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withlovewen.com African Shea Butter How To Get Natural Glowing Skin In A Couple Of WeeksGlowing skin became one of my priorities at the beginning of this year. Including health and positive thinking. On December 31, while I was writing down my new year’s resolution, I solemnly vowed that on this new year I was going to take good care of my skin. I promised to use more natural products or home-made recipes. Fill my blender more often with organic fruits and vegetables. Drink lots of water and sleep longer hours. It is June, and I am happy to report, that so far, I have kept most of my promises and I am starting to see beautiful results on my skin. Sleeping? I will be honest, it is getting better, but I am still negotiating with my pillow. I am always the most alert and creative at night. Well, it is a fight each night. That will surely be my next task on my healthy journey. A big one to accomplish.

Health and naturally glowing skin could be the best self-love gift that I could gift me.  Ever since I started this “organic new me,” I feel energized, with longer hair, alert and with Cover Girl skin! Well, I wish. Not there yet, but that is the goal eventually. 

Health and naturally glowing skin are the best self-love gift.

Here are some of the habits implemented on my daily routine:

withlovewen.com Green Juice How To Get Natural Glowing Skin In A Couple Of Weeks

Green Juice, baby!

Let’s start with the hardest step, at least for me. Getting into the daily habit of changing my breakfast routine and taking precious time in the morning to use a blender and to turn freshly cut vegetables into an organic elixir. It is not easy to accomplish initially. It takes motivation and determination. However, the rewards for this effort are never ending, from better health, stronger immune system, proper digestive tract, longer hair, shinier eyes and of course more beautiful skin. I got myself a Ninja Professional Blender & Nutri Ninja Cups as a Christmas gift to be ready by January.

It is not easy to accomplish initially. It takes motivation and determination. However, the rewards for this effort are never ending.

I started my goals with one green juice in the morning. Immediately, I started feeling fantastic. Later,  I moved to using the blender more often to create an amazing fruit juice in the afternoon as well. I call this fruit juice my “Glowing Beauty” because my skin has not been this smooth and beautiful in a long while. I shared the ingredients of this recipe on a post called “Yoga Inside My Stomach.” The only difference is that now I add a spoon of Manuka honey into this recipe because of its incredible healing properties. Read the post about Manuka Honey excellent qualities for skin renewal. In overall, I should start calling this, my afternoon “Glowing Beauty Dessert” instead, because it also tastes so yummy.withlovewen.com-Manuka-Honey- How To Get Natural Glowing Skin In A Couple Of Weeks

Natural Toner

In the past, the word “skin toner” was an alien word into my beauty regimen. I considered the use of a toner to be an extreme step in skincare. I thought it was an over-exaggerated process. In my experience, I was used to be bombarded with brand name toners full of bad ingredients. Indeed they did the job but also were too harsh on my skin. I could see now why I avoided them back then. It is not the step process of a toner that is exaggerating. It is mostly the active ingredients that most brands add on those products to make them efficient.

Most toners are strong on alcohol which is not good on the skin. The key to using this step correctly is on substituting that process with natural oils or plant-based organic products.

Things changed while I was doing research to start this “organic new me” because I discovered two natural alternatives that are now added to my list of addictive daily beauty products for glowing skin. Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar and T.N. Dickinson’s Astringent, 100% Natural, Witch Hazel. I have tried them in the past, but now I am using them on a regular basis, and I do not use them both daily. I alternate each day and use them before bedtime. We are now on Spring weather, but once summer comes; I will be using just the witch hazel since it is safe for sensitive skin and refreshing under the heat.

Most toners are strong on alcohol which is not good on the skin. The key to using this step correctly is on substituting that process with natural oils or plant-based organic products. I have also used milk and green tea as toners as well. 

Benefits

Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar – Contains alpha hydroxy acids to remove dead skin. It is made of acid malic forms which help get rid of acne and pimples. Balance PH on the skin. Leave skin youthful and glowing because it removes toxins from the face. This is the one that I use.  

Witch Hazel – Natural astringent. Remove excess oil from the skin. Great acne treatment. It is antioxidant and has antibacterial properties. Tighten the skin and reduce puffiness around the eyes. Protect skin elasticity. Completely natural. Here is my favorite.

Anti-aging and Radiant Glowing Skin

withlovewen.com-Raw-SheaButter- How To Get Natural Glowing Skin In A Couple Of WeeksAfrican Shea Butter 100% Natural– Here is a something that should be called “Glowing Superstar.”  I buy mine raw, organic, unpasteurized and preferably exported from Ghana. I am talking about Shea Butter and its great main ingredients: stearic and oleic acids.

Benefits – Help keep the skin hydrated and soft. Protects against sun exposure. Works as a natural sunscreen. Repair lips, perfect to be used as a lip balm. Organic Shea butter helps smooth out wrinkle skin. Protect against moisture loss from the skin.

Shea butter is a “Glowing Superstar” against wrinkles.

withlovewen.com-Water-skin Juice How To Get Natural Glowing Skin In A Couple Of WeeksMore Water – The skin is an organ made of cells. If the skin is not getting enough water, it will become dry, flaky and dull; which could result in more wrinkles. It is important to drink one glass of water before and after a shower, especially during summer weather or warm baths. Drinking a minimum of 8 glasses a day help the body to remove toxins and help with glowing skin.

