Great skin can be a challenge, but there are numerous ways to improve yours naturally.
Lifestyle Changes and Diet
Every 35 days, your skin replaces itself, and your body makes these new cells from the food you eat. Eating a plant-based diet is the best possible way for making these new cells healthy and vibrant. “A plant-based diet will solve 90% of all your skin problems. Unlike meat and dairy products, unprocessed plant-based foods contain a plethora of skin-enhancing nutrients, including all the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants we need for glowing skin. This is why it makes sense to eat a 100% plant-based diet,” says New York Times best-selling author of Gorgeous for Good, Sophie Uliano. When you combine this diet with adequate clean water intake, your overall health and well being will increase ten-fold. Personally, it has changed my life and made my skin more vibrant than ever!
Best foods for great skin: avocados, raw nuts, leafy greens, artichokes, and blueberries.
Smoking, Alcohol and Drugs
Any drugs or harmful chemicals that enter your body are going to throw off your balance and the harmony within your body. Alcohol is a known diuretic and actually prevents your body from extracting water from urine in the kidneys,dehydrating you. Dehydration can make your skin ashy and dry and leave your complexion blank. When your health is poor, it shows.
Drug use may not make much difference in your appearance early on, but soon enough it will leave you with noticeable differences from your true vibrant self. Drugs will soon start to effect all your major toxin elimination organs and eventually fill your body and cause disease and sickness.
Dry skin, dark spots, acne, chapped and peeling lips, and bad complexion are just a few other effects of the use of drugs, alcohol, and smoking.
Life happens and stress makes its way into our minds. We need an outlet to deal with this stress of the real world. Meditation is one of the best ways to control stress and be present. When stress happens, we think too much about the past or future and are not living in the moment. Being able to be still while meditating allows you to be in this present state and be peaceful, even if its only for 15 minutes a day. I swear it will change your life, and your skin will show it!
Working up a good sweat is the equivalent of getting a good facial. “When the pores dilate, sweat expels trapped dirt and oil. Just be sure to wash your face afterward so the gunk doesn’t get sucked back into the pores,” says Audrey Kunin, MD, a dermatologist in Kansas City and author of The DERMAdoctor Skinstruction Manual (Simon & Schuster, 2005).
Breaking a sweat isn’t the only way exercise benefits the skin — it also reduces body-wide inflammation, helps regulate skin-significant hormones, and prevents free radical damage. When you exercise, the tiny arteries in your skin open up, allowing more blood to reach the skin’s surface and deliver nutrients that repair damage from the sun and environmental pollutants. These nutrients also rev up the skin’s collagen production, thwarting wrinkles.
Using synthetic, chemically-based products to treat skin issues only puts a bandaid on the problem or can end up making it worse. The problems will always arise again once usage has stopped. Putting natural, organic, plant-based products on the face, however, heals and replenishes your skin by stimulating the cells.
When combining all these methods plus a natural treatment like PurO3, you are well on your way to healthy and vibrant skin. We hope this helps!