How to Get Clear Skin Naturally?

 

A glowing clear facial skin can add five stars to your personality. The use of make up and cosmetics may give you short term results while damaging your skin in the long run. So the question is how to get really smooth clear skin naturally.

Here a few simple and workable tips for clear skin without the aid of artificial resources.

1.) Eat the Right Diet for Skin

The most expensive skin care products around won’t help you achieve a clear healthy skin without the aid of your diet. What you eat will reflect on your external body. Here are few tips on eating right for healthy & clear skin.

  • Fish contains oils that provide nourishment to your skin making it soft and giving it luster.
  • Flax seeds are known to be a good source of omega-three fatty acids that help improve skin health. You can add some ground flax seeds to your cereals for breakfast.
  • Eating a raw vegetable salad comprised of carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, tomatoes, broccoli and kale ensures that you get plenty of vitamin A which is a necessity for healthy glowing skin. Some people have rough and dry skin which is usually indicative of a lack of vitamin A
  • Eating nuts such as almonds and hazelnut helps improve the skin tone by supplying essential vitamin E. You can get gorgeous and clear skin by eating a few of these nuts daily.
  • Excessive use of refined white flour and sugar leads to premature aging and increases wrinkles on the skin. If you are looking to clear up your skin fast then you must avoid consuming products that contain a lot of refined sugar especially soft drinks and candies.

2.) Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption

Smoking cigarettes can leave your skin dry, increase wrinkles and lead to premature skin aging. Why does this happen? The various chemicals present in the cigarette smoke enter the blood stream from the lungs and damage all the body organs including your skin. These chemicals trigger skin oxidation which creates free radicals that attack the skin cells and result in dried, yellowish skin. The tiny cracks on damaged skin increase water loss and chemical absorption leading to more skin dryness.

Alcohol leads to dehydration of skin leaving it dry and unhealthy. Over consumption of alcohol can make the skin dull, reduce its color and deteriorate its texture. People who have dry skin problems aggravate the condition by alcohol intake. So quit smoking and lower your drinking, a great tip for clear & glowing skin.

3.) Avoid Over Consumption of Dairy Products

Though there is no concrete evidence, research has proven a link between consumption of milk/dairy products and acne. Many people have in fact observed a reduction in skin problems like pimples, acne and blackheads when they reduced their dairy consumption. One reason is that consuming dairy products causes us to ingest hormones produced by the cow, this can have an unhealthy effect on our body in general and skin in particular.

4.) Perform Facial Exercises

A few simple facial exercises can help keep wrinkles at bay and improve the elasticity of your skin. The idea is to improve the blood circulation in your face. Gently massage your face in circles with the palm of your hand, you can rub your hands to create some heat before you do the massage.

Stretch your facial muscles by opening your eyes really wide while keep the mouth tightly shut and neck muscles stressed followed by opening your mouth really wide while keeping the eyes tightly shut. Stay in each position for at least a minute and then relax. Do it 10 times each day for better results.

Detailed Info: Facial Exercises for Clear Skin.

5.) Avoid Over-Usage of Cosmetics, Hard Soaps and Make-up

Most make up products contain potential skin irritants than can damage the skin matrix and cells. Long lasting make up is particularly harmful as it tends to contain more chemicals. Make up remover can also irritate the skin. You can’t get a really smooth and clear skin if you keep exposing it to chemicals.

Regular use of cosmetic should be avoided. Most of these products have little positive affect on the skin but they cause skin irritation due to the chemicals present in them. Avoid the use of chemical facials, soaps and toners. They might give you quick short term results while damaging your skin in the long term.

Wash your face with plain cold water several times a day but avoid using soaps or gels every time.

6.) Drink Ample Water, Keep Yourself Hydrated

If you are dehydrated your skin will look dry and rough, so it’s important to drink ample water. It also helps detoxify the body and keeps the body temperature in control. It’s a good practice to sip a little water regularly instead of gulping down a lot of water in one go. Don’t wait for the body to feel thirsty, keep supplying water regularly so that it circulates through the body and helps keep the skin from getting dry.

7.) Use Natural Facials and Mud Packs

Here are a few simple tips to nourish your skin with natural products.

