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It seems that more and more people are turning to natural skincare, and for a good reason. When you decide to use a natural skincare product as opposed to one that’s commercially prepared, you’re putting good things back into your body and saying no to harmful chemicals.
If you’re considering taking on a new, more natural approach to your skincare routine, then we really think you’ll enjoy this list of tips. We make it easy to get back to nature without having to spend a lot of money, time, or effort.
And we believe that by incorporating these natural skincare habits into your daily routine, that you’ll both, feel and look your very best. So, if you want firmer skin, the ability to ward off bacterial infections without prescription medication, and to naturally turn back the clock on your eyes, then keep reading!
Important Note: It’s important that you seek the advice and approval from your health care provider prior to making any drastic changes to your diet or exercise.
Tip #1: Rejuvenate Your Eyes
Our eyes love to show our current physical and mental state. This means that when you’re exhausted, it’s one of the first things that people around you will notice. Thanks to the power of caffeine though, you don’t have to look too far for a natural way to de-puff your peepers!
So why do so many people turn to caffeine to brighten their eyes? There are several reasons, actually. First of all, caffeine brightens our skin and helps to remove those pesky dark circles. You know, the ones that like to hang out under our eyes.
In addition to decreasing the appearance of those dark circles, caffeine also helps our skin reduce inflammation when it’s puffed up. Caffeine actually constricts the blood vessels right underneath our skin, and by doing so we get our regular skin tone back.
There are plenty of eye treatments on the market that promise to do all of this, but buyer beware. Steer clear of those with too many chemicals, and look for ones that are primarily made up of caffeine and B vitamins. Better yet, try this easy at-home remedy.
All you need to do is steep two, caffeinated tea bags in very hot water for about a minute or so. Then place both of them on a plate and put in your refrigerator to chill.
Once they’re nice and cold, put one on each of your closed eyelids for up to 15 minutes. Voila! Goodbye tired eyes and hello, sunshine! To really see the difference, consider taking a before and after shot of your eyes.
Tip #2: Coconut Oil For Your Skin
Not only is coconut oil good for your physical health, but it also has many benefits when applied directly to your skin.
Coconut oil is high in good kinds of fat, which is why cooking with it is so beneficial. But those same fats also contain antimicrobial properties, which means they’re great for your skin as well.
There are many different types of skin infections that you can develop; Athlete’s foot and folliculitis are just a couple. By incorporating coconut oil into your natural skincare routine, your chances of developing a skin infection drastically diminishes.
More than half of the fatty acids in coconut oil are lauric acid, which is extremely antimicrobial and helps ward off nasty bacteria. In fact, studies have shown it to be one of the best fatty acids to prevent bacterial infections.
You can easily incorporate coconut oil into your natural skincare by using it as a body moisturizer, hair mask, and even as a facial moisturizer.
It’s important to keep your skin type in mind before trying coconut oil, though, as it can clog your pores. Start by using it on a small patch of your skin and see how you react. If you’re unsure of your skin type, then consult with a physician who can make that determination with you.
Make sure to always opt for the all-natural variety to avoid adding any extra unneeded chemicals to your skin.
Tip #3: Natural Facelifts
As we get older, our skin slowly loses its elasticity. This leads to a sagging face that can reflect our true age, sometimes even making us look older than we really are. But you don’t have to spend a penny to fix this common skincare concern.
Yoga is an ancient form of stretching that thousands of people practice on a daily basis. In addition to keeping our joints intact and strong, there are certain moves that will give you an instant facelift.
Before having your picture taken or going to a big event, take a few minutes and practice one or more of the following yoga poses:
Downward-Facing Dog: Start in plank position like you’re getting ready to do a pushup. Slowly bring your rear and abdomen upward, making an upside down v with your body. Hold this pose for several seconds and then move back into plank position.
Deep Forward Fold: Standing straight, keep your feet firmly planted as you lean forward, letting your hands fall straight in front of you. Hold for one to five minutes, and then slowly come back up. To stretch your shoulders, fold your arms, grabbing your elbows and gently sway your torso from side to side.
Bridge Pose: Laying on your back with your feet stretched out in front of you and your hands behind your head, slowly lift and arch your back until the top of your head is touching the ground. Hold for one to five minutes, and then slowly lower yourself back down.