I haven’t often talked about skin, make-up or beauty products on this blog but I think it’s time I start. Many of us are very conscious of what goes in our bodies. But what about what goes on them? Toxins and impurities can find their way inside our bodies from skin contact as well, which is why I think this is a subject that is long overdue.
Here are a few tips you can use to always put your best face forward.
There are so many reasons to stay hydrated and in this earlier post I share some great tips on how to know if your getting enough water. One of the sure beauty benefits though is clearer, more supple skin. A great tip to help you in drinking more water is to drink fruit-infused water like Watermelon Cucumber Mint Water. Fruits and veggies like watermelon and cucumber are extremely hydrating and mint is so refreshing. You can also use a thirst-quenching spritz on your face with a spray bottle. Try a similar combo to the above drink by adding cucumber, mint and vitamin E like in this DIY face mist. Amazing!
2. Get your greens.
One of the supplements that I love for skincare is organic wheatgrass powder. I’ve never been a fan of taking vitamins. That sentence in itself is an understatement. I hate taking vitamins. My solution is to get as many nutrients as possible in powder form. Wheatgrass powder is something I add to my daily green smoothie – a combo of kale, pineapple, apple, banana and any frozen fruits I may have on hand. Toss in wheatgrass powder, spirulina powder and chia seeds and you’ve got amazing health benefits. Read my write up on wheatgrass powder and which brand I prefer. Wheatgrass powder is full of amazing antioxidants and is a natural detoxifier. A one-two punch that can help to slow the aging process and to give you glowing skin. Sign me up for that!
You can also freeze some wheatgrass juice (powdered wheatgrass in water) in ice cubes and use it directly on your skin for any breakout you might have. Bonus!
3. Eat more fruits and veggies.
If you’ve been binging hard on less than good for you food, you may notice your skin starts to scream back. Take some time to get back onto a good food routine. Your body will balance itself out and your skin will get back on track. Start with cutting out the greasy, fried foods and start adding healthy, hydrating fare such as cucumber salads and fruit-forward snacks.
4. Get your beauty rest.
Work to get 7-8 hours of ZZZs each night to keep your face supple and without sags and bags. Be sure to wash and moisturize every night. I find that if I don’t moisturize with a good night cream, I tend to break out much more often. If your skin is extra dry, avoid cleansers containing alcohol and don’t use hot water as it also tends to dry you out.
5. When in doubt, sweat it out!
A lot can be said for a good sweat! Your body will rid itself of toxins any way it can. Expelling toxins via sweat is a great way to avoid them coming out of your face. (Read: breakouts!) If you’ve been having skin trouble recently, hit the treadmill and get to sweating to help your body along.
I will continue to share more on the topics of skin and beauty, including some of my personal favorite tips, tools and products that I use to keep myself looking bright and dewy. Meanwhile, enjoy some of our other blog posts and recipes like our Benefits of Himalayan Salt over Table Salt or our delicious Vegetable Chickpea Soup recipe. Enjoy!