Get Your Glow On!
Beautiful skin is always in! So, what’s the secret to acquiring the skin of a goddess?
Coming face to face with skin irritations, stubborn blemishes or even surprise pimples is never an exciting moment. Yet, we’ve all been through those frustrating times where your face just won’t cooperate! I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be a constant struggle. Beautiful, glowing skin is achievable! Let’s first cover some of the factors that take away liveliness from our skin. These include cold weather, dehydration, over exfoliating (just once a week is ideal), excessively hot showers, harsh chemicals (found in every-day body care products), genetic conditions, allergies or sensitivities, and a deficiency in essential fatty acids (omega 3, 6).
Here are some great tips for achieving smoother looking skin!
Stay hydrated! ~ Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Infuse your water with lemon, mint leaves, berries, and other fresh fruits for added flavour. Eat hydrating foods ~ In addition to drinking water, consuming water-rich foods is also a form of hydration. Great foods to include in your diet are watermelon, cucumber, spinach, peaches, grapefruit, pineapple, and red grapes!
Essential Fatty Acids ~ (Omega 3 & 6) They are considered essential because your body does not produce them and therefore you must obtain them through diet. They create an anti-inflammatory response in the body which is beneficial for skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis. Essential fatty acids also help keep skin cell membranes strong and sturdy, thus preventing skin dryness, irritations, and premature wrinkles! So load up on salmon, sardines, chia seeds, walnuts, and flaxseeds.
Sun Protection ~ Overexposure to harsh UV rays can have a damaging effect on your skin. If you won’t be staying in the shade make sure to cover up with a hat or chemical-free sunscreen. Some effective natural alternatives for sun protection are raspberry seed oil (30-50 SPF) and carrot seed oil (30 SPF). A great tanning oil alternative is coconut oil (8 SPF).
Antioxidants ~ These include Vitamins A, C, E, selenium, and CoQ10. Antioxidants protect your cells against free radicals. Not only are antioxidants beautifying for your skin but they also help fortify your immune system. By consuming a large variety of fruits and vegetables, you can be sure to obtain plenty of antioxidants through your diet.
Rest up! ~ A great night’s sleep will also do wonders for your skin. Listen to your body’s need for rest and allow yourself up to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. It’s no wonder it’s called beauty sleep!