The number of women who are now more conscious of their appearance and skin care, in general, is rising by the day hence beauty products claiming to have natural ingredients have become more available in the local stores. What manufacturers do not inform users, are the chemical toxins these products contain and the possible harm they cause.
Antioxidants are very potent substances found in most fresh fruits and vegetables. They prevent the oxidation of harmful molecules in your body. Direct consumption or topical application of some of the fruits, together with drinking lots of water is highly beneficial to your general health and that of your skin.
However, these are not quick fixes, and they require a combination of healthy living, frequent detoxifying, stress management, enough sleep, regular exercise, and sunscreen application before exposing yourself to the sun or cold. It’s never too late to switch to natural skin care, but before then, start with two days of skin detoxification, body cleansing and steaming.
The Natural beauty Home Remedies
Topical application of lemon juice helps to clear dark spots, improves complexion, softens dry lips, reduces acne, wrinkles, and improves overall skin texture. A quarter cup of lemon juice has the daily recommended intake of vitamin c, 3% foliate, 2% potassium and an excellent source of flavonoids that fights skin damage and gives protection against skin cancer.
It also boosts the immune system and speeds up weight loss.
This fruit is full of nutrients, fiber, vitamins, and natural sugars. It contains vitamin B6 which helps you to sleep well, magnesium that relaxes muscles and high levels of tryptophan which is mood elevating thus overcoming depression. A banana, when applied directly to the skin, solves the problem of dry skin and leaves it flawless.
You can also mix with eggs and apply to hair for ten to thirty minutes for a natural nourishing treatment.
They contain carotenoids, antioxidants, and anti-cancer properties. They reduce blood pressure and cholesterol, stimulate blood circulation, protect kidneys, relieve diabetes, and improve vision, teeth, bones, and hair. A tomato prevents premature aging, detoxifies the body, protects the skin against UV rays and reduces inflammation and other skin problems.
It is rich in vitamins and minerals that help in the skin whitening too.
They contain 110 calories, high levels of vitamin c, B6, B3, fiber, magnesium, resistant starch, and phosphorus. It has no fat, sodium or cholesterol. Topical application of sliced potatoes removes dark circles under eyes, eliminates dark spots, treat sunburn, dry skin, and wrinkles.
Added to lemon juice, it lightens the skin and improves collagen build up. Applied on to hair, it helps treat gray hair and avoid hair loss.
5. Coconut Oil
This natural oil has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and an excellent moisturizer. It boosts energy and treats yeast infections. It also manages viral diseases like herpes, influenza, and HIV by improving your immunity. It’s excellent in lightening and prevents skin flaking and dryness. Applied on lips, it cures soreness on lips and treats sun burns and pimples.
Also known to treat mouth sores and reduce stretch marks.
6. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is the ultimate solution to skin conditions of all types. It reduces itching, inflammation, eczema, soothes sunburn and inhibits bacterial growth causing infections. Has laxative properties known to treat constipation as well. Mixed with rice flour, it makes a perfect exfoliate that will leave your skin feeling fresh and with open pores.
To decrease the appearance of scars, mix with papaya and apply. It is a solution to acne, dandruff, wounds, and burns. It alleviates allergies and boosts memory too. Taken orally, it suppresses coughs and serves as an energy drink. Its anti-oxidant properties lower blood pressure and your cholesterol levels as well.
To use as a scrub, mix with brown sugar or apply its mixture with milk to exfoliate and hydrate your skin leaving it soft and glowing.
The skin is the largest body organ and requires care just like all others. If neglected, you may suffer some of the skin problems ranging from tanning, stretch marks, cracking, peeling, itchiness, psoriasis, acne, dark circles, wrinkles, age spots, rashes, chapped lips and skin cancer among many others.
These tips to natural beauty will ensure that you save yourself money, be protected against toxins in products available on the shelves and get a rejuvenated, well hydrated and glowing look without running out of products. They will help you manage weight and prevent you from the everyday concerns among women.