If you are looking for ways to maintain a healthy, young looking skin there are different ways to do it. Every step is important and it’s not just what you put on the skin. Here are 5 best natural skin care tips that you can try to keep your body and your skin healthy.
There is an old method of exfoliating your skin called French Bath or Dry Brush Exfoliation. It will eliminate dead skin cells and improve blood circulation. It also has a calming effect on your nerves. Here is more information about it.
A dry brush exfoliation can be done in the morning before you shower. It eliminates dead skin cells and allows the skin to detox (skin is the largest organ of elimination). Dry brush exfoliation also improves lymph and blood circulation and decreases puffiness. An added benefit is that the gentle pressure is calming to the nervous system. To give yourself a dry brush exfoliation, you’ll need a soft, natural bristle brush.
A strong digestion and elimination will help nourish the body and also remove many toxins. I like to start my day with a warm cup of water with lemon juice. It will provide hydration for your body and also stimulate elimination process.
Tip 2: Rev Up Your Digestion
In alternative medicine, good skin is a reflection of a good digestive system. People with skin disorders such as acne, rosacea, and psoriasis often suffer from constipation, imbalanced “good” vs. “bad” bacteria, leaky gut, and other digestive conditions. The two most common sluggish digestion culprits are:
- Culprit #1: Not Enough Water Water bathes cells and eliminates waste products, preventing constipation. 5 Ways to Boost Your Water Intake
- Culprit #2: Not Enough Fiber Most people lack fiber in their diets – the average person eats only 12 g of fiber a day. In 2002, the National Academy of Sciences Food and Nutrition Board established recommended fiber intakes. For men aged 19-50 years, 38 g fiber is recommended, and for men over 50, 31 g fiber is recommended. For women aged 19 to 50 years, 25 g fiber is recommended, and for women over 50, 21 g fiber is recommended.
- Add Whole Grains– Choose whole grain products over refined. Have brown rice instead of white or make your own 50:50 combination.
- An Apple a Day– Have an apple, skin on, as a snack.
- Eat Cauliflower – Try this delicious Roasted Cauliflower recipe!
- High-fiber snacks– Snack on nuts, seeds, and dried fruit, such as dates, figs, and prunes.
- Eat Beans and Legumes– Open a can of your favorite beans or legumes. Rinse them well and add them to your meal.
- Ground Flaxseeds – For any easy fiber boost, sprinkle ground flaxseeds (available at health food stores) on rice, salads, oatmeal, or any other meal. Store flaxseeds in the fridge.
Another way to add water soluble fiber is to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, preferably organic. Adding a large salad will provide your body with vitamins, minerals and most importantly, enzymes needed for good digestion. Eating your vegetables raw or lightly steamed is the best way to get all your nutrients that your body needs.
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