15 Best natural skincare Tips from our Expert Dermatologist
We all dream of flawless, glowing skin. But with endless skin care advice on the internet, it's not easy to understand which natural skin care routine will work for you or can even be trusted. For a solution to this, we spoke with our expert dermatologists and have put together a list of the 15 best natural skin care tips for the best skin of your life.
15 Best natural skin care tips
- Incorporate healthy fats into your diet
Healthy fats found in nuts, flaxseed, and avocados can help the body to improve its ability to make healthy and strong cell membranes, this helps to protect the skin barrier against environmental damage. Other healthy-fat foods for glowing skin include salmon, chia seeds, olive oil, and whole eggs.
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- Practice a facial massage routine
Don't miss out on this natural skin care practice. A facial massage will not only make you feel relaxed, but it can reduce stress, increase circulation and help in lymphatic drainage. It only takes a few minutes a day and the post-facial massage glow will be worth it.
- Stay hydrated
It's not a myth: Drinking enough water is essential for overall skin health. It keeps you adequately hydrated and your skin moisturized, glowing and healthy. While eight glasses per day are the general guideline, water intake is not one-size-fits-all, it is important to understand what your body needs.
- Dairy (Milk/Yogurt/Cream)
Packed with lactic acid, calcium, vitamins B12 & A and other nutrients, milk has anti-aging properties and is an excellent skin cleanser. It moisturizes skin, boosts collagen production and improves skin elasticity. Yogurt reduces sun damage, wrinkles & lines and gives you smooth beautiful skin.
- Eat and apply cucumber
Besides soothing a sunburn in peak summer, cucumber treats open pores, reduces dark circles and rejuvenates skin like no other natural skin care routine. It is rich in water content and keeping your skin flush and hydrated.
Turmeric contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components; it helps to keep acne, pimples and dark spots at bay. More than a treatment, turmeric may also revive your skin by bringing out your natural glow.
Tomatoes are full of vitamin C, lycopene and potassium making them a great skin rejuvenator.
Tomatoes fight signs of aging and sun damage; their astringent properties help tighten pores, reduce excess sebum and thereby lessen the chances of acne, blackheads, whiteheads and pigmentation.
- Aloe vera
One of the best tried-and-test natural skin care remedies for all skin problems is aloe vera gel. You can get rid of stubborn acne marks overnight by simply slathering some fresh aloe gel on your face. It treats sunburn, heals acne, skin pigmentation and scars.
- Avoid potentially irritating foods
Foods that are packaged, processed and contain high sugar, should be avoided. Processed dairy and other food products as well as excess sugar can cause skin inflammation, rashes and breakouts.
- Rub ice
Rubbing ice cubes on your skin improves blood circulation to your skin cells; it helps your skin absorb creams, serums and other beauty products better. Ice minimizes large pores and reduces eye puffiness. It also soothes scars & acne and prevents inflammation. Freeze green tea bags, aloe vera, cinnamon or rose petals in ice cubes and see how it elevates your natural skin care.
- Keep things lukewarm
Using the wrong water temperature is one of the most common face-washing mistakes. Rinsing your skin and hair with hot water can take away natural oils; this will dry out the skin and lead to a compromised barrier. At the same time, water that is too cold won't get the job done and might leave dirt and makeup on your skin. So when it comes to cleansing, stick to lukewarm water temperatures.
- Minimize stress
Easier said than done, we know; but chronic stress can seriously damage your skin—and even trigger a host of issues, including psoriasis and eczema. A natural skin care routine is not only about a healthy diet and what you apply on the skin, stress management is equally essential for a healthy skin.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is excellent for treating stubborn pimples and acne. It is a natural toner, packed with astringent properties and is very effective in fighting wrinkles and age spots. We can say that an apple (cider vinegar) a day keeps the (skin) doctor away!
- Oatmeal bath
Besides aiding healthy weight loss, oatmeal is great for radiant skin! It has anti-bacterial properties and can soak excess oil off the face, making it a great antidote to acne, pimples and pigmentation. Oatmeal baths are excellent at exfoliating dead, dry skin cells leaving you with fresh, youthful skin.
- Jojoba Oil + Lavender
Jojoba oil is perfect for all skin types. It nourishes and moisturizes the skin; it is light weight, which means jojoba oil can easily be absorbed into the skin and doesn’t feel greasy. It is also rich in vitamin E and a great source of antioxidants. The addition of lavender gives it added anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, detoxifying and healing benefits.
If a natural skin care routine is still not giving the desired results, you may need to address the root cause with a medical examination and treatment.
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Homeopathy for a healthy skin
Homeopathy works wonders in improving the skin texture, making it look clearer and healthier. Homeopathic medicines also remove spots, scars and make the skin tone even. Homeopathy does not suppress skin problems with local ointments or applicators but treats its root cause without any side-effects.
Homeopathic medicines are effective because they are selected after a complete understanding and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and psychological symptoms, etc.
According to a case study published by the World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, a selective group of acne patients was treated with homeopathic medicines along with a control group treated only with a placebo. Out of 100 cases, 97 cases that were treated with homeopathic medicines showed promising results within six months. In most of these cases, the patients got back pre-infection status within 3 months.
We tend to ignore skin issues believing it will go away with products and natural skin care but at times, your skin is giving you a sign of a serious health condition. If your skin problems are growing, don’t wait, search for a ‘skin specialist near me’ and get a treatment at the soonest. It is advisable to consult a homeopathic dermatologist who can provide a customized homeopathic treatment plan for healthy skin. Book an appointment for a side-effect skin treatment.
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