How to have a radiant and glowing skin

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

The significant mistake people make in their effort to improve their skin is to use creams and lotions on their skin. Natural solutions without parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, and other toxic ingredients will benefit your skin. But there are also different ways you can get glowing skin.

When cleansing your skin, 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.

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 beautiful, pure, and clean skin, you should consider the following:

  1. Watch your sugar intake.
    Insulin production increases when blood sugar rises from excess sugar intake, 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), functional proteins (grass-fed meat and green 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. 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 hormones out of balance. Both men and women often have an excess of estrogen, which creates 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 yoghurt is a great place to start.
Read more about the gut here:


4. Fill in your nutrition gaps.
Nutritional deficiencies play an essential role in skin issues. For example, zinc is a necessary nutrient for clear, healthy skin. Therefore Zink can be consumed as a supplement or obtained 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 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 critical for the skin.

Ageing of the skin:

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

The destructive process of free radical damage to the DNA in skin cells causes skin ageing. This injures the skin’s elastin (which provides skin stretching quality) and collagen (responsible for strength and firmness). UV light can also damage the skin’s 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 fibres 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 ageing by covering up, wearing a hat, and habitually using natural sunscreens.

A diet high in omega-six oils (corn, safflower, sunflower, canola, peanuts, and soybean oils) speeds up skin ageing by increasing inflammation.

Other factors that contribute to skin ageing 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 tumours.
  • Skin becomes slack. The loss of the elastic tissue (elastin) in the skin with age causes the skin to hang loosely.
  • The skin becomes more transparent due to the thinning of the epidermis (surface layer).
  • Skin becomes more fragile. This is caused by flattening 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 ageing 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 antioxidants either in food or in supplement form helps diminish skin ageing and restore lost immunity. Topical antioxidants can protect the skin’s fibroblast, elastin, and collagen and keep it youthful.

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 ageing skin and mucous membranes.

All fresh and natural food containing vitamins and minerals nourish your glowing skin.

Ingredients for smooth and youthful skin:

  • Green tea extract (contains EGCG)
  • Silymarin (supports the liver in cleansing)
  • Grapeseed ( contains flavonoids)
  • Turmeric (contains curcumin)

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

Remember, beauty comes from inside – so a proper diet with many vitamins and minerals is perfect for your skin. For more information about vitamins, minerals, and health in general, check out our posts:

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