Non-toxic skincare is essential, not only for your skin but for your entire health. Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and whether you are pleased with your skin or not, it is essential to implement natural skincare for the rest of your life. Your skin serves you in many ways. It assists in sensory perception; helps to protect you from injuries, prevents dehydration; keeps body temperature maintenance; removes toxins from your system, aids in the synthesis of vitamin D, and provides structural stability to the organs and tissues within your body. As a hard-working organ, it is essential to implement natural skincare so that your skin can continue to serve you well throughout your lifetime.
Natural Skincare Tip #1 – Knowing Your Skin
How well do you know and understand the particulars of your skin? Is it dry or oily? Sensitive or thick? Do new moles, blemishes, or wrinkles develop quickly? Do you notice a difference in how your skin reacts when you change skincare products? Do you practice a daily natural skincare routine without fail?
As I stated at the beginning, the health of your skin is critical to your overall wellness. Take some time to examine your skin and become familiar with its various features and characteristics. If you are not satisfied with your skincare products, it’s probably time to aim higher — look into quality, natural, non-toxic, organic skincare options that will help improve the condition and appearance of your skin and will not jeopardize your overall health.
Natural Skincare Tip #2 – Protecting Your Skin
One of the best things you can do for the health of your skin is to protect it from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays. Excessive exposure to the sun can lead to skin concerns, including skin discoloration, premature aging, sagging, wrinkles, and even cancer. While your summer suntan will fade as the season’s change, the damage to your skin is an ongoing concern. Below are a couple of tips that will significantly minimize skin damage from the sun:
Use of a non-toxic, organic sunscreen with a minimum SPF rating of 30 is a must. Even if you don’t plan on sunbathing, daily activities such as driving in your car or taking a walk will expose you to the sun. Use a non-toxic sunscreen every day in which you will be getting maximum sun exposure, and if you are exercising or you tend to sweat a lot, reapply it every 2-3 hours.
Reduce Sun Overexposure
Use the sun wisely. Always protect yourself from overexposure. In addition to wearing sunscreen, it’s a good idea to limit the amount of ultraviolet radiation exposure your skin gets every day. Whenever possible, avoid long periods of time outdoors between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM when the sun is directly overhead, and its rays are most intense. Wearing clothing such as wide-brimmed hats, long sleeves, and sunglasses are good recommendations. If you are in the sun for more than 45 minutes at a time, try to build your tolerance by gradually extending your exposure by a few minutes every day. Remember that everyone needs some sun exposure for Vitamin D production and overall good health. In fact, getting 30-45 minutes of daily sun exposure is healthy.
Natural Skincare Tip #3 – Cleansing Your Skin
In addition to sun protection, properly cleansing your skin is another vital skincare step you can take to ensure healthy skin. Properly washing your skin helps remove grime, pollutants, dead skin cells, bacteria, cosmetics, sweat, and other toxins that accumulate on your skin. Choose a gentle skin cleanser made with organic ingredients specifically designed for your skin type and particular skincare needs (e.g., oily skin or anti-acne.) Gently cleanse your skin once in the morning and before bed (never go to bed without washing your face) to keep it fresh, clean, and functioning correctly.
Natural Skincare Tip #4 – Moisturize Your Skin
When your skin becomes dry, the skin barrier becomes compromised, leading to low-grade chronic inflammation and collagen breakdown, thus faster aging. Dehydrated skin also makes the fine lines in your skin look more pronounced. Proper use of a non-toxic moisturizer and keeping your body hydrated makes your skin look naturally healthy and young.
An effective skincare moisturizer should hydrate and moisturize into the layers of your skin. The best and most effective skincare moisturizers are formulated with non-toxic ingredients with a natural preservative system that keeps the product safe from harmful bacteria. Did you know that many of the chemical components in so-called natural skincare creams are toxic and, over time, can cause your skin to look unhealthy? Because of this, I developed a clean, not-toxic, age-defense moisturizer, Excellae™. Excellae′ Age Defense Cream from Purely Ageless™ Skincare combines premium botanical expertise to create a spa-quality moisturizing and hydrating cream formulated with organic and natural ingredients and an impressive botanical ingredient list, including the highest purity of essential oils. Purely Ageless™ Skincare utilizes this premium expertise to support graceful aging without the use of toxic ingredients. Not only will you enjoy the many skincare benefits of a non-toxic age defense creme, but you will also experience a balance and sense of calmness from the blend of essential oils.
BONUS – Skincare Tip #5 – Hydration
Keeping your skin hydrated is extremely important. Without proper hydration, your skin will look dull, and wrinkles and fine lines will become prominent. You can hydrate your skin from the inside and the outside — both are vital.
Inside hydration consists of eating organic foods containing high water content — celery, watermelon, cucumber, bell peppers, berries, peaches, and plums. It’s best to consume them throughout the day to maintain moisture levels. Omega-3s are a vital part of your skin’s lipid content. They help improve your skin’s barrier function, which, when working correctly, acts as a seal that holds moisture intact and keeps irritants out. Look for Vitamin A-rich foods such as carrots, sweet potatoes, and other Vitamin A-rich foods that can help maintain your skin’s elasticity. They attack free radicals because of their Vitamin C content and stimulate fibroblast production — cells that are responsible for developing tissue that keeps skin firm and healthy. Drinking purified water throughout the day is vital. Set a timer to go off every hour to remind you to drink an 8-ounce glass of purified water. Adding a teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar to your water will also benefit your skin.
Outside hydration includes using natural skincare products such as Purely Ageless Skincare products every day. Using skincare products containing non-toxic ingredients intensely rich in skin nutrients and enhanced with exotic botanical oils is very beneficial is essential. Look for ingredients such as vitamin-rich organic aloe vera, skin-loving organic virgin olive oil, and organic coconut oil. Consistent use will relieve even the driest skin, leaving it with a smooth, hydrated satin sheen.
Being consistent in incorporating safe and natural skincare habits is essential for healthy and fresh-looking skin. Other healthy habits to support healthy skin include a healthy plant-based diet rich in organic vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats. Daily exercise and stress reduction techniques will also help your skin look its best. Your skin is the outward appearance of what is going on inside your body — treat your body well from the inside out, implement good skincare habits, and your skin will have the appearance of younger-looking skin — beautiful and glowing.
†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace your doctor’s advice. Oasis Advanced Wellness/OAWHealth does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Oasis Advanced Wellness/OAWHealth are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician of choice.