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08 Mar

NATURAL FOODS FOR GLOWING GODDESS LIKE SKIN

I am on a bit of a skin kick at the moment. I have become obsessed with finding out the best beauty products, procedures, tips and tricks to give beautiful glowing, blemish free skin. Below I am going to share with you my top tips from a nourishment perspective rather than products to achieving a flawless complexion.

  1. Greens Powder or Celery Juice.

Greens alkalize the body, keeping acidity at bay, and tend to be high in skin-boosting vitamins including A, C, and E. They are also high in antioxidants that fight free radicals and prevent aging. Spirulina in particular, is known for its ability to draw out impurities and aid the body in detoxification, which can help to clear away blemishes. Greens will also help to boost the bodies blood circulation, which will bring more colour and a natural glow to your skin. Celery juice is particularly good for fighting pathogens and bacteria which can cause impurities in the skin. Digestive health plays a large role in the appearance of our skin, this is known as the “gut – skin axis”. Greens and celery juice help with the digestive tract which will benefit the skin in a symbiotic way.

  1. Collagen

As we age, our natural collagen stores deplete, and as a result, the outer layers of our skin thins and loses elasticity in a process known as elastosis. As this happens, we tends to show more signs of aging and acquire more wrinkles. Collagen also helps with balancing hormones and hormone balance is essential to having blemish free skin . At the moment I am using a plant based collagen how ever marine collagen and normal collagen are perfect options too.

  1. Maca

Maca keeps hormones balanced, which is a god send for those who get break outs around that time of the month. The Incan root can structurally enhance the firmness of skin and boost its inherent protective abilities. Research also indicates that maca can enhance keratinocyte production, which in turn increases collagen synthesis, improving the overall integrity of the skin’s structural matrix, leaving it firmer, smoother and free from unwelcome fine lines and wrinkles.

  1. Sunlight

Sunlight triggers the synthesis of vitamin D in the body which contributes to skin cell growth, repair, and metabolism. It optimizes the skin’s immune system and helps destroy free radicals that can cause premature aging. Just 15 minutes a day will give you a natural glow with out causing any harm and encourages healthy skin.

  1. H20

Water is the real MVP when it comes to skin. Water is essential to maintain ideal skin moisture and deliver essential nutrients to the skin cells. It replenishes the skin tissue and increases its elasticity. This helps delay the appearance of signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines. Drinking enough water combats skin disorders like psoriasis, wrinkles and eczema. It also increases the metabolic rate and improves digestive system to flush out toxins from the body. This in turn gives you a healthy and glowing skin.

  1. Lemon and Vitamin C

Add lemon to your water to up the anti on the benefits. Lemon water benefits the enzyme functions in your body, stimulating the liver and flushing out toxins. Lemons are high in vitamin c, which stimulates white blood cell production, vital for your immune system to function properly. As an antioxidant, vitamin C also protects cells from oxidative damage. Getting enough vitamin C from your lemon water also keeps the body producing collagen, essential in smoothing out lines in the face,

  1. Diet

A diet high in processed, inflammation-causing foods is a recipe for disaster when it comes to your skin. Have you ever heard someone say that chocolate  causes acne? Well it does, why? Because you’re combining two highly inflammatory foods; dairy and sugar. If you want good skin, then you need to remove the toxins from your body. For healthy skin, you want to be eating a diet that is plentiful in “wholefoods”, choosing only those that are rich in micronutrients as well as macronutrients.

  1. Aloe

Aloe vera gel contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. These hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation in the skin. Giberellin acts as a growth hormone stimulating the development of new cells. It also allows the skin to heal quickly. Aloe contains an overabundance of antioxidants including, beta carotene, vitamin C and E that can help improve the skin’s natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated.

SKIN SAVVY

If you are looking for more skin related tips I have just created a facebook group called SKIN SAVVY! This is a group for all women who want to share and see the latest skin products, procedures and tricks which we are all loving.

If you are struggling with deeper skin issues such as acne, psoriasis and eczema please email me at maxinne@theshifthealthandwellness.com.au. I can help you.

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