How to Make the Most of Nature for Your Skincare
Nature has given us some of the best food for nourishment. You have your superfoods, antioxidants, and natural sources of vitamins and minerals growing from the ground. It’s no wonder more people are discovering that farming and growing their own food is the best way to live.
But this is not the only way for you to make the most of nature. Even when it comes to your skincare, some of nature’s finest can still do wonders for you. Here’s how:
Use coconut oil for your hair
For years, many have sworn by the benefits of coconut oil for the skin, body, and overall health. It’s filled with good fat and it can even be used in the food you eat instead of regular oil. One of the easiest and quickest ways you can benefit from coconut oil is by using it on your hair. Just a single drop of pure coconut oil will moisturize and hydrate your hair, giving it that shine and luster while helping tame the frizz. Be careful not to use too much, as it may weigh down your hair.
Add cucumbers to your water
It’s important that your food intake is healthy, and water is the best source of hydration. Combine these two and you can get nutrients even as you drink water. That is if you add slices of cucumber to it. Water in itself is already great for your body, but with cucumbers, which are mostly water, you are loading up plain water with the nutrients in the fruit itself. You can also eat cucumbers fresh without worrying about your caloric intake because it’s nutritious but not high in calories. Don’t like cucumbers? You can get the same refreshing and nourishing feeling with watermelons.
Use sheet masks for hydration
Of course, if you want to benefit from nature and you want to specifically target your skin problems, you’ll want fruits in your skincare products. Thankfully, sheet masks are a good vehicle for absorption of nutrients from a plethora of fruits and vegetables. You can choose from oranges, lemons, cucumbers, grapefruit, and many other nourishing foods that are often infused into a Korean face mask. Simply let the mask sit on your face for 15-20 minutes or until your skin soaks up all of the essence, and voila! Your skin will instantly look brighter and younger.
Load up your plate with greens
It’s not just fruits that are good for your skin. Vegetables are also rich in nutrients that benefit your body inside and out. Upgrade your meat-based diet by reducing your consumption of red meat and increasing your consumption of vegetables for best results. And by best results, we mean glowing, supple and moisturized skin. Green, leafy vegetables are your best bet, especially broccoli. If you want variety, add carrots in your diet as well for that beta-carotene that improves even your eyesight.
Truly, the wonders of nature can benefit your skin and overall well-being. If you want the best of what nature has to offer, include it in your daily diet and skincare as much as you can.