When someone says “self-care,” many people think of luxury spa days or retail therapy. Hey, I get it, “treat yourself” is a powerful tool for self-care. But another tool that’s even more powerful—and more accessible—is the idea of treating your body like it’s something precious.
Along with eating healthy foods, exercising, and taking care of your mental health, another way to treat your body well is to give your skin a little love. And when it comes to loving our skin, natural ingredients are the only way to go. These natural ingredients that are great for your skinwill help you start your self-care journey.
With the vital role bees play in our ecosystem, I don’t think I need to give another reason to save them. But honey is certainly up there. Honey has many super ingredients, like antioxidants and collagen. This helps treat acne and blemishes while helping promote firm, wrinkle-free skin.
One way to use honey is to mix it with water and apply it to your face. After a few minutes, rinse it off for smooth, healthy skin. Just be sure you buy raw, ethically sourced honey.
CBD has taken the holistic health world by storm in recent years, especially as a means of relieving anxiety. But your favorite oils also make a great natural ingredient for healthy skin,especially when infused with a topical balm.
CBD has powerful anti-inflammatory components. That’s why people use it to help relieve chronic pain. But these factors also help reduce blemishes, like rashes, eczema, or acne, all while helping moisturize your skin.
Want to learn more? Read The Grownup’s Guide to CBD.
Some of us have memories of our parents sticking us in an oatmeal bath whenever we got a rash. As kids, we may have thought the idea of bathing in breakfast food was a little silly, but it turns out mom and dad may have been onto something.
Oats are a natural exfoliant, helping to remove dirt, oil, and dead skin from your body. Additionally, it has ingredients that help cleanse the skin and reduce inflammation. Dermatologists often recommend colloidal oatmeal for the best results, but you can use normal breakfast oatmeal as a facemask in a pinch.
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