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How to get glowing skin all year round!
We are in the winter season with spring along the way, but in the mean time, we have longer, dark days and less sunshine which, in turn, means more skin dryness.
Below I have gathered some tips that will help to keep your skin glowing, moisturized, and supple throughout the winter and all year round.
Eat lots of fruits that have vitamin C. Fruits like kiwi, citrus fruits, berries, and avocado. Eating foods rich in vitamin C will keep your skin glowing and blemish-free. vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that will keep you looking young.
Start the day with a glass of lemon water and ACV. The water mixture is a natural detox drink that cleanses your digestive tract, supports a healthy liver, radiant skin, reduces water retention, and gives your body a powerful alkaline boost. Lemons are also a wonderful source of vitamin C, an important collagen-building nutrient.
Improve the way you break down and assimilate nutrients in your diet. You can do that by eating live foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. You also eat lots of probiotic and fermented foods like raw sauerkraut, miso, kefir, and kimchi, When you digest better, your skin gets all the benefits of the vitamin and minerals.
Fill your diet with foods that provide natural UV defense for your skin, in addition to wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 50 and up. Some UV-protective summer foods that you can include into your diets are: tomatoes, watermelon, green tea, cantaloupe, and cherries.
Exfoliate your body every other day with a body scrub and scrubbing brush.
Exfoliate your face every other day with a face scrub. Apply grapes on your face. Slice the grapes into halves and rub the flesh on clean, damp skin. The acid in grapes is a natural exfoliant.
Soften, tone, and brighten your skin with rose water and rice water. You can get rose water from the store or you can boil roses and use the water as a toner and a setting spray after applying makeup to your skin. You can get rice water by soaking rice in water and get the milky part of the water and apply it to your face. Not only do your pores minimizes, it also gets brighter.
To get a glowy skin, try this smoothie recipe:
- 2 cups of Almond milk
- 1 cup of spinach
- 1 cup of mixed berries
- 1 Kiwi
- 1/2 Avocado
- 6 pitted dates
- Ice cubes (optional)
- Blend all the ingredients together and enjoy.
- DIY lotion
- Whip together
- 1 cup shea butter
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp aloe vera gel
The lotion will help battle the dry skin and the smoothie will give you a glow due to the high level of vitamin C in it.
Hydrate and nourish the skin inside out.
We already know that we need to drink six to eight glasses of water for better health and skin. It is crucial to drink enough alkaline water to flush out nasty toxins from the body and leave your skin looking clear and plump. Drink more room temperature water and eat alkaline foods like berries and green, and leafy vegetables (spinach, broccoli) for an extra beauty boost.
Dry body brush: this technique is great for radiant skin. It is a great way to stimulate blood flow and lymph drainage and detoxify the skin. Use a body brush in circular movements, starting at your ankles and working your way up your body, focusing specifically on stubborn areas such as knees and elbows.
Get moving! Exercise increases blood circulation, which carries vital, repairing nutrients to the skin cells. The amazing glow that you get after a workout is by far the best kind of radiance you can have. Take your exercise outdoors as fresh air oxygenates skin cells even more, or do it inside your home or at a gym.
Follow all the tips and you will see a big difference in your skin.