Top 10 natural beauty tips:
I’m excited to share with my top 10 natural beauty tips that I’ve learned over the years doing skin care research and in naturopathic medical practice.
These are super easy to do at home with just a few ingredients.
As an alternative to expensive, invasive procedures and toxic skincare ingredients, I’m sharing these do-it-yourself tips to help you save time, money and your health.
And, the best part is you’re using the healing powers of nature and supporting your body’s innate healing capacities to look naturally beautiful.
1. Eliminate Tired Puffy Eyes With Chilled Tea Bags
Briefly steep 2 green, black or chamomile tea bags in hot water for less than a minute. Then remove the tea bags from the water, and chill in a small bowl in the refrigerator. Once chilled, place 1 bag over each closed eyelid. Leave on your lids for 5 to 15 minutes.
2. Use Raspberries And Coconut Oil For Brighter Lips
In a small saucepan on low heat, warm 1 Tablespoon coconut oil until liquid. Remove from heat and add 4 fresh or frozen red raspberries. Mash berries and blend until smooth. Place in a small glass container and refrigerate until firm. Use clean fingers or a lipgloss brush to smooth over lips. Make this fresh every few days.
3. Get A Natural Face Lift With Simple Yoga Poses
Doing inverted postures before pictures, interviews and meetings can improve circulation and help give your face some extra lift and vitality. You can do “downward dog” yoga pose by getting on the floor on hands and knees and then straighten your legs. Or simply bend forward and reach towards your toes. Stay in one of these positions as long as you feel comfortable, for about 1 to 5 minutes. If you have physical limitations such as injuries or back pain, check with your healthcare provider about how you can modify this posture. Here are 7 different poses you can do for glowing skin.
4. Get Soft, Kissable Skin With A Natural Pomegranate, Raspberry, and Sweet Almond Oil Blend
Naturally hydrate dry skin and add an extra glow to the end of your skin care routine by mixing a natural antioxidant-rich oil blend. Apply after cleansing or after putting on makeup. Mix together equal parts Pomegranate seed oil, Raspberry seed oil and Sweet Almond Oil, or get the already made.
Place 3 to 6 drops of the oil mixture in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together to warm the oils. Then, with your fingertips gently press the warm oil into dry areas of your face or areas where you have fine lines and wrinkles.
5. Reduce Skin Creases By Changing Your Pillowcase
Choose a pillowcase that is soft and silky instead of coarser fabrics to decrease friction and skin compression that leaves you with extra lines in the morning. If you sleep on your side, try switching sides occasionally or sleeping on your back, so your face doesn’t wrinkle over time from pressure in certain areas. But, don’t stress about this… because ultimately, you want to be comfortable because high-quality sleep is essential for natural beauty. Here are some other beauty sleep tips from my friend Kathy Smith.
6. Hydrate Dry Skin With Coconut Water
Start your morning with a glass of fresh unsweetened coconut water. And throughout the day drink filtered water. At meals include skin-hydrating foods such as wild salmon, avocado, olives, and coconut.
7. Prevent Sun Damaged Skin By Eating Wild Salmon
Astaxanthin is a potent antioxidant that helps protect skin from harmful effects of UVA sun damage, acting almost like an internal sunblock. It’s found in seafood like salmon, krill, shrimp, lobster, crabs, and crayfish or supplements.
Enjoy several servings per week of wild salmon and seafood and consider taking a supplement every day, especially during sunny times of the year. You’ll also want to protect your skin on the outside with a natural sun protector.
8. Remove Dead Skin And Revitalize Your Face With An Organic Papaya Mask
Many exfoliants contain abrasive ingredients that scratch your skin which can damage your skin and speed aging. Instead, it’s better to use an enzymatic exfoliant. Papaya contains the natural enzyme papain and pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain, which helps naturally exfoliate the skin, leaving it smooth and soft. Greener (unripe) papayas have higher amounts of papain, so opt for these to get the best exfoliation. If you have sensitive skin, use ripe papayas because they’re less likely to trigger an inflammatory reaction.
Scoop out a ¼ cup raw papaya flesh, mash or blend with 1 Tablespoon fresh pineapple until smooth. Apply to your dry face and leave on for 5 to 15 minutes. Then rinse with cool water. If you have sensitive skin, do a patch test on your arm before applying to face.
The alpha hydroxy acids and the enzymes in this recipe dissolve dry, dead skin. You only need to do this once or twice per week.
9. Turn Mineral Makeup Powder Into A Natural Sunblock
Use tinted mineral sunblock instead of foundation or mix your favorite mineral makeup powder with a sunblock like this one for a natural makeup that is light and protects your skin from the sun’s damaging effects. Mineral (zinc oxide) based sunblocks sometimes appear white and pasty so adding a mineral makeup tint helps your skin look glowing and smooth
10. Hydrate And Nourish Lips With Shea Butter
Traditional chapsticks contain petrolatum, mineral oil, and hormone-disrupting oxybenzone. Replace these with nourishing natural ingredients such as shea butter (or cocoa butter) and coconut oil. Make your own lip salve using equal parts of these ingredients or follow my friend Katie’s (Wellness Mama) DIY recipe here.