Don't have time for intensive skin care? You can still pamper yourself by acing the basics.
Try these 5 simple tips and achieve beautiful and radiant skin - without chemicals and expensive cosmetics!
The term ‘beauty sleep’ was coined for a reason and sleep is the ultimate beauty treatment.
Sleep is a vital, often neglected, component of every person's overall health and well-being. Not only do our bodies recharge, our skin does as well. During sleep we heal, restore and eliminate toxins from the skin. If our sleep is compromised over a longer period of time our skin will be affected.
The skin looks dull, the eyes are swollen and wrinkles might appear. Sleeplessness also unsettles the chemical balance in your skin that wards off pimples.
Therefore: One of the biggest favours you can do for your skin is to get enough sleep!
Another simple but effective tip is: drink enough water.
Up to 70 % of the human body is water. As an important component of our cells, water ensures that skin, gland, muscle and brain cells, among others, are functional. Water is also an important constituent in thermoregulation, because it is a major component of blood volume.
Studies have shown that every fourth German drinks too little. The consequences are various health complaints such as tiredness, headaches and dry skin.
By drinking at least 1.5 litres of water a day, you ensure that your body is sufficiently hydrated. Drinking water also helps boost your metabolism and cleanse your body of waste.
In addition water has many positive effects on your skin. Water helps your skin maintain moisture, which increases elasticity. Drinking water may also reduce puffiness and pore size, decrease acne breakouts and reduce blemishes.
3. Beta Carotene
A sun-kissed, healthy skin looks beautiful and is considered desirable by many.
But be careful: Too much sun can lead to sunburn and even permanent skin damage or skin cancer. In addition, extreme exposure to the sun causes the skin to age much faster.
If you want to have a beautiful complexion without the risks, you should try beta carotene.Beta carotene is a red-orange pigment found in plants and fruits, especially carrots and colorful vegetables. The human body converts beta carotene into vitamin A (retinol) - beta carotene is a precursor of vitamin A. We need vitamin A for healthy skin and mucus membranes, our immune system, and good eye health and vision
Our Beta Carotene formula is based on Lyc-O-Beta, a patented, completely natural ingredient free of synthetic additives. Extra Virgin Olive Oil has also been added to the whole blend to increase absorption and bioavailability.
4. Avoid alcohol and cigarettes
The many health risks associated with smoking have long been known. Nevertheless, it may be surprising to see the dramatic effects cigarette smoke can have on the skin.
Smoking affects the blood vessels, which deliver oxygen and nutrients to the entire body. Together with the poisonous substances, this creates a dangerous mixture that damages our health and leaves visible traces on the skin: Smokers' skin often appears greyish, pale and dry. Further characteristics are accelerated skin aging in the form of visible wrinkles or acne.
Here it is important to know: Occasional smokers and passive smokers are also at risk. The best thing you can do is avoid cigarette smoke all together!
Besides cigarettes you should be cautious with alcohol. Regular and heavy alcohol consumption dehydrates the skin and weakens its natural defense function. Alcohol is a diuretic, so you can lose plenty of skin cell-loving water from the body quite rapidly, leaving your skin dehydrated and dull. Regular alcohol consumption may lead to flabby, lifeless skin, breakouts.
5. DYI face mask
A mask with avocado and honey is perfect for dry skin. Avocados are rich in fat and several vitamins, while honey soothes and cleanses the skin.
Recipe for quick DIY facial mask:
Remove seeds and peel skin from the avocado and mash it up. Mix and stir thoroughly with 1 tablespoon of honey until a standard paste is produced.
Benefits: Both avocado and honey are natural skin moisturizers. A short application time of 15 minutes helps to erase any signs of dull complexion and gives the skin a radiant glow.