A Mini Guide to Healthier Skin

You always hear me talking about putting effort to keeping your skin healthy. The primary reason for that is because healthy skin is difficult to obtain, especially in today’s primarily unhealthy society. Over the last few years, people have begun a movement towards positive health, and I have been on that train since the start. Not only does healthy skin lead a longer wrinkle-free life, but also prevents disease, makes for better/easier makeup application, and overall just looks and ultimately feels down right prettier.

One of the first things I want to talk about is sunscreen. The benefits of sunscreen are immense, and its use is vital to your skins protection. It really can’t be said enough how important it is to wear sunscreen. Although the Sun gives us beautiful days and warmth when we need it, it also gives us wrinkles, freckles, moles, and possibly cancer just to name a few. So each day, even when it doesn’t feel warm out, or there is cloud coverage, slap some UV protection on and say HALLELUJAH to keeping your skin as pretty as it is today!

Now, we know that putting stuff on top of our body can help our skin, what about what goes inside our body. The next three subjects will be about what we eat and drink. Included in that is organic foods. The type of foods that we eat also affect our skin. Organic foods mean less/no preservatives, and contrary to crazy belief, preservatives might keep food good longer, but do NOT mistake that for preserving your skin. Lol.

Next up is the powerful benefits of antioxidant rich foods. Before we get into which foods contain higher volumes of antioxidants, let’s first understand what they are and how they help. Antioxidants are NATURAL compounds that are found in various foods. Now, what they do is even more important – they counterbalance things called free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals are things that our bodies create regularly (healthy or not) which attack our DNA cells among other things, which can lead to a multitude of diseases. So it is safe to say that keeping these radicals at bay is in our best interest. Some of the foods that you can consume to aid in the dismantling of free radicals of which are antioxidant-rich are mainly fruits are vegetables. More specifically, blueberries, apples, raspberries, spinach, broccoli, and a few more. Vitamin E & C are also antioxidants, which together work as anti-aging, hydration, strengthening agents. Keep eating your fruits and veggies, stay safe, and keep your skin glowing.

Lastly, and debatably the most important factor to clear, healthy skin: Water Consumption. We have discussed this thoroughly in a separate article, but to touch base – Water is kind of like the semi-cure to everything. The more water you drink, the better you feel, think, and look. Your skin really does take on a different form when you are ACTUALLY hydrated. Drink the minimum 8 cups of water per day, and watch your skin liven up!

 

Looking for good SPF, search no further!

 

xoxo

Jamie

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