You can tell a lot about a person by looking at their face. Taking care of your skin goes a lot deeper than just washing your face and putting on moisturizer. When we are younger, our face has a dewy look. Our skin has a lot of elasticity and it can bounce back from anything. But as we age, our skin stops cooperating quite so much.
We will share with you the information experts in the field of beauty have shared with us. If your skin has already begun to fight back, we will try to help you at least freeze it in its tracks.
Most of our remedies are all natural treatments, using essential oils. While essential oils are trending everywhere right now, do not be fooled. You need essential oils that are pure and of the highest quality.
1. Keep your skin hydrated
One of the first problems you have with your skin is one that may slip right by you. The culprit is dehydration. Let’s point out the obvious. If you are not drinking enough water or if you are losing too much moisture through sweating during activities, you will end up with dry skin. Nothing can replace drinking water to keep your skin dewy fresh but there are things that can dry out your skin. The sun, wind, pollutants, and chemicals we come in contact with can all leave our face damaged and dry.
Dry skin can sneak up on you. Sometimes you feel it before you see it. If you start to notice any of these symptoms, ask yourself if you could be dehydrated. By the time you are fighting dry skin, you may be more dehydrated than you think.
- Tired or sleepy
- Dry mouth
- Bad breath
Here is another clue. If you are experiencing hair loss or a lack of luster or if you have dry hands, knees, elbows, or feet, these are good clues that you are dehydrated. Keep up with your facial routine, but start drinking water.
2. Wash your face with coconut water
Add coconut water to your skin care routine by washing your face every morning and night with cool coconut water. Coconut water replaces the hydration you’ve lost to the inside of your skin. If you have a favorite facial cleaner, go ahead and use it. Just use coconut water to rinse. Pat gently to dry.
Mix turmeric powder with coconut oil until it forms a spreadable paste. Let the mixture dry for 10 minutes. Rinse well with coconut water. This is a great way to keep soft, healthy skin.
3. Use a diffuser with essential oils
Use a diffuser in the room you are in the most. Place 2-3 drops of peppermint essential inside the diffuser with water to add moisture in the room. The peppermint essential oil wakes up worn and tired looking skin. Add 1-2 drops of lavender essential oil for a wonderful fragrance that will calm you and relieve you of stress.
4. Apply ice to reduce swelling
At the first sign of a breakout, apply ice to the blemish to reduce swelling. Do not squeeze or drain the blemish. Use peppermint essential oil on a cotton ball and gently dab the spot. Peppermint essential oil is a natural antiseptic.
If you have (or have had) cystic acne, substitute peppermint essential oil with tea tree essential oil. Tea tree oil is antibacterial and antiviral, and it is potent. Do not apply tea tree oil directly to your skin. First mix it with a carrier like coconut oil or almond oil.
5. Sleep on your back
When you are younger, your skin has a lot of elasticity in it. But as you age, you develop lines and other early signs of wrinkles. Sleeping on your stomach or on your side causes those line to deepen. Gravity pulls the skin that is not firm. This is especially true for the area around your mouth. Sleeping on your back will slow down wrinkles developing on your face and is the easiest way to do skin care.
6. Always wear sunscreen
Wear sunscreen indoors and out. The sun is very bad for your sensitive skin. Wear sunscreen even indoors to protect from the sun shining through the windows of your home or automobile. Do not let a few clouds fool you into thinking your skin is safe.
- Essential oils have the potential to contain SPF protection. However, the exact amount has not been determined. You are wise not to depend on only essential oils to protect your skin from the sun.
- Stay away from tanning beds. They can damage and age the skin.
These tips are easy to work into your normal routine. When practiced regularly, your skin will be radiant, and supple. Of course, in order to have healthy skin, you actually need to be healthy. This means eating healthy foods, getting enough exercise, and get plenty of sleep.