Natural Ways to Improve Skin Health

NATURAL WAYS TO IMPROVE
SKIN HEALTH

Did you know, our skin is our largest organ?

You might not think of your skin as an organ that needs consistent care like you would any other major organ, but it’s definitely important! Unfortunately, this care can be ignored until damage and aging have already taken effect.
Skin is an important part of the immune system. it acts as a barrier for our body from the outside world protecting us from mechanical damage, noxious substances, invasion by microorganisms, and radiation, as well as regulates our body temperature and water loss.
Despite the vital the protection our skin provides for our bodies, we are mostly concerned with skin as it relates to our physical appearance. Afterall, it is what everyone sees!

Causes of Skin Damage

There are two causes of skin changing appearance which are internal and external skin aging.

Internal is a result of chronological aging causing less natural production of collagen and elastin, as well as our genetics. Intrinsic aging is a result of the environment we subject our skin to such as sun exposure and ultraviolet (UV) radiation, smoking, pollution, sleep deprivation, and poor nutrition; these also contribute to free radicals which cause damage.

Natural Ways to Improve Skin Health

Prevention is the best and most effective way to work against the effects of skin aging and damage.

The best prevention strategy against the harmful action of free radicals is a healthy lifestyle, managing stress, being smart about sun exposure, and a balanced nutritional diet, including anti-oxidative rich food. You can also use natural and high-quality products in your skin routine.

1 – EAT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

 

Although further research is needed as far as skin benefits, fruit and vegetable consumption may represent the most healthy and safe method in order to maintain a balanced diet and youthful appearing skin, it’s a win-win!

Fruits and vegetables that are of different color varieties offer a wide range of vitamins and minerals that not only keep your waistline fine and your internal organs happy, but they may also provide benefits for your skin.

Vitamin A – Vitamin A is necessary for maintenance and repair of skin tissues. Deficiency in vitamin A may result in a dry or flaky complexion. You can find vitamin A in sweet potatoes, carrots, and dark leafy greens.

Vitamin B Complex – Vitamin B has been shown to decrease inflammation and even out skin tone. Give your skin a healthy glow with vitamin B found in foods such as oatmeal, rice, eggs, and bananas.

Vitamin E – Vitamin E has shown to reduce the appearance of scars and helps combat rough dry skin. Foods that will help keep your skin soft containing vitamin E are nuts, olives, and spinach.

Vitamin C – Vitamin C can help with collagen production which helps with wrinkles, skin texture, and helps reduce photodamage. Peppers, leafy greens, guava, kiwis, papaya, and oranges are good sources of vitamin C.

Vitamin K – May help with dark circles and bruising. Foods that contain vitamin K are dark leafy greens. The best method may be to apply topically rather than ingest for skin benefit, but more research needed.

Omega 3 and Essential Fatty Acids – Help improve skin’s elasticity and moisture balance. Nuts, seeds, chicken, and fish are great sources of omega 3’s and essential fatty acids.

2 –  STAY HYDRATED

An adequate amount of water in the outer layer of the skin is important for a general appearance of a soft and smooth skin. Drink up and eat vegetables and fruits that have a lot of water like cucumbers and watermelon. If you need extra help with your hydration, try out our delicious HEART + HYDRATION flavors!

3 –  INCLUDE ESSENTIAL OILS

Using certain essential oils topically can also aid in skin health and appearance. Tea tree and lavender oil are some of the most common oils to use to aid in clearing up skin blemishes and redness. Learn more about our different oils here.

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