skin is our largest organ. It’s living and breathing and it protects your internal organs from the invasive and dangerous elements of life: viruses, bacteria, pollutants, and harsh weather, including the sun.
people don’t understand or fully appreciate the role that our skin
plays on our overall health and well being. Most of us focus on the end
result, which is how our skin looks, rather than the process of
reaching and maintaining that appearance through healthy choices. This
results in the most commonly made mistakes with skin care:
Not realizing that what you put into your body shows on the outside.
not maintaining a well-balanced diet of foods and liquids rich in
vitamins, minerals, and proteins, and by poisoning your system with too
many harmful substances such as an overabundance of alcohol or
cigarettes, you harm your skin.
Too much alcohol can dehydrate your skin
and cigarettes deprive it of the oxygen it
requires. Supplement your diet with Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) like
cod-liver oil or borage, flax & coconut if you’re vegan. And
PLEASE drink plenty of water! Add a slice of orange or sprig of mint to
spruce up your water drinking experience.
Neglecting your skin when it's young.
sun and the wind can damage your skin. This damage might not show when
you're young, but just like your favorite leather coat, the wrinkles and
cracking will show with age. If you treat your leather coat with
moisturizers when it's new and continue treating it throughout the
years, you can wear that jacket for a very long time without it showing
The same goes for your skin. Moisturize it before it shows
signs of needing the moisture and it will stay healthier as it ages.
Use a heavier crème at night to re-hydrate your skin & assist with
repairing cellular degeneration.
Using skin care products that promise
Most skin products that are manufactured and full
of 'instant improvement' guarantees are just full of chemicals and
broken promises. And, if you listen carefully most of their marketing
campaigns state that they will give you healthy-looking skin, which is a
far cry from having skin that's healthy. Use all-natural creams and
cleansers when taking care of your skin. Avoid ingredients like mineral
oil, alcohol, lanolin & parabens (preservatives).
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