Lori's Top Tips For Healthier Skin (that anyone can afford)
1. You Are What You Eat. Your body needs clean, digestible fuel, and toxins it can’t absorb are often released through the skin. Skin impurities are often linked to an undernourished and overtaxed liver, and a diet rich in whole foods will support your whole system--leading to clear, beautiful skin and a more vital, energetic you. Forbes magazine recommends Omega-3 fatty acids (found in nuts and chia
seeds) and vegetables and fruits rich in vitamins C, A, and E such as oranges,
red bell peppers, swiss chard, sweet potatoes, and carrots.
2. Attitude Counts. Surprising though it may seem, researchers have noted a strong correlation between self-esteem, or what is often called "positive mental attitude" and skin health. A study Howard Murad, MD, revealed that four weeks of reading positive messages and doing reflective journaling led to a reduction in stress hormones, lower blood pressure , and more hydrated, less wrinkled skin. A reduction in stress hormone can preserve collagen in the face, leading to a more toned, beautiful complexion. One recommendation to cultivate a better mental attitude, no matter how busy and stressful your life is, is to journal daily about gratitude. When counting your blessings, every little thing matters.
2. Get Enough Rest. Lack of sleep is linked to an inflammatory response which effects all twelve of the body's major systerms. These include the reproductive, urinary digestive, respiratory, immune, lymphatic, endocrine, nervous, muscularm skeletal, and integumentary systems--or skin, hair and nails. Your skin is your biggest organ and it needs its nightly recharge in order to feel, lookm and function at its best. If you're struggling with sleep deprivation, try getting to bved earlier, elimination screen time up to several hours before bedtime, avoiding night time snacks, and avoiding sugar, caffeine, and chocolate after noon.