There are various ways to take good care of your skin. But one thing we can all agree on is that, exfoliation is definitely a must. Whether you do it once a week or biweekly, exfoliating your skin is certainly a good habit that everyone must take on. Especially so during the winter months when skin is drier and can appear extremely dull and sometimes even flaky. One way to combat the wintery effects on your skin is by using a natural skin brightening mask or treatment once every week to two weeks.
How to Brighten Skin by Exfoliating
Yes, exfoliating and removing those dull, lifeless skin cells can bring forth a natural glow, brought on by the youth skin cells now being exposed and the stimulation of blood flow providing more oxygen to those cells, giving a vibrant youthful appearance.
You can start once every two weeks if you are not use to exfoliating and try with a simple mixture of cinnamon and honey with or without a few drops of lemon and go from there. If you don’t have any cinnamon, then you can substitute baking soda in place of the cinnamon or simply alternate the two (cinnamon vs baking soda), every two to three months.
How to Brighten Your Skin By Removing Impurities
Properly cleansing your skin is must for revealing youthful, glowing skin. A good cleanser can go a long way when it comes to deep cleaning your skin. There are plenty of natural cleansers available out there, but a good natural soap like an oatmeal based soap is a great way to cleanse and help remove dead skin cells through gentle exfoliation.
Using natural alkaline clay based masks are also a great way for cleansing and toning the skin revealing beautiful, healthy skin. It is very easy to make clay based masks at home. If you are interested in making your own clay mask that helps you keep your skin thriving check out this article.
Clays such as Kaolin, Bentonite Clay, and Rhassoul Clay are just a few options for you to consider when it comes to taking good care of your skin sans the chemicals or synthetic additives you might encounter with store bought skin care masks.
You can even switch things up with your clay masks if you so choose to because they are so versatile. For instance you can use Aloe Vera juice in place of water, you can also use a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water to make the perfect skin friendly and pH balancing clay mask.
Skin Brightening Through Natural Skin Treatments
When it comes to skin brightening removal of skin blemishes and discoloration is an absolute must. There are plenty of options for removal of unwanted blemishes and dark spots or discoloration and some of the best options available are plant based.
Nature has its wonders and healing of the body both inside and out can be found in nature if you know where to look and how to make use of what you find. The various ways of putting to good use the natural resources available to us through nature is nothing short of amazing!
One of our favorite herbs to use when it comes to skin brightening is Turmeric, this is most certainly one of the most powerful herbs you can use in you skin care regimen. Turmeric paired with milk and honey is a great combination, and even turmeric simply mixed with a little bit of honey to make a medium thick paste, with transcend you skin care regime to a whole new level of greatness.
Turmeric not only fights the germs that are responsible for skin breakouts, but it also helps to fade away the blemishes and dark spots left behind by breakouts and various skin ailments. It is up to you how often you want to use this skin treatment, but we find that twice a week is good enough and you will most certainly notice a different in your skins health with a two week period.
Choosing the Right Moisturizer
When it comes to moisturizing your skin, what works for you might not work for someone else even if you are related. Your skin and skin conditions are a product of not only DNA, but of what you eat and choose to put in and on your body.
If you are searching for a good moisturizer you may want to try light water based moisturizers and then work your way from that if you find your skin to be drier than usual. You also have to bare in mind external factors such as weather which can take a toll on your skin. So plan according when it comes to supplying your skin with much needed moisture, as well as, protection.
If you live in areas with harsh climate, you often times than not will find it necessary to have a good moisturizer for hotter months and another for colder months. So you should certainly make it a point of choosing a good moisturizer that works for your skin type during the summer time and one that will also work for you during the winter time.
Good skin care is a must, especially in todays chemically filled world. We not only need to ensure we are putting healthy foods in our bodies, but on our skin as well. If we feed our skin the nutrients it needs, it will reward us with it glowing beauty. And one way to ensure we get as many nutrients supplied to our skin as possible is through the use of the proper cleansers, exfoliants, and treatments that it needs.
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