though use synthetic ingredients, phthalates for fragrance, and parabens as preservatives. Toners for oily skin also often contain salicylic acid and benzyl alcohol – both of which are neurotoxins and skin irritants!
Instead of using products with unnecessary and toxic ingredients you can opt for a natural route: Green Tea.
Sure, drinking green tea is great for your overall health, but when applied to your face as a toner it’s perfect for brightening, evening, cleansing and even hydrating your skin.
Green tea contains tannins—biomolecules that bind with amino acids in your body. Tannins are naturally astringent compounds so they work directly as a skin toner to even out the appearance of your skin. And tannins shrink your pores so they are less likely to clog. Tannins also help regulate your skin’s sebum production. Most products strip your skin of oil, causing inflammation, but green tea addresses the root cause by minimizing oil production in your skin cells.
You can make a green tea toner by steeping a couple of tea bags for 5 minutes, allowing them to cool to room temperature. Then, either pat onto your face, apply with cotton pads or pour into a spray bottle and spritz onto clean skin.
76. Eliminate Pimples For Clear Skin With Tea Tree Oil
Acne treatments are supposed to work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection, or reducing inflammation. If they did any of these things well, and nothing else, so many skin problems simply wouldn’t exist.
In reality, most acne treatments cause additional skin and health problems. Instead of just helping they often strip natural oils from your skin, retard your skin’s ability to shed dead skin cells and regenerate new ones, compromise your immune system or destroy your natural skin microbiome, or trigger new skin irritations or inflammations inside your body that now have to be addressed.
There are natural approaches though to eliminating pimples for clear skin. Ones that don’t come with loads of side effects and health risks. One such approach is using Tea Tree Oil.
Pure tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves of the tea tree and is well-known for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. And research shows it can help reduce mild to moderate acne breakouts due to its mix of over 100 natural compounds. It’s thought to help calm redness and swelling, leaving you with smooth, clear skin.
Since tea tree oil varies significantly in quality, be sure you buy an oil that’s all-natural, with zero additives. And make sure its real tree name, Melaleuca alternifolia, is printed on the bottle.
Be sure to use diluted tree oil because when undiluted it can burn and irritate your skin when applied directly. Remember, it’s potent. Just add 1 to 2 drops to a single application of your cleanser, serum or moisturizer. You want about a 5% dilution, which means 5 drops of tea tree oil per 1 teaspoon of carrier oil or cream. You can apply this 2 – 3 times daily.
77. Use Chamomile Tea Ice Cubes To Freshen Up Tired-Looking Skin
Sometimes you just don’t have a lot of time to properly address pimples, puffy eyes, or irritated skin. Sometimes you just need a quick pick-up for your skin that will get you out the door or through the next few hours.
Enter chamomile tea ice cubes.
Anything cold is great for helping to reduce puffiness, dark under-eye circles or swollen skin. Combining cold with the healing properties of chamomile though, and these ice cubes are very effective.
When waking in the morning with a puffy or swollen face, gently rub chamomile ice cubes in circular motions around your face for a quick freshening up. No matter what state your face is in, fresh-out-of-the-freezer cubes, especially when blended with chamomile tea can help increase blood circulation, minimize pores, and soothe inflammation for clear, radiant skin.
There are several varieties of chamomile – but all of them are anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and effective in soothing irritated skin and regenerating skin tissue.
To make chamomile tea ice cubes – brew a strong pot of chamomile tea (about 1.5 cups water with 1 teabag), allow to cool 10 minutes or more and then pour into an ice tray and place in the freezer. Once frozen, wrap a tea cube in a thin cloth or washcloth and apply it to your skin.
Oh, and if your face gets too cold, or your skin is too sensitive, then take a break or apply in shorter durations. You only need to apply for a few seconds to a minute per area to see an instant difference in the way your faces look and feel.
78. Clean Facial Pores With Honey, Turmeric, And Yogurt For A Smoother Complexion
Combine the healing, clarifying, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial effects of honey with pore cleansing and sebum balancing effects of turmeric and pH enhancing and lactic acid effects of yogurt into this pore cleanser… Mix together 1 Tablespoon plain yogurt, 1 Tablespoon raw honey and 1 teaspoon turmeric powder into a paste. Apply to face and neck and leave for about 10 to 15 minutes. Then wash with cool water, pat your skin dry and apply your favorite serum and moisturizer.
