Radiant Skin Starts from Within
A healthy well balanced diet that incorporates lots of fresh green veggies, fruits, healthy fats, nuts and seeds and minimal to no added sugars, meats, and processed food is vital to alkalizing the body and aiding in glowing skin! Foods that alkalize the body also contain antioxidants, Vitamins A, C and E, along with other nutrients, which all work to nourish and keep skin vibrant and increase elasticity. A glass of warm lemon water every morning is an easy way to alkalize the body. Follow that with a green smoothie and your gut and your skin will be thanking you! Also, having a positive attitude and outlook on life is key. When you feel good on the inside, mentally, emotionally and physically, you look good on the outside!
Glow Begins in the Gut
Having a healthy and balanced gut doesn’t allow space for pathogens (unhealthy, disease causing bacteria) which can disrupt your skin. Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kombucha and pickled ginger are great for balancing and nourishing healthy flora (bacteria) in the gut. If those foods aren’t for you, taking a daily probiotic is the best way to ensure optimal intestinal function, which will in turn curb inflammation which is the culprit behind most breakouts and skin ailments.
Simplicity is Key
Eliminate products from your regimen that contain synthetics and parabens. Green beauty is becoming more and more popular, and for good reason! Green beauty products are designed to heal and restore the skin using minimal ingredients with the absence of “ junk”. Another option is making your own products. It’s super easy to whip up a face -mask or exfoliant from household items such as oatmeal, avocado, and honey.
Healthy hydrated skin is sexy! Drink more water and less coffee, tea and soda to cleanse and flush the body and nourish cells. Water is ultra hydrating and allows vitamins and nutrients to travel to skin cells, which ends up producing great skin!
Love My Flow
Practicing certain asana’s (yoga poses) such as Cobra Pose, shoulder stand and head stand increase oxygenation to the system which increases blood flow to the head, which can help give the appearance of clean, glowing skin!