In simple terms, natural skin care is skin care utilising natural skin treatments and chemical-free products.

Our immediate approach to many skin conditions is to approach our GP or chemist for a prescribed solution even though there are often simple natural skin care solutions to assist your treatment or recovery. In some cases, just following a sensible skin care regime could reduce skin irritation or damage that may be associated with skin care health.

It is important to remember that not all skin conditions can be dealt with naturally. If you have any concerns about your skin health or experience prolonged or recurring skin problems then make an appointment with your GP or visit a medical practitioner immediately.

Natural skin care advocates enabling the skin to take care of itself and is primarily about good habits in the way you lead your day to day life. A lot of natural skin care measures are actually the same as those for general health care.

Natural skin care measures include:

Drinking plenty of water each day. Water helps to naturally flush out toxins from the body. Water also helps in the overall wellbeing of the body and promotes good health for all organs, not just skin.

General cleanliness is another inexpensive way of to apply natural skin care. A daily shower or bath, wearing clean clothes and sleeping on clean bed linen are all part of general cleanliness.

Specifically for facial skin care, if you use hair products, it’s good to change your pillow case frequently or wash your hair before bed to avoid bringing your face into contact with the products that rub off while you sleep. Another facial skin care tip is to avoid touching your face unnecessarily. In our daily life, our hands pick up dirt many sources and, as we don’t always have the opportunity to keep our hands clean, each time we touch our skin we can rub dirt into the pores.

Regular exercise is beneficial as it increases the flow of blood that helps in getting rid of body toxins and keeping you healthy. Exercise also helps in beating stress which is another enemy of good health.

Healthy food and eating habits are also recommended for natural skin care. Some food types, such as oily/greasy food, is know to affect acne and should be avoided as much as possible. Your diet should be a healthy mix of various nutrient based foods. Raw fruits and vegetables are known to provide freshness to your body and again help in getting ridding the body of toxins.

Good sleep is instrumental in maintaining good health and assists in beating stress. As a natural skin care measure, sleep assists the body to recover from its daily ‘traumas’.

Beating stress is another natural skin care therapy. Stress causes overall damage to body and health. Indulging in a warm bubble bath, listening to music and even exercising by playing your favourite sport are also good ways of beating stress. Yoga and Pilates are yet another way of beating stress.

Limiting exposure to sun by covering skin or applying sunscreen protection, is another natural vital skin care strategy.

A lot of traditional and home made natural skin care products are also considered to be very effective. Such measures are not only natural and easy-to-follow, but also relatively inexpensive. Alternatively, a lot of natural skin care products are available in the commercial market. These include things like lavender oil, aloe vera etc. that don’t have negative side effects.