Every person, both men and women, want to have a strong and healthy body. However, besides health, there is the beauty that also matters. There is nothing wrong in wanting a flawless skin, long and pretty hair, and great body. Nevertheless, in order to achieve something, we have to work hard for this. Skin is no exception. Skin is the largest organ of our body, but we usually forget about taking proper care of it.
1. Olive Oil:
Olive oil is believed to be very healthy for our skin, in particular, and for our health, in general. Some girls even massage their legs with olive oil in order to get rid of cellulite, and this is helpful. Olive oil has skin healing abilities. That’s why it was used as a skin moisturizer for centuries. It is rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, D and E, and other healthy nutrients that make our skin more smooth and elastic. If you feel your skin is dry, you should massage it with olive oil before going to sleep and leave the oil overnight for better results. Soon enough, your skin is going to be smooth and soft and even the stretch marks could disappear. Also, replace regular sunflower oil with olive oil when cooking and seasoning salads. This way you help your body stay fit and healthy from the inside, not only from the outside.
2. Almond Oil:
Almond oil is used in many beauty products. Usually, it is used for hair, to make it stronger and softer. Almond oil is rich in vitamin E and A, works as a great skin moisturizer. As soon as you have a free minute, or better after taking a bath, when your skin is clean and the pores are open, massage your skin with almond oil and enjoy the results. Also, you could combine almond oil with other oils for an experiment and enjoy the pleasant smell of your body. Your skin will turn into a feather, so soft and light. You will become addicted to your skin, and people around you will envy, but the secret is so simple. You just need a little time for you and your skin. Don’t let your skin dry out because it gets itchy and even uncomfortable at touch. Take care of it and it will take care of you.
3. Coconut Oil:
Generally, oils are great moisturizers. No wonder so many cosmetics are based on their essence. They have different purposes: some have a better effect on skin, others on hair, but, in the end, all these oils are produced to make our life easier and more pleasant. Another oil that has wonderful benefits for our skin is the coconut oil. It is used both for cooking and for body massaging. It has a very pleasant smell, so as soon as you apply it on your body you will feel as some professional masseuse is massaging your body. You could even combine it with almond oil and experience an amazing scent that will overwhelm you, as well as relax and moisturize your skin. Warm some oil in your hands and apply it over your body. Repeat this process daily until you get the desired results. Your skin will be smooth and soft at touch, you will be surprised.
Besides oil, food is also important in moisturizing our skin. Fruits and vegetables are very healthy for our health and for our skin as well. Avocados are included in this list. Avocados are rich in vitamin A, D and E and good fats, important for the plasticity of our skin. In order to obtain the benefits from this fruit, you can either eat it, or mash it and apply it as a mask on your face and other areas like neck and the décolleté area. Keep it on skin for 15 minutes, then wash out. Your skin will be thankful for this pampering and wrinkles will vanish gradually. In addition, you might want to include avocados in your diet, in order to lose some weight and have a strong and healthy body. There are amazing recipes with avocados that are both tasty and healthy. Your body needs quality building materials for developing a strong shield for our health and beauty.
Banana is another fruit that is a good skin moisturizer. We usually take such products for granted, without even knowing their true value. Banana is a 100% tested and sure method that will moisturize your skin. It is rich in vitamin A, which keeps the moisture in the skin and doesn’t allow it to dry. Also, banana exfoliates the dead cells. By the way, did you know that banana peels are also great products against skin affections? For example, you can get rid of skin tags only by applying a piece of peel on the tag. It will shortly come off. Also, by rubbing the banana peel on your face you get rid of acne. Banana peel contains enzymes that dissolve the dead cells, thus making the skin cleaner and free to breathe. There are any other ways that you can use the banana or the banana peel for the benefit of your skin.
6. Aloe Vera:
Of course, we cannot ignore the fact that aloe vera has special properties for our body. No wonder there are so many creams and lotions, shampoos and balms containing aloe vera. This plant contains over 75 different nutrients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, anthraquinones or phenolic compounds, lignin, saponins, sterols, amino acids and salicylic acid. Its gel is like building material for our body. Massage your skin with aloe vera and feel the happiness of having a soft skin, free of dead cells. Also, why to buy creams with aloe vera essence when you can make your own aloe vera cream, 100% natural and sure to work. You just need some time and desire to prepare these products, but, trust me, the results are going to be noticeable in no time. Make sure you have an aloe vera plant at home and stop spending money on expensive products that don’t usually provide the promised result.
7. Baking Soda:
Baking soda is another wonder product that we take for granted and usually use only in cooking. Baking soda has exfoliating properties, thus it is a great skin scrub. It removes the dead skin cells from your body and helps it breathe. And we all know that a skin that breathes is less prone to clogging, so we are less prone to have acne. Baking soda has anti-inflammatory properties and moisturizes the skin as soon as it is applied. Mix baking soda with little water to make a paste and apply it on your skin. After massaging it, wash off and see the difference. As an alternative, you could massage your body with baking soda while taking a shower. Your body is already wet, and all you need is to rub it with the baking soda. Then wash off. The same effect, but different approach. As a bonus, after massaging your body with baking soda, you can apply some coconut/almond/olive oil and then the skin is going to be nourished and moisturized for sure.