When it comes to natural health and beauty, the best anti aging products are simple, inexpensive and easy to use. If you wish your skin to literally shine with radiance from the inside out then keeping things as simple as possible really is the best way to go.
We are talking about everything you put on, to everything you put in. And, applying these 8 steps to perfect skin that will get you glowing fast!
How to get glowing skin
In this post I will show you some of the natural beauty products I have used for years that have kept my skin glowing and beautiful, and I know they WORK!
I have used these simple strategies since my twenties, and they have always seemed to give me that edge in the skin stakes. But, you can start a natural organic skin regime at any age you like, and still see the good effects as the skin is renewing and regenerating itself all the time.
Having said all that, it is also vital you give your body the right food to nourish itself if you wish it to keep it regenerating and not degenerating.
Commercial cosmetics are crammed full of chemicals!
First off, it’s important to understand that most commercially available products such as cleansers, toners, moisturisers, body lotions, sun creams, shampoos, conditioners and make up are often crammed full of harsh (and ultimately aging) synthetic chemicals, parabens and toxins.
Everything you put onto your skin is absorbed, therefore you can just imagine how many of these nasty chemicals end up on the inside of your precious body, especially when you use these products on a daily basis. Yuck! That’s just what we put on, and not even touching on what we put in through food, the air you breath, and the water you drink.
Your body is designed to detoxify your system, and is highly efficient at doing so. But, in this highly toxic modern environment we find ourselves in, many of us are suffering from what has been termed toxic overload. Sometimes our bodies can find it hard to handle the daily barrage of this assault, which can cause all kinds of problems and may eventually lead to disease.
Adding certain detoxification foods into your diet as much as possible will help to keep your body detoxifying efficiently, and ultimately, YOU younger!
It’s important to keep everything as natural and as organic as possible if you really wish to avoid this toxic build-up and keep yourself looking younger for longer. If you can’t afford to change all of your beauty products at once, then simply change things as you run out of them. This in itself will still go a long way to getting you on the road to natural beauty for life.
Anti aging Products
It is worth considering that there are also many other natural products that can promote anti aging and great skin from the inside. These will not only contain the nutrients to help boost skin from the inside, but also reduce the aging of the whole body from a biological perspective – which is what really counts at the end of the day.
The list below are some of the most effective and inexpensive ways to convert to natural beauty that I have discovered over the years. Don’t be fooled into thinking expensive branded products are better, as this is most certainly not the case. Some of the most expensive brands can contain the worst kind of chemicals, very weirdly!
However, there are some products here that will be more expensive than the cheaper chemical versions, but you will find they go a lot further as you often don’t need as much to get the same results. And balanced out with the cheaper natural products you will find, it will work out pretty even over time.
7 Steps to Natural Beauty
For your hair, you should use an organic shampoo and conditioner. This really is a must in our book, as synthetic versions are much more drying in the long term.
For a wonderfully deep condition, massage coconut oil into the hair and scalp and leave for as long as possible (I always recommend at least an hour; so do this on days you have more time). The massaging action on the scalp will promote faster hair growth (this really works) as it stimulates the hair follicles and gives it a growth spurt. Adding a few drops of rosemary essential oil will also boost this stimulating effect if you really want to give your hair a fast spurt.
How to remove coconut oil from your hair
You will find you may need about 3 shampoos to remove the oily residue of this oil. However, you won’t need a conditioner afterwards as your hair will already feel super soft and silky. This coconut oil treatment is the best I have tried, and at a fraction of the cost of other deep conditioning treatments.
In fact, coconut oil features heavily in my life, as it is just fantastic for so many things. Not only is it a great moisturiser for your skin, but it also tastes fantastic in baking or cooking in place of your normal fats.
2. ON YOUR FACE
In the day time, ALWAYS use an SPF of at least 20, but make sure it is in an organic cream as a lot of SPF creams can be full of chemicals.
For night time creams and oils, you should mix things up a bit to make sure you get a full range of skin nutrients. Sometimes you could just use that good old trusty coconut oil, then maybe alternate with jojoba, almond or wheatgerm oils. These are the most nourishing and nutrient dense oils for the skin, and the skin just LOVES nutrients.
Be aware that not all oil are suitable for all skin types. Do your research based on your own skin and experiences. If you use the wrong thing, then you may have a breakout, so be sure to get something that suits you.
Using essential oils
A good tip is to add your own essential oils into your base oil. The best for skin regeneration are lavender, rose and frankincense (they also make the oil smell amazing, and the lavender and frankincense are good for relaxation at night). You will probably need about 10 drops per 50ml of essential oil, depending on the strength. Always follow instructions on packaging.
It’s worth mentioning here that coconut oil triples up as a cleanser, toner and moisturizer all in one for face and body. This is great if money is tight, as you only ever need to buy this one magical product to cover so many of your natural beauty needs.
