Skin care doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, a handful of easy, natural and “green” skin care tips can nourish and enhance while also bringing anti-aging benefits. Try out these ten simple skin care hacks to enjoy healthier, more radiant skin the easy way:
1. Remove Makeup Nightly
Take the time to remove both face and eye makeup every night. Not doing so can cause clogged pores and even bacterial growth. Removing all makeup allows your skin to breathe overnight and refresh itself while you sleep.
This one tip can make all the difference in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and keeping your skin from looking flaky and dull. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and also helps to clear out pores.
While a light exfoliating scrub works well, consider making your own by adding sugar to your favorite cleanser. (In a pinch, you can also very lightly graze your fingertips over your skin to exfoliate as you wash your face.) Sensitive to ingredients on your face? Try an exfoliating microfiber cloth. The fibers in these cloths are specially woven to exfoliate dead skin cells with just warm water. Bonus, they are budget friendly and can be washed and reused for up to 6 months.
3. Use a Toner
Applying a skin toner to your face after you wash helps to restore its pH balance and brightens your skin. This step also reduces pore size and results in a smooth, even look. Our One Step Lavender Cleansing Toner is Organic, Minimalist and Vegan.
Moisturizing is another key skin care step to preserve a smooth, hydrated look and feel. It has a protective effect and seals moisture into the cells. The look and development of wrinkles is reduced and skin can better withstand the effects of sun, wind and aging.
5. Use Sunscreen
While moderate sun exposure nourishes the skin with vital vitamin D, too much sun can burn, cause dryness and lead to wrinkles and premature aging. Use a sunscreen before you head out into the sun’s rays. Consider using a daily moisturizing lotion that has an SPF.
6. Omega 3s and Unsaturated Fat
Healthy skin requires care from the inside out. Eating foods that are rich in omega 3s and unsaturated (healthy) fats promotes glowing, radiant skin. Some examples of foods that are rich in unsaturated fat includes oily fish, nuts, avocado, coconut oil and olive oil.
7. Stay Hydrated!
This basic tip does wonders for your skin and general health: drink plenty of fresh, filtered water daily. You’ll flush out toxins and ensure proper cellular functioning.
8. Get Plenty of Rest
Get an ideal amount of sleep each night. Around 7 hours usually works for most people. Restful sleep makes all the difference when it comes to rejuvenating the skin (and the rest of the body.)
Regular exercise is another way to expel toxins and optimize skin tone. Sweating clears out your pores and brings out a natural, healthy glow.
10. Regulate Your Stress Levels
Stress can have a dulling effect on your skin and it speeds up the aging process. Use stress management techniques such as meditation, yoga or reading a good book to reduce worry lines and enhance your inner radiance.
Why overthink skin care when these life hacks can make it so easy? Try out these ten nourishing and “green” skin care and beauty tips to enjoy healthy, glowing, age-defying skin for a lifetime.