Did you know your skin is your largest organ?
Your skin provides a thin yet very effective layer that acts as a barrier to billion of threats called pathogens.
Pathogens are found in the everywhere around the world.
They would love nothing more than to sneak past your skin’s defences and make you sick.
If you don’t take care of your skin on a daily basis, it may become dry, rough and chapped, providing an opening for pathogens that could harm your health.
Here are some tips to healthy glowing skin year round.
Use Sunscreen – Soaking up the vitamin D rays from the sun is so good for your health, in small doses.
Wearing sunscreen every day is a must. Thankfully, today it’s easy enough to ensure sunscreen coverage; many moisturisers and even liquid and powder makeup contain sunscreen.
I would recommend using a zinc or titanium dioxide based sunscreen.
Hydration - Water helps clear the toxins that cause inflammation and blemishes.
It also assists in transporting nutrients and oxygen to skin cells and preventing dehydration, which can cause premature ageing.
How to determine how much you should consume daily:
A basic baseline is to drink .33ml x per kg of body weight.
ie: if you are 100kg, consume 3.3litres.
Always steer towards the MORE than LESS.
Activity Level – For every 30 minutes of exercise consider consuming a further 300-1000ml of water.
Antioxidant Foods – Antioxidants are the best resources your body has to fight disease and ageing by reducing damage and inflammation.
Inflammation is a leading cause of wrinkle formation. Some of the best sources of antioxidants include:
• Acai berries
• Goji berries
• Purple grapes
• Dark chocolate (70% or higher of cocoa content)
Add Healthy Fats Into Your Diet - Incorporating foods such as avocados, olive oil, flax seeds, nuts and fish into your diet is important.
The fatty acids in these foods are crucial for your skin as they help to repair and leave your skin feeling rejuvenated and looking youthful.
Get Quality Shut Eye – This is something I preach about a lot when it comes to good overall health.
Sleep is so important for your physical and psychological repair every single night.
But did you know, your skin rejuvenates and repairs itself mostly while you are asleep also?
Make sure that you not only sleep for eight hours a night but that it is also quality sleep.
If you have trouble switching off at night, I highly recommend you to listen to some guided relaxation meditations.
When I do this, I am passed out before the meditation has even finished.
They really do work wonders.
If that is not enough, try defusing lavender essential oils next to your bed. I do this every night with a few other oils because I absolutely love the smell and it immediately relaxes me.
How many of these healthy skin tips do you already do?
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