Work with your skin
We often forget that skin is the largest organ of our body, it is alive, it protects the body, breathes & grows, absorbs nutrients, removes toxins and so much more.
Our skin reflects our everyday life, reacts to what we eat, drink, it shows how much sleep we had or whether we are exposed to stress or joy.
As I am writing this it astonishes me how important our skin is and it deserves to be looked after, not just the skin our whole body actually, we should treat it as our temple, we only have one in the end :-)
Back to basics
If you are struggling with your skin for whatever reason you should ask yourself whether it could be your lifestyle that could have negative effect on its quality.
Make sure you have a lot of good sleep, at least 7 to 8 hours a day I know this is easier said than done), sleep allows skin to regenerate and repair, if you have a lack of sleep for a long period of time it can significantly affect your skin and speed up the ageing process.
Drink plenty of water every day, your skin will be more moisturised and consequently look better, as a bonus you will help your body to get rid of the toxins too.
This one is not easy but makes a huge difference on the way you look, feel and the energy you send out, practicing yoga could be one way of releasing stress, but if you are not huge fan of yoga just engage yourself in things you enjoy whether it is a hobby, socialising, reading a book or simple things like having a hot bath.
- AVOID CIGARETTES , ALCOHOL & TOO MUCH CAFFEINE
All of the above is damaging for the skin, it will look dehydrated just as it does after a big night out.
It doesn’t mean that you need to avoid alcohol & coffee completely but now your limit and make sure you balance it out the following day with a good green smoothie or a good old bone broth, pampering bath with bathing salt and good sleep & rest…your body will thank you trust me.
- QUALITY SKINCARE
Look after your skin with quality natural skincare products, try to avoid products with harsh chemicals such as parabens, synthetic perfumes and colours, sulphates and other petrochemical derivatives. There are many alternatives out there now and you can even try some DIY recipes at home if you need to keep the cost down.
- EAT WELL
Your diet affects you in a short term, so in a way you feel during the day, our mood is closely related to how and what we eat due to the connection between our brain and our stomach, but also influences the body in the long term.
Make sure you include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet, nutrient rich foods as well as healthy omega 3 fats that help to protect you skin, avoid starchy and sugary food which reduce the amount of collagen in the skin.
I promise you will not regret sticking to these tips, however you will need to be consistent and sometimes veeery patient (talking from my very personal experience)!
I would love to hear your thoughts & your own tips and tricks for beautiful skin, feel free to share!
Lots of love