Our skin covers the largest percentage of our bodies but not just that, it’s quite sensitive and reactive to different stimuli and products, therefore the skin tends to easily get affected when it’s not well taken care of. Damaged skin will appear to have cracks, excessive dryness, increased acne, excessively oily and also color patches.
Causes of skin damage.
- Excess sun exposure.
- Unhealthily diet
- Cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption
- Repetitive face movement
- Chemical irritants.
- Being too harsh on zits and pimples.
- Exfoliating flakey skin
So in order to have a natural glow on your skin, avoid the above and instead use the natural ways and procedures to maintain your skin color, tone and texture
In this post, we’re going to focus on the routine that will most probably result to a naturally glowing skin with just natural ingredients that can easily be found at home.
In steps for skin routine, there are three major things to focus on: cleansers, toners and moisturizers, then an additional antioxidant serum
The cleanser you should use should be sulfate free, with a gentle to no lather to keep your skin blemish free. You may also opt for a gel cleanser. Can be used at night and also in the morning Natural cleansers include
It’s not just a calcium fortified drink for bones, but also a wonderful cleanser. Milk protein and fat moisturizes skin while lactic acid works to remove dead skin. To use milk as a cleanser, use fat milk instead of skimmed milk. Pour a small amount on your hand and massage skin gently. You can also use 2-4 cups in bathing water for full nourishment
This is not just a suitable breakfast meal but also a cleanser that acts as a natural exfoliator To use, grind ¼ cup and keep in airtight container, mix with a little water or oil and massage on skin then rinse with warm water
It’s both an antioxidant and a moisturizer, it soothes skin and rids acne. To use, take ½ spoon of honey and gently massage on skin then wash off with warm water.
It’s excellent on oily skin and helps get rid of tan. Combine lemon juice with a little milk or yoghurt and then massage on skin, wash after a few minutes
It has cooling and moisturizing effects. Use a refrigerated slice on the skin and keep for 15-20 mins, then wash face with warm water followed by cold water for a healthy glow
It’s an excellent skin cleanser you can find in your pantry. To use, combine sugar with a little water or oil and scrub on your face in circles then wash with warm water
Coconut oil has antifungal and anti bacterial properties. Warm coconut oil and smear on the face for a few minutes then wipe with a towel
Malic acid in watermelon is both an exfoliator and reduces tan and also seals moisture without leaving the skin dry. Rub watermelon all over your face and wash after a couple minutes
9. Pomegranate juice
This delays fine lines and wrinkles on the skin and reduces tan. Mix with chilled milk to form a paste and scrub on the face for a few minutes then wash off with cold water
After the cleansers we have the
Toners are great at balancing skin pH. Use alcohol free toner with sodium PCA( a humectant to hold water to your skin) and gerracium( essential oil for cutting oil). People with acne prone skin should use toner with salicylic acid to calm breakout while those with dry skin should opt for hydrating toner to soothe skin . Toners also restore moisture and protect against environmental stress. Common toners include1. Camphor and rosewater toner2. Chamomile tea toner3. Milk honey and eggs toner4. Cucumber and curd toner5. Apple cider and vinegar toner6. Ginger mint toner
They keep the skin hydrated and help strengthen your skin barrier. Apply in the morning and use on the face and around the neck. Light moisturizers when used during the day will protect the skin from the sun and hydrate without clogging the pores. The most common and effective moisturizers of all time include:
1. Rosehip seed oil2. Evening primrose oil3. Sweet almond oil4. Jojoba oil5. Mango butter6. Avocado oil7. Shea butter
Antioxidant serums are also good for skin care routine. They can be used both at night and during the day.They should have brightening ingredients like vitamins C and E , algae extract, rosemary and peppermint. Vitamin C serum should mostly be used during the day as it helps reverse the damage caused by the sun.These serums should also have alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids which reduces large pores.People with acne prone skin should use antioxidants with salicylic acid and tea tree oil to keep the skin clear
FYI : Glycolic acids should be incorporated into these serums as it has the smallest molecular structure and can absorb deep within the skin thus reducing dry skin and make it brighter, smooth and with even tone
A natural antioxidant can be homemade; • 1tbsp of cocoa powder • 1tbsp of sour cream • 1tbsp of honey • 1 egg white. Mix the ingredients to make a paste and apply it to the face let dry before rinsing with warm water. Pat dry.
Thanks for reading, stay safe and healthy. God bless you.
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