When people try to think of what they can do to help keep their skin looking supple and glowing, the first thing that pops into their minds might not always be the best option. For example, Botox is commonly selected to solve a variety of skin complaints but is technically classed as a toxin and can come with some nasty side effects to boot. Naturally, everyone wants to look their best, but that does not necessarily mean you want to compromise what you put on and in your body. This means plenty are often searching for natural alternatives which can do the job just as well, if not better.
With that in mind, this piece will take a look at some of the best natural skincare options for glowing skin.
Cleanse with Coconut Oil
One of the best natural cleansers you can find in your kitchen (or any good local health food store) is coconut oil. This inexpensive oil is chock full of nutrients and fatty acids that are fantastic for your skin and can be used in numerous stages of a natural skincare routine. Cleansing with coconut oil can remove even the most stubborn waterproof mascara and can act as an occlusive shield over any moisturizer to keep it sealed in.
Coconut oil is particularly rich in lauric acid too, which has said to have excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
Tone Your Skin with Witch Hazel
Toners are often used to remove the leftover residue from a cleanser or to refresh the skin during the day. Witch Hazel has been around for centuries and is still heavily valued in both skincare and first aid. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties keep skincare enthusiasts reaching for it time and time again, not to forget it is also seriously cheap, rivaling other toning products where the main ingredient is… you guessed it – witch hazel!
If you want to go the extra mile with toning your face, you can also add into your regime some helpful gadgets, such as a facial toning device, which can not only help your skincare ingredients work more efficiently but can also help your skin from the inside out.
Moisturize with Honey
Honey is quite literally nectar from the (bee) Gods, and with its impressive array of nutrients, anti-bacterial properties, and rich source of nutrients, it is no wonder people love using it. While there are a lot of benefits from consuming honey, the skin can also reap some rewards when it is applied topically too. It works as an anti-inflammatory when applied to the skin and can also help heal wounds.
Create a Face Mask with A Banana
To finish off your natural skincare routine, grab a banana from the fruit basket and mash it up. Leave this to sit on your face for 5 -10 minutes. Bananas are very rich in vitamins which can help restore the skin’s suppleness and smooth out any rough patches.
But on top of all these natural skincare ideas, just be sure to drink plenty of water, too, as that will make the most difference to your skin!