Instead of putting a temporary Band-Aid over budding skin concerns, we recommend taking a holistic approach to caring for your skin from the inside out.
Need a quick fix to clear up any blemishes or skin concerns? We hate to be the bearer of bad news but achieving a “J.Lo” glow overnight is practically impossible, according to dermatologists. Healthy skin takes time, a quality skincare routine, and a kick-ass diet or lifestyle adjustment.
Skin health goes beyond what you put on your skin, and masking any imperfections with makeup can only exacerbate acne and skin conditions like rosacea and eczema. Instead of putting a temporary Band-Aid over budding skin concerns, we recommend taking a holistic approach to caring for your skin from the inside out. After all, skin issues can be a reflection of what’s going on inside your body. If your gut health and digestive system are off, your skin will likely reflect these internal issues. If your skin looks dull and irritated, then it’s time to provide it with the nutrients and care it needs to maintain a glowing complexion.
Follow these four tips to achieve healthy glowing skin from the inside out:
1.Liquids: Drink tons of water- water is one of the most important contributors to healthy skin. H20 keeps us hydrated and detoxifies our bodies which is crucial to preventing breakouts and nourishing one of the body’s largest organs, our skin. Another refreshing drink to have on hand to rehydrate with is coconut water. This delicious bevy is rich in electrolytes like potassium, sodium, and magnesium, which can aid in muscle recovery.
2. Keep your sweet tooth in check: refined sugar is the worst for your skin. Not only does it cause your energy levels to fluctuate throughout the day, but eating an abundance of sugar can result in inflammation and even hormonal imbalances in the body. Try opting for natural sugars instead to wean yourself off of your sweet addiction slowly.
3. Cut Out Alcohol: Try reducing the amount of alcohol you consume weekly. Cutting out the number of drinks you have per week will assist you on your journey to healthy skin and rejuvenate your complexion. If eliminating alcohol from your diet isn’t an option, try drinking clear liquor like vodka or tequila to reduce sugar intake and potential bloating effects. Red wine is also a good option, but you should only consume it in moderation too.
The most important thing to remember when drinking alcohol is to hydrate in conjunction with the cocktail of your choice. Drinking water decreases your chances of depleted electrolytes, water retention, and a swollen face the following day- yuck!
4. Eat the Rainbow: You are what you eat, and your skin is a reflection of your diet. Excellent gut health and skin health are interconnected. Their symbiotic relationship is imperative for a thriving immune system and overall excellent skin health. Consider adding more foods into your diet rich in nutrients like fresh fruits and vegetables, foods with high fatty acids like fish, flaxseeds, and nuts to increase collagen, and foods rich in antioxidants to fight inflammation like kale, spinach, and avocados. Also, adding probiotics is imperative for good gut health and balancing the gut microbiome. The Ther-Biotic Complete from Klaire Labs is the probiotic we’ve been taking as of late.
5. Exercise and movement: Other things to consider is that the baseline of your skin’s health not only depends on genetics and external factors like the environment but your lifestyle too. In addition to having a well balanced diet, having a consistent fitness routine is imperative as well. Exercise increases blood flow which improves your circulation of oxygen and nutrients in your body.
What steps do you take to make sure your skin is healthy?
*Please note all opinions and tips are from my own experiences with my skin. Please consult your physician or nutritionist before changing your diet or stopping and starting any new treatments. *