Our skin is a direct reflection of our health. You can’t hide what it’s telling you unless you layer on the foundation... but when it’s just you and the mirror it’s time to get real.
I have yet to meet someone that doesn't want a glowing, youthful, clear complexion but when it comes down to it...are you willing to put in the work to get the results your after?
Having glowing, youthful and clear skin does come at a cost...it won’t magically appear after days of crying and feeling sorry for yourself. It’s going to take time and dedication to your health.
If you're having skin problems right now just no i've been there, I got your back and i'm here to help. I’m not going to lie and promise perfect skin in weeks but I am offering real tips that will heal your skin. With patience you will get results that last!
Here are my top 10 tips for Glowing, Youthful Clear Skin;
1.Hydrate. I know you've probably heard this tip time and time again but that's because it's super important. By hydrating, you are helping your body flush out toxins and anything not welcome. Without proper hydration, your skin will present itself by turning dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkles. Quite the opposite of glowing healthy skin. So drink up ladies! Be sure to never leave home without a reusable water bottle.
2.Gut Health. According to Carla Oates, founder of The Beauty Chef, an upset digestive system can actually trigger or worsen acne, inflammation, and rashes and can be caused by consuming too many processed foods, sugar or alcoholic drinks. To rebalance your gut health, try to limit your consumption of these to avoid overloading the gut. In addition, a supplement rich in vitamins, minerals, and probiotics can help support digestive function.
3.Hormone Balance. Proper hormone balance is a major factor in determining the health of our skin. There are various hormonal conditions that set the stage for chronic acne, eczema, dry skin, hair loss and wrinkles.
Some hormones are anti-aging, protective against inflammation and oxidation, while others contribute to disease. At a basic level, when our hormones are not optimally balanced, inflammation can become chronic, which suppresses immune function and leads to disease and accelerated aging.
If your goal is to be radiantly healthy, then your hormonal balance must be on the top of your list!
4. Supplement. The amount of antioxidants and vitamins we need to get from our diet is hard to reach daily and if your able to do so I bow to you! I like to know I'm meeting my requirements every day, so I make sure to supplement.
My top supplement for skin is collagen!
Collagen is an extremely important fibrous protein that is found in connective tissue – it's in our bones, our joints and is also a major component of our skin. When we lose collagen our skin wrinkles, our joints become less stable and our tendons and ligaments become more prone to injury.
Knowing this... if I was able to bring one thing on a trip I would always pick my collagen! It also keeps the nails strong which was my biggest telltale as I always had brittle nails growing up.
5.Avoid Harsh Ingredients. It’s been two years since I've made the switch to green beauty and someone couldn't pay me to look back. Ingredients used in popular beauty products have been linked to everything from hormonal disruptions, skin sensitivity, to cancer, and what’s worse is that they go directly into your bloodstream when applied to the skin. While there are certainly lots of studies with different perspectives on this topic, everyone can agree that using more natural products is the safest bet for you and the environment.
6.Masking. Face masks are the perfect skin care treatment to help you with your skincare concerns. The right face mask can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils and help improve the appearance of your pores. They’re also an excellent way to help pull out impurities without damaging the skin. My favourite part about wearing a face mask: the feeling of being pampered like you’re at a spa from the comfort of your home. #selflove
7.Use an Essence. Sorry, it’s time to add one more step to your skincare routine but you’ll thank me! An essence helps add another layer of hydration to your skin, and when your skin is hydrated, conditioned and in a state of optimum health, it’s better able to support the direct benefits of your serum and moisturizer. By activating your skin’s ability to retain moisture, essences create the perfect environment for the rest of your skin care ritual to work effectively.
8. SPF. Daily exposure to the sun produces vitamin D and is beneficial, but too much sun will damage your skin. Don’t forget to wear your sunglasses and SPF. If you want good skin, you cannot skip sunscreen in your beauty regime even if you are stepping out for a short while. Exposure to the sun can trigger pigmentation of the skin, and give you hard to get rid of sunspots.
9.Deep Cleansing. Properly cleansing the skin is one of the most effective ways to achieve skin that’s healthier, clearer and more radiant. We are exposed to pollutants, toxins, dirt, and grime on the daily. Just going for a walk in the city your being exposed to “who knows what”.
When doing a half ass job cleansing, impurities will cling to your skin and dead skin cells will build up, blocking pores and therefore be impeding the skin's ability to produce sebum (skin's natural conditioner). This will make your skin prone to breakouts, dry patches, and dullness. To be sure I’m always getting a deep cleanse I use The BFF which is our top of the line facial cleansing tool that uses sonic, high-frequency vibrations to give your face the deepest clean possible. Learn more here.
10.Massage. When we look at what skin aging actually is coming from Eastern perspectives, it is a slowing down of the circulation of blood, otherwise known as "life force". When we age, our circulation of nutrient-rich blood slows down as well as detoxifying lymph which leads to an increasingly sluggish skin-cell turnover.
In those ways, the skin becomes more "stagnant." Breakouts are an accumulation of oil, sebum, excess protein, and debris under the skin. If it stays stagnant, the result is inflammation, which can result in rosacea, wrinkles, aged-looking skin, and acne. Stimulating lymph flow at your body's highest point, your head, helps the rest of it move as well.
I love to massage my face daily with The BFF. Our top cleansing tool that uses high-frequency vibrations to increase blood flow and collagen production, keeping things flowing and avoiding the inevitable. Learn more here.
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I can go on and on with more tips but I'll save them for another post! Please leave a comment and let me know if these tips helped you in any way or if there was something I missed. As always I appreciate your feedback.
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