Skin is the first organ that we can see and identify in our body with the naked eye. An organ that 100% reflects the health of our body. If we have smooth, firm, healthy, shiny and clean skin we will be inside. When we show a dry, rough skin, full of impurities and acne, it will be a sign of dehydration and that we suffer certain hormonal imbalances or high degrees of toxicity.
And without knowing all this, especially us women, we do the thousand and one to show off a radiant skin, using methods sometimes not too natural or the most convenient for our pocket.
How to show healthy skin without using beauty products
Having beautiful skin is within everyone’s reach, and in the next few lines I tell you how …
Your skin is a reflection of your health. It is the largest organ of the body and also participates in the elimination of toxins through its pores. The toxins damage and degenerate the cells inside and this is noticeable on the outside.
When we consume food with more toxic ingredients, it is quickly reflected in our skin, especially in the face. Clean Eating will give us health and beauty since it will create a depurative effect in our body in a natural way.
Some recommendations are:
- take a glass of warm water with a few drops of lemon juice on an empty stomach
- take a juice or green smoothie daily
- eliminate processed foods, refined sugars, gluten-containing ones, dairy products and their derivatives
- increase the consumption of raw foods.
- whenever possible, buy organic products
- move your body, practice sports or do physical activity daily
- stay hydrated all day. Always carry a small bottle of water with you
We are what we eat, and this is also reflected in our skin. Eating foods that are not so clean and loaded with toxins can leave us with a lifeless, dull and dry skin. In addition, a lack of nutrition accelerates the appearance of wrinkles and acne pimples.
Nourishing the skin starts from within, and we will do it with a good choice of the foods we consume.
It follows a diet very rich in products of vegetable origin: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seeds, nuts and algae.
Eat a variety of colors. The pigments of vegetables and fruits are powerful antioxidants that fight the action of free radicals, responsible for the aging of our cells.
Reduce or eliminate the consumption of protein of animal origin. And if you consume it that is quality, organic.
Enrich your diet with foods rich in essential fatty acids (omega 3 and 6), such as algae, seeds (chia, flax, hemp), green leafy vegetables and nuts (nuts).
Keeping your skin clean is very important. Many people use aggressive products for the skin that can cause a lack of hydration of the skin of the face and leave it completely dull. We should use a neutral cleanser and use it every night before going to bed.
We recommend using natural soaps based on lavender extracts, or with tea tree if we have a tendency to acne or more oily skin.
It helps us to eliminate dead cells from the surface of our skin and that may be turning off our color. For this we do not need to buy products excessively clear, what’s more, I’m sure you have the necessary ingredients at home.
Mix 6 tablespoons of coconut oil with 1 tablespoon of sea salt. Stir well until the oil falls apart and the mixture is homogeneous and you will have your exfoliant.
We are between 60-70% water, so our good skin condition will depend on whether we are well hydrated or not.
- drink quality water throughout the day
- take your generous juice / green smoothie every day (300-500ml)
- consume at least 70% of your raw vegetables, as in salads (they will provide a higher content of water, minerals and active enzymes)
- reduce or eliminate the consumption of caffeine and alcohol, as they have a dehydrating effect
6. Protect yourself
It is very important to expose ourselves to the sun for about 10-15 minutes daily for the natural production of vitamin D, without the use of blockers so that this vitamin can be synthesized correctly.
However, an overexposure to the sun, especially at critical hours of noon, can be counterproductive and damage our skin, increasing the risk of appearance of spots, burns and skin cancer.
7. Improves circulation
Stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage will help you look radiant. Brushing dry skin is the simplest and most practical technique for this.
- look for a soft and natural bristle brush
- brush before you shower
- do not press too much when brushing and always start with your feet, making circular movements always towards your heart
8. Reduce makeup
A clean and healthy skin does not need to cover impurities, even so, sometimes we like to use some paints to highlight our features. In this case, we will use cosmetic products as natural as possible, free of parabens and sulphites, and that are vegan. Many brands of makeup contain toxins that clog the pores of the skin, suffocating it and causing the appearance of blackheads and pimples of acne.
A bright, fresh and clean skin is just around the corner, just follow some simple healthy guidelines. And you, which of these recommendations have you tried or which ones work for you?