skin care

Let’s take into consideration the function and needs of your skin. What is the function of your skin?

  • physical protection
  • immune system protection
  • temperature regulation
  • self moisturizing
  • sensations of cold and warmth
  • sensation of pressure cushioning

Without your skin you would have none of these very important things. It’s the largest organ in our body and is the first thing that meets the environment. Did you know that our body uses the skin as one of the avenues to eliminate toxins? If there’s inflammation or a buildup of toxins anywhere internally, the body will eventually express it externally in the form of rashes, acne, dryness, and itchiness.

If you decide to take care of your skin, you must also decide to take care of the rest of your body. The following are basic home remedies to a healthy body and beautiful skin. Enjoy!

Organs of Elimination, the internal approach to healthy skin:

LIVER (the major detoxification organ in our body)

  1. Limit alcohol: 2 glasses of alcohol per day preferably red wine
  2. Eat liver healthy foods: garlic, citrus fruits, beets, carrots, greens, green tea, apples, omega 3s, olive oil, avocados

COLON: poor digestion & elimination = toxic build up = bad skin

  1. Fiber: make sure you’re having a bowel movement everyday
  2. Hydration: prevents constipation
  3. Eliminate food allergy foods: causes inflammation which can be expressed on the skin

SKIN, External approach

  1. Dry brushing: with dry bristle brush to get dead cells off and stimulate lymphatic detoxification system
  2. Sweating: great way to get toxins out of the body and increase circulation to give your skin cells the nutrients it needs to be healthy
  3. Cleansing and moisturizing: See an Esthetician for more detailed information about the importance of this
  4. Sun screen: must have a topical block to protect collagen, and pigment cells
  5. Stop scratching and picking: leads to introduction of bacteria and can lead to scarring

KIDNEYS

  1. Hydration: water – half your body weight on ounces daily, homemade soups, herbal teas, fresh fruits and vegetables

LYMPHATICS

  1. Movement: your lymphatic system does not have valves like your blood vessels, so it only moves with muscle contractions and massage. So any form of exercise will work here – walking, running, yoga, etc…

LUNGS

  1. No smoking!
  2. Breathing deeply/no holding the breath. There are many volatile toxins we are exposed to from the environment and breathing helps to get those out. Are you the type of person who holds their breath when they’re stressed? This one’s for you. Breathe in deeply to the count of 5, hold for the count of 7, and breathe out long and slow to the count of 9. This is a grounding breath to help relax, detoxify, and allow optimal digestion.

Antioxidants Decrease free radicals and toxins that damage skin cells

  1. Berries (blueberries)
  2. Vitamin C
  3. Fruits and vegetables (kiwi, broccoli, kale, strawberries, bell peppers)
  4. Vitamin E
  5. Wheat germ, nuts, seeds (sunflower), dark green leafy vegetables
  6. Selenium/Glutathione
  7. Brazil nuts, sea food, garlic, eggs
  8. Beta Carotene
  9. Carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, cantaloupe

Decrease Inflammation

  1. Decrease refined sugars, simple carbohydrates
  2. Increase Omega 3 Fish oil, avocados

Other Things to consider:

Good sleep, stress management, a skincare regimen and appropriate treatments as prescribed by an Esthetician can improve your skin. Even if you chose to do one thing from each category, you will be doing not only your skin but the rest of your body a huge favor! Skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and acne often have a nutritional component to them. It’s important to look at correcting internal imbalances in order to ease these external conditions.

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Cleanse, correct, hydrate and protect

Daily skin care is essential for optimal skin health. There are four steps that should be included in every skin care routine: cleanse, correct, hydrate and protect.

Cleanse
The first step to healthy skin

Washing your face is the foundation of proper skin care. Cleansing in the evening removes make up and dirt from the day, which is especially important since your skin repairs itself while you sleep, so you want it to be clean. You also want to cleanse in the morning to prime your face for the day, removing any dead skin cells and oil build-up that accrued while you slept.

Correct
Targeted treatments for your skin concern

Corrective products are formulated to target specific skin concerns from acne to discoloration, to signs of aging and more. Treating your skin with these products is where you’ll see significant changes in your skin after just a few weeks.

Hydrate
Sustainable nourishment

A moisturizer is a staple in any proper skin care routine, no matter your skin type (even oily and acne-prone skin). If your skin becomes too dry, it can trigger even more oil production, leading to increased breakouts. Skin lacking hydration could cause redness, flaking or allow signs of aging, like wrinkles, to appear prematurely. Regularly moisturizing your skin is key to maintaining your skin’s health.

Protect
An essential line of defense

Wearing broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 on a daily basis is a critical line of defense against brown spots and discoloration, blotchiness, signs of premature aging (like wrinkles) and skin cancer. It is often forgotten that sun damage can happen no matter what the weather is.

The difference between your skin with sunscreen and without is incredible. See it to believe it: