Naturally glowing skin. A women’s dream and deep desire.
We all want it and we want it bad! The multi-billion dollar beauty industry can certainly attest to that. But what you could obtain natural glowing skin more easily then you thought? Do we really need to spend our money on expensive products and cosmetic procedures?
I’m on the quest for natural glowing skin since I was a teenager dealing with hormonal acne. I would devour fashion magazines and beauty ‘how-to’ books, always looking for ‘the answer’.
I found much more solace when I came across books with natural beauty recipes and became obsessed with crafting my own home spa. I found a spark inside myself when I started to pick roses from my grandfather’s garden to make floral waters to spritz my skin with.
My pursuit of beauty has always been etched in my soul. Now it has blossomed into something far from my superficial teenage quest. I’ve learned some amazing things on the way that I’m excited to share with you.
5 Ways To Get Natural Glowing Skin
1. Keep It Simple
When it comes to skin care, less is more. From personal experience my skin has always been more radiant when I use a select few products. Even a ‘natural’ organic product may use fillers, rancid oils and ingredients that can clog pores. As a result, I love to make my own skincare products! In this way I can control the ingredients and keep it super simple.
2. Oil Cleansing
I learned this tip from Nadine Artemis from Living Libations. Even if you have oily skin, you have to try washing your face with natural oil! Jojoba oil is similar to the natural oils our skin creates. When we wash our face with soap-based cleansers, they can strip the natural oil layer from the skin. This dries out the skin and causes breakouts and wrinkles. Simply apply the oil to a face cloth or a cotton pad and gently massage the oil into your face. Rinse with water and pat dry. This is cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing all in one. Check out this video for a how-to guide Best Skin Ever
3. Clay Masks
Apply a clay face mask for a low cost yet luxurious spa experience. A clay mask deep cleanses, absorbs impurities, heals blemishes and exfoliates. Bentonite clay is particularly moisturizing. Mix a cosmetic clay such as bentonite or French green clay with some water to make a paste. You can also add essential oils such as lavender, chamomile or frankincense to your mask. Apply to skin and let it sit for 15 minutes before washing it off. You can do this once a week.
4. Floral Hydrosol
Floral hydrosols, also known as floral waters, are byproducts from steam-distilling plant materials to make essential oils. They make the perfect toners because they have cellular rejuvenating benefits the same ph as our skin. Most municipal water used for bathing is more alkaline then our skin. This can cause premature aging and a less than vibrant complexion. Because of this, end your bathing sessions with a spritz of hydrosol to reset your skin to its original PH.
5. Seabuckthorn Oil
In my years of working in health food stores I have seen this berry work wonders on people’s skin. I’ve seen it cure acne, blemishes and skin rashes. Seabuckthorn is good for dry and oily skin alike. You can use the seed oil straight on your skin or add the fruit oil to skincare products you make. When in doubt– use seabuckthorn!
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