Simple and Natural Skin Care Hacks
I’m sure you’ve heard over and over again that we need to drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day. Drinking water keeps our bodies healthy, but can actually do much more for your appearance as well. When we’re dehydrated, our skin and hair also becomes dry. Often the skin becomes ashy, flakey and easily irritated when we aren’t drinking enough water. When your body is hydrated, so is your skin. So to avoid dry dull skin, make sure you drink plenty of water and natural juices through out your day.
Use Natural Products
So what’s the rage about all organic skin care products? Well… they actually work. Conventional lotions and topical oils that have chemical synthetic ingredients many times contain substances that are bad for you skin and overall health. Ingredients like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), and synthetic fragrances can actually irritate and dry skin further over time. This way, while the product may temporarily moisturize, it eventually dries the skin even more, forcing you to apply and buy more of their product. Moisturizers made from natural ingredients gently hydrate skin with nutrients and plant oils to avoid chemical irritations.
Try Shea Butter
Shea butter is a natural moisturizing oil that comes from the Shea nut. It is one of natures most hydrating substances for skin, known as “woman’s gold” in Burkina Faso, West Africa. This oil can be used safely all over the body for anyone be they infants or elderly, because it is so gentle and hydrating. Shea butter in its pure organic form is one of the safest and most moisturizing products a person can use. The intense hydration keeps skin soft and glowing, and can also help to prevent sagging and wrinkling skin as you age.
Taking a vitamin E supplement or eating foods high in vitamin E is a great way to take care of your skin. This essential nutrient is what your body uses to promote healthy skin. Vitamin E promotes elasticity and keeps skin flexible. This is important for various reasons, for example, without flexibility, it would be difficult for your skin to expand and contract as your weight fluctuates. In a similar sense, skin without elasticity is more likely to break or crack which could lead to scaring and even infection.
Use Aloe Vera
The aloe vera plant is high in two key nutrients for skin- water and vitamin E. Aloe vera can be used both topically and internally. Drinking aloe vera gel is a great way to hydrate the body from the inside out. Your body can easily absorb the natural sources of vitamin E, where it can be transported through the body and used to promote healthy glowing skin. As aloe vera is mostly water best, applying it to the skin allows for fast hydration. The skin can quickly soak up the water and nutrients to help prevent dryness, irritation, and peeling. This is why Aloe is known as one of the best natural treatments for sun burns and wounds. It is also a natural antibacterial, which makes it totally safe for topical use on acne and even minor cuts.
Anisa Ahmed is the JVP for Marketing and R&D at Simo Juice.