Living a healthier lifestyle is a goal for most of us. It's probably why you've ended up on this blog post! By keeping our bodies healthy, we are enabling ourselves to live a better and longer life. Although it is important to ensure we are taking care of our bodies on the inside, our largest organ is actually on the outside of our bodies...our skin! Nurturing your skin is an important aspect of caring for your health. Healthy skin is happy skin and happy skin shines bright for all to see! There are many ways you can make sure you are keeping your skin healthy. We've compiled a list of ways you can ensure you are keeping your skin as healthy as it can be.
 

8 Tips To Get Healthy Skin Naturally At Home:


1. Eat Foods That Are Healthy For Your Skin

One of the best ways to keep your skin healthy is by eating healthy! There are many foods that are like magic for the appearance and health of your skin. Here is a list of 7 foods you should consider snacking on more often. Your skin will thank you from the inside out!

 

7 Foods That Will Make Your Skin Glow:

 
 

7 Foods to Eat For Healthy Skin

1. Red Grapes
Red grapes are known to reduce the effects of your skin aging! However, don't try and cheat the system by substituting red grapes for red wine. Sorry to disappoint, although red wine does have health benefits, it also negatively affects your skin at the same time. It's best to stick to regular berries to improve both your health and your skin. But who's to say you can't also enjoy a glass of red every now and then. We won't tell.
2. Dark Chocolate
Calling all chocolate lovers! This one's for you. Although milk chocolate is not great for your skin, you don't have to say goodbye to your beloved snack altogether. Dark Chocolate is known to be a great antioxidant. It can even help to further hydrate your skin! Just be sure to pick one with a high cocoa percentage. The higher the percentage, the less sugar in the chocolate & the better it is for your skin!
3. Soy
There is some debate about rather or not soy is good for you. However, it has been said that soy can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate your skin and even improve collagen. This is especially true for our postmenopausal ladies out there. So consider ordering up a dish of edamame to enjoy on your next sushi date with the girls!
4. Broccoli
This powerful green veggie works wonders for your skin. It is jam-packed with all of the best nutrients that are vital to the health of your skin: Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Zinc. So scoop up some extra pieces during dinner time for the sake of your skin and keep telling your kids to eat it too!
5. Nuts
Nuts are great for the skin! The best one of all? Sunflower seeds! Sunflower seeds are a great source of Vitamin E, which is an amazing antioxidant for your skin.
6. Avocados
Does that even surprise you? For years now we've been hearing about this superfood and we're here to tell you once again....the a stands for amazing for your skin! Avocados have many health benefits including keeping your skin bouncy and moisturized. They're also a great way to get Vitamin E into your diet, which again, is a great antioxidant. So if you'd like to avoid the texture of your skin from slowly feeling like an avocado shell, eat an avocado instead!
7. Salmon
Fish, in general, is great for your skin, but salmon especially is packed FULL of omega-3 fatty acid, which will help maintain the health of your skin! Salmon can also help you achieve glowing skin since it can make your skin more moisturized. Salmon is also a great source of Vitamin E, Zinc, and of course....protein!
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2. Avoid Exposing Your Skin Directly To The Sun

The next thing on our list to achieve healthier skin is limiting sun exposure. We want you to go out and enjoy the warmth and whimsical glow of the sunshine, but be sure that you are thinking of your skin before stepping out into thought gorgeous yellow rays. Always use a high SPF, even on your face! Reapply consistently too. We care about your health! Please always take the proper precautions when enjoying the sunshine. Wear sunscreen, hats, cover-ups and at all costs avoid tanning oils! Not only is too much sun and too little protection dangerous, but it has many of negative effects on your skin too. Sun leads to premature wrinkles and sunspots! The older we get, the more the sun damage appears on our skin. Protect yourself & your skin from getting damaged any further and start enjoying the sun safely.

3. Avoid Negatively Impacting Your Skin From Stress

Stress. It gets to the best of us and is sometimes unavoidable. Not only does being stressed feel horrible, but it is horrible for our skin as well. Cue the stress-induced breakout! When you get stressed your body starts to release something called "cortisol", which is the stress hormone. When you have high cortisol levels in your body the aging process will start to speed up. Your body will begin to break down collage (which is what makes your skin firm and bouncy looking). Do you ever wonder why being stressed causes you to break out? Well, when you are stressed your body will produce additional oil, which can result in those post stressful exam breakouts. So how can you reduce stress? Well, if you're in a stressful situation that you can't get out of in that moment, like a work incident or term paper, try to take deep breaths and if possible create a workspace that relaxes you. When you get home after a stressful day, relax with some much-deserved self-care. Go for a hike, watch a movie or take a bath, apply some Calm Cream and relax! The quicker you try and reduce your stress the better it will be for both your mental wellbeing and for your skin.

4. Stop Spreading Bacteria From Your Phone To Your Skin

Cell phones. Most of us are obsessed with them. It is the first thing we look at in the morning and the last thing we look at before we go to bed. However, the blue light your cell phone produces is harming your quality of sleep. Your phone is stimulating your system and making it harder for your to fall asleep at night. The less sleep we get, the worse our skin looks. Avoid the dreaded dark under-eye circles and get a pair of blue light glasses to wear when looking at screens near bedtime. These glasses will still allow you to enjoy your phone in the evening while blocking out the harmful blue light that is worsening your quality of sleep.

5. Get Lots of Beauty Sleep

Sleep. We all need it! For some of us, consistent sleep schedules are not a priority. However, if you're after healthy skin and a healthy mind and body too, it starts when you're asleep. Waking up well-rested starts the tone of your day. By making a healthy choice by ensuring you get a reasonable amount of sleep, you will be setting yourself up for making healthy choices throughout the rest of your day. It's a domino effect. They don't call it beauty sleep for no reason! While you sleep your body is repairing itself, which enables you to do all of the activities of the day ahead of you. Not getting enough sleep can make your skin dehydrated and prone to breakouts, so say no that extra episode and hello to an earlier bedtime!

6. Always Apply Cream After You Shower

Moisturizing your damp post-shower skin is essential for healthy and hydrated skin. Before you reach for that towel to dry off your body, reach for your Calm Cream instead and moisturize your skin! Your skin is the most receptive to moisturizing qualities when it is damp, opposed to when it is dry. Bonus: when you apply cream to your body right after a shower, you are essentially applying a barrier to your skin that locks in moisture and protects bacteria from seeping through into your skin.


7. Give Yourself a Face Slimming Lymphatic Massage
Giving yourself facial massages is not only a relaxing way to apply your face cream but also helps to nourish the health of your skin too! Facial massages are known to help reduce or prevent the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. They have to face lift-like effects as they help to reduce puffiness of the skin, making it appear slimmer! Click here to read of blog post about the benefits of at home facial massages and how you can learn how to give yourself one today!

8. Use Natural Skincare Products

Not only are natural skincare products better for the environment, but they are better for your skin too! The all natural ingredients are safer to put on your skin as they do not contain any potentially harmful chemicals or ingredients that will leave your skin feeling worse than it did before after you stop using the product. Do you have sensitive skin? If so natural skincare is a great option for you! Natural ingredients are typically easier on your skin because they are free from irritants, unlike synthetic ingredients. Natural skincare products will work with your skin to repair issues like dry skin, while skincare with synthetic ingredients will work to temporarily cover up skin issues or concerns. This is why your lips or skin may feel even drier than before once the cream or lip balm you've applied has worn away. Natural skincare will leave your skin better off than it was before while allowing you to feel good about the products that are sinking into your skin.



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