In my case, at home, I keep nearby, a big crystal jar that holds four glasses of water. I add slices of either lemon, orange or cucumber which are also great helpers with glowing skin.

Drinking a minimum of 8 glasses a day push the body to remove toxins and help with glowing skin.

withlovewen.com-Clean-Makeup-Brushes How To Get Natural Glowing Skin In A Couple Of WeeksClean Beauty Brushes – Dirty makeup brushes hold bacteria and fungus. Therefore is important to wash those brushes often for healthy glowing skin. Each time I use my brush, it collects oil and dead skin.

Dirty makeup brushes hold bacteria and fungus.

I clean my brushes by putting them into a bowl of warm water and a bit of witch hazel, hydrogen peroxide or 70% or more alcohol to disinfect.

 

 

With Love, Wen

Please check my previous post on Health. About four natural daily morning habits to start the day with more energy, calmness and better health. Also check my most popular post on Beauty, describing the incredible benefits of Manuka honey.

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27 Comments

  1. I never knew that about cleaning my makeup brushes. I will be trying that out next time I clean them! Also didn’t realize I could use apple cider vinegar as a toner. Thanks for the new tips! Look forward to trying them out.

  2. Amber Briglio Reply

    Love the section on the green juice. I started juicing a few months ago and its life changing!

  3. Miamiblogger Reply

    I shared it on my Pinterest beauty board. Great ideas which I am definitely going to add to my regimen.

  4. I love everything you recommend here! I wish someone could be next to me and give me everything I need daily. I love all the tips, but I forget to be consistent. Great post!

  5. I didn’t know about the apple cider vinegar, either! I’ve got a bottle in my cupboard right now–I’ll have to try it!

  6. These are such great tips! I notice such a huge difference in my skin when I drink lots of water throughout the day AND have a green smoothie to start … I really want to try apple cider vinegar as a toner though, as I know so many beauty bloggers who swear by this!

    xo Jaime
    Angloyankophile

  7. Oh wow. These tips are perfect, thank you! Likewise, I’m forever promising to be kinder to my skin, but time or budget gets in the way! Thanks for the reminder that I need to take care of my body.

  8. I love Manuka Honey and Apple Cidar Vinegar! I think I’ll use ACV more as a toner. I’ve always had trouble with my skin until recently. I have been using Lactic Acid 50% Gel Peel and it works wonders on keeping my skin clear and glowing. Check it out!

  9. Thanks for the fabulous natural glowing skin care tips! Like you, I am a big fan of creating a healthy inside for a healthy outside . . . green drinks/smoothies are one of my favorite ways! Great post.

  10. I have not used either of these things. I use other herbal things but looks like ACV is great! I will give it a shot right away.

  11. Would you use the Apple cider as a toner in the morning and night? Do you use the shea butter in the morning or more like a nighttime moisturizer?

  12. I could do with a natural glow! My skin is SO dull and dry at the moment ,I think that my diet is partly to blame! I love all of the natural foods here, I need to give the green drinks a go!

  13. Most every toner I’ve ever used was alcohol based, so I’m surprised to see one without it. The Manuka Honey is going on my shopping list. I can’t wait to try it and the toner.

  14. alisonrost Reply

    I’m with you on the late nights. It’s awful, but I do my best work after 10 pm. I love the quiet of the house with no distractions. For me, my skin always looks its best when I’m getting 7 or 8 hours of sleep every night and feeding myself well x

  15. One of my friends has been using one of these products if I’m not wrong she always says what great it is! I think she was speaking about the Natural Toner.

  16. These are very useful tips! I know from experience that witch hazel and green tea are very effective. I just purchased raw manuka honey that I just love! I really need to clean my brushes, I can be bad and forget to do that!

  17. My Teen Guide Reply

    I love all the tips to achieve natural glowing skin without those harmful chemicals. I am a label reader and if I see an unfamiliar word in the ingredient list, I put it back on the shelf. I will have to try Apple cider vinegar as a toner. That sounds interesting!

  18. Glowing skin from the inside out. Great practical, easy-to-follow tips you got here for healthier skin. I believe that it should really start from within so organic juices and lots of water should be in everybody’s list.

  19. Great tips! It is very important to drink water and I tell you, I love the African Shea Butter 100% Natural– it makes my skin feel so good and it looks great after ever use. My oldest girls always clean their make up brushes too, I use to just throw mine out until my oldest showed me how to clean them.

  20. nmetolen75 Reply

    I use a lot of these! Especially the Shea butter. I think I have that same one! For a toner, I do love good old witch hazel. It works fantastic without drying my skin out too much.

  21. I have heard a lot about the benefits of apple cider vinegar in your diet. Although this was more anecdotal and not by reading any articles. I should definitely check into this and find ways to increase it in my diet if it has so many great affects.

  22. These are such great tips! looks like Apple Cider Vinegar is great! I will give it a shot right away. Thanks for the reminder that I need to take care of my body.

  23. I am all about natural beauty products, nothing worse than using animal tests products. The more natural the better I say, is the way forward.

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