EASY TO FOLLOW SKINCARE TIPS FOR A FRESH AND REVITALIZED SKIN
On this short guide, you will find nutrition tips for healthy skin!
The are many ways to keep the skin healthy and glowing!
When the change comes from within, you can see good results quite fast from the diet with good support of natural skin care!
This change of the diet will influence more than just your skin, but also many other aspects of your life!
So what can you do within the diet to keep your skin healthy?
Hydration: hydrated skin has better elasticity and fewer fine lines, it looks generally brighter.
Drinking plenty of water helps to flush out water-soluble toxins from the kidneys.
Remember that the skin will be used as a fast and convenient waste removal system!
If any of the other modes of elimination are in any way inhibited, this can lead to skin breakouts lesions.
How much water to drink a day?
A classic recommendation is known as “8 x 8”: eight glasses of 8 oz which equals about 2 litres of water per day.
Eat healthily and control the amount and the types of sugars in your diet!
When we eat simple sugars, we get a very sudden rise in blood sugar.
When this happens, the body initially releases adrenalin (hence the sugar rush).
After adrenalin has surged around the body for a while, it will start to release insulin, in order to enter the cells all the excess sugar and get it out of the bloodstream.
When we have high levels of adrenalin in circulation, the skin is affected, as adrenalin directly stimulates the sebaceous glands in the skin.
This causes a drastic increase in the production of sebum and increases the likelihood of developing skin breakouts.
Also remember to eat healthy fats such as omegas 3, 6 and 9.
These fats are vital for skin health.
They help to condition the skin and control inflammation.
Try to add to your diet:
- hemp seeds
- chia seeds
- pumpkin seeds (also a good source for zinc and Vitamin E )
- oily fish
Vitamins like Vitamin E, A and C are important for healthy skin
Avocado is a great source of the fat-soluble antioxidant Vitamin E.
In terms of skin health, Vitamin E can help to protect skin cell membranes from free radical damage.
It also keeps skin cell membranes healthier and can help to keep the skin looking plump, as well as reducing moisture loss.
Sweet potatoes, carrots and butternut squash are delicious and packed with the plant pigment beta-carotene, that is a powerful anti-inflammatory.
Beta carotene is a provitamin A, which helps to regulate oil production in the skin, and gives it a more youthful appearance.
Legumes are rich in plant-based protein and fibre, which helps to clear waste out of the digestive tract,
this can give the skin an extra glow.
For example, Chickpeas are rich in a rare trace mineral called molybdenum, which among other things can assist in the breakdown of certain environmental and metabolic toxins in the liver.
Natural skin care tip:
A good skin care regime can work wonders for the way skin functions and thrives as an organ and is essential for those with skin complaints.
Choose products with a minimum of harsh chemicals.
Always remember to remove your make-up at the end of the day, clean your face with water, if you are using a facial wash, use a gentle one.
The face skin is very delicate, treat it gently! Then use serum/oil and a good moisturizer!
These are my easy and delicious tips for healthy skin, but generally to a healthy lifestyle!
Share with me in the comments below your routine and if you have any specific skincare questions ♥
My name is Pazit, I’m a registered Naturopath N.D. , MNNA (a member of the Naturopathic Nutrition Association), Herbalist, Aromatherapist and Bach Flower remedies therapist based in London.
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