If there’s one thing we cannot stress enough, it’s the fact that good skin comes down to more than just the products you apply externally. What goes on internally is just as important.
If your diet is rich in unhealthy, inflammatory foods then your skin is not going to look its best, as internal inflammation usually manifests externally as dull skin that may either flake or peel or breakout, depending on your skin type.
In this article we will share 6 healthy tips you can follow that will work synergistically with your organic skin care products, so you can finally get the results you’ve been waiting for!
Add antioxidants into your daily diet
Antioxidants are what help to keep your insides healthy by reducing inflammation and fighting off free radicals that contribute to disease.
But they also help to fight off free radicals that can age your skin and cause issues from dullness to breakouts so be sure to fill your daily diet with them.
A rainbow of fruits and veggies, leafy greens, nuts, seeds and fatty fish are all brimming in antioxidants and healthy fats to help you get your glow on from the inside out.
Drink more water
Water is essential for flushing toxins out of the body that may have otherwise manifested as pimples or other skin care woes, so aim for at least 2 liters every single day.
Spruce it up and boost the antioxidant content by adding lemon slices, berries, cucumber and fresh mint and allow it to soak up all these delicious nutrients overnight. Your water will have a fresh, fruity taste and a fun, unique color!
Supplement where you need to
Sometimes you may need to supplement with vitamins, along with your food, to ensure you are getting adequate levels,
Vitamin C is a common example, because higher levels are needed for good skin. To ensure you are getting your daily intake of vitamins and minerals for the day, invest in a high-quality multivitamin.
Exercise at least 3 times a week
Getting your sweat on helps to boost blood circulation, resulting in an instant healthy flush, but this increased circulation can also help to promote the formation of collagen for firmer, younger looking skin, as well as reduce breakouts.
Aim for 30 minutes 3 times a week and be sure to do something you love so you stick with it!
Find natural, healthy ways to release stress
Stress is the enemy when it comes to your health and your skin.
Stress releases a hormone called cortisol that can actually break down collagen and throw off sebum levels.
Finding natural, healthy ways to help the body release stress is very important. Yoga and meditation are just two awesome practices that help to ground and soothe, but as long as you do something you love for at least a few minutes a day then you’re on the right track.
Take your probiotics
A healthy gut means happy skin, because gut inflammation is closely tied to the health of the skin.
Be sure to take a probiotic supplement everyday to keep your gut healthy, as well as your skin.
Foods that are rich in probiotics include yogurt, sauerkraut, kefir and kombucha.
By following these tips along with using organic skin care products, you’ll be well on your way to not only beautiful skin, but a healthier bod and a happier mind too!
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