I’ve mentioned before that I’m becoming a little cheap when it comes to my skin because I know that natural products can do as good of a job, if not better, then expensive store bought ones. Well I’m bringing it down a price level and looking at the free things to do to make your skin look its best.
My number one tip
Find out if you are eating, wearing or using anything that is affecting your skin. Treat that first. Some things to look for are acne, dark circles under your eyes (one of the causes for this is a sinus problem), or a yellowish hue to your skin (kidney and liver issues are some organs that can cause this). Wrinkles can be caused by using products too harsh for your skin.
The obvious tip: Drink lots of water, at least eight glasses a day.
We all know this, and yet I still don’t do it as often as I should. It helps keep the skin hydrated, making wrinkles less visible.
Obvious tip number two: Get around eight hours of sleep.
Your body needs to be well rested. If you don’t, it will show on your skin. Trust me! Hello, three hours of sleep today because some kind and considerate person believed that 3:00 am in the morning was the perfect time for hammering and fixing things. If you’re like me and have trouble sleeping outside of things that are beyond your control, read my recent post Sweet dreams are made of this. Also, read the comments for additional tips.
Some quick tips
Wash your face twice a day. Do it once when you get up in the morning and again before you go to bed at night. It’s especially important if you wear makeup, but everyone should do this!
Workout. Studies show that when you workout, you slow the aging process because of the natural human growth hormones released during vigorous activity.
Yoga for your face muscles! My mom used to do this when I was a kid, and I thought it was weird at the time, but it does help. Facial exercises help so that skin doesn’t sag, it stays younger looking and more firm. Check out YouTube for different facial yoga techniques.
Don’t compare yourself to others. You are never going to look like anyone else so try to let it go. It will only cause you stress and make you upset. Not only is this bad for your self-esteem, but it’s also bad for your skin. Stress shows on your face.
Those are my quick fixes to get great looking skin at no cost. What are some of yours?
For natural products for your skin, check out my posts, Move over babies, it’s time for my skin to reign supreme as softest! and DIY natural facial masks for any skin type.