The search for smooth, youthful and glowing skin has been a part of human history for longer than you might think. Believe it or not, the first archaeological evidence that people were using makeup and moisturizing products comes from Ancient Egypt, about 6000 years ago. Cleopatra, the ancient queen of the Nile, famous for her incredible beauty, is said to have bathed in milk, honey and Dead Sea salts to keep her skin soft and supple. Wealthy Egyptians may have also used milk and honey masks, and Castor, Sesame, and Moringa Oil on their faces to promote flawless skin.
6,000 years later, we are just as interested in skincare and beauty as our Egyptian ancestors. Simply take a walk down the cosmetics isle of your local pharmacy and you’ll see hundreds of different creams, oils, scrubs and masks, all designed to give you a youthful glow that Cleopatra herself would have been envious of. Faced with all of this choice, it can be difficult to decide what kind of skincare routine is best for you and we’ve put together a little information to help you navigate the skincare aisle, along with a recipe for an all natural, homemade oatmeal and sugar scrub that will leave your skin soft, smooth and luscious without breaking the bank. Try pairing this with Vibrant Vitality, a skincare supplement formulated by experts to restore and nourish your skin, hair and nails from the inside out.
There are a lot of different factors that can impact the health of your skin such as aging, stress, pollution, sun damage and dehydration. All of these combine in some form or another in most of our daily lives and contribute to the development of wrinkles and blemishes as well as dry or oily skin, depending on your individual genetic predisposition. While wrinkles are not completely avoidable, some simple rules of thumb can dramatically impact the health and appearance of your skin, minimizing their development and keeping you moisturized and blemish free.
Diet and Supplements
Diet and nutrition play the most important role in keeping your skin looking its best. Anyone with a green thumb can tell you that beautiful flowers and plants grow in nutritious soil, and our bodies are no different. Keep your skin healthy by feeding it plenty of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables. These help to protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals in the atmosphere along with pollution and sun damage.
We also recommend adding a supplement like Pure Vitality Vibrant Vitality to your daily routine. Our proprietary blend includes marine collagen, which boosts natural collagen production encouraging soft and supple skin. It also contains the all natural, powerful antioxidant, grape seed extract along with L-Cysteine and Vitamin C which all combine to give your skin the nutrition it needs to look its best year after year.
Choose Natural Products
Wherever possible, choose natural products when looking at skincare ingredients. Because skin is porous, it absorbs the chemicals in creams and lotions like a sponge. Much like a healthy diet should contain mostly natural and unprocessed foods, a healthy skin care routine shouldn’t contain too many harsh chemicals and treatments. Look for ingredients you can actually understand on the label, and say no to processed ingredients, chemicals, artificial colors and fragrances.
One of the best ways to achieve a quick, healthy glow is to exfoliate. This process sloughs off dead skin cells and increases circulation, leaving your skin smooth, supple and fresh as a daisy. It’s important not to overdo exfoliation as too much of a good thing can cause your skin to overcompensate by producing more oil, so we recommend exfoliating once or twice a week for optimal skin health.
We’ve put together an easy recipe for an all-natural honey and oatmeal Scrub for smooth, luscious skin without any harsh chemicals involved.
- 1/2 cup of oatmeal
Oatmeal is a great exfoliant and it is also gentle enough to be kind to even the most sensitive skin. As a bonus it’s hypoallergenic!
- 2 tbsp raw honey
Honey is a natural moisturizer, attracting and binding moisture to the skin. It also has natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which can help prevent breakouts and acne.
- 1 tsp nutmeg
Nutmeg is a natural astringent and contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
- 15 drops Lavender essential oil
Lavender soothes inflamed skin and has a wonderful calming scent.
- 15 drops Tea Tree essential oil
Tea Tree is an all-natural antioxidant
Use a good blender or coffee grinder to break up the oatmeal. If you don’t have either of these you can try grinding it the old fashioned way with a mortar and pestle, or use the back of a teaspoon in a pinch. It’s important not to overblend, you’re looking for a consistency that’s somewhat granulated but not as fine as a powder.
Mix the ground oatmeal with the honey, nutmeg and essential oils. If the mixture is too dry, add more honey until it’s moist enough to smoothly apply to your face.
Wash your face before application with a natural cleanser to remove all traces of makeup, and then apply the honey and oatmeal mixture in gentle circular motions. You don’t want to scrub too hard and cause damage, a light application should do just fine. Rinse the mixture off with a warm damp cloth and voila! Fresh, radiant, glowing skin!
Remember, truly healthy skin starts from the inside out, add Vibrant Vitality to your skincare routine for fresh, supple skin that will glow for a lifetime. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and be sure to check the label on all of your skincare products for natural ingredients.
Pure Vitality a natural supplement company based in an isolated village nestled against the snow-capped Southern Alps of New Zealand. We research health conditions thoroughly to discover the underlying root causes, find the most effective natural remedies, target the root causes rather than use a Band-Aid approach, use a multi-prong approach to fix the root causes from many directions and use high potency ingredients at scientifically supported amounts.