This is Martha Thomas, head of customer care for Tree of Life Beauty, and I want to welcome you to our blog where we discuss important ways to age gracefully, "how-tos" for keeping skin healthy as you age, and so much more.
This week we will discuss “Unusual Things That Can Improve Your Skin." If you missed any of our past blog posts, please check them out here on our website.
Please be advised that we are not doctors or dermatologists, and this article should not be taken as medical advice or any medical statement. Any questions or issues involving your skin-care needs should be taken up with a physician, and we highly recommend you consult with your doctor before taking up any skin-care regimen.
Looking to spice up your skincare routine?
We’ve gathered a list of some of the most interesting ways that people take care of their skin.
Note: Though these are viable options, we don’t recommend using these methods for your skin without first consulting a doctor.
- Dark chocolate
It’s actually a myth that chocolate makes you breakout. It’s the sugar in milk chocolate that can cause those pesky zits.
But cocoa itself is filled with antioxidants and can have skin-healthy benefits, while dark chocolate can actually moisturize your skin which creates a glowing and dewy look.
Try a mask of 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix it into a paste and apply to your face and neck. Rinse off after 8-10 minutes for a refreshed, youthful look!
Learn more about the benefits of dark chocolate here.
That brings us to our next skincare ingredient: honey. Honey is one of the best natural elements for your skin. It’s incredibly soothing and anti-inflammatory, so it can help minimize redness and marks. It also has antibacterial properties and can help remove gunk from deep within your pores.
Make sure you’re using raw or unpasteurized honey for full effects. Other kinds of honey are filled with sugar that can clog pores and irritate skin.
Coffee beans are a great natural exfoliator.
The caffeine in the beans also helps promote healthier and tighter skin, so it’s often used as a treatment for cellulite. Use in combination with our muscle relaxation and anti-cellulite gel to smooth and soften trouble spots.
Tip: Use wet, ground coffee beans from a freshly brewed pot.
Fresh mint is a natural source of salicylic acid, which is found in a number of over the counter acne medications. It helps minimize bacteria and jumpstart the turnover of dead cells.
Mint is also incredibly soothing, so try enjoying a cup of tea from fresh mint leaves for a glowing and refreshed look.
One of the most popular ingredients in South Asian beauty recipes is turmeric. It’s antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial. It can also help regulate sebum protection, which makes it a great tool for fighting acne and dark marks.
- Aloe Vera
You may have already guessed this one, but no list would be complete without mentioning Aloe Vera and it’s soothing properties which are very well known in the skincare world. We recommend adding products that contain aloe to your daily skincare routine for best results!
Pumpkin is packed with vitamins and minerals, like B vitamins, C, E, and beta-carotene. This boosts skin complexion for a glowing, gorgeous look. Niacin and folate also help improve cell turnover.
You can scoop out the pumpkin yourself or buy a pure pumpkin puree to add to your skincare lineup.
What are your skin secrets?
Share this article with your tips and tricks!