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Natural Ways to Take Better Care of Your Skin

Keep your skin healthy and youthful with these tips.

We spend so much time dedicated to taking care of immune systems that it's easy to let skin care fall by the wayside. That doesn't make it OK, however – our skin is the largest barrier to infection. That means if you don't put in the effort to keep it in top shape, your risk for illness and disease exposure goes up. Paying closer attention to skin care is key, especially with the thousands of toxins we're exposed to on a daily basis.

If you want to take better care of your skin without using harsh chemicals, consider a natural approach with these tips:

Reduce Stress Levels
You've likely heard that high stress levels have a negative impact on the condition of your skin. But why? According to dermatologist Richard Fried, M.D. Ph.D., it's all about hormones.

"So many [skin conditions] are related to an inappropriate release of inflammatory chemicals," he told SELF magazine. "Stress is a general trigger that can make the skin misbehave in whatever way it's prone to misbehaving."

While life can throw mysterious curve balls that lead to inevitable encounters with stress, do your best to find ways to reduce anxiety whenever possible. Make time for yourself, relax, find a new hobby or spend weekends surrounded by loved ones as a way to cope with and prevent feeling overly stressed. Your skin will thank you.

Girl in a field, reading a book.Set aside time to relax during the day.

Drop Unhealthy Habits
Smoking is dangerous for your general health, but it makes a particularly significant impact on your skin. This bad habit narrows the small blood vessels in the outer layers of your skin, which can deplete the skin of its oxygen and make it more pale. Smoking also harms the collagen and elastin in skin, two fibers that make skin strong and reduce your chances of developing wrinkles. Dropping this unhealthy habit early in life is one of the easiest ways to ensure a healthy complexion as you get older.

Use Natural Skin Care Products
While beauty advertisements plastered across your television set claim to provide a product that promotes optimal skin health, it's important to pay attention to the ingredients. Many skin care cleansers and lotions are loaded with toxic chemicals that can harm the body when absorbed through the skin. To avoid this issue, start shopping for natural skin care products and makeup.

Stay Hydrated and Follow a Plant-based Diet
By drinking plenty of water throughout the day, you can help your skin from becoming dry, itchy and dull-looking. Replacing sugary juices and sodas with water can also reduce your chance for dealing with adult acne flare-ups.

Beyond drinking water, hydrate with a primarily raw, plant-based diet. The Hallelujah Diet can provide your body with the antioxidants and nutrients it needs to thrive. A variety of fruits, vegetables, organic whole grains, nuts and seeds will reduce inflammation in your skin and fuel it to look radiant and youthful as you age.

As we age our skin slowly becomes depleted of silica, leading to thinner skin and loss of elasticity. Using the right form of silica, like the Hallelujah Diet Collagen Booster with Silica  can help produce collagen and elastin fibers to give your skin a more youthful elasticity and flexibility.


  1. Jennifer July 11, 2018

    Skin care has been a big deal to me now that I’m getting older. I appreciate the tips that can help with keeping my skin healthy.

  2. Connie Gesser July 12, 2018

    I did not know that stress can have a negative impact on my skin.

    I like to drink smoothies, especially the ones from Less Is Enough recipe book to help keep me hydrated.

  3. DR D J Joseph July 16, 2018

    It is amazing how many persons take the skin for granted. The true functions of the skin are not understood until something goes wrong. I a. A firm believer in the old adage” you are what you eat” Please continue to highlight the importance of healthy eating to health skin.

  4. Angela Solomon July 18, 2018

    Skin care is important I have always been a firm believer in that. These are great ideas to help keep our skin healthy and looking vibrant!!

  5. CarolynBcalhoun August 6, 2018

    I am so glad you included the use of Silica in the article. I am very pleased with the results of using the Organic Silica now for the past six months. I can definitely tell a difference in the revived elasticity of my skin. I know it’s great for the hair and nails as well. And water, water, water. I can’t stress enough how depleted we sometimes allow our skin to get. Keep a glass of water near you at all times. Great article. Thanks

    • Melody Hord August 6, 2018

      Staying well hydrated helps with many things. It makes me so disappointed in myself when I go all day and barely drink anything. A Tbsp. of BarleyMax in 2 cups water is a wonderful mid-morning break!

  6. It is extremely important to stay well hydrated. Not only is it vital for your inner body, but also for your skin. I have noticed a difference since I started taking the Silica, not only in my skin, but in my hair and nails as well. As I get older, it is important to be more diligent in caring for my outer being as well as my inner being. Take time to unwind and de-stress during the day. I am an avid reader. I can get totally lost in a good book. Keep a positive attitude. It can affect not only you, but those around you as well.

  7. Angela May 19, 2020

    Thank you for the skin care information! Our skin is so important and we do need to take care of it!

  8. Diet and lifestyle are important for all parts of our body, inside and out. It is also important to take care in choosing cosmetics. I found out, the hard way, that caffeine is becoming a more common ingredient in a lot of cosmetics. I am allergic to caffeine, and was having some issues with my skin after switching foundations. Turns out, there was caffeine in the product under a name that I would never have recognized. A pharmacist pointed it out to me when I had him look at the label for me. It is used for many different purposes. Anti-aging, antioxidant, anti-acne. Even more reasons to switch to natural cosmetics if possible.

  9. Angela May 18, 2022

    Love this article on helping us to remember that good skin care is important. It starts with taking care of our bodies on the inside as well as the outside.

  10. Connie May 19, 2022

    I like the suggestion of taking time for yourself to reduce anxiety and stress. Find a new hobby, spend time with friends and family and relax, these are a good suggestions which help a person deal with stress.

  11. Annette Whitworth May 24, 2022

    This was some great suggestion for a person. So many people do not understand that drinking plenty of water helps with your skin. I like this part “By drinking plenty of water throughout the day, you can help your skin from becoming dry, itchy and dull-looking.” I try to drink a liter of water a day and more and I use the HD collgen with silica. Thanks again for great advice

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