4 Ways to Nourish Your Skin
Our skin is a reflection of our lifestyle, nutrition, and mental and emotional balance. There are various ways we can care for our skin inside and out. A healthy lifestyle will truly be reflected in our skin.
There are four key ways to care for your skin:
First, you need to get rid of the toxins that have a negative impact on your physiology. Our skin is particularly affected when our gastrointestinal system becomes intoxicated. This leads to liver overload, our central and most vital metabolic organ. If the liver is fatty and sluggish, the “undigested” toxins start circulating and invading our entire body. The skin is especially prone to these noxious substances because it has an immense glandular system that is designed to help the body in these situations by getting rid of toxic waste. Noticeable consequences include accelerated aging, irritation, and dull skin which is mostly visible on our faces.
Here are our steps to Awaken the Body with A Detox.
The primary focus should be on what foods to eat and foods to avoid. Food plays a crucial role in how well our body functions; it can either increase our energy levels or decrease them. Here are some tips to keep in mind for healthy, radiant skin.
- Consume high-quality seeds and cereals. Organic fresh oats, barley, millet, amaranth, and whole grains all have high levels of silica, a key player in skin health. Silica is a vital mineral that helps the lower layers of the skin get hydrated through the build-up of collagen and elastin, the two chief intrinsic components for healthy skin tension, lubrication and glow.
- Drink lots of water (never from plastic bottles) and horsetail tea (Equisetum arvense) which is very high in silica.
- Consume good fats, such as avocados (reduce consumption in cases of acne and rosacea).
- Increase omega 3 fatty acids (flaxseed, primrose or omega 3 from sustainable wild Pacific salmon), olive oil, coconut oil and high-quality, organic butter. Increase oils especially after the age of 50.
- Don’t skip vegetables: lettuce, dandelion greens, kale, red beets, asparagus, artichoke, radicchio. Remember: bitter is better for the liver – skin connection!
- Consume lots of organic fresh fruits, especially wild berries, pomegranate, avocado, lemon, apples, bananas, and kiwis.
- Exercise: sweat every day by doing 20 minutes of intense exercise.
- Sleep well every night (try our Loose Leaf Tea – Soothing Sleep).
Similar to muscle toning, toning internal body systems helps nurture the skin, producing a radiant glow.
- Have an herbal extract designed for toning the liver. According to Healthline, the liver is the largest glandular organ in the body and performs multiple critical functions to keep the body pure of toxins and harmful substances. It is essential to keep your liver healthy in order to keep your body healthy and disease free.
We recommend our Herbal Extract – Hepa Vital (start with 10 drops in warm water after foods then increase to 20 or 30 drops if needed). These extracts help to cleanse the liver and protect it from toxic substances.
- Take one tablespoon of functional honey diluted in warm water with lemon juice once or twice a day on empty stomach. Functional honey means that the honey used in each of the products has been selected for its potential to have a positive impact on your wellbeing, specifically targeting certain systems or conditions. In addition, they have been formulated with herbal extracts that work in synergy with the honey. Combined, these ingredients have a potentially positive effect on your health beyond basic nutrition. We recommend using Honey with Herbs – Digestive.
- Have a cup of Functional Tea after meals. Functional Tea refers to the fact that by combining a specific set of herbs, the infusion has the potential to have a positive impact on your well-being, specifically targeting certain systems or conditions. We recommend Loose Leaf Tea – Digestive.
4. Wash & Moisturize
It’s important to wash and moisturize the outside of the skin. The outside skin is exposed to numerous environmental stressors including but not limited to the sun and various climate and seasonal changes. Finding a good wash and moisturizer can help counter the effects of nature on your skin.
We recommend our Deep Nourishing Cream…so natural you could even eat it! The healing principles behind this deeply nourishing cream reside in its profound action on the three skin layers at once: Activating, nourishing and toning from the outside-in. It’s thick in its consistency and contains lots of nutrients (therefore you need only apply a small amount). Once it’s absorbed, your skin will love it, recognizing its naturalness immediately. Your skin’s immune system will be activated by the synergistic herbal compounds that it contains, which will kick-start the repair of chronic skin lesions. You should notice a regeneration of your skin in six weeks!
In addition, massage your skin with high-quality, organic oils.
If you follow Ayurveda:
- Vata: Use warm sesame oil and almond oil
- Pitta: Use coconut oil, sunflower oil, and almond oil
- Kapha: Use sesame oil with a small amount of mustard oil
Have you incorporated any of these practices into your skin routine? We would love to hear from you!