One thing that many people are unaware of when it comes to skin care is that less is really more. Skin is delicate, and the truth is the fewer cosmetics you use, the better off your skin will be.
To have beautiful, healthy skin the main things you should focus on are eating right and getting your beauty sleep. Remember that you really are what you eat. If you eat junk, you cannot expect to have beautiful results. Makes sense, right?
Be sure to eat lots of fruits and veggies, drink plenty of water and include healthy oils in your diet. These include olive oil, coconut oil, flaxseed oil and other natural, non-hydrogenated oils. Your skin needs oil to stay flexible and well nourished.
Get six to eight hours of good, restful, natural sleep every night. Sleeping well gives your skin and your whole body a chance to regenerate, rebuild and renew. Great sleep is essential to great skin.
If you feed your body correctly and get plenty of rest, you won’t need a lengthy and elaborate skin care regimen. Begin by choosing gentle, natural products that will nourish and protect your skin.
Select natural soaps and cleansers that are free of chemicals, perfumes and petroleum products such as mineral oil and petroleum jelly. Soaps made with cocoa butter, shea butter, tea tree oil and other natural, moisturizing ingredients are best.
Wash your face gently once or twice a day. Depending on whether your skin tends to be dry or oily. If it is dry, only wash it at the end of the day. If you have normal, combination or oily skin, you may wish to wash your face in the morning and the evening. No matter what, never go to bed without washing your face.
Wash with warm water and rinse with cool water. Follow up with aloe vera gel. For oily skin, you may use it plain or add a drop of tea tree oil for its medicating effect. If your skin feels dry after applying aloe vera gel, try adding a drop or two of neem oil or vitamin E oil.
At night, before you go to sleep moisturize around your eyes. Olive oil or coconut oil are both excellent choices for this. Moisturizing the delicate skin around the eyes every night will help prevent crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes.
Using these natural products, your skin care routine will be simple, quick and effective. With good diet, plenty of sleep and consistent, effective skin practices, you can enjoy lovely skin throughout your life.