We know that most people want to keep their skin looking healthy and youthful as long as possible. The marketing companies for skin products have jumped on this, and spent tons of money targeting people to buy their lotions, potions, and serums. Unfortunately, these products are filled with chemicals that can be toxic to your body. Since we all know genuine health only comes naturally, we are giving you a guide to healthy, radiant skin without spending all your income on items that don’t work. Keep reading to learn how to accomplish this and achieve skin that looks and feels better than ever, no matter your age.
Some people think that looking tired and haggard is a badge of honor. If you have dark circles, you must be burning the midnight oil, right? If your skin is dry, that may mean you’re so busy you simply don’t have time to take care of yourself. The truth is, that your skin can be a reflection of your health. Depending on the symptom, it can signal a serious health issue. (1) For some reason, many people do all the other things relating to good hygiene but leave their skin to fend for itself.
What if taking care of your skin could be easy and good for you at the same time? It only takes a few minutes to get into the habit of a proper skincare routine, and you’ll tell the difference in how you look and quite possibly, how you feel.
If you look at the skincare market today, you’ll see it’s flooded with so many products, it can make your head spin. How do you decide? We’ve most likely all been to some of the big stores that cater to skin and beauty, but when you walk in the door, you feel like your sinuses have been assaulted. That’s because all these products are typically filled with unhealthy scents that can cause allergies to flare. They can also cause skin reactions due to the fragrances and chemicals. (2)
Trying to find something in one of these stores that is truly good for your skin can be a daunting task. In many cases, it’s downright impossible. That also doesn’t take into account the enormous price tag for most of them. Luckily, there’s a better way to get that healthy skin glow you’ve been wanting.
You know that eating organic, whole food is better for your body. It’s also beneficial for your skin. Many people are making the move away from popular skin products to natural alternatives because of the quality and the results they can see for themselves.
It may seem odd at first thought, but one of the best lotions you can use for your skin is beef tallow. The idea of putting tallow all over your skin may be something you’ve never given thought to, but trust us on this. Once you try grass-fed whipped tallow lotion, you’ll feel the difference. The formula is simple and won’t create that greasy sensation many beauty products have. Tallow is an all-day moisturizer that will penetrate deep into your skin to prevent dryness on a cellular level. Your skin will be hydrated and look fresh! There are also vitamins in beef tallow that deliver antioxidants to shield your skin from aging and free radical damage. (3)
Probiotics aren’t talked about enough when it comes to skincare. Probiotics can support skin protection from UV radiation, reverse atopic dermatitis, and support epithelial barrier function. (4) If you aren’t currently taking a quality probiotic, you should add this to your daily regimen.
When we mention quality probiotics, we want you to forego those grocery store products. Most of them have been on the shelves for ages and aren’t strong enough to withstand your stomach acid, so they won’t reach your intestines in time to do any good. To obtain clear, healthy skin, a quality probiotic should be used.
You’ve probably heard of resveratrol, as many skincare companies have begun to add this to their products. It can help prevent UV skin damage, fight aging on a cellular level, reduce redness, and help brighten your skin and improve the texture. (4) If you consume wine because you’ve heard that resveratrol is good for you, we want to advise caution there. It’s not that you can’t enjoy the occasional glass of wine, but most of the products you can get contain copious amounts of sugar and additives. It lessens the health benefits and can create problems if consumed frequently.
Foods don’t only help you when it comes to energy and mental clarity. They also have a direct impact on your skin. Have you ever noticed that when you eat unhealthy food, you begin to have skin issues, like acne or dry patches? Healthy food will make your skin look clear and radiant.
Some of the best fish to eat for your skin are the fatty ones like salmon, sardines, and mackerel. Always get wild-caught fish and not farm-raised. These contain the highest amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for you in many ways, one of them being skin health.
Olive oil has monounsaturated fat, which helps with skin elasticity. It contains antioxidants that can prevent premature aging. (5) When you consume olive oil, you don’t want to heat it because it can denature the fat content. Olive oil is best used as a finishing oil or in a salad dressing.
Dark chocolate is a popular food that many people looking to eat better are happy to find on the list. This is another product that you want to be informed about and not grab some of the popular brands, like Hershey’s. These brands are typically loaded with sugar and aren’t healthy. You want to look for chocolate with 70 to 80 percent cacao in it to get the most benefits. The flavonoids are good for your heart health, brain health, and skin health. (6)
Bone broth is terrific for your skin because it contains hyaluronic acid and collagen in it. It’s also great for your gut health, too. One tip for consuming bone broth is to add some lemon to it to get the vitamin C benefits. The vitamin C added will help ensure the bone broth will be utilized well in the collagen-making process. It’s easy to make, and you can use it in soups, stews, or drink it to start the day!
We talk about exercise frequently, and that’s because the benefits cannot be overstated. Exercise improves your blood flow and removes toxins from the skin. It can also reverse the signs of aging and help maintain overall body health, which means your body gets the nutrients needed to keep your skin feeling and looking its best. (7)
You can see people today who have never paid attention to their health, and it shows. You may not notice it when you’re in your twenties, but as time progresses, you’ll see father time begin to creep in before you know it.
As you age, how your skin looks will be a direct result of what you do for your overall wellness. When you are chronically inflamed and feel bad, your skin will show it. Better skin routines aren’t only about how you look in the short term. These are long-term solutions to help your skin look and feel better because you are healthy. Take action today and start improving your skincare routine with natural methods that will make a lasting impact. As always, we are here to help on your health journey, so contact us to get started and begin feeling your best.