Our Skin is the largest organ in the human body—adults carry some 8-10 pounds and 22 square feet of it around with them every day and it makes up about 16 percent of your body weight, compared to the brain, which is just 2 percent!
One of its most important jobs, is to provide a barrier to harmful environmental factors like germs and UV radiation. Our skin’s acid mantle is very important in preventing bacteria from attacking our skin and causing infection.RELATED: RECOMMENDED PLANS FOR YOU
Even our skin’s ability to “tan” (increased melanin production) is a system designed to protect us from UV radiation.
While the outermost layer of skin is designed to repel water, it can also selectively absorb oily substances that are small enough to penetrate in between the cells, meaning 60% of what you put onto your skin is absorbed into the body.
What makes is even more amazing is that it regenerate itself approximately every 27-28 days.
So let me ask you a question, why would you want to treat it with chemical laden products rather than use simple natural everyday ingredients that can do more for your skin than the most expensive products on the market?
Here are some natural skin care tips for glowing skin
Make a paste to use in the shower, made from aluminium, free baking soda and vodka…
Yes I know sounds crazy, right? So here’s why:
Baking soda is an effective odour neutralizer that leave the skin looking and feeling soft and clean. It is natural, free of chemicals and has antibacterial properties that combat acne and dry skin
Russian folklore is famous for using vodka as a cure for everything from a headache to the common cold to a hangover and it works wonderfully well on the skin and helps cleanse the pores and tighten them attributing to its astringent properties.
To make this paste a little more exciting add a blend of essential oils of your choice such as:
Lemon essential oil, which is a wonderful natural astringent and antibacterial agent. As such, it is extremely beneficial to those with oily and acne-prone complexions. It also helps tone the skin and reduce the appearance of pores.
Patchouli essential oil is particularly great for aging skin. It promotes new cell growth and smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Because it also has antiseptic, antifungal, and antibacterial properties, it can also benefit skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and acne.
Ylang Ylang essential oil helps to control oil production and minimize breakouts. It also helps regenerate skin cells, smoothing fine lines and improving skin elasticity.
And if you want to finish off with a natural moisturiser after your shower then nothing works better than Coconut oil.
Coconut oil is very good at hydrating skin. It sinks in deep, conditions, moisturizes, and softens skin. Coconut oil naturally clears away dirt, grime, and dead skin cells. It even has some antibacterial properties, killing off harmful bacteria.
A person best clothing is their skin, so why not treat it to silk!