Everyone wants to look their best. But going to the beauty clinic or a spa for professional skin treatments can be expensive. You can save those trips for special occasions when you want to pamper yourself and let someone else do the work but you can take care of your skin at home and save a bundle. We may even go so far as to say that home skin care is one of the best options because natural techniques are free of harsh chemicals.
The stress of day-to-day activities can be very harsh on the skin so it’s important to protect yourself as much as possible from the ill effects that your environment may have on your skin.
The outermost layer of your skin is called the epidermis and this is the layer that protects the more delicate stratums beneath from harmful pollutants, toxins in the air, and the sun’s harmful rays. Not having a good skin care regimen can lead to premature aging, scarring, and unsightly blemishes.
One of the best tools for natural home skin care is a body brush. These are soft bristled brushes made specifically for cleansing the body and can be purchased online or in specialty shops. Before taking a bath, gently brush your body in a circular motion. You will want to work from the center and then move outwards in smooth circles. You should notice your skin redden as the brush stimulates the flow of blood to nourish the epidermis. After thoroughly stimulating the skin, it is time for a soothing herbal bath.
You can simply fill a cheesecloth pouch with a mixture of refreshing herbs. A blend of peppermint, marigold, and chamomile is especially therapeutic. After packing the cheesecloth with the herbs, tie it securely and then, place it in a bathtub filled with warm water. Get in the tub and allow your skin to soak in the nourishing herbs.
Believe it or not, there are also a variety of natural moisturizers that are great for maintaining healthy skin. For example, a concoction of 1 can of coconut milk and 2 tablespoons of honey make a wonderful moisturizer. Just pour the mixture into an empty hand-soap dispenser for easy storage.
Keeping fresh aloe vera around is another thing you can do for your skin. Whenever you need to, just snap an Aloe Vera leaf in half and apply the pulp to your face and body. Aloe vera is a soothing natural treatment for sunburn and also works wonders in reducing wrinkles.
If you are plagued by dark under-eye circles there is a simple home remedy for you. Soak two black tea bags in lukewarm water first. When they are completely saturated, place the teabags over your eyes and lay a damp cloth on top of them. Lay back and relax for 15 to 20 minutes. The tannins in the tea will improve the circulation and reduce any puffiness beneath your eyes.
These are only a few of the many wonderful natural techniques you can use. Check out our site for the many different treatments that can help your skin to stay healthy and beautiful for years to come.