Introduction – Beauty Tips for Clear Skin

Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies and, like our circulatory and respiratory systems, we have to take care of it. The first step in establishing care is recognizing our skin types and finding the best healthy skin habits. For nearly a century, advertisements have led us to believe expensive beauty products are the key to clear and healthy skin. If you’re tired of spending a small fortune on over-the-counter products and want to save money, read more about natural skincare remedies.

The Importance Of Daily Skin Hygiene

One thing that many individuals overlook is the importance of daily cleansing. It helps your skin maintain its recommended pH of 5.5 and eliminates most dirt as well as excess oil. If you wear cosmetic products like foundations or powders, immediate cleaning before going to bed is essential. Cosmetics and sweat attract dirt like a magnet. The same applies if your skin is oily.

The best over-the-counter face cleanser is an unscented gentle soap intended for facial use. Hand soaps often have too much alcohol. Most products that claim to be natural often list these last on the label, meaning you get everything else before the healthy properties. Some of these natural remedies can be used alone or mixed with aloe vera or essential oils are –

  • Diluted apple cider vinegar – clears clogged pores and helps maintain the skin’s pH
  • Mashed avocado – improves elasticity, minimizes wrinkles, and is excellent for dry skin
  • Raw pure honey – helps clear acne, and eczema, and is an anti-inflammatory

What to Eat for Better Skin

The truth is that many factors play a role in elasticity, moisture retention, and texture. First, it starts with daily cleaning and diet. What you put into your body affects how it functions and bad nutrition is one of the main culprits. Just like some people can eat a lot of junk food without gaining weight, the same applies to your skin.

Hydrated skin is less likely to crack or experience breakouts. While drinking plenty of water helps, nutrient-dense foods also help improve skin moisture levels. Adopting a diet loaded with fish, fresh produce, and nuts not only aids in hydration but improves digestion as well. These nutritious properties include –

  • Omega 3 – fatty fish types such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna. This anti-inflammatory property is also found in chia seeds, flaxseed, and walnuts.
  • Vitamin A – carrots, green leafy vegetables, squash, and sweet potatoes. It also has anti-inflammatory properties like Omega 3. It can also protect the skin from ultraviolet (UV) rays, which often come from too much sun exposure.
  • Vitamin C – in most citrus fruits, as well as bell peppers, berries, kiwi fruit, and tomatoes. This vitamin is also an antioxidant, essential to skin cell production, and helps wounds heal faster.
  • Vitamin E – inside many nuts and oils, including almonds, hazelnuts, and safflower. This is beneficial to dry skin and is also an antioxidant that protects skin from UV damage.

Eliminating foods linked to acne breakouts and can affect appearance over time also speeds up the healing process. While occasional junk food binges are harmless, drinking lots of noncarbonated water helps flush the excess salt. Drinking unsweetened herbal tea or plain water with fresh fruit slices is a good alternative to plain water.

  • Alcohol in moderation is fine for healthy skin but too many servings cause dehydration.
  • High-glycemic goodies like baked goods made with white flour and potatoes can cause flare-ups.
  • High-sugar and salty foods like cured meats, nuts, and snacks cause the skin to become dehydrated and inflamed.

The DIY Clear Skin Methods for Problem Skin

Many people experience dry skin during the cold winter months and are most likely to experience surface cracking. If your skin tends to scar, this could lead to postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, also known as skin darkening. During this season proper moisturizing is necessary, especially if you’re outdoors often.  However, these products are good to use if your skin is dry year-round.

Here are some clear complexion tips worth trying

  • Aloe Vera – is excellent for moisturizing and prevents scarring after a skin break but ineffective on existing scars. Works best in its purest form, like creams, gels, or even from the plant pulp.
  • Turmeric powder – ideal for making a mask using lemon juice or raw honey. The only disadvantage is that this spice stains most surfaces so protecting your space is important before starting.
  • Vitamin C – comes in many forms, such as creams and serums. While oral supplements are the most affordable option, taking by mouth may take longer than direct application.

These days, creating an affordable skincare routine is best for anyone who doesn’t have money to burn. Manufacturers create care kits, or systems, made to hype consumers into believing one product won’t work without the other. That, or they hike up prices by using terms like “natural” or “organic” to make you think the products are without carcinogens or pesticides. By creating your DIY skin care system, you get the best of these essential ingredients and not an extract.