We all want our skin to look and feel younger, but it’s not possible to fully turn back the clock or drink from the fountain of youth. What you can do is be sure to eat a healthy diet, make sure to meet your nutritional benchmarks with vitamins, and use rejuvenating cleansing ingredients and agents that are derived from natural sources.
These natural cleansing options lack the same risks or side effects as synthetic ingredients or harmful chemicals. Today, let’s take a look at the best natural skincare to include in your 2022 routine.
You read that right – milk. But don't worry, you don't need to splash a glass of ice-cold milk in your face to potentially see some rejuvenating benefits.
Milk works for some folks trying to improve how their skin feels because it can cleanse lots of impurities from your skin's pores, as well as make your skin softer over time. Many of these compounds can even improve how well your skin barrier functions. Your skin barrier is important because it affects how moisturized your skin stays during the day, how vulnerable it is to bacterial infection, and more.
To use milk effectively, mix it with a little salt and apply the mix to your face and neck using a cotton ball, cotton swabs, or similar implements.
There’s a reason that spa days often involve placing cucumber slices on your eyes; that’s because cucumber contains several bioactive compounds that may help to reduce the appearance of age spots, blemishes and even soften the appearance of wrinkles.
On top of that, cucumber can help re-moisturize your skin and leave it feeling rejuvenated and fresher than ever. It's particularly nice if you place a couple of cucumber slices on your eyes.
Combine cucumber slices with curd, and you’ll be able to make a facial mix by blending some cucumber slices between two to three tablespoons of curd. This will make a paste you should leave on your face and neck for about 10 minutes, then rinse off with plain water.
Chickpea powder is an excellent rejuvenating facial compound. In fact, it’s been used as a base for many natural ingredient face packs or face washes for decades at this point.
It has many antioxidant properties, especially when combined with a similar ingredient like turmeric powder. Mix chickpea with turmeric powder and milk or water and scrub the resulting based on your face to cleanse your pores, rejuvenate your skin, and potentially make it look and feel younger than ever.
Odds are you've heard of natural oatmeal facial cleansing products in the past, and for a good reason: colloidal oatmeal is one of the best facial cleansers on the market, bar none.
Oatmeal itself usually has soothing properties, which may lend it to rejuvenating effects when used correctly. Antioxidants can reduce inflammation in your skin, making your skin better hydrated and less susceptible to free radical molecular damage over time.
When using oatmeal, you can make your own paste by mixing one tablespoon of colloidal oatmeal with one tablespoon of buttermilk and a little honey. Scrub the mix on your face and rinse it off with water. As a side benefit, you might notice fewer blemishes or pore dirt over time.
Then there’s honey: a sweet treat for your taste buds and, potentially, your skin! Honey is actually very versatile when it comes to skincare effects, as it is an emollient, humectant, and a soothing compound all at the same time.
In short, this may help to slow down wrinkle formation if you are entering your middle ages or later. But it may also help to regulate skin pH, which can get out of balance because of stress, toxins in the environment, and your diet.
After rubbing honey (with a medium like water or preferably milk) on your face, you might see that your facial skin looks a lot younger and even glows. It may be a good idea to make a paste by mixing milk and honey and applying it to your face and neck. Leave the paste on your skin for about 30 seconds, then scrub the paste off.
Certain types of yogurt may be good rejuvenating facial ingredients as well. Most yogurt has lactic acid. Don’t let that name fool you; it’ll help alleviate dry or dull skin and may help moisturize your skin at the same time.
However, should you use yogurt, we recommend using plain yogurt with as few sugars or synthetic ingredients as possible.
Mix one to two tablespoons of yogurt with a tablespoon of lemon juice and honey each, then apply the mixture to your face and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
Coconut oil is one of the best rejuvenating facial cleanse ingredients overall. That’s because it contains a compound called lauric acid, which itself has excellent moisturizing properties. As you well know, the less dry your skin is, the younger it’ll look and feel, and the less likely it will be to accrue wrinkles quickly as you get older.
You can use coconut oil with your own natural facial scrubs by mixing one teaspoon of coconut oil with 1 teaspoon of yogurt and honey each. Scrub the paste or mixture onto your face, let it sit for 15 minutes, then rinse it off thoroughly.
As noted above, lemon can be a great rejuvenating ingredient for your face as well. That’s because it contains ascorbic acid or Vitamin C: one of the core ingredients in Hope Health’s Organic Greens Supplement, and is responsible for ancillary health benefits like boosting the immune system and more.
Vitamin C may specifically help your skin by reducing blemishes and preventing pigmentation problems from spreading across your face. In other words, lemon could help to improve your complexion, which may make it look and feel younger.
Fortunately, you can add lemon juice to any of the above mixtures or simply put pure lemon juice on your face using a cotton pad. Just don’t let the lemon juice sit on your face for too long, as you may accidentally dry out your skin.
When it comes to rejuvenating skincare, natural and organic ingredients are key. That’s why we offer similarly natural and organic supplements at Hope Health for immune system strength, cognitive agility, and much more. Each supplement choice comes packed with helpful ingredients that don’t risk causing side effects or clogging your body with synthetic additives.
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