Want that glowing skin with no sign of pimples, acne scars or stress wrinkles? It’s time to get your glow on with these tips, gurrrlfriend.
Reduce the Stress
When your body is exposed to a stressful situation (such as a looming work deadline, exam preparation or persistent worry about something) the Sympathetic Nervous System stimulates
a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack, or threat to survival, called the “fight-or-flight” response, meaning: you either run for your life or fight for your life. This activation sends out impulses from the hypothalamus to the adrenal glands to release stress hormones cortisol, adrenaline and non-adrenaline. Together they can increase your heart rate, blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
So, if you’re a stress head but want that smooth, shiny celeb skin, take a yoga class, meditate, exercise and RELAX.
Detox your Body
It is true: the skin is the biggest organ of your body. So when it cant do its job of eliminating toxins effectively because the other elimination organs (liver etc) are blocked, the toxins will build up and eventually develop into a skin condition.
- Try drinking some hot lemon water of a morning to help flush those nasties away
- Eat plenty of Vitamin B, A,C+E foods to promote healthy, nourishing skin. The best way to do this is to uptake your intake of fresh (that sounds cool) vegetables and fruit, especially the cool group of orange’ + greens.
Get Some Quality Sleep
When you sleep, you’re allowing your body to begin its natural healing processes. Although it may be at “rest” it is still “working” to regulate normal bodily functions including metabolism use and energy storage.
Try to eat melatonin-boosting foods in combination with skin-strengthening foods like the following to help regulate sleep cycles and get your body back on track, and in turn, help to give you that admired glow: Pineapples, tomatoes, bananas, oats, rice, sweet potato, almonds, citrus fruits, Greek yoghurt, spinach, salmon, dark leafy greens and Acai.
Support Gut Function
Your gut is where almost every process of daily living occurs. Think about – eating, drinking, pooing, weeing – it all happens in and around the gut. So if there is a imbalance of flora and your food is undigested and fermenting within the small intestine, your liver will become congested. Over a prolonged time this will generally show in your iris but most commonly, signs show on your skin, generally as pimples. To prevent this from happening try:
- eliminating sugar and wheat from your diet – they both cause inflammation
- a daily probiotic to restore your gut flora
- aim for a green juice once a day with plenty of green leafy vegetables and water
- choose low sugar fruits such as berries, apples and grapefruit and avoid high sugar fruits likes mango, watermelon and dried fruits. Do this for 1-2 weeks then slowly reintroduce if it becomes too much.
- drink plenty of water
D.I.Y Face Masks
The best part about making face masks other than getting fab skin? Scaring your family with your face covered in avocado, yogurt and cucumber… OR even better…. a coffee scrub. Hilarious.
Here are few of my favourite:
wholesome love , x
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