When I was younger all the youth magazine were telling you that to get ‘clear skin’, all you needed was this and this and this product to put on your face, and that diet really had nothing to do with your skin. Glad, times have changed and it’s now commonly known that skincare is about way more than just what you put on your skin. So today I want to share some of the things that influence how your skin looks 🥑✨
How to take care of your skin from within
- Relax & Take some Deep Belly Breaths
By taking deep breaths you are activating the parasympathetic nervous system (the one where you can relax), which is what you want. Because when you are feeling stressed, the first thing you body take nutrients from is your skin, hair and nails, since these aren’t essential features to our health. So if you want to take good care of your skin, take more pauses doing the day, breathe deep and just relax.
- Eat more Healthy Fats
Healthy fats are essential to our health and the beauty of our skin. This helps to moisturize your skin from within, and fats are needed in all your cells to function properly. If you aren’t eating avocados, nuts and seeds, then try to incorporate more of these into your diet. You can also use a good olive oil on your food, and use an oil supplement to add to your smoothies fx one containing flaxseed oil and evening primrose oil
- Veggies Veggies Veggies
Of course, this one almost don’t need an explanation. “You are what you eat” – so by eating lots of living leafy greens, veggies and fruits, you are fuelling your body with so many vitamins and nutrients that are essential for your body. To make your internal body and all its processes work better, it needs the right kind of fuel. Eat the rainbow, eat lots of fibre and you’ll start seeing wonders with your skin!
Ps, I can highly recommend my green smoothie recipe!
- Hydrate Your Body
Our bodies consist of up to 60% water. The brain and the heart are composed of 73% water, the lungs are about 83% water and the skin contains 64% water. We are made up of so much water, which is why it is so important to stay hydrated. We lose water when we sweat, or pee, so we always need to hydrate our bodies for it to function properly. Not only drinking water, but also eating hydrating foods such as cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, watermelon etc.
- Enjoy life!
Enjoy your life! Have you ever heard the quote “You glow differently when you’re actually happy”? This is so true. That’s also why people glow when they are newly in love, or those people who follow their passion have that special glow over them – because you can just see that they are passionated and excited about something. One of the best things you can do for your skin and your health is to just enjoy life. Appreciate all the small things, be grateful about your life, do what makes you happy – spend time hanging out with your girlfriends, go hiking, go out explore, follow your passions, smile, laugh, have fun!