Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Holistic skin care tips by the expert

Sugar, Out. Essential Fatty Acids, In 
Skin is built from the inside out, so what you eat impacts your “glow factor.” Sugar breaks down collagen and elastin, the proteins that make skin look radiant and youthful—avoid excess. Skin loves essential fatty acids like omega-3s and omega-6s—gobble these up. They are the building blocks for healthy skin membranes and also help produce the skin’s natural oil barrier, critical to keeping skin hydrated, plump and youthful.

Cleanse and Moisturize Every Day 
It’s essential to implement a daily cleansing ritual to remove dirt and bacteria from skin. Moisturizing skin is also important to maintain your skin’s natural moisture levels while keeping it soft and fresh with a healthy glow.
Many beauty products are full of ingredients potentially harmful to your health. Parabens and toxins can mess with the body and are known hormone disruptors. Remember, what you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream. Key ingredients to avoid include anything that ends in “paraben”, phthalates (synthetic fragrance), polyethelene glycol (PEG) and proprylene glycol, just to name a few.

A diet rich in vitamins and minerals helps combat the natural aging process that decreases the skin’s elasticity and alters pigmentation. The best way to consume vitamins and minerals is in their natural state. Buddy up to nuts and berries, which contain antioxidant vitamins that speed up the skin’s natural repair system and inhibit further damage.
Stress hormones inflame the skin. Over time, those stress hormones can cause acne and accelerate wrinkles. Yoga is a great way to manage stress, lower blood pressure and, in turn, help your skin.
A good night’s rest plays a big role in your complexion. Sleep deprivation can reduce the skin’s ability to stay hydrated and supple, leading to a dull, dehydrated appearance. Turn in early, and avoid caffeine several hours before bed.