The skin, the outer layer of the body is meant to be given the utmost attention because for some reasons it brings out you, it’s what people see physically that represents you. Glowing, soft and clear skin are products of good health and peace of mind .
I remember when I was in my junior year in high school, I had this really dull skin, not that I didn’t have time for my skin, I didn’t really care much, I mean I was a junior,what did I know about the skin,who cared how I looked but as I grew older I realized my skin wasn’t popping like it ought to and I told myself I had to do something about it.
So I started googling,I did a lot of research, saved money to buy some skin care product and that’s how I got my skin to glow
Ps: I’m sorry I can’t show you a picture of my skin
TIPS TO NOURISH THE SKIN
Yes sis, WATER. If you are reading this right now you shouldn’t be astonied by this. It’s no news that water is the first trick to a healthy and flawless skin. Water plays a crucial role in digestion, blood circulation, elimination of toxin and staves of dehydration. Two liters of water should be drank daily which is about half gallon of water. Water replenishes the skin tissues, it helps to delay the appearance of aging signs. It increases metabolism rate and improves digestive system to flush out toxins from the body in doing so, it makes the skin glow and stay healthy.
Now that’s that about what water does inside our body.
Have you ever had a crappy day and got home, straight to the bathtub, filled it with cold water and sat inside the bathtub,closing your eyes and clearing your head,leaving your mind blank or have you ever taken a cold shower ?
Let me fill you in on what this does to the body – It calms your nerve and reduces the stress related damage to your skin. Long exposure of the skin to water can strip off the natural oils in your body, so don’t stretch your bath or shower duration ( For those who like taking a long bath)
Ps : You can use hot water or lukewarm to bath , I’m not a fan of bathing with hot water even if the weather is freezing. Girls, cold water eliminates redness of the skin and sets the skin for better makeup.
The usage of coconut oil is versatile. You can use it for literally anything, for hair, skin, eyelashes, anti aging, weight loss, cooking or even healing of wounds. I use it on my skin and it works perfectly well for me leaving my skin smooth and shiny. Coconut oil otherwise called copra oil can be used as a naturally low SPF sunscreen. It can be used as natural lip balm, although, I mix it with sugar to exfoilate my lips. It contains lauric acid, a fatty acid which is an extremely effective antiviral and antimicrobial agent which means for people battling with acne and other skin irritations, coconut oil is best for you.
If you are hoping to get one, I suggest you get the unrefined organic coconut oil because it has more effect than the refined one. The refined one is usually bleached and deodorized, the unrefined one smells like coconut and tastes like coconut also.
I have been to many drug stores and I have bought many refined coconut oil thinking it was the unrefined one, wondering why it wasn’t working and so I went straight to google and browsed the difference and then I started making the coconut oil myself. Which was better that way because most people who sell often sells refined ones and the ones who sells unrefined mix theirs with water.
SCRUBS AND EXFOILATORS
As we all know scrubs and exfoilator removes dead skin cells from the top layers of the skin. Application of scrubs and exfoilators is an essential part of a normal skincare routine. Taking out time to pamper and care for your skin won’t do you any harm. Apply scrubs and exfoilators at least twice every week.
LIST OF RECOMMENDED SCRUBS AND EXFOILATORS
Using a product is one thing buying a good one is another
Here are some recommended scrubs and exfoilators product brands
- Clean & Clear.
- St Ives.
or you have the option of making home made scrubs
- Coffee face scrubs – Olive oil + Organic honey + Coffe grinds.
- Oatmeal face scrubs – Grinded oat meal + Dried lavender leaves + Powdered milk + Corn meal.
- Tomato face scrubs – Tomatoes + Sugar.
- Ginger + coconut oil.
- Rice + Milk.
Food can’t be left out when it comes to nourishing the skin.. Nutrition is very important, now there are some food that can be unhealthy and there are some healthy ones which helps us in getting a healthy and glowing skin.
- Fatty fish – Such as salmon, mackrel and heering. Anyways I eat all types of fishes. They are rich in omega-3 fatty acid, and these acids are necessary to keep the skin thick and moisturized, it also provide zinc and vitamin E.
- Nuts – Although I don’t like nuts at all but research says nuts are the best type of nut for the skin is walnut. They’re richer than other nuts containing both omega-3 and omega-d fatty acids. They provide small amount of the antioxide vitamin E,vitamin C.
- Sweet potato – It contains enough beta- carotene which keeps the skin healthy by acting as a natural sunblock.
- Tomatoe – A great source of vitamin C and all of the major carotenoids,especially lycopene which protects your skin from the damage of the sun.
- Dark chocolate – Cocoa contains antioxidants that may protect your skin against sunburn. These antioxidant may improve wrinkles,skin thickness,hydration, blood flow and skin texture.
What you eat has a big impact on your skin. Make sure what you eat daily contains enough essential nutrients that protects your skin.
This one has to be loud, AVOID STRESS BY ALL COST. Stress leads to rapid weight loss, quick aging, wrinkles, acne and other skin problems. To encourage an healthy skin you have to be in a peaceful state of mind. Take steps to manage your stress – Don’t over work yourself, get enough sleep, don’t over think, set reasonable limits, make out time to do something you enjoy and in no time you’d see yourself looking younger and your skin will start to gleam.