79. Make A Natural Beauty Mask To Restore And Hydrate Tired Dull Skin
Oats have moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties. Avocado is hydrating and nourishing, with naturally occurring vitamins A and E. And, Yogurt contains nutrients, enzymes and active cultures that help reduce inflammation and balance the pH of your skin for a healthy skin microbiome. In a bowl, blend together 1/4 cup oat flour (ground uncooked oats), 2 Tablespoons unsweetened yogurt and ¼ of an avocado. Mix well and then apply enough to cover your clean, dry face. Leave on face for 10 to 20 minutes and then remove with a warm, wet washcloth, and then rinse face with water and pat dry. Use the mask once per day as needed.
80. DIY hacks to avoid (even if everyone does it)
- Lemon juice: It may have citric acidic, but it’s far too acidic and can cause dark spots to appear after sun exposure. It can also dry and irritate your skin.
- Baking soda: At a pH level of 8, baking soda will stress your skin, significantly decrease your skin’s water content, and cause dry skin.
- Garlic: In raw form, garlic can cause skin allergies, eczema, skin inflammation, and watery blisters.
- Toothpaste: The ingredients in toothpaste may kill germs and absorb oil, but they can also dry out or irritate your skin.
- Sugar: As an exfoliant, sugar is too harsh for the skin on your face.
- Vitamin E: The topical application of vitamin E can irritate your skin and is not proven to improve scar appearance.
81. doesn’t use too many products
Using more than one or two all at once is a big no-no, says Dr. Tzu. It can be harsh on the skin, resulting in more breakouts and clogged pores.
82. cleans makeup brushes regularly
To fight infection and clogged pores, Dr. Prystowsky recommends washing concealer and foundation brushes once a week. For brushes you use around your eyes, she recommends twice per month, and for any other brushes, once a month is fine.
Here’s how: Put a drop of a mild shampoo into the palm of your hand. Wet the bristles with lukewarm water. Then, massage the bristles into your palm to distribute the shampoo into the brush. Avoid getting the metal part of the brush wet/or the base of the brush hairs because the glue could soften and the bristles could fall out. Rinse the shampoo out and squeeze out the water with a towel. Lay the brushes on their side with the bristles hanging off the edge of the counter to dry.
83. Kick The Caffeine
Can’t figure out why you have dry skin? Caffeine may be the culprit. Replace the java with H2O, and add fruit slices, like orange or lemon, to enhance the flavor.
84. Reduce Salt
If your skin feels parched, it might be time to give up your secret pretzel stash. Excess sodium in your diet can suck the moisture out of the skin and leave it dull and dry. Cut back on salty treats and invest in a hydrating facial moisturizer to combat the dehydration. Unfortunately, fresh skin trumps that order of french fries.
85. Look, But Don’t Touch
We know it’s tempting to mess with that pimple, but resistance is key. Popping and picking at the skin on your face will push dirt and bacteria deeper into pores, which only results in more breakouts. Put your curiosity to use and opt for an overnight treatment instead.
86. Body Buffer
Increase your circulation and give your body some extra exfoliation by using a dry brush once a week for bright and smooth skin. Afterward, apply a creamy lotion to prevent flakes and seal in moisture.
As much as it pains us to admit, one less serving of alcohol per day can make a noticeable difference in your appearance. Alcohol dehydrates the skin (which causes wrinkles) while inflaming tissue. Combat these effects by watering down wine and liquor with club soda and drinking a glass of water between alcoholic beverages.
88. Skip the Sulfates
“Look for sulfate-free body washes and face cleansers if you have sensitive skin. They can strip too much of your skin’s sebum away, leaving you feeling dry, flaky, and even itchy,” says BettiJo Hirschi, Creator of Bath by BettiJo.
89. Raise Eyebrows
Bring an end to breakouts after eyebrow waxes: Head to a spa where the technicians utilize a low-temperature, hypoallergenic hard wax. These formulas stick to your hair (not your skin!) and are gentler than soft wax.
90. Kiwi Time
“Vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis and protects against wrinkles,” says Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, nutritionist. “So stock up on kiwi, oranges, and grapefruit, which are all rich in the nutrient.”
