11 Simple Tips (Anyone Can Do) for Radiantly Healthy Skin, Plus A Restorative Essential Oil Treatment

For beautiful and radiantly healthy skin use a skin care routine like the one I’m sharing with you.

Good skin care can help keep your skin healthy and glowing at any age.

You don't
need to spend excessive amounts of time or money on expensive and intensive skin care therapy to enjoy all the natural anti-aging benefits of good skin care.

Pampering yourself with just a few simple skin care basics, along with a healthy lifestyle routine can also help prevent or even eliminate skin problems.

11 Simple Tips for Radiantly Healthy Skin At Any Age

  1. Wash your skin daily with a gentle facial wash. Check out, The  Best Facial Wash for Your Skin.

  2. Use a facial (and body) toner. Check out, Essential Oil Facial Toner Recipe.

  3. Moisturize your skin if dry.  Use essential oils suitable for your skin type. Check out, Best Essential Oils to Make Your Skin Happy!

  4. After Shower Body Therapy. Check out, Essential Oil After Shower Body Therapy for a simple method of gentle full body exfoliation and the essential oils to use.

  5. Protect your skin from the sun. Protecting yourself from overexposure to the sun is one of the best ways to take good care of your skin. Sun exposure overtime can cause wrinkles, lines, age spots and other skin issues, as well as increase your risk of skin cancer.

    I’m an avid sun lover and love sun bathing during the summer months. According to Dr. Mercola, ”Fifteen to 20 minutes in sunlight a day helps your body produce the vitamin D it needs to absorb calcium, promotes bone growth, keeps the heart healthy and boosts your immune function.”

    But sunscreen - important to protect against skin cancer — reduces the body's ability to manufacture the vitamin.”

    Here’s what I recommend for sun protection:

    Cover your skin with protective clothing like long-sleeved shirts, pants and wide-brimmed hats.

    During the peak of the day’s heat when the sun’s rays are strongest hang out in shady spots and avoid exposure to direct sunlight.

    When necessary use sunscreen. If you just can’t avoid direct sunlight during the day use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply liberally on exposed skin and reapply every two hours, or after swimming or perspiring heavily.

  6. Don't smoke. Smoking contributes to your skin looking old and wrinkled, and well-known for causing smoker’s mouth wrinkles. Smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels of the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin) which results in decreased blood flow and depletion of your skin’s oxygen and the nutrients necessary for skin health. Lastly, smoking damages collagen and elastin fibers which give your skin its natural strength and elasticity, necessary for maintaining its youthful appearance.

  7. Eat a healthy, whole foods diet. A healthy, whole foods diet helps you look and feel your best. Eat foods that nourish you and give you lots of energy. The antioxidants in fruits and vegetables help fight wrinkles while the hydrating effects of healthy fats found in olive oil and fish help reduce free radical damage, as well as provide anti-aging effects and help you lose weight. Research suggests that a diet rich in vitamin C and low in unhealthy fats and processed or refined carbohydrates might promote younger looking skin.

  8. Drink plenty of pure, fresh water daily. Drinking water eases stress on your liver and helps flush toxins and waste products from your body which improves skin complexion. The recommended intake of water daily in ounces to body weight in pounds is half your body weight in ounces, i.e. if you weigh 120 pounds you would drink a minimum of 60 ounces of water daily. You skin is less likely to dry out if you stay well-hydrated.

  9. Manage stress. Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive, trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. Keeping stress levels low not only supports healthy skin, but can help you stay in a relaxed and alert, healthy state of mind. Learn to say no, set reasonable limits, get clear on your priorities, scale back your to-do list, make time for regular exercise, meditation and to do the things you love.

  10. Deep exfoliation once or twice a week. Deep exfoliation once or twice a week though not absolutely essential can be a great way to help remove dead skin cells, so they don’t collect in pores and turn to blemishes. 

    Essential Oil Exfoliating Cleaner Recipe. You can use your usual facial cleanser, or a mixture of baking soda (deodorizer/cleanser) and pure, fresh water. 

    What you’ll need:

    Baking Soda - 1 Tablespoon
    Pure Fresh Water - 2 Tablespoon
    Essential Oil Suitable for Your Skin Type - 1 drop
    Small Ceramic Bowl

    Directions:

    Blend essential oil into baking soda, then add enough water to blend ingredients into a thick paste.

    Instructions:

    Apply a small amount of the essential oil cleanser onto an exfoliating mitt, or cotton wash cloth. Use minimal pressure as you gently exfoliate your skin using circular movements. For deep exfoliation the time spent on exfoliating is longer than for your daily facial cleansing. You are stimulating the first few layers of your skin with gentle, even pressure. You may want to tone and moisturize after exfoliating.

  11. Facial Mask to Rejuvenate your skin, every 1-2 weeks. This restorative treatment can help maintain the quality of your skin tissue, as well as its tone. Depending upon the ingredients a facial mask can be useful for anti-aging, spots, wrinkles, skin tone, improve facial radiance, as well as brighten and tone your skin.

READ my next article in this series for Radiantly Healthy Skin, Simple Facial Mask Recipe Made with Essential Oils.

READ my first article in this series: Essential Oil After Shower Body Therapy

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†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All statements on this website are intended for informational purposes only.

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