To get flawless, hydrated skin, you have to start from the inside to support your body's ability to heal itself from the cellular level up.
Since the skin is the largest detoxification organ in your body, inflammation, mineral deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, toxic buildup, food intolerances, dehydration, stress and lack of sleep will all show on your face.
The following tips are crucial for boosting your beauty and overall wellbeing:
EAT YOUR WAY TO GLOWING SKIN
Your skin needs enough of the right nutrients and healthy calories to keep it clear, supple and bright - especially minerals like zinc, B vitamins, selenium, magnesium, healthy fats, protein and vitamins A, C and E. When I started eating the foods with the right nutrients, I saw a huge improvement in the health of my skin. It was smoother, softer, brighter and more balanced. My pores shrank, the dry (and oily) patches were gone, and I could go without makeup without feeling self-conscious. Eating real, whole foods is the most important thing you can do for your skin. It's far better, more effective and cheaper than expensive skin care products that aren't addressing the root of the issue.
LOVE AND SUPPORT YOUR GUT
The health of your gut microbiome has a huge affect on the health of your skin. It's where your body absorbs all the nutrients from the foods you eat, as well as the place where toxins are eliminated. If you’re eating all the right foods, but you have a poorly functioning digestive system, your body won't be able to utilize those nutrients to transform your skin from the inside out. Optimizing your digestion and cultivating the good microbes with probiotic-rich foods are crucial to repairing your gut-skin axis.
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BALANCE YOUR HORMONES
Excess hormones in your body can wreak havoc on your skin. Your body needs the right building blocks to produce them correctly, as well as a healthy gut microbiome to help regulate them. You can't have healthy, glowing skin without balanced hormones. When you see changes to your skin, it's a combination of two health issues - a damaged or depleted gut microbiome and a deficiency in key micronutrients for skin health. Eating the right foods to support your hormones is crucial, specifically clean proteins, hormone-balancing healthy fats and antioxidant-rich veggies.
Stress plays a huge role in the health of your skin. Too much stress creates excess cortisol, the stress hormone, which creates an imbalance in your hormones. When you have any type of hormonal imbalance, whether it's triggered by stress, lack of sleep, or eating the wrong foods for your body, it'll show up on your face. Finding a stress management method that works best for you is key -- like yoga, deep breathing and meditation. Sweating it up at the gym has a lot of health benefits and helps keep your skin healthier and younger-looking.
*And some additional tips - make sure to HYDRATE and stick to a non-toxic skincare routine.