Mother Nature is your skin’s best friend! Your skin is delicate which is why it gets damaged easily by sun’s harmful UV rays, harsh winters, pollution, inadequate products, and so on. On the other hand, nature provides a plethora of things you can use or do to make your skin appear youthful, restore that lovely glow, and to improve your physical and mental health at the same time. Unfortunately, we tend to overlook and neglect different perks that Mother Nature gives away for free. It’s time to make some changes, don’t you think? This post will show you how to appreciate Mother Nature more by using different things she offers to have picture-perfect skin and so much more.

1)   
Gardening

One of the easiest ways to bond with nature that surrounds you and still experience certain benefits is to do gardening. Taking up this hobby helps you truly appreciate your environment and increases the sense of accomplishment when you eat vegetables you planted or when you see pretty flowers in your back yard.

 

Also, gardening can help you get more physical activity if you experience problems with your joints, and it also reduces stress. According to a study published in the Journal of  Investigative Dermatology, stress delays the recovery of skin’s barrier, which explains why your skin looks dull and older when you’re under stress. Even the  recommends adequate stress management in a bid to have clear skin. This is where gardening steps in, a growing body of evidence confirms that this useful hobby improves your mood and helps you de-stress. 

2)    Regular Skin Care Routine

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Mother Nature already blessed you with smooth and healthy skin; all you have to do is to know how to care for it properly. For that, you need a regular skin care routine. The only skin care regimen that a lot of people adhere to nowadays is washing their face in the morning and before bedtime. However, that’s not enough. To thank nature for giving you beautiful, healthy skin you should establish a regular routine consisting of a gentle cleanser and a moisturizer. Ideally, you should do it twice a day, in the morning and before bedtime. Depending on the type of your skin, toners can be useful too. This way, you’ll be able to eliminate all impurities and nourish your skin on a daily basis. As a result, it will stay healthy and youthful. Of course, you shouldn’t forget to apply sunscreen before you head out, regardless of the season.

3)   
Eat plenty of Fruits and Vegetables


The Western diet we eat today isn’t the healthiest eating pattern in the world. It is abundant in fast food, trans fats, added sugar, and other factors that make it bad news for your health, waist size, and skin. Isn’t it better to eat what Mother Nature already provided? Instead of foods with little to no nutritional value, you should strive consuming produce. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and other important nutrients that benefit your mind, body, and of course – skin health too. Unhealthy diet contributes to acne, while fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins for clear skin that help you get rid of your archenemy. Also, scientific studies confirm that one of the easiest ways to maintain youthful skin appearance is through consumption of fruits and vegetables.

4)   
Spend More Time Outside


Regular physical activity is an important aspect of healthy weight management, disease prevention, and it can also help you combat skin aging. The problem is that most people don’t like working out in the gym. But, guess what – you don’t even have to! There is no rule which states you should only exercise in the gym and nowhere else. In fact, some people feel more motivated when they spend more time outside doing exercises, jogging, or even walking and hiking. That’s yet another way to bond with nature, appreciate the beauty that surrounds you and benefits your health.

5)   
Use Natural Exfoliants


Exfoliation is the process of getting rid of dead skin cells and buildup of dirt and other things that cleansers can’t eliminate on their own. That’s why it is recommended to exfoliate once or twice a week in order to get rid of dull complexion and restore healthy, youthful glow. While it’s easy to go to the store and buy some exfoliant you can also use what nature already gave you. Great natural exfoliants include honey, buttermilk, olive oil, coconut oil, cucumber, shea butter, avocado, aloe vera, and so on.

6)   
Use Natural Skincare Products


It’s easy to buy skincare products in the store or order them on the internet, everyone can do it. However, fruits, vegetables, herbs, even spices and such allow you to use them for your general health and skin at the same time. The key here is to bond with nature by limiting the use (and consumption) of items that contain chemicals. As you’re already aware, chemicals in products for skin can cause irritations, itchiness, and other unwanted effects in some people. Fortunately, you can find various websites with different recipes for lotions, moisturizers, exfoliants, cleansers, you name it.

7)   
When Buying Products Read Label Carefully

If you aren’t the type of person who likes to make skincare products on your own, don’t beat yourself up. You can still get closer to nature and be thankful for everything it provided you by being more mindful regarding products you buy. To do that, you should always read labels and make sure they contain as many natural ingredients as possible. While it may seem that all skincare creams, especially anti-aging products, only contain chemicals you’ll be surprised how many of them like Parisian Glow use natural components to deliver their benefits.

Conclusion


You can thank Mother Nature and bond with your surrounding by being mindful about your diet, skin care, physical activity, even products you buy. The key is to value nature itself and different things it gives you, but we tend to take it for granted. Being more mindful will not only make you feel more connected with the Mother Nature, but you’ll be healthier, happier, and your skin will look picture-perfect at the same time.

References


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11511309

https://www.aad.org/media/news-releases/reducing-stress-may-help-lead-to-clearer-skin

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20522508

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3583891/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2607298/Can-exercise-actually-REVERSE-aging-Promising-new-study-reveals-working-make-skin-appear-FORTY-years-younger.html

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-17133/9-all-natural-moisturizers-you-can-find-in-the-kitchen.html

Author Bio-


Meighan Sembrano is an enthusiast and passionate writer. She is a contributor to 
Consumer Health Digest. She is an expertise in Beauty and Skin-Care articles. Also, have contributed in the health and fitness field. Her work gives an enthusiast twist to the readers. She resonates the readers with her sincere and thoughtful words. You can follow Meighan on Twitter and Facebook.


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