Natural Skin Care Products For Holistic Skin Health
Skin is as unique as the person it covers. Some people may be blessed with naturally good skin, small shallow pores and even tone without being too dry nor too oily. Others may have better skin as children however with the onset of puberty of their skin condition worsens and they begin to seek out natural skin care products.
Once most people reach adulthood, a combination of hereditary features, individual hormone makeup, poor eating habits, poor sleeping routines and ingestion of toxins and chemical substances such as caffeine, nicotine and alcohol all play their part in the worsening of our skin conditions.
Women, in particular, are prone to erratic and constantly changing skin conditions due to hormonal levels falling or rising. This is often brought on by either the menstrual cycle or by perimenopause. So what natural skin care regimes can be implemented to aide and assist?
What Do Specialists Say Are The Signs Of Aging And Damaged Skin?
Aging and Damaged usually refers to having an uneven skin tone. In particular specialists would look for any uncharacteristic dark spots and patches (or large surface areas) which are red and irritated.
It may also show symptoms such as being overly dry, oily, rough or an over abundance of acne. Premature aging shows poor tone, sagging and wrinkling.
Signs Of Premature Aging Or Damaged Skin
Most specialists would agree that skin health is dependent upon “internal causes”.
For the majority of people this means a lack of, or imbalance of necessary nutrients, vitamins and proteins which help maintain the elasticity of the skin.
Taking medications and ingesting substances such as alcohol and caffeine damage the skin in the long term. Undiagnosed and untreated allergies, infections or diseases may also cause inflammation which affects the skin. Stress, emotional and psychological distress often affect the hormonal levels and can also affect the skin.
Natural Skin Care To Prevent Skin Damage And Premature Skin Aging.
1. Visit a dermatologist for sudden changes in the texture and appearance of the skin.
A dermatologist can determine if the skin condition has underlying health causes. Better yet, get a check-up so that health conditions can be identified and treated. As with any sensible and balanced lifestyle we always recommend a “complementary approach” where the allopathic (western medical practices) and the alternative Holistic work in unison.
2. Eat More Healthy Whole Foods
Eat fruits and vegetables which are washed thoroughly and prepared in a sanitary way.
Eat minimal beef, pork and chicken, unless known to be raised and grazed organically, as these are often routinely treated with hormones to make them grow faster and antibiotics to prevent disease.
Avoid processed foods as the preservatives accumulate in your bloodstream and are stored in the fatty deposits in the deeper layers of the skin.
Eat wholegrain foods as these provide fiber which helps eliminate waste products from the body.
3. Drink More Water.
Water is natures best detoxification. Fresh water not only cleanses, it also keeps the skin hydrated and moist.
A lack of sufficient water in your body impacts your natural beauty, dry skin, chapped lips and wrinkle prone skin. If the lack of water in your body continues, smooth healthy skin will feel rough.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine and sugary drinks; also avoid smoking. These habits decrease your water supply in the body and they also constrict blood vessels which make for poor blood circulation. Too much caffeine will disturb sleeping cycles while too much sugar in the blood will leave us susceptible to infection.
4. Use Less Make-Ups and Heavy Soaps
It is not only make-up but shampoos, soaps, body wash, perfumes, cologne and other products contain harsh chemicals that harm the skin.
If you absolutely must use make-up try switching to brands that are free from harsh chemicals.
Try good organic chemical free soaps
5. Get more sleep and rest.
Sleep was designed to be the time for the body to repair itself.
Without sufficient sleep, skin becomes less supple and more prone to wrinkles.
Healthy skin is often a matter of good health as well. It is the end result of healthy food choices and a healthy lifestyle.
Good skin is also a good sign of a healthy frame of mind. Keep your skin healthy by keeping your body and your mind healthy.