How to Get Clear Skin at Home

Most of us consider skin care to be an important part of our daily regimen. Some people assume that you have to buy those expensive skin care products to achieve this goal. Not true. You can use simple household products to achieve your goals of clearer skin. Below you will find 3 items that can be used by everyone and on a daily basis. The best part is they cost next to nothing.

1) Witch hazel is the first to mention. It acts as an Astringent. I have been using it for the past few years. It wipes away the dead skin. It clears everything up, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and youthful. It costs as little as $2-3 in the store.

2) Epsom salts is a great addition to any bath. I have also been using these for the past few years. The salts open up your pores and clean out all the junk. Soak in this for a half hour or so. Your skin will be lighter and fresher. Your skin will look much younger, not to mention feel softer.

3) Apple cider vinegar. All you do is take some and pour it into a bottle. Dilute it with some water. Mix it up. Take some and apply it to your face. Do this once a day or every other day. Use it when you need to. It will rip out the toxins. Your face will look younger. Your pores will be cleaner. Your blemishes and acne will go down. It works wonders. You can use it on other parts of your body too.

None of these will stop the aging process, but they may help to “slow it down”. You can find all of these online or in your local store.

Diet tips to keep your skin looking great

There are many ways of taking care of your skin and good dieting is one falls top on this list. You might fail to understand this but Collagen is the key ingredient holding your skin longer and in its youthful stature. Collagen is a protein component produced by the body cells and helps give the skin its elasticity and firmness. Therefore, is you want your skin to be healthier and natural then the following are some of the tips you need to take up.

Increase Vitamin C Intake

Vitamin C is a very important nutrient component in our body. In addition to the numerous benefits it presents in our bodies, it is the sole determining factor of a healthy skin. In conjunction with amino acids, Vitamin C helps in the formation of Collagen. Consider increasing the levels of this component by consuming foods and fruits such as broccoli, oranges, dark green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, kiwi fruit and sprouts for Vitamin C.

Avoid smoking

Inasmuch as general smoking has adverse effects on our health, the hazardous ingredients found in cigarettes do target the skin causing it severe damages. According to research, smoking always contribute to production of enzymes known as matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). This enzyme usually targets the Collagen protein destroying it and hence the resultant characteristic sagging skins common to smokers. Take care of your skin by avoiding cigarettes at all times.

Avoid a sugary diet

Skin aging is real. Scientifically, most skin aging conditions are associated with obesity and consuming a sugary diet. According to research findings, the aging process is referred to as glycation. Through this process, the excessive sugars in the body bonds itself to collagen, lips and nucleic acids hence forming advanced glycation end products which accelerates the aging process.

Healthy diet is always the start of many things in the body. With the additional benefit of taking care of your skin, it pays more to be keen on what you put on your plate. Start by eliminating sugary foods and increasing vitamin C intake and see your see glow in a day.