Since ancient times, there have been various methods applied by Indonesian women to treat their skin to remain healthy, smooth, soft, and radiant.
Unfortunately, in this modern era, many women do not have the time to continue the tradition of concocting traditional herbs to treat the skin. Apart from not having time, many modern women consider traditional ingredients to be too old for them to apply.
In fact, natural ingredients contained in it have been proven to help overcome various skin problems without dangerous side effects.
When compared to a variety of modern care products that are expensive and widely sold in stores, natural products are much safer to use.
In fact, as good as any skin care product that is packed with various interesting forms, it turns out it contains ingredients that are harmful to the skin when used in the long run. Call it chemicals, artificial dyes, perfumes, preservatives, and stabilizers, which will easily seep through the pores of the skin and potentially cause health problems in the future.
The various risks that can be caused by modern cosmetic products above inspire me to share 21 ways to treat skin naturally and traditionally, which I will write below, which will definitely be very useful to reduce dependence on cosmetic products that you have been using.
Today, buying a variety of skin care products can make us dizzy and confused because of the many choices available. Ranging from facial soap, lotions, to scrub packages, the types and types are very diverse. The number of diverse and varied skin care options often has the potential to make us choose the wrong cosmetics.
Unfortunately, choosing the wrong cosmetics not only causes skin problems in the short term, but, can also cause skin problems in the long term and sustainable. Well, so that these risks can be minimized You can try 21 tips on caring for the skin using natural ingredients that are processed in the following traditional ways.
1. Drink at least 2 liters of water per day
The best way to treat skin first is to diligently drink water, at least 2 liters per day. This amount must be outside the liquid intake from vegetables and fruits. Why do we need so much water every day?
Like other organs in our body, the skin is made of cells that need water to function properly. With water, the skin’s moisture will be maintained, water will help to increase skin elasticity, can help skin become more youthful; can help reduce skin problems such as psoriasis, fine lines or wrinkles, and eczema; helps eliminate toxins from the skin and in the body, and helps increase metabolism and facilitate the digestive system.
2. Exercise regularly at least 5 days a week
Many people believe that exercise only has a positive effect on body health. Like the health of internal organs, starting from the heart, lungs, to help minimize disease and increase body immunity. Though diligent in moving or exercising is one of the keys to healthy skin.
According to a skin specialist named Ellen Marmur, MD, a professor of Skin Dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, at the same time writing a book entitled: Simple Skin Beauty: Every Woman’s Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy, Gorgeous Skin, says that, most of us tend focus on cardiovascular benefits when doing physical activities (exercise). In fact, exercise or exercise can also help improve blood circulation and help maintain healthy skin and help reduce stress.
How can exercise have a positive impact on skin health? Still according to Ellen Marmur, exercise will increase blood flow which serves to maintain skin cells and keep them healthy. Smooth blood will bring oxygen and nutrients better; and then distribute it throughout the body – including the skin. Not only that, smooth blood will help the body get rid of toxins and waste causing various skin problems to the maximum.
3. Make sure you have enough rest every day
According to a certified sleep specialist named Michael Breus, PhD, getting enough sleep or rest between 7-9 hours every night is needed by the skin to help.
4. Avoid stress
Most ordinary people consider stress as a disease. In fact, stress is one source of disease that can trigger a variety of serious health problems such as cancer, lung disease, and liver cirrhosis. More than that, stress can affect the entire body from hair, nails, to skin.
How does stress affect the skin? According to health experts, stress will trigger a chemical response in the body so that the skin becomes more sensitive and reactive. The hormone cortisol is one product of stress. These hormones can trigger the skin glands to produce oil excessively. So, don’t be surprised if when stressed, your facial skin tends to be oily and easier to break out.
5. Use natural face soap.
Here are recipes or ways to make healthy natural face soaps to treat skin to be beautiful and charming.
Materials that need to be prepared
3/4 cup of chamomile tea that has been brewed and then filtered
1/4 cup of liquid soap
1/2 tsp (teaspoon) of almond oil
3-4 drops of vitamin E oil
8 drops of lavender essential oil
How to make
Provide a container (bottle) that can hold all the ingredients above. Then add liquid soap, almond oil, vitamin E oil, and essential oils.
