Achieving healthy skin does not have to be complicated, in fact it can be quite enjoyable and delicious!
Our skin is a reflection of the health of our body health and with a few simple adjustments we can encourage glowing skin over the years. The skin regenerates itself every 28 days, and around 45 days for more mature skin which means anyone can have beautiful skin at any age.
Grab a cup of tea, relax and let's learn some wonderful ways to practice self care for beautiful health and skin.
Reduce Sugar Intake
You're sweet enough already! Sugar causes inflammation and collagen to breakdown in a process called AGES ( advanced glycation end products) they are proteins bound to sugar moieties such as glucose + fructose. Resulting in damaged cross linked proteins and inflammation. Eating a lot of sugar causes wrinkles and unwanted signs of aging
Living a healthy lifestyle is not about depriving yourself of the foods you enjoy, but simply learning to have balance
Healthy Foods are the Fountain Of Youth
Every time we eat is a chance to to increase the beauty of our skin with healthy foods. Nutrient dense foods are the foundation of healthy skin.They literally feed our skin the necessary vitamins and minerals needed to fight off the signs of aging.
The best beauty foods are:
Rich in antioxidants
Derived from nature
Rich in vitamins and minerals
Rich in healthy fats
Full of protein
Get your Beauty Sleep
When we sleep our skin repairs and regenerates and a lack of sleep can cause hormonal imbalances, resulting in acne and aging of the skin. Aim for 7-10 hours each night
A sedentary lifestyle can negatively impact our appearance because exercise is required for the body to eliminate toxins, improve metabolism, and encouraging glowing skin. Even a 10 min walk a day can make a big difference in improving your health and appearance.
Non Toxic Beauty
Toxins from conventional beauty products decrease the body’s ability to detox properly and can speed up the signs of aging. Many conventional beauty products contain ingredients that are endocrine disruptors that negatively impact hormones and the skin. Natural beauty products have become really popular and there are so many brands that work really well.
Check out my NON TOXIC BEAUTY GUIDE
to learn how to make the switch to protect your health and beauty.
Have you ever noticed what happens when you are stressed? Do you tend to eat foods that cause your skin to look dull, drink too much, or have trouble sleeping? All of these things can cause the skin to show signs of aging. To help manage stress practice deep breathing, eat foods that support a healthy mood, practice self-care, journal, and do what you need.
THIS ONE IS VERY IMPORTANT. Toxic load refers to the accumulation of toxins and chemicals in the body that we are exposed to daily that over time can negatively influence our health. Everything from conventional beauty products, pesticides, cleaning supplies, and the everyday products we use all have an influence on our health and appearance.
An accumulation of toxins weakens the body’s natural ability to thrive and has a direct influence on how we look. Research your products and switch them out for non-toxic solutions.
The body is made of up to 60% water and is required to carry out its daily functions. Water helps to plump up the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and supports detoxification.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and gives our skin strength and elasticity.
As we age the production of collagen declines. However, we can take supplements to promote more youthful skin and eat collagen-rich foods such as my personal favorite, bone broth.
I really hope you enjoyed these tips. Be easy with yourself and try them at your own pace. There is no need to rush or stress. Any small shift will have a positive influence on your health and beauty.
Cheers to good health and glowing skin!
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