TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR SKIN BEAUTIFUL, NATURALLY
Going to the grocery or beauty store and shopping for skin care products can be overwhelming, to say the least. Nowadays it seems there is row after row of beauty products that claim to give you younger, healthier, brighter looking skin. But have you ever taken the time to actually read all the ingredients on these items? If so, you most likely noticed that there is a laundry list of ingredients, many of which are incomprehensible to most. As your skin is literally the face of your being, it is important that it is beautiful and flawless. Thankfully, there are a handful of natural skin care tips and rules that will help you achieve that gorgeous glow, without all the chemicals. We know how important your skin is to you, which is why we offer natural skin care services – namely acupuncture facial rejuvenation and microcurrent facial toning – that are designed to leave your skin healthy, rejuvenated, and glowing. We take a holistic approach to health and beauty care and aim to provide our clients with the right tools and resources to help them achieve optimal wellness and beauty.
That being said, here are a few great tips to adopt into your daily skincare routine in order to achieve gorgeous skin, naturally:
Tip #1. Exfoliate. Before you shower, it is recommended that you exfoliate your skin using a dry brush. A routine widely adopted by alternative medicine practitioners, exfoliation aims to eliminate dead skin cells and in turn allows the skin to detoxify. Furthermore, dry brush exfoliation is also said to improve circulation and reduce puffiness.
Tip #2. Pay attention to your diet and digestive habits. As a holistic medicine clinic, we live by the rule that good skin is a reflection of a properly functioning digestive system. If your body lacks fluids and is not getting enough fiber, it may affect the way your skin looks. It is recommended that you drink lots of water and incorporate whole grains, fruits (such as apples), high-fiber snacks, beans, and legumes into your daily diet in order to improve your digestion and skin.
Tip #3. Avoid heavy-duty cleansers. Your skin does not need to be scrubbed until it’s raw or squeaky clean, which is why it is important to pay attention to what you are using to clean your precious face. Look for mild, non-detergent cleansers – such as milks, gels, or foams – and take a peek at the ingredient label to make sure they only contain gentle, plant-derived surfactants.
Tip #4. Go fragrance-free. Many people do not realize this, but fragrance is the most common cause of skin-related allergic reactions. This is especially true if you have sensitive skin. Because of this, be sure and opt for products that clearly state they are ‘fragrance-free’. Even those that say they are unscented typically contain some small amounts of fragrance to mask the odor of ingredients.
Tip #5. Pick your moisturizer wisely. Your daily moisturizer should provide you with hydration as well as protection. Look for plant-based moisturizers (think natural oils, butters, and essential fatty acids) that are loaded with antioxidants from natural sources as well as non-irritating physical sunblocks, such zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
Adopting a natural skin care routine will go a long way in helping you achieve beautiful, glowing skin. Whether you have sensitive skin that has caused problems for you for years or are simply looking for ways to give your skin the boost it needs without all the toxic chemicals, these tips should steer you in the right direction. To find out more about Denver Holistic’s natural skin care services, feel free to contact us!