We don’t simply give enough thought to the fact that there are two sides to our skin; inside and outside. We pay attention to the outside because that’s the part everyone sees, but the other side is the real secret to radiant skin. Skin is the largest organ in the body. It is the only major organ that is inside and outside our body. It is a permeable barrier between you and the environment. You must cleanse, nourish and support both sides of your skin. True beauty emits from the inside, out. How can you radiate beauty and confidence when you’re not healthy on the inside? There are lots of invasive and expensive “quick fixes” available today that can cause your body to go into “emergency” mode and may work temporarily, but at what price? The way to everlasting beauty is by allowing your skin to repair and revive itself through a daily, synergistic approach of proper care. This will give you a solid foundation of health and beauty that will last long after the “quick fixes” need more fixing. Let’s study some simple but effective ways to bring a youthful radiance to your skin.
Make sure you are drinking plenty of fresh and clean water daily. Water helps to hydrate your skin too. It helps push away impurities and flush out toxins.
Eat a well-balanced diet consisting of mostly fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, legumes, rice and fresh lean meats. Limit your intake of breads (white flour), fats, coffee, alcohol, and trips to fast food restaurants.
Eat a well-balanced diet consisting of mostly fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, legumes, rice and fresh lean meats. The antioxidants in the fruits and vegetables will help neutralize free radicals and help healing your skin.
Eat a variety of deep colored fruits (blueberries, strawberries, purple grapes, raspberries, etc.) and a rainbow of colored vegetables (carrots, broccoli, beets, green peppers, spinach, etc.) for their high antioxidant content and variety of tastes.
Exercise regularly, 3-5 times per week for at least 30 minutes; yoga, running, swimming, biking, walking, stretching, dancing, whatever you like. The benefits are too many to mention, but exercise, along with adequate water intake, will help the lymph system flush out toxins and relieve stress.
Get proper rest daily. Sleep 7-9 hours in a quiet, relaxing environment. Sleep is the body’s restoration time. Think of how much better you look and feel after a good night’s sleep. You will awake ready to enjoy your day.
Here too, we start with water. Make sure you cleanse your skin morning and evening using a gentle, organic cleanser. This is to flush away dirt, dead skin cells, sweat, makeup deposit, etc. without disrobing the skin of its natural oils.
Take a relaxing warm bath at least once a week and make sure you scrub your skin (gently) with a brush or loofah to get rid of old, dead skin. Try a refreshing, detoxifying facial masque to draw out impurities, deep clean the pores and even skin tone. Immersing in the warm water is a great stress reliever, too!
Make sure to use high-quality, natural and organic skin care products because skin is a sensitive organ. It will do your skin no good to do all of the above and then apply a lotion or cream to your skin that is full of cheap petrochemicals (mineral oils), parabens (waxes), co-polymers (used in plastics), harsh cleansers and preservatives. Organic and natural skin care will replenish, balance and rejuvenate your skin while giving it a soft, smooth feel. It will also nourish your skin back to health and healthy skin is beautiful skin. Besides a gentle cleanser, the three “must have” skin care products are a moisturizer to hydrate, a night repair cream (antioxidant) to rejuvenate and an anti-aging eye cream.
If you want to take care of your skin, always think about taking care of both sides. Taking a routine cleansing process, you will begin to notice a difference in some time. People will notice the difference. Bright and youthful complexion is possible at any age. The only thing is that it takes a little planning and effort. It all equates to our inner health, outer beauty.