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3 FREE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF YOUR SKIN

Sometimes we tend to think that we have to go invest in X amount of skincare products or supplements to take care of our skin, which of course also can do wonders – but sometimes it’s the very simple things in life, that we sometimes tend to forget about, that can do the biggest difference for our health and the health of our skin. In this blogpost I want to share 3 free things you can do to improve the health of your skin 🥑💕✨

3 Free Things you can do to Improve the Health of Your Skin

  1. Drink water
    So simple and so basic, yet something we can so very easily forget about in our everyday life. Dehydrated skin is not happy skin, so make sure to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated during the day

2. Breathe Deeply
Another so simple and basic thing, yet something so important. Many of us go through the day thinking about the next thing on our to-do list and that we have to do XYZ, and without us even noticing we have suddenly gone an entire day without taking a proper DEEP breath all down to our belly. Remember to take time throughout the day to take some deep, slow breaths. This brings more oxygen to your cells and your skin, and it activates your parasympathetic nervous system, which does wonders for your health and well-being

3. Eat plenty of Fruit & Veggies!
I know I sound like a broken-record about this – but eating plenty of fruits and veggies are SO important for your health, your entire body – and especially, for your skin’s health. Fuel up on food high in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins. Go for all the colours of the rainbow, and eat plenty of leafy green vegetables! Your skin will love you for it! #skinfood

Read also: Skinfood – Food that your Skin Loves

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SKINFOOD – FOOD THAT YOUR SKIN LOVES

A healthy outside starts from the inside“, or “You are what you eat“. You’ve probably heard this before, but it’s so very true! Not to say that some people aren’t blessed with “lucky” skin and can just eat whatever they want and still have perfect skin. But over time, you won’t be able to do so, if you keep eating processed foods, your body and your cells will eventually start to fail you, whereas, if you eat lots of whole foods and plants, you are fuelling all your cells with lots of nutrients, vitamins and minerals which your skin will love you for! 🥑💕✨

I’ve had a passion for holistic health and more natural skincare for many years. It all began with me suffering from digestive and skin problems in my late teens. I started to dive more and more into natural ways to “fix” my problems – and of course the body is complex and there can be many reasons for why your skin is breaking out, but one of the main reasons why my skin did, was because I wasn’t eating enough real, whole foods – “skin foods”.

Because what your skin loves is actually just that – whole foods – how the Earth has made it. Not all the processed, man-kind food products with thousands of ingredients, preservatives, sugar etc.

Your body, your health and your skin loves REAL, NATURAL, WHOLE foods.

I can clearly see on my skin when I eat too much “junk”. I don’t know whether that’s a curse or a blessing, but my skin is clearly telling me through pimples and skin problems if it does not like what I eat.

So I try to eat as much whole foods as I can, and I make lots of smoothies to get some extra vitamins in and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated! 💦

FOOD YOUR SKIN LOVES

AVOCADO 🥑🥑🥑

Avocados are such a skinfood! They are high in healthy fats (the good kind of fat), that benefits many functions in your body – fx the health of your skin. Getting enough healthy fats is essential to keep your skin flexible and moisturised.

NUTS & SEEDS

Nuts and seeds are also an amazing source of healthy fats! Walnuts, pumpkins seeds, sunflower seeds etc.

SWEET POTATOES

Sweet potatoes are filled with betacarotene. Betacarotene functions as provitamin A, which means that it can be converted into vitamin A in your body. Betacarotene is found in sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach. When consumed the antioxidant carotenoids is incorporated into your skin and helps protect your skin cells from sun exposure. This can help prevent sunburn, cell death, and dry, wrinkled skin.

BROCCOLI

Broccoli is such a powerfood! It’s full of many different vitamins and minerals that’s important for skin health, including zinc, vitamin A and C.

GREEN TEA

I’ve already talked about the wonderful Green Tea before in this post! But green tea are rich in antioxidants, which can help protect your skin against sun damage and raging.

BERRIES

Berries are high in antioxidants which help keep free radicals under control. Free radicals in larger amount can damage your cells, causing oxidative stress in your body. Antioxidants helps to “fight” those free radicals (aka. what’s speeding up the aging process and damaging your skin).

Read also: What are Antioxidants? + A delicious berry smoothie recipe

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HOW TO GET GLOWING SKIN WITH FACIAL MASSAGES

Do you want to get glowing skin? Then facial massages is for sure something to look into! This can help your skin to look more young, plump and glowing! 💕✨

If you want to get more glowing skin, then your skin needs a good blood circulation. You can get that through several different ways – such as giving yourself a face massage with your bare hands, or you can also use tools such as fx a Gua Sha or a Glow Roller (like the one on the picture).

By massaging your skin it increases blood circulation, and it is through our blood that the skin gets the nutrients it needs. This also stimulates the collagen production, which is what helps your skin to looking young and plump. Using a gua sha or glow roller also helps to stimulate the lymphatic system, and by giving gentle strokes up around your neck you’ll give yourself a lymphatic drainage massage.

Your lymphatic system gets rid of toxins, so this is also really good to help remove toxins from your skin.

Regular face massages can help your skin to looking young, plump, prevent fine lines and wrinkles and give you that healthy looking glow! It’s a natural way to enhance your own beauty – and I absolutely love it + it’s such a relaxing and calming practice.

I have started using my Glow Roller every morning. First I do a little morning meditation, often with focus on positive affirmations, then I write down my gratitude list in my Fiveminutejournal and then I spend 2-5 minutes ‘rolling’ my skin with the Glow Roller (I use mix of jojoba and rosehip oil on my skin when doing it) – and of course I have my daily cup of Green Tea along with this little morning practice 💕✨

But of course, since we’re all about Holistic Health in here, I have to mention that just giving yourself face massages isn’t going to magical transform your skin – you also need to look at the things you put into your body (food, water), your stress levels, if you’re moving your body and speaking kindly and lovingly to yourself.

Do you give yourself regular face massages? Or have you tried using a Gua Sha or a Glow Roller?

If you want tutorials as how to use either Gua Sha or a Glow Roller, then I’ll recommend checking out Calmishcph or Tina Lykkegaard’s Instagram .

Read also: Healthy, Glowing Skin Tips