We often visualize bronzed, glowing sun-kissed skin when we think about summer skin. However, when we step outside we burn, peel and dry out our skin – far from our idea of the perfect skin.
Usually, people seem to soak their skin with chemicals in order to create the illusion of full, bronze skin for a while. However, the effects of said chemicals normally bring side effects to users.
In order to keep from damaging your skin with these chemicals, it may be best to turn to natural and practical solutions that not only will make your skin look and feel healthier but give you that coveted sun glow.
Botanicals are natural products (shampoos, moisturizers, etc.) that are extracted from plants and other natural sources. What makes botanicals so beneficial is its composition of beta-carotene, a natural skin rejuvenator and moisturizer. Many skin care products claim to have botanicals as part of their ingredients, but this could be far from the truth. Good thing there’s an easy tell. One way you can verify if a product actually has botanicals, take a look at it’s color. If the product is white, it’s not a botanical; but if it’s light green or blue, it’s could very well be a botanical.
As we all know, our bones tend to lose mass as we age. The same happens to the bones on your face. But what do bones have to do with skin? As we take in calcium, we are able to ossify our bones so that when we age, we don’t have a “skin hanging” effect on our face. The more regularly we ingest calcium (found in most dairy products), the more we grow our bones, facial structure and keep the skin on our face in place.
We improve our overall appearance from the inside out. Because it’s important to keep our body clean of toxins, it’s important to take a diverse set of vitamins to help de-oxidize the free radicals that whither out bodies, skin included. With a good regiment of vitamin intake, you’ll be able to nourish your body and keep your skin cells happy and healthy.
Your skin gives you a good idea of what’s going on in your body. If you’re ingesting or are being exposed to harmful chemicals, your skin will certainly show it. A few things that may harm your skin could be smoking, constant, unprotected exposure to the sun, strong soaps, an unhealthy diet and a stressful environment.
A few ways you can manage these factors could be by cutting down on fatty foods, using a strong SPF (varies with skin tone), cutting back or quit smoking, buying natural soaps and managing your stress through exercise. If you make these changes, you’ll be able to see great improvements to your skin.
The primordial element for great, smooth skin is water. There are two ways you can hydrate your skin: one, drink water (at least 2 liters a day) or two, topically hydrate your skin using moisturizers.
A great technique is to moisturize your skin while it’s still damp, this way it seals in water and keeps your skin glowing the rest of the day. You may also want to consider buying natural moisturizers, this way, you’ll be reducing chemical intake. So, next time you got to your local beauty supply store to buy some body wax or body spray, why not ask the a sales rep about their natural skin moisturizer?
If you’re the kind of person that has never had glowing skin, you may want to consider these easy tips! They always show results. If you do, you’ll definitely be glowing by the next pool party.