10 Skin Care Tips You Probably Didn't Know About

Marcela De Vivo , 30 Sep 2012

Marcela is a health and beauty enthusiast. She loves to stay up-to-date on current trends, as well as remaining grounded to the past by learning from natural health treatments.

Marcela De Vivo
Marcela De Vivo

You’ve heard the same advice a million times… use sun block, moisturize your skin, eat fruits and vegetables, apply avocado masks to your face. What you probably didn’t know is that there are other more effective ways to improve your skin. In this article we will discuss ten of these skin care tips that will change how your skin looks and feels.

1) Eat For Your Skin.

Eat For Your Skin (photo courtesy | fitbodylife.com)
Eat For Your Skin (photo courtesy | fitbodylife.com)

Inflammation of your skin causes blotchiness, sagging, and fine lines. By integrating foods such as almonds, salmon, tuna and halibut into your diet, you can easily reduce this inflammation.

2) Cool Your Skin.

Cool Your Skin (photo courtesy | beautyeditor.ca)
Cool Your Skin (photo courtesy | beautyeditor.ca)

Applying a cold pack to your eyes for five minutes daily will relieve the discomfort of itchy, irritated eyes. It will also reduce swelling and redness of your eyelids and under eye area. A bag of frozen peas or corn will work just as well.

3) Go Low Impact.

Go Low Impact (photo courtesy | medicalbillingandcodingsalary.net)
Go Low Impact (photo courtesy | medicalbillingandcodingsalary.net)

Too much high impact activity can be very harmful to your skin. The repetitive jarring of running weakens collagen, leading to sagging. To prevent this, stick to low impact exercises like cycling or yoga.

4) Say No to Sodium.

Say No to Sodium (photo courtesy | cookinglight.com)
Say No to Sodium (photo courtesy | cookinglight.com)

Excess sodium consumption causes swelling in many area of the body, including the face and jawline. By reducing your sodium intake, you’ll quickly reduce the swelling as well.

5) Stand on Your Head.

Stand on Your Head (photo courtesy | depositphotos.com)
Stand on Your Head (photo courtesy | depositphotos.com)

Spending time upside down will not only reduce wrinkles by reversing the pull of gravity on your skin, but it will also increase the blood flow to your face. Increasing the circulation to your face increases the oxygen and nutrient supply in your skin, leaving it softer and more beautiful.

6) Pepper Scrub.

Pepper Scrub (photo courtesy | vivawoman.net)
Pepper Scrub (photo courtesy | vivawoman.net)

Mix black pepper and yogurt for an amazing face scrub. The pepper will warm and deep clean your pores. It is also known to be effective against stubborn blackheads.

7) Pimples.

Pimples (photo courtesy | squidoo.com)
Pimples (photo courtesy | squidoo.com)

White toothpaste with baking soda and zinc will help dry out pimples when applied as a spot treatment before bed. Also, eye drops will erase the redness from a problematic pimple.

8) Caffeine.

Caffeine (photo courtesy | insparationmassage.com)
Caffeine (photo courtesy | insparationmassage.com)

Mixing coffee grounds into your body wash will give you the same benefits of many expensive cellulite creams. Used tea bags applied to your eyes will reduce dark circles and puffiness. Also, whether applied topically or ingested, caffeine acts as a natural sunscreen.

9) Hemorrhoid Cream.

Hemorrhoid Cream (photo courtesy | danong.com)
Hemorrhoid Cream (photo courtesy | danong.com)

To reduce under eye redness or swelling, apply a small amount of hemorrhoid cream to your eye area, under your makeup. The active ingredient restricts blood vessels, leaving your skin looking healthy.

10) Aspirin Mask.

Aspirin mask (photo courtesy | pinterest.com)
Aspirin mask (photo courtesy | pinterest.com)

By dissolving three aspirin into a tablespoon of warm water, you can create a miracle mask for your skin. Apply the mixture to your face, let dry for three to five minutes, rinse with warm water and finish with a moisturizer. The aspirin will fully exfoliate your skin and leave your skin looking great.

You might be scratching your head wondering, are these for real? Try one and see! Pick one with ingredients that you already have at home, and see if or how your skin changes. You just might be surprised!

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