Do you know what your largest organ is? Even if you don’t know the answer to this question, that’s not such a big deal (it’s your skin, by the way). What’s most important is the answer to the following question: Do you take care of your skin? You better do, because your skin is such an important indicator of your health. In today’s article, I will reveal my two favorite products for glowing skin: all natural and inexpensive!
First of all, let’s recap. Skin is human’s largest organ. It is the “shield” of our bodies from the surrounding world. It serves as a protection from direct infections and radiation; acts as a barrier to any stress or trauma; it detects sensations and through the nerve endings sends signals to the brain; skin also acts an important role in thermal regulation of the body through sweating and so … much … more.
I pointed out all those functions of our skin just to remind you how crucial it is for us to properly take care of it in order to stay healthy and feel glowing. And while, of course, I am a huge proponent of the “inside-out” approach (nurturing our cells with healthy food and fluids), I also love caressing my skin with natural oils and creams to give it additional boost. So, here are my two top products for everyday use, especially if your skin is dry and sensitive.
- Olive oil.
Olive oil is literally the most inexpensive skin product you can find on the market. Just a few drops are doing miracles to your skin. Applied on top of the skin, it works as a long-lasting moisturizer that will keep your skin hydrated all year long: whether it in summer, under the burning sun, or in winter, facing the cold wind. Olive oil is also a powerful antioxidant – it protects your skin from free radicals which bring your skin to age, keeping your look younger for longer!
- Coconut oil.
Coconut oil is the other non-toxic super-powerful skin product you can afford. It not only softens your skin but also acts as a natural sunscreen protection*. It can also give your skin that glowing shine and beautiful coconut aroma if you’re a fan of its flavor. The oil also prevents premature wrinkling, because of its antioxidant content, especially vitamin E.
*If you decide to use coconut oil instead of sunscreen protection cream, consult your doctor first.
I personally prefer coconut instead of olive oil, just because I love the delicious coconut smell. What are your favorite skin beauty products?