Do you have a cabinet full of creams, lotions, and potions that promise to make you look the best that you can ever be? Unfortunately, all these cosmetic companies only make tens of millions of dollars because they successfully feed off of people’s fear of not looking better than they already are. The problem with cosmetics is that they only help you cover up the problem instead of actually solving it.
On top of this, marketers will tell you anything you want to hear in order to make sure that they sell their expensive products to people who fall for such marketing antics and ploys. There are, however, much more natural and economical ways to obtain healthy looking skin. Let’s have a look at some of the most effective ones.
1. Drink Water
You’re probably already tired of hearing this one, but the benefits of keeping yourself constantly hydrated are innumerable and help every part of your body, including your skin. Hydration keeps the body in sync and helps relieve everything from stress to hypertension. What kind of water you drink is also equally important. While tap water might not be 100 potable, excessive amounts of mineral water can cause deposits of minerals to form in your kidney, thereby causing kidney stones. Filtered water that has undergone reverse osmosis would be your best bet.
2. Exercise and Circulation
Another no brainer for naturally healthier looking skin is exercise. Not only does it help clear up your skin, but it increases blood circulation and improves your overall health and fitness. An intense 20-minute a day workout that causes you to break a sweat is another factor of obtaining amazing looking skin. Regular exercise also gives your skin a natural ‘glow’, enhancing the quality of your skin.
3. Aloe Vera
This cactus plant from the Liliaceae family has been used as a natural remedy to treat a variety of skin disorders for hundreds of centuries. Even the Egyptians made use of it and gave it the nickname of being the “plant of immortality.” And although it can’t make you immortal, it can definitely help you improve and maintain your skin.
4. Sun Damage
Years of exposure to the sun, especially mid-day heat, can lead to the early onset of wrinkles and age spots, and even bears the risk of giving you skin cancer. It is always recommended to avoid being outside during 10 am and 3 pm because that’s when the sun’s rays do the most damage. And if you have to go out for an hour or so, protect your skin with full-body clothing, a headpiece, and natural sunscreen that has at least SPF 15.
Written by Benjamin Roussey for bodono.
Benjamin Roussey is from Sacramento, CA. He has two master’s degrees and served four years in the US Navy. His bachelor’s degree is from CSUS (1999) where he was on a baseball pitching scholarship. He has an MBA in Global Management from the Univ. of Phoenix (2006) where he attributes his writing prowess. He has worked everywhere from small businesses to large corporations, and also for public agencies. He has lived in Korea and Saudi Arabia where he was an ESL instructor. He misses Saudi food and living in Korea. Benjamin has a tremendous work ethic and is quite focused. Now he writes professionally for several clients that covers one sector of our economy to another. Currently he lives in the Phoenix area after living in Cabo San Lucas, MX for 3 years. He enjoys sports, movies, reading, and current events when he is not working online: www.infinista.com.