The most important tip for naturally beautiful skin is to remember that most beauty comes from within. Even without referring to kindness and personality traits, the single tip that can dramatically beautify the skin is to drink water and stay hydrated.
Although it might not be necessary to drink 8 cups of water a day, make sure that you are getting enough water whether it’s through the water you drink or the foods you eat. Staying committed to this goal of staying hydrated can also encourage you to eat more fruits and vegetables, both of which are great types of food to better your health, as well as the appearance of your skin.
Staying hydrated will not make your skin clear overnight, but it will increase the elasticity, resilience, and finish of your skin gradually. The effects are not always noticeable because it may be a very gradual process of improvement, but in the long run, it will be obvious that your skin will be much more lustrous and healthy-looking.
Honey never spoils, because it has natural antibacterial properties. For that reason, it makes a great natural cleanser for your face.
Simply apply a layer of honey to your face. Although it may be a little uncomfortable, massage it into your face and let it sit for around ten minutes. Then, wash it off with lukewarm water. Never use hot or scalding water, even if you think you can take it, because this can be very damaging to the skin–it’s essentially burning your skin cells.
After rinsing off the layer of honey, apply your moisturizer. This is a natural way of getting rid of the harmful bacteria on your skin while allowing the natural feel of your skin to remain. Using a honey mask will not dry out your skin or give it a tightening feeling (which is often a symptom of chemical damage), but to be safe, it is best to do a test patch on your neck area before applying it to your whole face to test for any allergic reactions or irritation.
Oil Cleansing Method
Another way to help your skin achieve a naturally beautiful feeling is to use the oil cleansing method (OCM). While oiliness on the face is often scary, the OCM embraces it and utilizes the oil’s properties to help the skin become more balanced and moisturized.
To begin, first test to see if you have any allergic reactions to the most commonly used oil in OCM, mineral oil. You can find this in almost any pharmacy, since it is known as baby oil. If you tend to react to fragrances in skin products, try to look for unscented mineral or baby oil–they are the same thing.
At night, when you cleanse your face, smooth a few drops of this oil onto your palms and rub it on your face in a circular motion. Apply enough to allow your hands to move smoothly, but don’t apply so much that it becomes unmanageable.
After rubbing this oil into your face, use a gentle cleanser or soap to remove the oil from your face. It’s alright if you are not able to remove all of it, since the baby oil acts as a natural moisturizer. To be safe, after washing off the oil, apply some of your normal moisturizer.
The oil penetrates the skin and moisturizes it, and also may unclog the oil plugs in your skin. Many people report feeling “grits” coming from their skin after a few minutes of massaging, and this is totally normal. These grits are the oil plugs being released from the skin, and it can improve the appearance of the skin to help them become unsurfaced.
Although it may feel unnatural or heavy and uncomfortable to apply oil to the face, most oils do not clog pores, and in fact help the skin balance its oil production so that oils which do clog pores are dissolved into more noncomedogenic oils that are eventually washed away. For many, the skin’s natural oil production have been disrupted by harsh soaps and solutions which strip too much oil from the skin, leading to overproduction of oil and possible blemishes and pimples. OCM can be a good way of “resetting” the skin’s natural oil glands to help the skin get back to its natural state of producing enough oil to protect itself.