Are you aware that your body’s largest organ is your skin?
The skin protects your body from infection, disease, germs, and the sun’s heat.
It’s also the first organ to show ageing signs, so it’s important that you take good care of your skin.
Did you know you can improve poor skin quality with natural treatments?
Poor nutrition can lead to poor skin.
Like the rest of your body, for your skin to stay healthy it needs good nutrients.
Vegetarians sometimes develop dry skin because they don’t get any animal fat in their diets, which moisturise the skin.
If you are B12 deficient the oil glands under your skin can fail.
For healthy, hydrated skin you should drink at least 8 glasses of water every day.
If you see a dermatologist they will look at is your diet and make recommendations as to how you can improve your nutrition.
If you have dry skin or sensitive skin here are a few tips to help correct the problem:
* Honey is great for dry skin.
Add 1 tbsp of honey, 1 tsp of glycerine, and a lightly beaten egg, mixing together with oatmeal to make a paste. Apply, leave on for 20 minutes, and then rinse off.
* Coconut milk is excellent for dry or sensitive skin.
Warm a half cup of coconut milk in the microwave until it becomes runny, and then add 2 tbsp of honey. Massage into your skin, wait 15 minutes and then rinse off.
* Mash a banana and apply directly to your skin.
Leave on for 5 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.
If you have oily skin here are a few tips to help correct the problem:
* Honey isn’t just good for dry skin; it’s good for oily skin too.
Mix with a pureed peach. Apply to the skin leaving on no more than 5 minutes. Remove with warm water.
* Mix 2 tbsp of water and 1 tsp of cider vinegar for an excellent skin toner.
However, be warned the smell is a bit offensive.
* Tomatoes contain natural exfoliates.
Take a ripe tomato and puree. Apply the puree to your face and leave on for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
Whether you have dry skin, oily skin, suffer from acne, have skin that sallow or lacks vibrancy there are a number of natural treatments that can help to improve your skin.