91. Stimulate Blood Flow
“Ginseng applied topically is one of my favorite skincare tips—it works to stimulate blood flow in the capillaries, promoting a healthy, firmed, glowing-from-within visage. Bonus points if you layer a product containing plumping hyaluronic acid with your ginseng!” — Sarah Lee and Christine Chang
92. Maximize Your Sheet Mask’s Fit
“When applying a sheet mask, maximize adherence by snipping from the side of the nose fold to the eye hole. This will allow you to wiggle the mask just so, getting it closer to the under-eye area and preventing any tenting. If necessary, make a snip below the cheekbone and layer the mask over itself to maximize the fit further. Try it with an aloe vera-based mask like Whamisa’s Organic Hydrogel Mask.” — Sarah Lee and Christine Chang
93. Implement More Greens
“My number one tip is absolutely my favorite skincare tip: Drink a green juice every day. It will be a great replacement for your afternoon coffee and will transform your skin in a matter of days. The ingredients in the juice help oxygenate the skin and stimulate lymphatic drainage, so it’s de-puffing too! Start by eating a bit of avocado every day or even throwing half of an avocado into your morning smoothie. Avocado supplies the skin with healthy fats and phytonutrients to hydrate from the inside out and bring back your glow.” — Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Joanna Vargas Skincare.
94. Try Lymphatic Drainage Massage
“Another great at-home treatment is lymphatic drainage massage to keep skin clear, de-puffed, and glowing. For dry skin, massage in circular motions upward. Start at the base of the neck where your arteries are. Massage in gentle circles upwards, toward the jaw, up the sides of the face, and around the eyes. This will help coax nutrients into the tissue. You want to do the opposite motion and start on the top of the face by the eyes if you are prone to breakouts—this will draw the waste away. Lymphatic drainage massage can completely change the look of someone’s face and is a great, under-the-radar skincare tip.” — Joanna Vargas
95. Try Micro-Needling
“This instrument, Stacked Skincare Micro-Roller, helps to restore the look of tightness to the face, neck, and body. It reduces the appearance of fine lines, softens the look of scars, and enhances the performance of skincare ingredients.” — Francesca Fusco, MD
96. Use Non-Foaming Cleanser
“When choosing a cleanser, stay away from high-foaming cleansers, as they can strip the skin, leaving it tight, dry, and more prone to breakouts. It can even cause lines, wrinkles, and sensitivity to the environment. Instead, one of my most strategic skincare tips is to apply a pre-cleanser prior to cleansing to help thoroughly clean your skin without stripping your skin’s natural oil.” — Candace Noonan, esthetician and director of education at Environ Skin Care
97. Start Getting Facials
“I always recommend clients have facials once a month. Nothing you do at home can replace professional exfoliation, extraction, and attention!” — Joanna Vargas
If you can’t make it for a facial each month, try a deep cleansing face mask at least once per week to help draw out toxins, dirt, and oil and clear up clogged pores.
98. Take Chamomile and Rosemary Baths
“One of the best skincare tips I can recommend is something I learned when my son had eczema as a baby. To this day, it is my family secret for healing dry, sensitive skin. Boil a large pot of water with one cup of chamomile tea leaves and one cup of rosemary. Cook these for 15 minutes. Then strain and add this water to your bath. Not only will you feel relaxed from your day, but also, this potion will soothe your skin like nothing else. Dry patches and redness will disappear overnight!” — Joanna Vargas
99. Utilize tomatoes
Telling someone “your cheeks are as red as a tomato” has long remained a reference to their vigorous, thriving health. Well, there’s a good reason behind that: Health and tomatoes have always been interlinked due to the fact that the red fruit holds a plethora of nutritional benefits. John Layke, DO, Beverly Hills cosmetic and plastic surgeon, swears by using tomatoes to brighten skin, reduce age spots, and reduce discoloration due to high levels of lycopene, a potent antioxidant.
100. Ice cubes are bad news for pimples
Speaking of cooler temperatures, an ice cube can be your best friend if you’re dealing with an angry, red blemish. Icing down a pimple can reduce swelling, shorten its lifespan, get rid of redness, and make it less painful. Just make sure your skin is clean and you wrap the ice cube in a clean, thin washcloth before applying.
101. Your hair products are probably affecting your skin
Many conventional hair care products can cause breakouts on your face, shoulders, and back because the chemicals and oils in the products will build up over time and clog pores. And anything that foams or suds probably contains sulfates, which are highly irritating to people with sensitive skin. Opt for hair care with natural ingredients and think about cutting down to only washing your hair every few days. Not only will you use less product, but your hair and scalp will also get healthier because you’re not stripping them of the natural oils they need to be shiny, bouncy, and happy.
102. Water, water, and more water
Probably the easiest thing you can do for your skin is to drink water. It’ll help your digestive system, flush toxins that would otherwise pop up on your face, and plumps up your skin in a gorgeous way.