Then add (distilled) chamomile tea
Stir until well blended
The natural face soap is ready to use
6. Exfoliate regularly
Although our body can lift and replace the dead skin cells themselves when we sleep, but unfortunately, not all dead skin cells are lifted from the skin. That’s what causes why facial skin becomes oily, looks dull, darker than it should be, and often has problems (pimples).
So that dead skin cells can be lifted perfectly, we must help lift it by exfoliating. Use natural ingredients such as sugar or salt to remove dead skin cells a maximum of 2 times a month.
Sea salt is rich in minerals and nutrients such as magnesium, sodium, calcium, and potassium. Besides being useful as a natural exfoliator, sea salt is also useful to help maintain skin balance, protect skin from various diseases, and help maintain skin.
Traditional massage for skin care
The main benefit of massage is to promote blood circulation in the body so that nutrients and oxygen can be distributed evenly to all cells, including to skin cells. Perform massage regularly (once a week) starting from the toe to the tip of the head to help facilitate blood in the body and to maintain healthy skin.
8. Take advantage of pure coconut oil
Coconut oil is a versatile traditional ingredient that is very good for enhancing beauty and skin care. The benefit is to strengthen the skin’s epidermal tissue, help remove dead skin cells, protect the skin from sunburn; contains antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal; and contains antioxidant properties.
Coconut oil can be used as a skin moisturizer which can also function as a protector for the skin against chronic diseases such as inflammation and atopic dermatitis.
9. Raw honey
Raw honey is the best traditional ingredient that contains nutrients, enzymes, and vitamins. Useful for enhancing the beauty of the skin and also useful for:
- Moisturize the skin
- Speed up the wound healing process
- Helps fight allergies and rashes
- Contains quality antiseptics
- Helps disguise scars
If you are interested in using honey as a traditional skin care product – which you can make at home, you can try following the tips below:
- Provide 1 tsp (teaspoon) of raw honey
- Wipe evenly on the arms and facial skin
- Leave for 10 minutes
- Rinse with warm water
- Dry it
how to make avocado masks
Mature avocados contain lots of vitamins. Starting from vitamins A, D and E. In addition, avocados are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Avocados can be used as a skin mask that serves to help nourish and hydrate the skin so that the skin becomes smoother, more supple, and more radiant.
11. Lemon water
If you are interested in brightening the skin or overcoming black spots on the face, causing the face to look dull or dark, you can use lemon water. In order not to be too hard, you should mix lemon water with plain water, then apply it to the entire skin of the face. But remember! the use of lemon water to whiten the skin is not recommended for sensitive skin. Tips, to overcome the stain, apply lemon water only to black stains or scars.
12. Aloe vera plant
Aloe vera plant, better known by the name Aloe Vera, is certainly no stranger to your ears right? Given the various benefits for health and beauty. Aloe vera, which contains anti-bacterial properties, has anti-inflammatory properties and can help overcome various skin problems such as hives or rashes, is the best traditional ingredient for treating skin and is useful for dealing with various skin problems such as infections and burns.
13. Jojoba oil
If you have jojoba oil at home, use it to treat your skin. The main function of this oil is to moisturize the skin and help heal burns, normal wounds, disguise scars, treat dermatitis, psoriasis, so that it can also be used to treat acne and wrinkles.
14. Almond oil
The main benefits of almond oil are to treat rashes, zits, and dry skin. How to use it is very simple, you can use it as a mask or lotion in your spare time.
15. Use natural facial serum to keep the skin young
If you have had a hard time spending money to buy a face serum that is expensive and can only get a few milliliters, you can consider making your own face serum, which benefits, can also make your face and skin stay young. The cost is certainly much cheaper when compared to products sold on the market. How to make?
Materials needed and how to make them
Provide three grains of vitamin C (crush)
Add 2 tablespoons (tablespoons) of rose water
Add 1 tsp (teaspoon) of olive oil
You can use the vitamin C serum above to remove acne scars, brighten the skin, ward off free radicals, and prevent premature aging.