Your skin is the mirror of your inner state. It reflects the general health of your body, as well as your energy levels. When your body suffers and your immune system is weak, your skin often reacts to it by losing its natural glow and becoming inflamed, dull, red, itchy, spotted, flaky or lifeless. Some of the main causes of such skin problems are stress, intestinal and liver problems and bad digestion.
You know very well that skin is one of the most delicate tissues of the human body and that it may lose its glow over time, due to aging, as well as to many other internal and external factors. That’s why we should never stop protecting it against all forms of damage and harmful effects.
The following are some of the basic rules to maintain your overall well-being and get glowing skin naturally.
What we eat strongly affects our skin condition. If you have constant skin problems and disorders, you should primarily cure them from the inside out, with the help of some precious skin nutrients like vitamins A, B, C, D , E and minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphor, copper and silicon, easily found in different foods.
Absolutely reduce fat, meat, pork sausages and salami consumption, and don’t exaggerate with alcohol, margarine, vinegar and oily fish meat. Most of these foods may cause gut fermentation, which can reflect on the health of your skin. To restore the intestinal flora, consume more yogurt (probiotics) and fibre.
You probably know that our skin is normally slightly acidic, but the excessive quantity of fat dairy products, refined white sugar, flour, meat and cooked fats may cause its PH level to increase, provoking different cutaneous eruptions. Balance your diet by introducing more spinach, cucumbers, broccoli, lemon, and radish. And don’t forget that acid-forming foods are not be confused with foods rich in organic acids such as apples and citrus fruits, which are good for cleansing your system and restoring your skin’s balance.
Maintain the proper levels of vitamin A – it is essential for the health and well being of your skin. Foods high in vitamin A that you should regularly eat are carrots, tomatoes, eggs, spinach, dandelion, green beans and mango.
Eliminate alcohol, coffee and cigarettes.
Water and Herbal Teas
Hydrate your skin from the inside out. Drink as much water as you can and combine it with depurative herbal blends and antioxidants, such as green tea. And remember to drink every morning a glass of water on an empty stomach. It will keep your intestines healthy and benefit your skin.
Sleep at least 7 hours per night. While you are asleep, your body produces melatonin, which is a powerful antioxidant. Melatonin is also called the “hormone of darkness”, for it is released only during the night or in the dark. This is the reason why it is very important to maintain a healthy and normal sleep-wake rhythm, in order to preserve your skin’s natural tone and glow. The more we sleep, the younger we look!
Natural Skin Care
One of the most important things is to remember to regularly clean your face and remove all traces of makeup and smog accumulated throughout the day. An excellent natural makeup remover is coconut oil – it’s not very greasy and it’s easily absorbed by the skin. It also contains lauric acid, which deeply moisturizes and repairs damaged skin tissue.
Hydrate and rejuvenate your skin with sesame oil (rich in vitamin E, B and A), argan oil (for centuries used by Moroccan women to nourish and restore skin) and rosa mosqueta oil (excellent for reducing wrinkles).
Exfoliate your skin once a week, using natural scrubs made with ingredients such as honey, sugar, lemon, cacao powder, oatmeal flakes or coconut flour. By properly removing dead skin cells, you will allow better absorption of nourishing ingredients of other natural products.
Sun is necessary for your skin, but don’t exaggerate with it! In fact, only 10 minutes of unfiltered sunlight is more than sufficient to guarantee the amount of vitamin D that your body needs. Prolonged exposure to UV rays may become very dangerous and increase the risk of skin cancer, as well as favor the formation of free radicals, responsible for skin aging.
Leave a comment below and suggest Your favorite natural remedy or skin care treatment.