Let’s face it: everyone’s skin could be better. We all have things about our skin that we wish we could change. Whether it be oily, dry, pimply, or red, no one is completely satisfied with their skin – and that’s okay! Skincare is hard, and can be frustrating to research. Many of the chemical-based products that we apply to our skin claim to be helping to reduce the signs of weather and age, but those very products could actually be damaging, as well.
A vegan approach to healthy skin could be exactly what is needed to counteract these problems. Even if you aren’t completely vegan, these remedies could be the answer for which you’ve been searching.
Change Your Diet
There is no way of getting around this one. If you want clearer, healthier skin, you need to eat healthier. You might not be ready to give up on animal products altogether, but incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your meal plan will greatly aide you in your quest towards more beautiful skin.
Plant based diets are generally lower in fat, which means less oils to clog your pores. They also contain essential vitamins and antioxidants. Cutting back on dairy and meat (or eliminating it altogether by embracing the vegan spirit) will lead to glowing, radiant skin.
DIY Home Remedies
There is no end to the recipes that can be found online for creating your own acne fighting remedies. Here are just a couple:
- Spot Treatment: A drop of lemon juice, a bit of salt, and apply to the area with the end of a cotton swab or ball. Leave it there for 15 minutes and rinse.
- Cleansing Mask: Take an overripe banana and smash it in a bowl with a spoon. Spread it evenly over your face or problem area. Leave on for 15 to 30 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
- Toner: In half a cup of water, brew a bag of green tea. Mix a quarter cup of the green tea with a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar. Shake it up, stick it in the fridge, add this concoction to your nightly cleansing routine.
After a hot shower, mixing American Hemp Oil and coconut oil in a 1:1 ratio can help get rid of all those unwanted skin conditions. From antiaging to controlling the spread of rashes, these marijuana based products are amazing for your skin. What cannabinoids do is control cell proliferation and differentiation. This means warts, acne, and even HPV outbreaks can be reduced or stopped altogether.
Vegan Skincare Products
Since these products are chemical-free, they will not irritate your skin. Plus, you can feel good about knowing they aren’t tested on animals. Without sacrificing effectiveness or scent, using vegan products also helps to reduce your carbon footprint. There are anti-pollutions creams that act like sunscreen against smog. There are cleansers that use spinach leaves. Anything you’ve been using for your skincare routine has a vegan alternative. By replacing your products with harm-free ones, you are ensuring a better tomorrow.