If there’s one thing us soul sisters can obsess over it is beautiful, radiant skin. We’re all searching for that GLOW, some of us willing to shell out some serious time and money in order to do so. Here’s 4 of our favorite, simple, and affordable solutions to giving your complexion just the boost it’s looking for!
What You Put In, Is What You’ll Get Out
The first and most important key I’ve found to clearing up my own acne was my diet. As a teenager and early adult I consumed processed foods, dairy, and gluten on a regular basis. As a result, I suffered from terrible acne. As soon as I cut them out and incorporated whole, plant-based foods into my diet, my skin drastically improved. The most common triggers are going to be refined sugars, dairy, gluten, and meat. When you’re consuming foods that contain a lot of toxins, your body is going to do whatever it can to push those toxins up to the surface. In my own experience, cutting out the foods prevented the acne but what gave my skin that natural glow was juicing and a whole, plant-based lifestyle. Eat and drink those greens, baby!
Wash, Tone, & Moisturize
What you put onto your skin is what is directly going to go into your skin so it’s important to choose wisely. You want to choose an oil-based soap like Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castille that is gentle on the skin but still has the power to remove sweat and makeup. There’s a variety of options to choose from, based on the essential oils added to them, so they smell ah-mazing! Post-washing you can spritz your face with Rose Petals Rosewater to act as a toner. Follow up by gently massaging an oil-based moisturizer like Booda Butter during the day. At night, use the same routine but instead rub some coconut oil and frankincense before bed to wake up with that oh-so-youthful glow.
Mask & Treat
If you suffer from the occasional blemish, whisk up a super healing face mask using Indian Healing Clay and Bragg’s Raw Apple Cider Vinegar. This mask gets in DEEP to pull out the toxins that your body is trying to push to the surface. You can also use the apple cider vinegar solo by dabbing some on a cotton ball and applying it as a spot treatment to an angry blemish or two post-washing.
Drink water. Lots and lots of water. Your skin is 64% water so staying hydrated is essential to allowing your skin to shine bright from the inside out. Also, when your skin is hydrated and plump, it is less likely to let the outside environments cause blemishes and irritations. Keep that water flowing!
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