2020, the last year of the decade, is here and what better way to enjoy it than with a healthier and brighter skin?
All through the decade, skincare experts have encouraged the use of natural ingredients as they are the most beneficial for the skin. These natural methods are mild on the skin, filled with nutrients, and keep the skin glowing.
They also have zero side effects which is one thing we all need this 2020; positivity only! So to keep your skin pampered, healthy and glowing all through the year 2020, try out these 7 natural skincare routines.
Milk is great for so many parts of the body and the skin one of them! When you apply milk on your skin, it nourishes it, drawing out its beauty –and of course, the glow. Milk also makes your skin softer, smoother and even toned. So why shouldn’t you want to add milk to your skincare routine this year?
For maximum effect, pour milk into a bowl and use it to slowly wipe your skin. You can also splash the bowl of cool milk onto your skin and pat it dry. With milk, you don’t have to rinse it dry after application and this makes it even more beneficial as milk is also a natural skin moisturizer. You can apply milk daily or at least twice a week for that glowing skin!
Make water your best friend!
The importance of water for a glowing skin cannot be overemphasized! Dehydration manifests on the skin by leaving it dry and dull so in every season of the New Year you need to consume enough water to keep your skin moisturized. In winter or spring when you hardly feel thirsty, you can set up a reminder to make sure you consume enough of it. You can also add natural ingredients like lime and lemon juice for better nourishment.
Asides drinking water, bathe frequently to keep your skin clean and healthy.
Massage your skin with honey
Honey is a great natural ingredient for the skin as it’s great for pampering massages and for getting/maintaining a glowing skin. For dry skin or wintery days, measure out a teaspoon of quality, raw honey and rub it/massage it into your skin each evening –or whenever you have the time for a nice massage. Afterwards, leave it for about 8 to 10 minutes and wash off with warm water.
When you pat yourself dry, you can immediately see the effect the honey will have on your skin. Not only will your skin feel smoother and softer, it will also glow. You can repeat the process every day for a week each month or as frequently as you can manage. For maximum effect, you should also ingest honey!
Use a mixture of figs and milk
Yes, we all love eating figs but did you know that when you apply them on your skin, they work wonders? For a glowing skin this year, take one or two figs and blend them into a paste. Add a small amount of milk and rub it on all parts of your body slowly. For thoroughness, you can choose to rub it on each part of your body for a minute each. Afterwards, wash with warm water and pat your body dry.
This natural combination of figs and milk is great because the figs have a lightly abrasive nature that gets rid of dead skin cells while the milk smoothens the new skin cells. Together they help rid your skin of toxins, thereby improving your glow. For maximum results, apply this combination at least once a week.
Rub avocados or avocado oil
The avocado is a fruit packed with so many nutrients. It contains vitamins, healthy fats and numerous antioxidants that are great for the skin. When applied to the skin, it makes it shine, literally. Avocado is also soft and pasty which makes its application much easier. To enjoy the benefits of an avocado, scrape at least four of it into a bowl, and apply it gently on your skin. Keep in mind that it works best on a clean skin so ensure you take a shower first!
After you have applied it on your skin, wait for about fifteen minutes before washing it off with warm water. You can also replace the avocados for natural avocado oil as it emphasizes your skin glow!
Add almonds to your skincare routine
For a glowing skin, you can either add almond paste of almond oil to your skincare routine. Almond contains a rich percentage of vitamin E which is splendid for the external nourishment of your skin.
If you have a dry skin, massage a teaspoon of almond oil into your skin at least once a week. You can also make an almond paste with almonds and a small amount of milk. Gently scrub this mixture on your skin and then wash with water after 8 to 10 minutes. Using almond on your skin heals patchy dry skin and smoothens it.
Use Aloe Vera and papayas
For a shiny skin this year, you should consider planting Aloe Vera in your home! And you don’t have to worry about a space as Aloe Vera can be grown in small spaces like in flower pots and terraces. Aloe Vera rejuvenates undernourished skin making it healthy and attractive. To achieve this, mash it into a paste and massage it on your skin. Leave it for about 8 to 10 minutes and wash off with cool water. Aloe Vera is soothing to the skin and protects it from inflammation.
Papaya is also a great fruit for the skin. For optimum effect, mash a papaya and gently/slowly apply it on your skin. You can choose to wash it off with milk first before doing so with water. One of the best things about Papaya skincare routines is that you can instantly see the effects on your skin. You can repeat this once or twice a week for a glowing skin all year long!
A glowing skin comes with so many benefits! Not only does it make your skin feel soft, fresh and altogether wonderful. It also boosts your self-confidence and makes you stand out in a crowd.
With these natural methods above, you can get a healthy glowing skin and open the passage to achieving all your goals this year!
Thank you for reading! If you’d like 7 more amazing ways having great skin can make you feel, then follow that link. Also check out this article on Skin care tips for the new year. Feeling the winter chill? Check out these tips to keep your skin glowing this winter. Be sure to check out the rest of Mayan Magic Soaps, we have a ton of resources for you.