Having glowing skin isn’t all about the aesthetic beauty tied to it. The health of your skin can reflect the health and vitality of your body too. So here are easy ways that you can maintain glowing skin in natural ways.
- Get your beauty sleep
Good quality sleep has to be a priority. Inadequate or disturbed sleep can wreak havoc on your skin. Research has shown that poor sleep quality can contribute to increased signs of skin aging (fine lines and wrinkles). The average time is always 8 hours, but that doesn’t mean that it’s the best quality or even the right amount of sleep for you and your body. To learn more about optimizing sleep follow this link to watch the Virtual Workshop all about Holistic Sleep Solutions. Your skin will thank you! * https://www.melissalainn.com/videolibrary
- Eat antioxidant-rich foods
Eat the rainbow. The more colorful your plate the better. Be sure to incorporate dark, leafy greens and berries daily as they are packed with antioxidants that help keep your skin function optimally. Incorporate blueberries, kale, spinach, beetroot, carrots and—bonus—dark chocolate.
- Work up a sweat
Exercise increases blood flow throughout the body, bringing vital oxygen, nutrients, and minerals to the skin. Working out leads to brighter, better-looking skin. Bonus if you exercise outdoors – just remember the SPF!
- Add healthy fats to your diet
Healthy fats like those found in nuts, flaxseed, and avocados can help to replenish your body’s ability to make healthy and strong cell membranes, which can protect against environmental damage by restoring the skin barrier. Remember, not eating adequate healthy fats can cause the skin and hair to be dry. Other foods to include for glowing skin include salmon, chia seeds, olive oil, and whole pasture raised, organic eggs.
- Supplementing with collagen
The most abundant protein in your body—and your skin—is collagen, and, unfortunately, our natural reserves of this essential protein deplete as we age. Collagen supplements are packed with amino acids, which has been shown to promote our hair, skin, and nail health and support the skin’s cellular renewal process, thereby promoting a healthy, glowing, firm complexion.
- Take care of your gut
Research shows that underlying gut health issues can manifest on the skin in many ways, from acne to eczema. The connection even has a name: the gut-skin axis. Anything that will damage your gut (sugar, processed food, too much alcohol and vegetable oils) may also damage your skin. * Overall gut health is nuanced and complex, and it’s important (for so, so many reasons) for everyone to take the time to learn how to care for and nourish your own unique gut flora.
- Stay hydrated
Drinking enough clean water is essential for overall skin health. Staying hydrated keeps your skin moisturized, healthy, and glowing. Water intake isn’t one-size-fits-all, so listen to what your body needs, if it’s hot, you’re moving more than usual or you are feeling ill you will need to increase the amount of water you have.
You can even use apps like:
Water Drink Reminder
- Avoid potentially ‘irritating’ foods
Foods that are packaged, processed, and high in sugar, as well as dairy can cause sensitivity and irritation in the body, especially when you have them on a regular basis. Excess sugar, dairy, and processed foods can cause skin inflammation, leading to rashes and breakouts. Recent research has confirmed the link between high-sugar foods and acne, as well as general head-to-toe inflammation. *If you need help with the process take a look at the Breaking Up with Sugar Online Program https://purewithin.co.za/product/breaking-up-with-sugar-online-course/
Having glowing, healthy skin is a daily commitment. If you suffer from skin conditions don’t become dismayed, our bodies are always wanting to operate in a state of health. Reach out to a health professional or coach to guide you to the best possible options for you. For more information or to book a free 15min Discovery Call email me at email@example.com.
Here’s to your health & happiness