Healthy, happy skin is a must-have to look and feel your best. Your skin is amazing and takes good care of you. It protects you from toxins, sun damage, and more. Why not return the favor? These tips for natural skin care can help you take great care of yourself and keep your skin clean, clear, and healthy.
1. Use natural, gentle skin care products.
Let’s start here, since it’s our specialty! Southern Natural goat’s milk soap is a gentle, nourishing way to moisturize and cleanse your skin. The goat milk and plant oils moisturize and add nutrients without stripping away your skin’s natural oils.
2. Avoid toxins & irritants.
Watch out for harsh chemicals like strong soaps, detergents, dyes, and phthalates. These can strip your skin of natural oil and leave your skin dry and irritated. These chemicals can cause or contribute to painful, itchy rashes, eczema flareups, acne, and rosacea.
3. Don’t smoke!
Speaking of toxins, let's talk about smoking. Cigarettes are terrible for your skin. Smoking causes your skin to lose its suppleness and elasticity, contributes to wrinkles, and harms your circulation. It also can greatly increase your chances of skin cancer.
4. Protect your skin from the sun.
This is one of the most important things you can do to keep your skin healthy. Even if you don’t burn, sun exposure adds up over time. Over the years, that damage can cause wrinkles, dark spots, and other skin issues. It also increases your risk of skin cancer, so do your best to keep in the shade or wear protective clothing or sunscreen when the sun is at its hottest.
5. Eat natural, healthy foods.
Vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, and whole grains are excellent for your skin. A diet rich in antioxidants and nutrients helps your body to repair itself and fight stress and damage caused by everyday living. On the other hand, too many unhealthy fats, salt, and sugar can lead to breakouts and promote premature aging.
6. Get your beauty rest.
Your body repairs itself while you’re asleep, and that includes your skin! So make sure you get plenty of good quality rest every night. That way your body can restore itself and heal from any damage.
Good circulation helps to remove toxins and keep your skin glowing. Your skin looks its best when the muscles underneath are firm and healthy, too.
These healthy habits are great for managing stress and keeping fit, too. Giving your skin the TLC it deserves is worth it. Not only will you look better, but you’ll feel better, too!