5 Tips for Naturally Clear Skin

Our skin is our largest organ and it can tell us a whole lot about the state of our body. Many of us go to great lengths to try and achieve clear skin, understandably, because we all want to glow and look and feel good! Oftentimes these quests focus on finding the best new lotion or cleanser or exfoliator and fail to address what often contributes to our skin troubles: the state of our internal health.

There are countless reasons why one may be experiencing imbalances in their skin, however, the tips I will be sharing are ones that we canall benefit from, no matter your situation!

HOW TO GET HEALTHY, CLEAR SKIN

1. HYDRATE

Drinking enough water and staying hydrated is critical for not only skin health, but digestion, cellular integrity, and the assimilation of nutrients. Many people are dehydrated without even quite realizing it. Dry skin, constipation, and low energy levels can all be signs of simply needing to drink a big glass of water!

I recommend starting your day with a glass of cool, filtered water. For a boost of minerals and to kickstart digestion, try adding a squeeze of lemon.  After sleeping through the night, our bodies naturally desire hydration upon waking. If you’re not used to drinking water before anything else, you’ll soon discover just how good your body and skin feels by doing so!

2. GUT HEALTH

Gut health is perhaps one of the most important factors for improving the health and appearance of our skin, among nearly every thing else in our body! Our GI tract is our terrain: it’s where we digest, absorb, and assimilate nutrients. It’s where we break down fats, carbohydrates and proteins into their usable forms for energy, and it’s where we house trillions of bacteria that play a role in mental health, B vitamin synthesis, bowel regulation, and skin health.

We maintain gut health by:

  • ensuring we have regular, healthy bowel movements
  • consuming probiotic-rich fermented foods such as sauerkraut or kimchi
  • eating plenty of fibre from colourful fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds every day
  • avoiding food sensitivities such as dairy, corn, wheat and soy
  • avoiding processed foods, especially those that contain refined sugars, starches, oils, and artificial additives
  • chewing thoroughly
  • drinking lots of water

3. EAT ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOODS

Many skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema or psoriasis are inflammatory conditions. This means, well, there’s inflammation present in the body and we need to address it!

We help to reduce inflammation levels in our body by eating fresh, whole foods including:

  • leafy greens and other bright vegetables
  • antioxidant-rich berries and other fruits
  • anti-inflammatory roots like ginger and turmeric
  • omega-3 rich foods like flax, hemp and chia
  • healthy fats like avocado, coconut and olives.

What causes inflammation? Some foods include:

  • refined oils (canola, margarine) especially those that are hydrogenated or contain trans fats
  • omega-6 fatty acids including those in some grains and factory-farmed, conventionally raised meats
  • refined sugar and starches
  • dairy
  • alcohol

4. REDUCE STRESS

Ah, stress. It’s everywhere. When I ask people if they are stressed, an answer I often hear is “Well, yeah, but who isn’t?” It’s easy to think that because stress is so common, it’s not a big deal. But in reality, it is! Stress has been shown to be related to nearly all illnesses. From cardiovascular diseases to mental health conditions, GI conditions, hormone imbalances and of course… skin!

TIPS FOR REDUCING STRESS

  • Deep breathing
  • Meditating
  • Learning how and when to say no
  • Taking time for yourself
  • Proper sleep! When we sleep, our bodies regenerate and heal. Inflammation levels are reduced, cortisol levels are decreased, our liver gets to work on processing and filtering toxic waste, and our cells repair. Sleep is critical to healthy skin and a healthy body!
  • Move your body. Exercise not only reduces stress, but improves our circulation, increases oxygen to our cells, helps remove toxic waste via sweating, promotes digestive function and improves mood! I enjoy simple forms of exercise such as walking and stretching.

5. SIMPLIFY SKINCARE ROUTINE

Many of us have a handful of products that we use morning and night to scrub and polish and tone and moisturize – but these often are very unnecessary and can be more irritating than we’d think.Many products are full of alcohols, fragrances, colourants, foaming agents and other strange things that can irritate our skin.

想要打造天然透明肌?这5点不可小觑。

皮肤不仅是人体最大的器官,而且还能随时反应出身体状况的变化。每个人都希望自己容光焕发,美丽动人!可想而知,大家为此努力尝试了各种方法,从最新最好的乳液、洗面奶到去角质霜。然而,当我们逐一尝试后,却往往忽略了一个最简单的方法:体内循环系统的健康状态。

造成皮肤出现问题,状态差的原因有很多。无论你的肤质发生了什么状况,以下几个方法一定能帮到你!

