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Spending hours upon hours outdoors can mean too much exposure to UV rays that can increase the risk of skin cancer. Lucky for you, we are sharing a few tips on how you can protect your skin from premature aging. Adding these skincare products to your routine can also help reduce the risk of mild to severe skin disorders.

Sunscreens

Prolonged exposure to UV rays triggers various skin problems. Therefore, protecting your skin with a layer of sunscreen is the best way to block these rays. Always apply sunscreen half an hour before heading outside and reapply after every two hours as long as you work on your farm. Pick a sunscreen that includes SP 15 and these four chemical ingredients- titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, avobenzone, and octyl methoxycinnamate. This is true for all skin types and ethnicity.

Face Cleansers

Environmental pollutants and sunscreen mixed with sweat can clog your pores, cause acne, and dark spots. However, cleansing helps remove impurities, oil, and dirt from your skin. So, every evening when you get back home, don’t forget to wash your face with a natural cleanser. It will leave your skin fresh and smooth! (Here’s a great DIY cleanser and scrub in one.)

Facial Scrubs

Remember when we told you how exfoliating your skin removes dead cells. Without exfoliating, dead cells can get trapped on the surface of your skin and encourage dark spots. This will result in clogged pores, dryness, dullness and wrinkles. Using a skin scrub can gently dissolve dead skin cells. Scrubbing with physical exfoliants (consisting of tiny granules) is a great way to brighten your complexion. (Learn how to make your own scrub here.) Keep in mind that 2-3 times per week is enough otherwise excessive exfoliating can make your skin overly sensitive.

Moisturizer

While the sun can give you a beautiful tan keep in mind that it also saps all that natural moisture from your face! This eventually results in more pronounced wrinkles. From concealing blemishes to reducing skin problems, moisturizing on a regular basis can actually make your skin healthier. Apply a moisturizer on your face after every wash. Look for a lotion that includes plenty of vitamins and SPF 15 to shield your skin during day. Along with that, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

Your Road to Healthier Skin

Now that you have a better understanding of skincare products, you can have spotless, youthful and supple skin! Depending on your preferences, you may choose from organic or inorganic products, but keep in mind that natural and organic is always best. No matter what you pick, ensure to practice these skincare tips regularly and rejuvenate your skin like never before!

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3 Alternatives to Shampoo

Shampoo often contains harsh ingredients that can damage your hair and even lead to allergic reactions. Making your own hair cleanser at home can help to protect and nourish your hair and scalp, while also reducing your exposure to harmful chemicals found in commercial shampoos. Here are three natural alternatives to shampoo.

Egg

Egg is one of the best alternatives to shampoo, as eggs are natural cleansers that can help to repair and strengthen damaged hair. Eggs are packed with nourishing proteins that can even help to reduce hair loss and stimulate regrowth. Whisk one or two eggs in a bowl to create a smooth mixture, then apply the eggs to wet hair, massaging gently into the hair and scalp. Rinse thoroughly with tepid water to remove all traces of the egg. Never use hot water, as this will cause the egg to set.

Tea

Tea won’t create a lather, but it makes an excellent liquid cleanser that leaves your hair feeling soft, looking shiny and smelling great. Black tea, green tea, redbush tea and even herbal teas such as chamomile can all be used as a shampoo replacement. Add two or three tea bags to a pint of boiling water and allow to steep for ten minutes. Squeeze and remove the tea bags, then leave the liquid to cool. Pour the tea on wet hair and massage vigorously into the scalp. Rinse out with cold water for extra shine.

Soap Nuts

Soap nuts make an effective cleanser that can be used to remove build-up from hair products. Soap nuts need to be prepared in advance, so they’re not a quick fix, but they will leave your hair feeling soft, smooth and silky. Add seven or eight soap nuts to five cups of water, place in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-20 minutes. Use a blender to liquidize the mixture until smooth, then allow to cool. The mixture can then be used in the same way as regular shampoo.

Shampoo contains ingredients that can damage hair and cause skin reactions, but there are natural alternatives for keeping your hair clean. Using natural products will also help to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals. Egg, tea and soap nuts are three of the best shampoo alternatives.


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