If asked, “what’s your largest organ?” it’s doubtful that “skin” would be in most people’s top 10 (or even top 100) guesses – but it’s true. And what you apply TO your skin can greatly affect not only how you look, but how you feel.
Feel the glow by following our clear skin commandments…
1. Drink water
2. Practice self-care
Take time for self-care. Take that yoga class you’ve been meaning to for ages. Planning time for self-care can reduce stress-inducing hormones that wreak havoc on your skin.
Help cover any nutrient gaps with supplements. A daily multivitamin with nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc, selenium and chromium all play an essential role in reducing excess sebum, helps build collagen and repairs skin cells.
4. Eat a balanced diet
A well-balanced diet high in antioxidants and omegas will do your skin (and your health) a world of good. Start stocking up on blueberries, oranges, strawberries and sweet potatoes – all great sources of the types of antioxidants that help fight acne and result in radiant skin . Acne has another enemy in the form of Omega-3s. Consuming salmon, nutsand olive oil help reduce inflammation, a root cause of those pesky blemishes.
Get plenty of “beauty sleep.” Less sleep lowers circulation, which could leave you looking pale and washed out. Your body’s cellular renewal occurs at night, so the night time really is the right time to apply as many nutrients and hydrating ingredients as it needs.
3 DIY Masks For Better Skin
1. Pore-fect Honey Mask
2 tablespoons of honey
1 tablespoon of baking soda
1-2 drops of tea tree essential oil
Combine together all the ingredients in a bowl and massage onto face. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.
2. Calming Crunchy Acne Mask
½ tsp turmeric
1 tablespoon yogurt
1 tablespoon oatmeal
1-2 drops lavender essential oil
Carefully mix together all the ingredients (turmeric can stain!). Gently massage onto face and leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing.
3. Ultimate Acne Mask
1 tablespoon our fave facial clay – your face will pulse!
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 drop lavender essential oil
1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
2 drops vitamin e oil
Mix together everything except the aloe and vitamin E oil until a paste forms. Apply to skin and leave on for 10 minutes or until dry. Remove using a warm cloth. Follow up by applying the aloe vera and vitamin e oil to prevent overdrying.