Natural Ways To Keep Your Skin Looking Great

There are countless skin products across the globe designed to help your skin look its best. Although these products are helpful, there are common sense, natural methods of keeping your skin looking beautiful no matter what your age. There are a number of simple things you can do at home, and in your daily life, to keep your skin looking vibrant and fresh. This article will touch on a few of them. 


What you put into your body is one of the most important factors related to your health. By incorporating skin healing, vitamin rich foods into your diet, you can add years to your life-- and take years off your skin.

Citrus fruits like lemon and lime provide your body with crucial vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant. The vitamin C contained in citrus fruits is essential for the production of collagen, an important building block for human skin. Collagen constitutes 70% of the protein that makes up your skin and enhances its elasticity, cohesion, and regeneration.

Many types of nuts also serve to replenish collagen. High in essential fatty acids, nuts contain anti-inflammatory properties that help keep your skin blemish free. Don't forget the mighty avocado! This delicious fruit boosts your collagen supply and provides your body with vitamin C.

Another organic compound that is helpful for your skin is Betacarotene. Found in carrots and tomatoes, it transforms into vitamin A during digestion, important for stimulating skin cell growth. Anti-aging betacarotene is a good defense against free radicals, a by-product of the body's normal use of oxygen as well as pollution and exposure to the sun.

Skin Care

While you might place a healthy tan at the top of your list of wishes for your skin, such skin coloration is an indicator of slightly damaged skin. When you are exposed to the sun, it breaks down the structure of collagen and increases the likelihood of wrinkles. In order to keep your skin looking great, you should apply sun screen generously before you spend time in the sun. 

Natural face masks and exfoliation can help repair damage to your largest organ-- your skin. After washing your skin, you can soak a cotton ball in freshly squeezed lemon juice, gently apply it to your skin and rinse with cool water after 10 minutes, each morning and evening.

Honey has been prized for its healing qualities for centuries. An oatmeal and honey mask is easy to apply and helps to reduce acne greatly. Oatmeal contains many anti-inflammatory properties such as the saponins, a cleaning agent perfect for even sensitive skin.


Adults should drink at least two liters of water a day, or about a half a gallon. After exfoliation is a perfect time to hydrate yourself, as well as throughout the entire day. Herbal teas can also help to provide the calcium and minerals that help your skin remain healthy. Nutrient-rich herbs like stinging nettle and oat straw have been known to not only improve skin, but also aids in the recovery of eczema, asthma, sinusitis and rhinitis.

Don't Smoke

There's a mountain of evidence that suggests smokers, besides being susceptible to the many obvious health risks of smoking, also suffer from more lines and wrinkles. The carbon monoxide contained in cigarettes is known to cut off your peripheral circulation and block absorption of vitamin C.


Improve the surface of your skin's access to nutrients by increasing blood flow and circulation through exercise. This helps push living skin cells higher up to the surface of your skin, creating a fresher, younger appearance. Increased blood flow also helps remove waste products from the skin as well as free radicals.

This short guide has only scratched the surface of the world of natural skin care. By supplementing your diet with healthful foods like olive oil, nuts, fruits and vegetables, you can heal your skin from within. Keeping your body in motion-- and hydrated, serves to replace your damaged skin with healthy skin cells. Don't forget to keep away from sweets, sun exposure, and smoking to maintain your vibrant glow.