We’ve all seen the ads, advertising products to improve skin health, but how about improving your skin naturally? Finding the best product that actually helps, can be overwhelming! Believe me! I’ve been right where you are! My skin has a mind of its own! One minute, I can use a certain product, and the next minute, I can’t! That’s why, I decided to share with you, the research I’ve done to improve my skin naturally!
In this article, I will give you tips on the different things you can do, and the steps you can take, to improve the overall health of your skin!
What Type Of Skin Do You Have?
This step might actually be the hardest step! If you’re anything like me, it can be forever changing. The best thing to do is, really be mindful of your skin. Is it mostly dry, oily, or a combination of both? Do certain products make it dry or oily? Does it change with the seasons? How sensitive is it?
My skin is extremely sensitive! Sometimes, I feel like if I walk past something it doesn’t like, I’ll break out! It took a lot of trial and error, figuring out what worked and what didn’t work, to get to the point I’m at now. And, you have to remember, the skin is the largest organ in the body. It is an active, living tissue and it really does make a difference what you’re putting on it. You want to be kind to it and use natural products, as much as you can!
Listen to your skin! Once you figure out what type of skin you have, then the rest of the process will be a little easier for you.
Figuring out what type of skin you have, is the foundation that you can build on, to then, find the solution that works best for you!
Diet Affect’s Skin!
In my last article, I talked about being whole starting from the inside/out, and diet is very important in that process! Anytime my skin starts acting up, I automatically think, “What did I eat or drink that might have caused that”? That’s a very important question to ask. Sometimes, the cause of a breakout can actually be from something you ate or drank!
When doing my research, I came across a lot of sites that related skin issues to diet, because a bad diet can lead to health issues, which in turn, can affect the skin! It’s definitely a domino effect and it’s very important to be mindful of what you’re putting in your body, especially when dealing with skin issue’s!
The best thing to do for your skin is to, drink lots of water, eat more fruits and vegetables, and stay away from processed foods and sugar, as best you can! I know that might seem difficult, but believe me, it’s the best thing you can do for your skin!
When you start to eat healthier, you will start to see results right away, and your skin will thank you!
Yes! I know to some, I just said a very bad word! I’m sure you’re already thinking, how can I find the time and what does this have to do with my skin, but exercise is so important! It increases blood flow, and helps nourish skin cells and keep them vital, because blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body, including the skin!
It’s very important to take a couple of minutes out of your day and just move! Make it fun! It can even be something like, parking a little farther away from the entrance, taking a walk on your lunch break, or doing squats while you’re washing dishes! You can even exercise during the commercial breaks when you’re watching TV! It might sound silly, but every little bit helps!
Exercise might not sound exciting, but just take it one step at a time, literally! You will start to see a huge difference and you will start to feel a lot better! Once you start, and once you see the results, it will be easier, and you will actually want to incorporate it into your daily routine!
Here’s a suggestion, instead of calling it exercise, lets just call it moving! When you get up in the morning, you can say, “I’m going to move a little bit more today”! That way, you’re not focused so much on the word itself, your main focus will just be on moving, and that’s easy enough to do!
So, lets make a point to move today and get this blood flowing through our body and give oxygen and nutrients to our skin! Let’s move!!!
Organic Is Always Better!
This is such a true statement! Diet can negatively affect the skin, but also, using products with tons of chemicals, can negatively affect the skin. Eating organic and using organic products is always better! It might be a little bit more expensive, but in the long run, you will see a positive change in your skin and in your body as a whole!
We only have one body and it is so intricately run! It craves healthy food and products! Do you notice that when you eat something really unhealthy, you might start to feel nauseous or have a stomach ache? Do you notice that if you use a product full of chemicals, you break out or your skin has a bad reaction? Well, that is your bodies way of rejecting it and letting you know that it doesn’t like it!
You wouldn’t put gas, filled with chemicals, that could cause your car to break down, in your gas tank, would you? Then why are we putting stuff like that in and on our bodies? We have to stay mindful and take care of our skin and our body, so we live a long, healthy life and keep our skin and body healthy and vibrant!
That’s why, organic is the way to go! So, the next time you pick out a product or buy food, think to yourself, will this negatively affect me or will my body and skin, thank me?!
Seeing Positive Results!
I know we’re all looking for quick results, but positive results can take time! Seeing negative results usually happen a lot quicker than seeing positive results, but just remember, it’s a process, and the steps that I shared with you, are definitely worth doing!
Set a goal! Give yourself a time frame! Start to incorporate these tips into your daily routine! Change a couple of things in your diet, move a little bit more throughout your day, start to include more organic products and foods into your life!
If you follow these tips, in the end, you will not only see an overall improvement in your skin’s health, but you will feel so much better! Take care of yourself! Love yourself and you will see positive results! I promise!