  • You can use lime juice to make your skin look young and beautiful. Just squeeze some lime juice in warm water and cleanse your face with it before going to bed.
  • You can make a face pack out of blanching and grinding almonds and mixing it with egg white and lime juice. This is a really simple & easy to implement tip for clear skin.
  • In order to improve your skin complexion just massage the inside of peach skin on your face before going to sleep. Wash with warm water in the morning.
  • The juice of apple, orange, water melon, carrot and tomato work great to remove blemishes on the skin.
  • Applying a mask of grated or blended cucumber can help nourish your skin and make it soft. The use of cucumber also helps prevent pimples, wrinkles and skin dryness.
  • Yogurt is a great natural aid for the skin. Just apply a paste made from lentil mixed with yogurt on your face and leave it on for 30 minutes to cleanse your skin and give it a glow.
  • A mixture of turmeric, sandalwood paste, olive oil and honey can help make your skin soft and moist. This is especially helpful if you have a dry skin problem.

8.) Exercise Daily

Nothing clears up your skin better than a good sweat. Start jogging, skipping or cycling daily. It will not only improve the blood circulation but will also help detoxify the body in general. A detoxified body means clear blood and healthy skin. When you work up a sweat it naturally removes any clogs in your skin reducing the onset of pimples and black heads.

9.) Practice Yoga for Healthy Skin

Some simple yoga practices can help improve the blood circulation to the skin. Certain yoga poses can help reduce facial wrinkles and also create a “face-lift”. Pranayama helps improve blood circulation and increases oxygen content in the blood, regular practice leads to a glowing radiant skin. Others asanas like Siddhasana and Sarvangasana improves blood supply to the facials tissues improving the skin tone.

10.) Soak in the Morning Sun

The best source of vitamin D is early morning mild sunshine. You can soak up the morning sun by exercising in the open. If you have a terrace you can practice yoga or meditation in the open sun. Avoid contact with noon sun as it can be harsh on the skin. Mild sun rays have a beneficial effect while harsh sun rays can damage the skin.

11.) Get Plenty of Rest

If you don’t sleep properly you will have poor skin. The only time when the body detoxifies itself completely is when you are in deep sleep. Poor sleep results in dry and haggard skin. So make sure you get at least a good 8 hours of sleep daily.

12.) De-stress Through Meditation and Relaxation

It’s important to de-stress yourself on daily basis. The build up of stress can have harmful effect on your entire body. People who suffer from stress end up having a dull and lifeless skin because the body is in turmoil inside. Meditation is great means of de-stressing. Make sure you relax a lot through out the day as much as possible. There is a natural glow to your skin when you are de-stressed and relaxed.

13.) Be as Cheerful as You Can Be

Happiness reflects on your face. People who are naturally cheerful usually have a radiant glowing skin. Being happy is of course the best medicine for your body. Don’t wait for this or that to happen in order to make you happy, just live it as your natural state. You have a choice between being gloomy or being happy so why not choose the latter?

14.) Laugh a Lot

Smiling and laughing end up exercising your face. Laughing is a great exercise to improve oxygen supply in the body which directly improves the quality of blood reaching the skin. If you just laugh of lot it will be enough to ensure a glowing skin.

Give your tips: Have any other tips on how to get clear and healthy skin using natural techniques? Please let us know in the comments below!


 

 

 

 

19 Comments

  • Rose
    June 27, 2011 - 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Great tips! Hopefully some of them will help me get rid of these acne scars. Btw, I never thought soaking in the morning sun was good for the skin, but I am ready to try it.

  • Camila
    November 19, 2011 - 4:36 am | Permalink

    Wow. I truly learned something new, thank you!

  • Nisha
    November 24, 2011 - 8:47 am | Permalink

    Very useful tips. I really learned a lot, thank you!

  • Jess
    November 24, 2011 - 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Nice tips. I would like to share a recipe that I have been using for my sensitive skin and it’s has been very useful in making my skin softer. Here’s what you will need:

    - Pulp of papaya fruit
    - Oatmeal (2 tablespoons)
    - and Egg whites (from two eggs).

    Make a mixture of these three ingredients and apply on the face and leave it fro around 10 minutes. Wash it off with warm water. This is a great facial for those with sensitive skin and helps the skin get a nice beautiful glow. Try it!

  • Shanny
    November 26, 2011 - 7:06 am | Permalink

    Wow nice tips! Can’t wait to try them!

