If you’re like the average person, caring for your skin may not be at the top of your priority list. Not only are you running around with work, the kids, and your social calendar, but you most likely don’t even think about what you should be doing for your skin. With winter quickly approaching, and with the cold air drying out your skin, taking the time to treat those dry hands and feet can be more crucial than ever.
You’ll be happy to know that you can use more than conventional lotion to treat your skin these days. Read on for the most interesting, affordable, and easy ways to care for your skin: Pour Yourself another Cup of Coffee, Or Rub Some Inyo read that right: coffee isn’t just for getting out of bed in the morning anymore.
Not only will coffee help to give you the needed buzz to make it through your workday, but research suggests that coffee helps your skin, too. The top three beauty benefits of drinking coffee are that it minimizes eye puffiness through the use of caffeine (most eye creams on the market contain caffeine!), temporarily reduces visible cellulite in the legs and buttocks (scrub the area with coffee, but know that it will only work for about three hours), and helps to moisturize skin.
You can create an at-home scrub using the coffee bean, and slather it over your entire body. Use coffee grounds, salt, and a little olive oil. Combine the mixture, apply it to your skin, rub it in, and then hop in the shower and rinse.
Voila! Elevate Your Heart Rate We know that exercise is good for us. It’s good for our muscles, our heart, and our brain. Most people don’t know that exercise is also beneficial for our skin. Healthy circulation — a key benefit of exercise — helps keep your skin healthy by increasing blood flow. Exercise also reduces stress, which can minimize the effects of acne or other skin problems, like excessive dryness.
And of course, exercise will help you tone up, reducing cellulite, and making your skin smoother and firmer. Put a Little Spice on it for centuries, women in India who want to improve their skin’s appearance have used the spice Turmeric, which is a relative of the common ginger root. Traditionally, Indian brides apply a mask made of Turmeric to their faces on their wedding days, which helps to create shine, reduce bacteria, and combat dryness, eczema, and any dark marks.
Advocates of the mask also laud its yellow color, which makes you look sunshiny-bright while wearing it.Fill Up on Food that’s right, for healthy skin you need to be eating right.
As the famous saying goes, “You are what you eat,” and the food you consume has an effect on what you look like. Dairy products, which are packed with proteins, live bacteria, and vitamin A are great for your skins, as are high anti-oxidant foods like blackberries and blueberries.
Fish and nuts, which contain fatty omega-3s, help to protect our arteries and cell membranes and are also great for skin. This article was written by Christian Anderson, a dermatology expert and freelance blogger. With years of experience in the industry, he hopes to help readers with their health and beauty questions and encourages you to click here for more health and beauty tips.