If you prefer a cream, you could buy a large pot of organic base cream and just add your own oils. Experiment and find out what works best for your skin type. Buying these may add up a bit (moneywise) at first, but they will last you such a long time and will be very cost efficient long-term.
There are a huge range of oils and essential oils you can use, but I have just given you the tried and tested kind that are used for skin specifically.
3. SKIN TREATMENTS FOR ACNE
Instead of using conventional shower gels and soaps (which will only dry your skin out in the long run), use an organic body wash; or even just a simple but natural soap such as Olivia. I find that these don’t dry my skin out (not even my face); not when used in conjunction with all the other aforementioned natural oils and creams.
5. WEEKLY SKIN TREATMENTS FOR FACE AND NECK
Once or twice a week give your skin a good exfoliation. A great one in the Natura Siberica range is their exfoliator for face and body. After exfoliation (do this while the skin is still warm and in absorption mode, like just after a shower), use a very soft mashed avocado with a squeeze of lemon juice as a facial mask and leave for 10 minutes to really hydrate and nourish that fresh skin.
Once you’ve removed your avocado mask, apply and immediately massage some of your nutritious homemade cream or oil, then just let it soak in. These 3 things alone will get you glowing beautifully. Great if you’ve got a hot date!
6. ON YOUR BODY
On your body (and again, immediately after a shower and on damp skin for maximum absorption), just use plain old coconut oil. Do this 2-3 times a week for best results. Put a blob in your hands and rub together to melt, then apply all over, massaging as you go.
Massage quite vigorously on cellulited areas such as your bottom and back of the legs. This will get the lymph drainage going, which in turn helps to break down that unsightly cellulite.
Exfoliation makes your skin literally glow!
Once a week give your body an all over exfoliation with a good exfoliating mitt or scrub. Use this along with your organic soap or shower gel for best results. Afterwards, slather on coconut oil to feed the skin, keeping it soft, supple and hydrated all day.
It is important to use only the very best raw, organic coconut oil you can source, as it really makes such a difference to the results. Don’t forget you can eat this also by adding it to your baking, stir-fries, or pretty much anything else you would usually use oil for, which brings me on to my next point about diet and skin.
7. WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR BODY
This is probably the most important thing of all. If you put rubbish into your body, then it will 100% show on the outside (unless you have extreme youth on your side). And NO amount of make up or fancy creams can put that special twinkle in your eye that is only obtained from eating healthy living foods, and also raw green superfood shots.
The Plant Based Diet
One of the BIGGEST things you will probably notice when you start a healthy plant based diet is that your skin will become so radiant that you won’t need to cover it with heaps of make-up anymore. All those extra nutrients you will receive from filling your body with plant foods will really shine through into your skin.
Green superfoods are a skin game changer!
One of the best available superfoods out there is Dr. Schulzes green Superfood. It’s a blend of wonderful living green foods, such as spirulina, barley grass and blue green algaes – all of which feed your skin and give it the kind of glow that can only come from an inside job.
Chronic inflammation and skin
Chronic inflammation is now a huge health issue, and is mostly down to unhealthy sugar laden diets, trans fats, stress, and a million other 21st century lifestyle factors. Left unchecked it can, and more than likely will, lead to sickness. It has also been cited in some studies as one of the root causes of almost every modern day disease.
That aside, this out of control chronic inflammation is also highly aging, which is why it is vital to eat lots of antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables. You will also need to keep your sugar, trans fats, alcohol and smoking down to a minimum if you want your skin to stay youthful and plump for as long as possible.
Green smoothies are an excellent way of drinking your greens and obtaining all that lovely plant nutrition your body needs in order to give you your best skin ever. Plus, they are low calorie and help boost weight loss too! Please check out some great recipes here.
Our skin’s collagen declines by 1% every year after we hit 21! By the time you’re 40, you’ve lost 20%!
This can be an unsettling thought for many of us, but there are ways to combat this. You don’t have to be a statistic and you very much CAN negate this collagen loss.
You can eat lots of plant based collagen rich foods that include:-
- Chia seeds
- Cashew nuts
- Peanuts or 100% peanut butter
- Other whole nut butters
- Pumpkin seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Brightly coloured bell peppers
- Tropical fruits
- Citrus fruits
- Dark , leafy greens
- Soy products
You should also follow these other effective tips, along with adding these foods to your diet.
Great skin ultimately comes from within, but what you put on does also play a big role in keeping you glowing and youthful for a lifetime.
As you can see, glowing skin also does not have to cost the earth. Trust us, you do not need gold flecks in your moisturiser to look like a superstar… far from it! A few natural skin products and a healthy diet is the BEST way to look after your skin long term.
Thank you for reading this post from ZestForever today. We hope you have enjoyed it, and we hope you achieve the glowing skin you desire.
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