  • Isabel
    December 7, 2011 - 12:06 am | Permalink

    Something that really works for me to clear up my acne is to put on a Honey and Sugar mask on, leave it on for 10 minutes and when washing it off just rub a little to remove dead skin cells. Does wonders for my skin and leaves my skin Glowing, and feeling softer. :D

  • Meme
    December 9, 2011 - 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Hey guys, I heard somewhere that juice of raw potatoes is good for your skin. Is that true? Has anyone else tried it?

  • Cha
    December 14, 2011 - 9:14 am | Permalink

    Eat beets! I hate them but whenever I get the chance I stuff my face and I notice an improvement the very next day! Also I drink honey and lemon tea as often as I remember. Just squish a whole lemon in your cup. Good stuff!

  • Ceeh
    December 16, 2011 - 5:32 pm | Permalink

    I am in my 30′s but my face is not getting any better. I have pimples, black spots, scars and oily face. I tried everything but nothing helps!

  • Dhruv
    December 20, 2011 - 10:54 am | Permalink

    One more way of keeping your skin clear is by avoiding constipation. Eat a lot of fiber and fruits like banana and dates.

  • Seema
    December 31, 2011 - 4:55 am | Permalink

    I do a lot of exercise and seriously now my skin is perfect, thanks. My skin is now without pimples!

  • Rachy
    January 9, 2012 - 11:06 am | Permalink

    For Ceeh, I had mild acne/oily skin and spent thousands of dollars on products, facials & etc. I tried Pro Active and although it cleared pimples. It irritated my skin and didn’t go deep into the pores to eliminate them. My skin then relied on Pro Active and I didn’t want that. So i slowly came off it and went to a random beautician who referred me to Payot. Payot is so great and has cleared my skin. My skin still needs a little more help but it is better than what it was before. You can order their products from strawberrynet.com or from stockists.

    I also cut out dairy products and drink loads of water and has helped. I need to start eating greens though and use organic facials to see a better improvement. Hope this helps.

  • Dil
    January 18, 2012 - 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Wow, good stuff. Can someone suggest something to improve sensitive skin?

  • Howard
    January 18, 2012 - 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Good advice, I have also been using pure honey on my face for 30 mins, then washing it off, then adding extra virgin olive oil, leave it on for 30 mins then dab off the excess with toilet paper (don’t wash off) leave on skin over night and you will wake with lovely skin.

  • Primrose
    March 19, 2012 - 9:44 pm | Permalink

    I thought your tips were great! I use a pure honey mask, and leave it on for 30 minutes. It’s kind of weird at first since your face is so sticky. Then after 30 minutes, I washed it off with lukewarm water (although I don’t think temperature matters), and then pat my face dry.

    I know honey is good, and I heard it will leave a natural glow on my skin, but does anyone know what else honey does for my skin? I can’t tell yet what it does, since I’ve only done the mask once.

    I might even try the olive oil trick later. Thanks!

  • SharlieBoo
    March 24, 2012 - 12:58 am | Permalink

    Wow! These a really helpful tips. I can’t wait to try them. :D

  • Em
    April 3, 2012 - 9:34 pm | Permalink

    Using just plain honey from the cupboard is a great way. I squeezed a small amount in my hand and then applied it on my face in a circular motion. I left it on for about an hour.

    After that I washed it off with warm water first, and dried my face in circular motions. I then re-washed my face with cold water and dried my face in circular motions, leaving my skin smooth and glowing.

    It also tightened up some facial muscles and I haven’t any pimples on my face in over a month!

  • Alexis
    April 17, 2012 - 6:11 pm | Permalink

    Drinking at least 8 pints of water a day. Wash your face twice a day. Don’t wear foundation unless you have to and try to pop only white heads. Don’t touch your face too much, keep your hands clean, exercise a ton not over the top though don’t eat too many dairy foods or junk foods and remember you are not the only one that have pimples and it’s life if anyone points them out then just shrug it off cause they are not perfect either so they shouldn’t be pointing out your imperfections. Hope this helps!

  • Lizzy
    October 3, 2012 - 8:03 pm | Permalink

    I need something good for my skin, it is really oily and isn’t very soft. I hope something from your list of things here will help me, if not I’ll keep looking. Thanks for the help.