Holistic Approach to Skincare: 5 Things to Consider

5 Natural Ways To Beautiful Skin

Skin is the window to our health and it is very revealing in that sense.  It reflects our eating habits, whether or not we get enough sleep, the way we feel, and in general - how we lead our lives.  Providing your skin with what it needs from the outside is just one piece of the puzzle. But have you ever thought about other natural ways you can improve your skin’s health and appearance?

Here are five things you can start doing for your skin right now so that it rewards you with a beautiful look.

The magic of dry brushing

Dry brushing is a spa technique that helps with removing dead skin cells, leaving you with soft and smooth skin.  It has many benefits: in addition to improving the appearance of your skin, it also ensures that body lotion and other products you use can freely penetrate the skin.  Dry brushing is said to help with reduction of cellulite, since it eliminates toxins by stimulating the lymphatic system, and betters the blood circulation.  It will leave you feeling more energised and in the overall better mood. If you have sensitive skin, be gentle with scrubbing.

The healing touch of face messages

Massages originate from ancient times (3rd century BC), but the popular trend of facial massages emerged in the 20th century.  Today, it is considered to be one of the best ways to revitalise the skin.  Although many associate it with spa treatments and pampering days, you should make it a part of your skincare regime: it will take just a couple of minutes of your time and you can do it on your own.  Use a face oil rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants for the best results.  Massages are a great quick anti-stress therapy.  They help with improving muscle tone and collagen production, dealing with blemishes, dark circles, even acne scars, and dryness.

Healing Touch of Massage

Yoga for face

We all know exercise is great for the skin: it ensures healthy perspiration and a nice glow because of the pumping blood vessels. But have you heard of yoga for face?  Experts from the Santosha Yoga Institute pointed out the extreme benefits of the facial yoga exercises. These “poses” have the same effect on your face as the regular yoga positions have on your body: they relax and tone the muscles.  It is a non-surgical alternative to face lifting, somewhat similar to facial massages, and it requires just 10-20 minutes of your time.  Annoyed by the fine lines across your forehead?  Place both hands on the forehead and gently sweep your fingers across, starting from the area between your brows and making your way to the outer edges, i.e. the beginning of your hairline. Try other exercises, too.

The power of home remedies – natural masks.

Face masks are a great way to restore your skin’s natural oils and keep it well-hydrated. No need to spend your money on cosmetic masks in retail when the best ones can be found in your kitchen cupboard. Too often we overlook the amazing properties of certain natural ingredients. For instance, did you know that a banana can help you with skin itchiness and dryness? Mix it with a bit of yogurt and honey and let it sit for about 20 min. Check out other recipes and find something that suits your skin type.

Mind Your Water Intak

Mind your water intake

In addition to healthy nutrition, optimal water intake is crucial for healthy glowing skin. Not all people need the same amount of water for healthy functioning but try to drink at least 2l per day. To kill two birds with one stone, add a bit of lemon to it. It’s one of the known ways to age well. There are incredible benefits of adding lemon, such as the immune system boost, detox, fresh breath – which all reflect on your skin’s appearance.

With just a little bit of effort, you can take care of your skin the way it deserves it and it will thank you with a radiant look.

Carly Gordon - December 8, 2016

I love the idea of face massage! Will totally be adding this to my routine <3

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