Your skin has many functions for example protecting from infection, the production of vitamin D when coming into contact with the sun and helping with detoxification. It is therefore really important to care for your skin.
If your skin is inundated with the job of getting rid of toxins and dead skin cells, it won’t work at it’s optimum. This is where dry skin brushing comes in as it helps with getting with rid of excess dead skin cells and waste removal.
Here are 5 benefits of how dry skin brushing can help you.
1. It can act as a channel of stress relief. Dry skin brushing is almost like a massage as it reduces muscle tension and calms the mind.
2. It helps to invigorate the skin .
3. It can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite by softening the hard fat deposits under the skin. This also helps with the removal of toxins.
4. Dry skin brushing improves the circulation as it eliminates metabolic waste.
5. It’s a great exfoliator for the skin – it unblocks clogged pores by removing dead skin and allows the healthy skin to breathe.
Dry skin brushing is easy. You can use a brush with a long handle and natural, stiff bristles and simply brush in the direction of the heart.
Don’t press too heavily as this can leave the skin feeling sore and looking red. Dry skin brushing can be done on most parts of the body with the exception of the face which is too delicate for this process.
Aim to brush for 2 to 20 minutes.
You will need a good moisturiser to ensure that your skin remains soft. Using a product which contains shea butter or coconut oil does wonders in helping the skin to maintain a vibrant and glowing look.
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I love Shea Butter and use a lot of it in my handmade products. It is renowned for its numerous beneficial properties on the skin. This was reinforced by a friend who used one of my butter butters which contains Shea.
My friend has suffered with blemishes for some time and became quite paranoid about them. This started after she gave birth to her children. With all the hormones raging through her body, she noticed that the appearance of her skin changed and always seemed to be quite irritated. Although I’m sure that no one was, she felt that everyone was staring at her. She became quite anxious and paid a visit to her GP in the hope that he could give her some miracle cure which would get rid of the problem. However, it didn’t work, and she had the additional worry of whether the chemicals in the prescription were causing additional problems to her already sensitive skin.
Out of desperation, she approached me as she knew that I made a whipped body butter which contained Shea Butter. From researching the internet, she was aware of the properties of Shea, such as being soothing on irritated skin, a great anti-ager and good for acne or blemished skin. Most of all, she was attracted to the fact that the ingredients were natural and there was no danger of any chemicals causing any harm to her skin.
I gave her a jar of the body butter and told her that she only needed to use a small amount as a little went a long way.
After 3 weeks she got back to me asking for a second jar. I was quite surprised by this request, because if she has been using the butter as directed, she should not have reached the bottom of the jar.
My friend told me that she was absolutely happy with the results because after using the body butter, she had noticed an improved appearance of her skin as the blemishes appeared to fade. She had put it down to the Shea Butter and its renowned properties. When she told me this, I noticed for the first time that she had a great big beaming smile. She was filled with confidence.
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Stretch marks are a common thing. You see them on the tops of thighs, tummys, chests and arms. They usually appear because the skin has stretched quite rapidly. Examples of this would be where there is a pregnancy, obesity and often it can be put down to genetics. The elastic fibres found under the skin’s surface break and stretch marks appear.
Some people find them unsightly and are desperate to get rid of them. Others might consider them to be a badge of honour and aren’t frightened or embarrassed to show them off.
Many people are curious as to how to get rid of stretch marks in a natural way so, here are my 5 natural tips to enhance the appearance of stretch marked skin: -
So why don’t you choose one of these natural treatments to improve your skin. With persistent and consistent use, you should notice a change to your skin.
If you are interested in having radiant and healthy looking skin, why not go to my website Mel’s Little Luxuries and view my gorgeous Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter http://www.melslittleluxuries.co.uk/collections/skincare .
The shea butter content leaves the skin with a beautiful and healthy sheen. It is a great emollient which means that the skin is nourished and fabulously moisturized.
No one has the same type of skin and you have to be careful about what you use. A lot of the products out there on the market are quite harsh and can cause additional problems which is a big no no. In particular, with oily skin, you may find that pores are becoming blocked with toxins and this results in breakouts. So here are 7 tips on how to deal with Oily skin: -
Did you know that tomatoes are a fantastic way to deal with oily skin? They contain fruit acids which are fab for getting rid of blackheads to which oily skin are prone. It’s unbelievable to think that they brighten dull skin by loosening the skin surface cells. Simply slice a ripe tomato thickly and lie down. Apply the slices to your face and leave for a few minutes. Rinse and pat dry.
Another great natural way of dealing with oily skin is by making your own natural toner out of tea! Make a tea by combining 2 tablespoons of dried chamomile with 1 tablespoon of dried rosemary. Strain the herbs and bottle in the fridge. When you apply it to the skin, just use cotton wool. It is beautifully gentle and cleanses well.
So What About Enlarged Pores?
Various factors can cause your pores to become enlarged. Age, sun damage and clogged pores are just some of the examples. You cannot physically alter the size of pores but you can enhance their appearance by doing 3 simple natural things: -
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These are all natural ways of dealing with oily skin, but if you find that the problem worsens, please seek medical advice.
Well, the Christmas Season is almost finished. For this crazy period, we happily over indulge in eating and drinking and then later regret it when we can’t fit into our clothes. Unfortunately for some of us, we end up with breakouts which we cannot seem to get rid of.
So it seems that it is time to find a natural cure to get rid of unsightly blemishes and help give your skin a healthy glow.
We are surrounded by natural products which when juiced, can help us to achieve this goal. Here are 8 fantastic juices which will put you on the path to getting great looking skin: -
Carrot Juice – This is rich in vitamin A. is anti-aging and makes the skin appear younger and radiant
Tomato Juice – Does not contain cholesterol, rich in potassium. Tomato is mostly known for the abundant proportions of lycopene present in it. Lycopene is famous for possessing anti-cancerous properties. Tomato is rich in Vitamin C and superb for your skin.
Lemon/Lime Juice – When had first thing in the morning, lemon or lime juice detoxifies and cleanses the body. It is rich in Vitamin C which means it builds up the necessary collagen in our skin to maintain its youthful appearance.
Cucumber Juice – This is absolutely fantastic for glowing skin. Cucumber has a high water content which is great for flushing out all the toxins out of the body. As a result, the skin is beautifully hydrated. When drunk daily, it can give you a glowing and flawless complexion.
Grape Juice – This is another wonderful juice which is rich in antioxidant properties. It has been said to help those who suffer with acne and it is great at fighting aging.
Green Peas Juice – Now you might find this a little unusual as a choice but great things have been said about this vegetable as a juice. This vegetable is used in many vegetarian dishes. Green peas are rich sources of Vitamins B6 and K. The presence of folic acid in it makes it a staple food for our body. The juice prepared from green peas is very nutritious. Due to its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it is really effective in making the skin radiant and glowing.
Spinach Juice - Being highly enriched with Vitamin K, it is excellent for bone health. Iron is present in abundance in spinach; this is what makes it an ideal food for the skin as well. Iron is essential for the production of red blood cells in the body. Vitamins like C and E along with the mineral, manganese act as great antioxidants for the skin and keep the free radicals away from the body. These free radicals are largely responsible for lifeless and dull-looking skin.
Broccoli Juice – This is rich in Vitamin C which is needed for healthy skin. It’s low in cholesterol, extremely nutritious and valuable to the body and skin.
As well as drinking healthy juices, you can use a great skin care regime to alleviate the effects of anti-aging and pollution. If you want to know more about naturally maintaining radiant skin, pm me on my Facebook page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about The Aluminé Range which will keep your skin looking vibrant and young for 2016.