7 Tips for Radiant Skin

Girls, it doesn’t take a lot of time or money to have a good skin care routine! I like to keep my skin care simple, easy, and natural. I’ve included my favorite skin care products (which is a short list) and basic lifestyle steps to taking good care of your skin. Here are my Top 7:

1. Mask it!

The Queen Helene Mint Face Mask is my all-time favorite. I have tried other masks but none of them come close to this one! I keep it on hand and do a face mask periodically (every few weeks or so). It is inexpensive, has very few ingredients, and it feels absolutely AMAZING to the skin! One tube of this stuff lasts me a long time (and that includes sharing with friends + sisters:). Click the link above to get your own….you’ll be glad you did! (The pic above is from a sista face mask party. We were visiting a friend and trying out a different mask that time, but I like my Queen Helene Mint one better cause it doesn’t clump and the mint is so refreshing. I really need to carry it with me everywhere!:)

2. Slather it!

Try a honey slather. I know, it sounds weird and sticky. And it kinda is, but it’s also super refreshing! I love to do this one especially after Christmas Play time when my face is kinda all stressed out from the overdose of makeup and fake blood and dirt and scrubbing all of it on and off so many times! I just take some honey, slather it one, let it set for 10 minutes or so, and then use a washcloth (wet with warm water) to gently wipe it off.

3. Steam it!

A friend taught me this trick recently when my face was really breaking out, and it does seem to help. Next time you’re in the shower, just stand close to the (very hot) water and let it steam your face. You could probably do this by a sink, too.

4. Sweat it!

Did you know that sweating is so healthy for your skin? I usually come in all red and sweaty after my runs, and it’s a good feeling to know that I’ve just done my skin a favor!

5. Nourish it!

What you eat directly affects your skin. Not only is it super important to eat a healthy, balanced diet, but things like constipation, allergies, and a toxic liver can also contribute to skin issues. It you are having major trouble with eczema, acne, etc, you might try looking into these things!

6. Moisturize it!

It’s pretty important to moisturize your face, even if you feel like your face tends towards to be oily. My face is on the oilier side, but I still find that regular moisturizing helps. I usually moisturize in the evening. I currently use the Burts Bees Aloe and Buttermilk Lotion  alternating with a homemade whipped coconut oil with essential oils (lavender oil is one of the best for skin, plus I love the way it smells! Specifically, it can combat blemishes, heal scarring, reduce acne, and aid sleep.)

7. Sun it!

Sun is super healthy for your skin! Take every chance you have to be out in the sun, preferably with no makeup on. The sun acts as a soothing tonic, and I know my skin feel tighter, dryer (in a good way!), and smoother after being out in the sun.

And that’s it! Do you have any skin care tips not on this list? 

-Allison

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14 Comments

  1. Vit d from the sun is good! But so is a good SPF. In 10-15 years you’ll be so thabjfuk you protected your skin to avoid discoloration and uneven tone. Just a thought!

  2. Definitely going to order the Queen Helene Mint Face Mask for myself! Thanks for all the great tips, Allison! Love all your blog posts! 🙂

  3. Love trying different homemade treatments on my face! I’m really fair skinned so I burn at a very fast pace. Enjoy slathering my face with a coconut oil, lemon, sugar scrub I use.

  4. These sound like some good tips!! I’m going to try out that Queen Helene Mint Face Mask sometime soon! 🙂
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us!!

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  5. I have a couple of bottles from L’bri which uses aloe as it’s main ingredient. Since it’s not cheap I just use it 2-3 times a week. Thanks for some of the easy ideas for keeping skin radiant!!

  6. It’s a good idea to remember not to touch your face. Fingers have Germs, dirt, and can be very oily. Hands should not touch faces.

    Totally agree on sunning it! I actually love getting sunburns on my face, it makes my skin feel so good, after it stops hurting! 😊

    Also just wanted to say that wearing makeup regularly, any amount of it, even if it is a natural brand, will clog your pores! Skin needs to breathe! Learning to be comfortable without makeup is a good idea.

    A really great diy face mask is baking soda, lemon juice, and honey mixed together. Great stuff!

    Also learn to love eating vegetables celery, sweet peppers, salad (with bacon bits of course). Great for skin health (maybe not the bacon bits 😂). And don’t forget to drink lots of water!

    Great blog Allison, love your health focused posts!

    1. I LOVE all your thoughts, Em! Touching is a big one. And yes about the makeup. Skin is usually happier without it.:) Or very minimal and not every day. Especially liquid foundation on a regular basis seems like it would make it hard for the skin to breathe.

  7. Hey, Allison, thanks so much! I would love to see you do a post about makeup; what works for you and what doesn’t. 🙂

  8. Usually I get outbreaks on my face whenever I am not hydrated enough. It’s a good idea to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Especially on warm summer days, but also in the winter when we have a tendency not to go for a water, but a hot drink–this is the time when I get a little bit of acne.

    1. You are so right, Davida! Drinking water is hugely important for all aspects of good health, including skin!

  9. I’ve recently been loving my sponge made of Konjac Root. You just wet them with warm water and gently rub your face. It is so fabulous for toning, detoxifying, smoothing, reducing acne, + gentle exfoliation besides feeling absolutely awesome!
    Love these tips!:)

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