How to have a radiant and glowing skin

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To really have a radiant and glowing skin your skin has to be nourished from the inside out!  This is the fundamental approach needed to have a better, clearer and healthier skin.

The major mistake people do, in their effort to improve their skin, is to use creams and lotions on their skin.  If you use natural solutions without parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde and other toxic ingredients it will certainly benefit your skin.  But, it will not dramatically improve it.

Cleansing:
When cleansing your skin, be sure to remove the cleanser with a warm wet washcloth and repeat as many times as needed to remove makeup, sweat, and debris from your skin.
You can use; argan oil, coconut oil aloe or arnica extract. These are good examples of natural cleansers for your skin. There are also natural skin care brands to find online.

Moisturize
You can use natural home products to moisturize your skin.
1. Moisturize with oils:  Coconut oil, olive oil,  jojoba or sesame oil.
2.Moisturize Skin with Honey, Aloe Vera, Avocado or Cocoa Butter.

For the making of a beautiful, pure and clean skin you should consider the following:

1. Watch your sugar intake.
When blood sugar rises from excess sugar intake, insulin production increases, triggering sebum production and androgen activity. All of this can lead to acne breakouts. The solution is to eat a balanced diet with healthy fats  (omega 3 in fat fish, coconut oil, and nuts), good proteins (grass-fed meat and ecological chicken eggs) and let the carbohydrates come from vegetables and berries.

2. Balance hormones.
Hormone imbalances are known to trigger acne in both men and women.  Consider stop eating dairy products (milk, cheese, ice cream, etc.) for two weeks and see if you notice a change in your skin. Dairy products are made from the milk of pregnant (and recently pregnant) cows, which contains hormones that can throw your own hormones out of balance.  Both men and women often have an excess of estrogen, which make an imbalance of progesterone and testosterone.

3. Boost your gut health
When the good bacteria that live in and protect your digestive tract are out of balance, it can trigger acne. Eating probiotic-rich foods such as fermented vegetables or coconut yogurt is a great place to start.

4. Fill in your nutrition gaps.
Nutritional deficiencies play an important role in skin issues. For example, zinc is an important nutrient for clear healthy skin. Therefore Zink can be consumed as a supplement or obtain from foods such as green beans, sesame seeds, and pumpkin seeds.

Other Supplements for clear healthy skin is:

B-vitamins:  Supplement or in foods like green vegetables, seeds, and nuts

E-vitamins: Also called the beauty-supplement. Supplements of in food like almonds and avocado.

Omega 3 – Supplements, cod liver oil or food like; fatty fish, eggs, seeds, and nuts.
The fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) are all important for the skin.

Aging of the skin:

Youthful skin contains a healthy amount of three things; fibroblast cells and elastin and collagen. Now, as we age all three begins to disappear.

Skin aging is caused by the destructive process of free radical damage to the DNA in skin cells. This injures both the skins elastin  (which provide skins stretching quality) and collagen (which is responsible for strength and firmness). UV light can also damage the skins immune cells.

Activities like smoking (produce free radicals, once-healthy oxygen molecules that are now overactive and unstable) alcohol abuse and too much sunbathing increase the production of damage to the skin.  Free radicals damage cells, leading to, among other things, premature wrinkles.

Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light damages the elastin fibers in the skin.
This breakdown causes the skin to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to snap back after stretching.  You can delay changes associated with aging, covering up, wearing a hat, and making a habit of using natural sunscreens.

A diet high in omega 6 oil’s (corn, safflower, sunflower, canola, peanuts and soybean oils) speeds skin aging by increasing inflammation.

Other factors that contribute to aging of the skin include stress, gravity, daily facial movement,  obesity and even sleep position.

As we grow older, changes like these naturally occur:

  • Skin becomes rougher.
  • The skin develops lesions such as benign tumors.
  • Skin becomes slack. The loss of the elastic tissue (elastin) in the skin with age causes the skin to hang loosely.
  • Skin becomes more transparent. Due to thinning of the epidermis (surface layer of the skin).
  • Skin becomes more fragile. This is caused by a flattening of the area where the epidermis and dermis (layer of skin under the epidermis) come together.
  • Skin becomes more easily bruised. This is due to thinner blood vessel walls.

How to slow the aging process of the skin:

Our skin is at the mercy of many forces as we age: sun, harsh weather, and bad habits. Therefore we can take steps to help our skin stay supple and fresh-looking.

Taking anti-oxidants either in food or in supplement form helps to diminish skin aging and can restore lost immunity. Topical anti-oxidants can protect the skin’s fibroblast and elastin and collagen and keep it youthful looking.

Omega-3 oils like EPA and DHA  also have a good effect on the skin.  These kinds of oils suppress inflammation in the skin.

GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) also has recently been shown to improve the moisture of aging skin and mucous membranes.

All fresh and natural food containing vitamins and minerals are nourishing your skin.

Ingredients for smooth and youthful skin:

  • Green tea extract (contains EGCG)
  • Silymarin (support the liver in cleansing)
  • Grape seed ( contains flavonoids)
  • Turmeric (contains curcumin)

In conclusion, these active ingredients are good for your skin whether taken as supplements, topically or eaten.

Remember beauty comes from inside – so a good diet with a lot of vitamins and minerals are very good to your skin. For more information about vitamins, minerals, and health in general, check out our posts: https://abundance7.com/category/health/

 

 

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