Your skin says a lot about you. Whether you are under the weather or up for a photo shoot, our body’s largest organ announces to the world how we really feel on the inside, in terms of health and also confidence. From time immemorial, dark or brown skins have been revered as a wonder of beauty so that when well kept, one is highly adored as not only a true face of Africa but also as a deceptively youthful person. This is not to say that the way to a beautifully glowing skin is through the use of expensive cosmetics and therapies, however. In fact, there are and several very simple and natural ways of bringing the shine out of your dark skin. Here are five of them.
Exercising daily is the surest bet not only to live a healthy lifestyle but also to promote consistent blood flow, which subsequently replenishes your body’s lost cells. Exercising is not always about visiting the gym on a program and getting on with rigorous weight lifting exercises. You can burn calories through brisk walking, skipping, push-ups and even squats for free, in the comfort and privacy of your home.
Cooling the temperature of your shower
Hot showers have the potential to rid your skin of the needed oils to glow and look healthy. Nephrologist Chiang Shou-shan at the Shin-Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital has revealed to tapeitimes.com that taking long, hot showers has a negative impact on your overall health.
“Small amounts of chlorine and trihalomethanes (THM) found in tap and drinking water become volatile when the water is heated. The chemicals can enter the body through the respiratory system as a person breathes in the steam,” Chiang said. “The longer the hot shower, the more THMs a person inhales,” she reveals.
Drinking Green Tea
Green tea remains one of the surest way of not just living a long and healthy lifestyle; it also contributes massively to building healthy skin. Considered rich in antioxidants, green tea gets rid of inflammation and poisonous chemicals in our bodies. Not only that, it is filled with the vitamins needed for the prevention of dehydration and premature ageing.
This involves the careful and relaxing process of removing dead skin cells from the skin’s outer surface. The most affordable means of exfoliating is when you mix organic, virgin olive oil with white sugar until it turns into a thick paste that you use to scrub your skin. Also honey has been seen to be a real exfoliant that gets rid of skin infections such as acne. The more times you exfoliate, the more radiant your dark skin will become.