Some say ‘beauty is only skin deep’ and ‘beauty is more than a beautiful face’. True but that doesn’t mean you should completely care less about your skin. The human face is the primary focus of first impressions and, of course, you don’t want to leave a distinguished mark that says ‘your skin is ugly’. Here are home remedies for glowing skin:
Drink Plenty of Water
Seriously, beauty begins from the inside. Approximately 50% to 70% of body mass is made up of water. Moreover, the skin is 60% water. Dehydration is a condition wherein the body does not have enough water to support the vital functions of the body.
The Power of Hydration. A dehydrated body leaves the epidermal layer weak and dry – and it will not be able to protect the body against bacterial invasion. To add, a dehydrated body will not be able to remove toxins and waste products from the body. Thus, a sufficient six to eight glasses a day is enough to flush out toxins from the body and keep skin integrity in optimum condition – making the skin appear healthy, glowing, and hydrated.
Watch What You Eat
Of course, what you take into your body will manifest in your body and skin. Choose your meals carefully. This includes making healthy food choices that are beneficial not only for your skin but for your entire body as well. Take note of the food groups that trigger hormonal fluctuations and inflammation. Avoid food groups that include processed food, deep fried, and salty food.
- Vitamin C. Vitamin C assists in collagen formation to keep your skin supple and youthful. The said vitamin also strengthens immunity against bacteria. Foods rich in vitamin C include orange, lime, and guava.
- Vitamin E. Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin that blocks free radicals from the body. Free radicals play a pivotal role in the aging process, so you definitely need to power up with vitamin E. Foods rich in vitamin E include almonds, walnuts, whole grains, and cereals.
- Vitamin A. The beta carotene in carrots is converted into vitamin A by the body. Vitamin A is a miracle vitamin that reduces the signs of skin aging, preferably wrinkles. Carrots are also known for its glowing properties.
- Omega 3 . Fatty fish is the kind of fat that is actually beneficial to the skin. Fish like salmon, mackerel, and herring is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 is necessary to keep skin supple and moisturized. In fact, the lack of Omega-3 can cause dry skin. To add, fatty fish is rich in vitamin E that is also good for the body.
- Dark Chocolate. Yes, chocolate can do wonders for your skin. In a recent study, it was found out that people who consumed cocoa powder high in antioxidants for 6 to 12 weeks have better and more hydrated skin.
- Soy. Soy contains isoflavones, or plant compounds, that provides numerous of benefits to the skin – it slows down skin aging by providing the skin with the needed collagen to improve elasticity. It is also known to moisturize skin, thus treating/preventing skin dryness.
- Aloe Vera Juice. Aloe Vera is a natural supplement and detoxifying agent. It nourishes the body from the inside and removes toxins from the body. Aloe gives out a beautifully clear and glowing complexion with regular intake.
- Green Tea. The powerful compound in green tea is known as catechins. Catechins are known to reduce body fat as well as detoxify the body. This rids the body of harmful toxins that can cause outbreaks in the skin.
- Red Wine. Red wine contains resveratrol, a compound from the skin of red grapes and is a powerful antioxidant and anti aging agent. Resveratrol slows down the aging process by quenching harmful free radicals that damage skin.
Clean your face religiously
Before divulging further to homemade secrets to a glowing skin, one of the most fundamental practices is cleaning your face. Undeniably, cleansing is still the number one way to rid your face of unwanted dirt, oil, sebum, and bacteria that can clog up pores and cause outbreaks.