Natural Skin Care

By Sandra Alviar

There are a lot of good reasons to make your own skin care products.  Many people are opting for a natural approach to lifestyle, from dietary choices to skin care products.  By making your own treatments, you can be sure of exactly what goes into them.  Some of you may have had an allergic reaction to many commercial products and seek natural skin care products out of necessity.  Maybe you feel that commercial skin care products are too expensive and you just don't want to pay high prices.

A healthy diet is also essential to radiant skin.  Eating fruits and vegetables everyday is very important.  If you don't like fruits or vegetables, experiment with them until you find something you do like.  Healthy skin is a result of many factors: a healthy diet, plenty of exercise, good skin care practices and a positive, relaxed mental attitude.

Water is also crucial for healthy skin, keeping it soft and supple.  Many of the natural skin care recipes include water to cleanse the skin externally; but it is even more beneficial when consumed internally.  Doctors recommend drinking 8-ounce glasses of water each day, and more when you are sick or out in the sun or heat.  You will get much better results from your skin care treatments if you consume the recommended amounts of water.

Another way to help hydrate the skin and receive vitamins and minerals is by drinking herbal tea.  They are easy to make and there are a number of different teas to choose from.  Do some tea tasting to see which herbs you like best, and try combining several.  Mixing herbal tea with fruit juice is a great way to get natural sweetness and the benefits of the herbs at the same time.

Some Herbs for the Skin and Hair:
Black alder (for skin eruptions)
Bergamot tea (cleanses the system)
Oat straw
Yellow dock

Regular exercise promotes good blood circulation, which in turn helps maintain healthy skin.  Try to find a form of exercise that you enjoy and make it a part of your daily routine.  Exercise also helps relieve stress and promotes a healthy mental attitude, another element in achieving healthy radiant skin.  Relaxation is the key to getting the most these herbal treatments.

About the Author:

Sandra Alviar is a writer for and has published many articles on skin care. She has worked in skin care for the last 5 years and currently works at a Medi Spa in the Chicago area.

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