Wednesday, 05 October 2016 02:43

7 Natural Skincare Hacks

From genetics and diet to environment and stress levels, there are many factors that determine the fate of our skin.

Before you rush to book in expensive and time consuming facials and skin treatments, get to know a few handy tips that will see you on your way to healthier, more radiant skin – without breaking the bank!

Without further ado, here are our 7 favourite skincare hacks.

 

1. Best foot forward

Warmer weather has arrived and it’s time to ditch the winter boots for spring sandals! Chances are that your feet are in dire need of some TLC after the colder months. A super simple hack for readying your feet for exposure to the world is to apply Natralus Natural Paw Paw Ointment before bed and wear clean cotton socks overnight. Come morning time, you’ll notice a huge improvement.

2. Yoga for youthfulness

Skincare can encompass much more than simply what you put on your skin. Your outer glow is often directly impacted by what’s happening inside, with circulation and blood flow playing a large role in the appearance of your skin.

Many forms of exercise improve circulation, but yoga enthusiasts thank their practice for releasing toxins and easing overworked muscles that might be causing fine lines and poor blood flow. Take a few minutes a day to practice some yoga positions, focusing on inverted poses such as downward dog. Namaste!

3. De-puff 

If you’re already not a morning person, waking up with puffiness around the eyes will not help your cause. While the classic spoons-in-the-freezer trick can work, it’s pretty uncomfortable to whack icy cold metal on your face first thing in the morning. 

Instead, try cutting up some cool cucumber and spend a few minutes with the slices over your eyes. Alternatively, tea bags work wonders when applied to the under eye area, as the caffeine constricts blood vessels and decreases puffiness.

4. Good morning, good skin.

Good skin starts from the inside, and hydration is the most important factor of all. As well as ensuring you’re staying hydrated throughout the day, try squeezing fresh lemon into a mug of hot water and drinking this first thing in the morning. This will assist in purifying the body and can potentially reduce toxins that lead to bad skin.

5. Redness, get oat!

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, oatmeal is gaining popularity as more than just a tasty breakfast option. Its soothing qualities also make it a great natural remedy for more serious skin conditions such as eczema.

A facemask is one of the best ways to reap the benefits of oatmeal, and it’s as simple as combining equal parts oatmeal and hot water. Add in a dollop of honey and plain yoghurt for extra skin soothing benefits!

6. Lip revival

If winter has wreaked havoc on your lips, this DIY natural lip exfoliator will have your pout feeling brand new. Simply combine 1 teaspoon of Natralus Natural Paw Paw Ointment with ½ a teaspoon of a natural exfoliator such as a sugar or ground coffee. Once mixed, use your finger to apply a small amount to your lips and gently massage in circular motions. After this process, wipe off any excess mixture with a damp towel and say goodbye to dead skin cells!

7. Clean up your act

Rubbing our eyes or absentmindedly touching our face throughout the day seems harmless enough, doesn’t it? However, even if you diligently wash your hands after every bathroom break, your mitts are still going to accumulate their fair share of bacteria throughout the day!

When you touch your face, you’re spreading bacteria to your skin, which can trigger breakouts. If you find it impossible not to lean into your hands when seated at a desk or stroke your chin while deep in thought, invest in a pocket sized hand sanitiser to regularly disinfect your hands instead.

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