As the largest organ of your body, your skin does the formidable job of protecting your muscles, skeleton and tendons, and filtering impurities out of your body through perspiration.
As a child, you took your skin for granted, barely thinking about its contribution to your life, until you scraped a knee or an elbow. But as an adult, you become more aware of your skin, noticing a loss of elasticity, blotchiness or wrinkles as the years pass.
On our Natural Health and Beauty Remedies blog, we offer information about a wide array of herbs and how they can benefit and protect your skin. Well help you find herbs that increase cellular stability and ones that increase your skins production of collagen.
Our firm belief is, Why pay top-dollar for cosmetics that you can make at home that do a better job? We research the constituents in the leading brands and break them down into their herbal counterparts for your benefit.
However, in addition to making your own beauty formulas, there basic skin care directives that you must follow faithfully. These include:
- Drink at least eight tumblers of filtered water daily.
- Cleanse your face both morning and night with a gentle cleanser and apply a moisturizer before your skin dries.
- Exfoliate your skin at least one a week.
- Get a minimum of six hours of sleep nightly.
- Minimize hot baths and shower. We know how good they feel, but your skin hates you for it.
- Restrict junk foods and highly processed foods from your diet and increasing your intake of fresh fruits, vegetables and food high in dietary fiber.
- Exercise daily, even if its only a brisk 15-minute walk. Healthy skin depends upon good circulation.
- Apply broad-spectrum sunblock before going out and schedule your outdoor activities for morning or late afternoon when the suns rays are not as strong.
- Breathe deeply. Breath is life and we too frequently tend to ignore our breathing. When you make a conscious effort to draw in deep belly-breaths and release them slowly, you increase the oxygen content in your blood, which in turn nourishes your skin cells.