Want your inner beauty to shine through?
The good news is that there are some natural and effective ways to achieve a healthy glow. We’ve all heard the saying, “beauty comes from within,” but does it? It certainly does. Let me show you how to get beautiful skin from the inside out.
If you look to celebrities as an indicator of beauty you may get the impression that the only way to youthful and radiant skin is with plastic surgery or other invasive procedures. As a skincare professional, I want to assure you there is a much better and natural way to go about it. For the past two decades, I have been successfully helping clients implement a simple yet effective home care routine to help them maintain their youthful look for as long as they wish.
A few small lifestyle changes can help reverse damage caused by chronic stress and toxic overload. To help you renew your skin and transform it from dull to radiant, I’ve put together this list of healthy habits for skin rejuvenation.
Here Are 4 Steps to Achieving Radiant Skin:
Feed Your Body Healthy Foods
Would you be surprised if I told you that it’s more important to eat healthily than it is to apply an expensive skin cream? The reason is that your body takes care of itself when it has all the essential nutrients to help rebuild and restore cellular strength. Although the cosmetic industry promises instant gratification by selling lotions and potions, those promises usually fall short.
To look and feel healthy you need to lower your carb intake since these rob the cells of antioxidants, triggering oxidative damage that leads to dull and tired-looking skin. While organic fruits and veggies are much better for you, you can start where you feel comfortable.
The best fruit to help you boost collagen, a glue that makes skin taunt, is the mango. These contain numerous self-healing and skin-repairing vitamins. Another beneficial fruit is the tomato because of its abundance of lycopene which helps protect the skin from UV damage. Pomegranate is rich in polyphenol micronutrients which also protect the skin from sun damage.
A word of caution for those who are on low-fat diets; our cells need natural fats to keep from dehydrating. Your body will thank you if you give it plenty of fish, flaxseed oil, or coconut oil. Another good fat is olive oil, it tastes great and it gives the skin an even tone.
Regardless of how much water you drink, if you don’t consume enough natural oils, your skin will feel dry.
Get Enough Rest
One of the most effective ways of combating stress is by getting more sleep because skin repairs itself while you sleep. The NSF (National Sleep Foundation) advises adults to get at least seven hours of sleep daily, doing otherwise can be detrimental to your health and ultimately to your skin.
You may have noticed that after a busy week at the office your skin tends to break out and looks pale. Our body’s internal clock is very forgiving in that it can be reset any time you give it a sufficient amount of rest. If your work schedule doesn’t allow you to sleep longer on weekdays, then catch up on weekends. Getting sufficient sleep will brighten your complexion and clear under-eye bags and dark circles. And it’s completely free!
One way to combat the negative effect of stress is by staying hydrated. Proper hydration keeps your skin healthy and moisturized. With sufficient hydration, your body can more easily clear away metabolic toxins. When you are stressed and forget to drink water, your body can become bloated in an effort to hold on to water.
Hydration also helps prevent puffy eyes and dark circles, as well as, wrinkles. It’s recommended that you drink at least 50% of your body weight in ounces. If you weigh 150lbs, your body will need 75 oz. of water daily. If 10 bottles of water sound too much for you, drink what you can and add an extra eight ounces each week. Your skin will glow, and your hair will be less frizzy.
Put Life on Pause
Meditation is a great way to relax by melding body and mind together. There are many different schools of thought but the one I resonate with is guided meditations because they encourage the observation of thoughts and help stop the chatter in your brain.
Another way of calming your mind is with deep breathing. This supplies the body with fresh oxygen while eliminating toxins. I strongly recommend relaxing your mind before bedtime to avoid sleepless nights and possible headaches in the morning. You’ll have an amazing day after a good night’s sleep.
A combination of these natural solutions can and will make you look and feel younger without the use of invasive methods. While stress and aging are inevitable parts of life, their effects on the skin can be managed by the lifestyle we adopt. By putting these healthy habits into practice in addition to regular visits to your skin care professional, you’ll have your very own home maintenance program. And that makes a winning solution for younger and more radiant skin naturally.
For more tips and natural solutions please listen to our podcast Safe Natural Skin Care. For an in-person or virtual consultation with me, give me a call at 973-228-7727.
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