如何保持皮肤健康,光彩照人

1. 补水

每天喝足量的水或保持身体内水分充盈,不但能保持肌肤健康,而且能改善消化、保持细胞饱满和营养成分的有效吸收。许多人一直处于缺水而不自知的状态,从而表现出皮肤干燥、便秘和体能降低。然而,解决这些症状只要一大杯水就能搞定!

我的建议是:每天起床后喝一杯清冽的过滤纯净水。若在水中加入几滴柠檬汁,就能在补水的同时,促进矿物质的吸收和改善消化。经过一夜的睡眠,肌体需要水分的补充和唤醒。经过一段时间的调整,你会惊奇地发现,清晨一杯水给你的身体和皮肤带来了出乎意料的新面貌!

2. 肠道健康

肠道健康不但关系到我们的形象和肌肤的健康,而且还会影响到身体的各个方面!肠道就好比是我们的核心,它是我们消化、吸收和分解营养物质不可或缺的重要器官。胃肠道内有数十亿的有益菌,它们帮我们把脂肪、碳水化合物和蛋白质转化成身体所需的能量物质,为大脑和身体提供必需的维生素,促进肠道调节功能和保持皮肤健康。

如何保持胃肠道健康:

  • 确保有规律的排便。
  • 摄入富含益生菌的发酵类食品,例如:酸菜或泡菜。
  • 每天摄入足够的蔬果纤维,例如:各色水果、蔬菜、坚果和果仁等。
  • 避免摄入敏感性食物,例如:乳制品、玉米、小麦和大豆等。
  • 避免摄入精加工类食品,例如:含有精制糖、淀粉、精制油和含有人工添加剂的食品。
  • 避免狼吞虎咽。
  • 多喝水。

3. 抗炎类食物的选择

许多皮肤状况:痤疮、红斑狼疮、湿疹或牛皮癣等都是炎症引起的。它们的出现表明身体产生了炎症,需要我们的重视!

摄入新鲜食品对减轻体内炎症大有好处:

绿叶蔬菜和其他鲜艳的蔬菜

抗氧化剂丰富的浆果和其他水果

消炎根如姜和姜黄

ω-3丰富的食物,如亚麻,大麻和嘉年华

健康的脂肪,如鳄梨,椰子和橄榄。

  • 绿叶蔬菜和其他色彩鲜亮的水果。
  • 富含抗氧化剂的浆果和其他水果。
  • 有消炎左右的根茎类食品,例如:生姜和姜黄等。
  • 富含omega-3 的食品,例如:亚麻籽、大麻籽或奇亚籽等。
  • 健康的脂肪类食品,例如:鳄梨、椰子或橄榄等。

容易引起炎症的食品:

  • 精制油(菜籽油、人造黄油),特别是被氢化或含有反式脂肪酸的油品。
  • 含有omega-6脂肪酸类食品,例如:一些谷物、肉禽厂圈养的动物肉类。
  • 精制糖和淀粉类食品。
  • 乳制品
  • 酒精类

4. 舒压

压力 无处不在。当我问大家是否感觉有压力时,最常听到的答案就是,“嗯,当然,谁没有压力?”如此一来,压力是那么司空见惯,并不是什么大问题。 但现实中恰恰相反! 压力几乎与所有的疾病都有着千丝万缕的关系。 从心血管疾病、心理健康疾病、胃肠道不适,到内分泌失调,当然…还有皮肤问题!

如何舒压:

  • 深呼吸
  • 冥想
  • 学会及时、机智的做出拒绝。
  • 给自己留些放空的时间
  • 适当的睡眠! 当我们睡觉时,我们的身体就在进行自我再生和恢复。 炎症水平降低,皮质醇水平降低,我们的肝脏能在睡眠时过滤体内的有毒物质,对细胞进行修复。 睡眠对健康的皮肤和健康的身体至关重要!
  • 运动。 运动不仅能减压,还能改善我们的内循环,增加细胞中的氧气含量。有助于通过排汗去除体内的有毒物质,促进消化,愉悦心情! 我喜欢简单的运动,例如:步行和伸展运动。

5.日常洁肤

我们中的许多人多多少少都会用一些护肤产品,从早晚的洁肤品和润肤品,到调理和保湿用。然而这些产品并没有宣传的那么完美,它们对皮肤的刺激比我们想象的更严重。许多产品都含有酒精、香精、着色剂、发泡剂和其他你可能完全想象不到、刺激皮肤的成分。

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