When we talk about natural remedies, we’re told to be patient since nature takes its own sweet time to fix anything. Patience is the route to lasting effects is what we’re told. Quick results are only possible with chemicals and synthetic ingredients.
But what if you don’t want to wait that long AND you don’t want to use chemical stuff? Well, contrary to popular belief, it is possible to get fast results by going the natural route – you just have to be smart about it!
Yes, today we’re going to tell you that it is possible to get naturally glowing skin in as little as one week! Just seven days with these tips, and you can see a definite difference in your skin and enjoy the glow!
How to Get Naturally Glowing Skin in a Week
- Drink Plenty of Water
This is probably the easiest and most important thing to do for healthy skin. This is also something that’ll show results pretty fast! Water is essential for all our body systems, and it often reaches skin the last. Enough water will keep skin hydrated and prevent visible signs of aging.
Make sure to drink at least 2 liters of water a day, more if it’s hot outside or if you sweat a lot. To take it a level further, squeeze some lemon into warm water and drink it first thing in the morning. It helps to flush out toxins, making the skin clearer.
- Follow a Cleansing Routine
As well all know, a skincare routine consists of the basic CTM – cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. As the first step in this routine, cleansing is essential and recommended twice a day. Cleansing gets rid of dirt and pollution particles that can clog pores.
Choose a cleanser with natural ingredients that suit your skin type. Cream cleansers work for dry skin, while gel cleansers are better for oily skin. Go with ingredients like grape seed extract, mulberry extract, or kojic acid or glycolic acid; they help brighten the skin.
- Don’t Forget to Exfoliate
With time, dead skin cells accumulate on the surface of your skin, and this affects its appearance. Exfoliation gets rid of these dead skin cells and reveals fresh skin underneath, giving almost instantly glowing skin.
Use a scrub that’s not too harsh and has tiny particles. Natural scrubs with honey and sugar or walnut-yogurt paste work very well. Exfoliate 2-3 times a week for glowing skin.
- Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Moisturizing is something you should do every day, and not only when your skin feels dry. If you wait for your skin to get dry, it means it’s already been lacking in hydration for a while. Dry skin can look patchy and makes signs of aging more visible.
Apply a moisturizer suitable for your skin after cleansing or exfoliating. Even oily skin needs moisturizer, just choose a light one. Go for skin brightening ingredients like Vitamin C, or grape seed extract.
- Never skip Sunscreen
You’ve certainly heard this one before! Sun damage is the number one reason for premature aging, and it’s also why your skin looks dull and pigmented. Wearing sunscreen throughout the week (even on cloudy days) will help to a great extent.
Choose a sunscreen with at least SPF 15 and with both UVA and UVB protection. Reapply if you’re outdoors for a long time. Use a teaspoon for your face and choose a formulation with natural ingredients that nourish as well as protect.
- Set up a Night Care Routine
Your night time skincare routine is just as important as your day time one. Always remove makeup before bed, no matter what. Makeup residue on the face at night will result in patchiness, breakouts, and clogged pores.
Let the skin breathe or opt for a night cream that tackles any specific issues. It’ll help the skin repair itself while you sleep. Also, make sure to turn in early, so you get at least 7-8 hours of sleep – essential for glowing skin.
- Indulge in Face Packs
Once or twice a week put on a face pack for some deep tissue indulgence that’ll give you visibly glowing skin. You don’t need any special products either. Mix raw milk and honey and apply it all over the face. Leave for 15 minutes and wash it off. The lactic acid in milk works with the honey to reduce pigmentation.
Another pack to try is a mix of turmeric, lemon juice, and yogurt in a 1:2:1 ratio. Turmeric is famous for giving that golden glow, and the acids in lemon juice and yogurt help to get rid of pigmentation.
- Switch up your Diet
Remove all the processed foods from your diet, and cut down on excess salt and sugar as well as refined grains. Too much sugar can damage the body’s collagen and elastin, which are required for youthful skin. Refined grain can increase inflammation in the skin.
Instead, opt for fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants, which will fight free radical damage that causes premature aging. Antioxidants like Vitamin C protect against sun damage and pigmentation, while healthy fats keep the skin’s natural oil barrier working properly.
- Get rid of Bad Habits
If you’re working toward getting good skin, you have to get rid of bad habits like smoking and drinking. These are habits that can have lasting effects on your skin and overall health. Smoking messes up circulation, causes inflammation, and damages collagen.
Stress is also to blame, as it releases hormones like cortisol that leads to breakouts. Touching your face all the time is also a relatively bad habit as it can transfer all kinds of particles to your skin, causing breakouts and rashes.
- Set up Good Habits
Getting rid of bad habits isn’t enough – you need to make sure your week is packed with good habits to replace the bad ones. Workout for at least 20-30 minutes every day, including all kinds of exercises. Cardio helps you break into a sweat, which flushes out the toxins leading to clearer skin. It also boosts endorphins and reduces stress levels.
Doing yoga, meditation, or journaling can help deal with stress. Another habit to include is steaming. Steaming the skin flushes out the toxins, gets the blood flowing, and gets those pores clean. It also gives your skin that gorgeous healthy glow. With these tips, you’ll be able to get glowing and healthy skin in no time. Make sure to follow them through religiously and not just a week!