Ok, so I was silly enough to believe eliminating meat, dairy and eggs from my diet would automatically give me the beautiful glowing skin that blogs and news articles rave about. Umm, it's been two years and I'm still waiting.
Honestly I really can't blame anyone but myself. I don't drink enough water (I guess those 4 cups of herbal tea don't count), I don't wash my face as frequently as I should, and my diet isn't very clean (sugar is the devil *shaking my head*).
Seeing myself on film really brings home the need to get a skin care regimen together. Pronto.
Since I'm aiming to make this regimen as natural as possible, I've been searching the Internets for tips to get it right.
Natural tips to get beautiful glowing skin:
*Wash your face, yo! I'm starting the daily oil cleansing method as soon as I pick up some castor oil and unrefined sunflower seed oil. I'm also going to continue with a bit of unrefined coconut oil and/or grapeseed oil to moisturize.
*Frequently change your pillowcases- Changing your cases at least once a week will reduce bacteria and oil from getting on your face and reduces the likelihood of skin problems.
*Drink more water- My "friend in my head" heyfranhey often talks about drinking as much water as you can to flush out toxins and maintain radiate skin.
*Stock up on foods rich in vitamin C- Berries, sweet potatoes, citrus fruit, broccoli, and grapes are excellent for producing collagen that feeds the skin, causing it to glow.
*Drink green smoothies- I've been slacking on my green smoothies lately but since I usually have kale and spinach on hand, I should be able to get back on track in no time. Here's a video with Kimberly Synder on Dr. Oz discussing the wonderful benefits of blending greens for skin.
Time to get my skin together!
What's your natural skin care regimen/tips?