Healthy skin is a mere reflection of our internal health and lifestyle. With a few simple adjustments we can improve our health while also encouraging glowing skin.
Grab a cup of tea and relax, you're in for a treat. These practical tips for younger looking skin can be implemented at your leisure and with ease. Let's learn some wonderful ways to practice self care for beautiful health and skin.
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Okay let's get into the details on how you can achieve more youthful appearance at any age.
Reduce Sugar Intake
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 an excess of sugar causes wrinkles and unwanted signs of aging
Eat Healthy Foods
Healthy foods can be your fountain of youth.
Every time you eat you have the ability to increase the beauty of your skin by absorbing vital nutrients needed to glow from within. Get in the habit of asking yourself, “Is this food going to support my body + appearance, or will it do the opposite?” Consuming foods rich in vitamins + minerals supports a healthy body that will reflect in glowing skin
Aim for 7-10 hours each night. Lack of sleep can cause hormonal imbalances, resulting in acne and aging skin. Optimal amounts of sleep are required for the body to detox and for the whole body to function properly.
A sedentary lifestyle can negatively impact your appearance because exercise is required for your body to eliminate toxins, improve metabolism, and encouraging glowing skin.
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.
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, 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 health mood, practice self care, journal, do what YOU need.
REDUCE TOXIC LOAD
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 overtime 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. Accumulations of toxins weaken the body’s natural ability to thrive and have 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 70% water and is required to carry out its daily functions. Water helps to plump up the skin and reduce the signs of fine lines and wrinkles.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is what 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.
The skin regenerates itself every 28 days
(for more mature skin, 45 days)
Which means anyone can have younger looking skin at any age.
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.