5 Steps for A New Skincare Reboot

 

1. Stay Hydrated

Hydration is crucial to general health and wellbeing. We tend to be more attentive to staying hydrated in the hot summer months, but in these winter months, we may be more prone to dehydration due to dry air and a lessened awareness of thirst.

You can apply all the lip balms and creams in the world, but if you are dehydrated, your skin will remain dry. Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day and eat water-rich foods to hydrate your body from the inside out. Using a humidifier is an often overlooked but incredibly helpful way to keep your home hydrated in the winter.

2. Eat Well

You know the drill. Eating well has benefits that go far beyond skincare: it is the backbone of healthy living. This doesn’t mean restriction or not enjoying food; on the contrary, eating well is about connecting with what we put in our bodies—knowing its origins—and savoring it!
Incorporating plants and herbs into our meals will boost nutrition and can support healthy skin. Some of the best foods and herbs to eat for skincare and overall health include avocado, coconut oil, fermented, probiotic-rich foods and beverages, salmon, lemon, olive oil, leafy greens, walnuts, rosemary, dandelion, turmeric, burdock root, and nettle.

A favorite way to get my nutrition is through green drinks, kombucha and teas. I love my GGS. Your skin glows when you drink this daily. Your gut is the center of your body’s universe. Make it happy and so will your skin, organs, and life in general.

3. Simplify  Skincare

Sticking to natural, simple ingredients that you can pronounce is probably one of the best things you can do for your skin (and your general health!). Make sure what you put on your body contains only ingredients found in nature. Common ingredients include coconut oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, beeswax, essential oils, herbs, and a variety of butters and oils from botanical sources. If you’re buying skincare from another source rather than making it, research who is making the product and the source of the ingredients. Or follow my blogs. I review a bunch of great healthy brands. A favorite is Algallure Skin Care Set. I have written extensive articles on all the healthy ingredients each product has. Get yours for 20% off using code: TIFF20.
If you want to take this a step further, there are also plenty of ways to get started making your own skincare from simple organic ingredients. The Herbal Academy has a vast assortment of recipes and DIYs to support you on this journey. A great guide to start with this year is 7 DIY Herbal Skincare Recipes for Fall and Winter or 5 Basic Herbal Skincare Recipes.

4. Incorporate Face Masks

Face masks may seem like a trend right now, but there’s a good reason for that. Masks made with organic ingredients can take care of many skin care needs in just one application. There are masks for detoxifying and clearing the skin, for brightening and hydrating, for toning, for exfoliating, and more.

Another reason face masks are a great addition to your skincare routine is that you can make them yourself at home. It’s a wonderful way to care for your skin while having a relaxing, spa-like experience for little cost. There are lots of fun and interesting ways to use masks—start trying them out, and find the ones that work for you. If you follow me on Instagram, I have a ton of DIY facial masks posted.

5. Use Herbs

Plants are our original source for skincare, wellness support, food, fiber, and many of our greatest needs. Some of the best skincare ingredients include herbs that you may already have around you—whether in your backyard or in your pantry.
You don’t have to be an herbalist to begin using herbs to support your skin. A great way to start with this is to pick out a few herbs and either make your own salves with them or support a local maker who uses herbs in their products. Some of the best herbs for skin care include calendula, comfrey, lavender, plantain, aloe vera, witch hazel, and yarrow. Get to know their benefits and how they can fit into your skincare routine.

The time you wait for your face mask to dry can be passed with a healthful cup of herbal tea.

As you begin researching what herbs are best for skin, you may find yourself suddenly a budding herbalist.

Perhaps best of all, this new practice can be fun! Gather friends for a natural skincare spa night and have everyone bring materials for a different DIY experience. Make a delicious, nourishing skincare-themed meal with foods that support healthy skin. Learn, pamper, and enjoy yourself!

Author ~Tiffany (Exerts by Holistic Dad)
Date – March 22, 2020
Source- Health and Beauty 4ever Blog (Original post can be found here)

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