In my latest video, I share some natural ways to care for your skin from within on a daily basis! The root of healthy skin stems from good nutrition and healthy digestion. It goes without saying that what you put on your skin has a great impact as well but sometimes we spend far too much time focusing on lotions and potions when actually our daily habits can strongly influence the health of our skin.
In this video, I shared 5 DAILY habits for healthy skin from within.
Here's a summary of my 5 points:
1. Nourish: Eat Detoxifying + Anti-inflammatory Foods
2. Don't sabotage yourself: Cut out the junk
Want to have healthy skin? You've gotta cut out or at least take a break from these foods that can sabotage your skin because they are inflammatory-promoting: sugar, dairy, gluten, rancid vegetable oils (corn, canola etc).
Sugar is the worst offender for the skin on many levels.
It elevates insulin which is an inflammatory hormone and causes the sebaceous glands to produce more oil. If you've never done a sugar detox, now is the time! Have a listen to this episode of The Joyous Health Podcast about how I kicked my sugar addiction.
3. Drink more water
The most inexpensive and easiest way to improve the health of your skin is to drink more water. Water prevents the skin from becoming dehydrated. It supports elasticity and helps your skin glow by aiding in the elimination of waste and toxins via the sweat, urine and bowels.
Without adequate water, our skin is unable to fulfill its functions as a natural barrier and becomes less smooth. Try this rubber elastic tip here for drinking more water.
4. Consider natural health supplements
I've talked about supplements for healthy skin here, but one, in particular, I want to highlight is GLA - gamma-linolenic acid.
GLA is an essential omega 6 fatty acid with well-known anti-inflammatory properties. It nourishes your skin from the inside out to improve skin moisture, elasticity and firmness. It helps to improve skin hydration which is essential for strengthening the barrier function of the skin. This is the one I personally take daily.
Less is more when it comes to healthy skin! Have you ever looked at the ingredients listed on your face wash or moisturizer? Can you pronounce every ingredient?
Remember that what goes on your skin, gets in your body. It's a faster route to your bloodstream than eating it.
As I've talked about many times before and in the Joyous Detox cookbook, there are chemicals that disrupt your hormones, cause skin irritation and sensitivity, and just shouldn't be anywhere near your body.
This is why I personally use and recommend our Skin Care Duo: Fresh Face and Hella Hydrating!
Learn more about our skincare line here.