Advice on living a balanced lifestyle is all over the place these days; I mean, who doesn't want glowing skin? But if you want your skin to glow from the inside out, then you need not only a healthy lifestyle but quality herbs too. You've heard before that chemicals and additives will make us sick and cause aging of our bodies, but what supplements and skincare products are we actually supposed to get? It seems confusing when you read labels because almost everything has added artificial ingredients. So let me give you some advice that can get your skin the nutrients it needs for antioxidant protection + other benefits.
The very first thing to know is that beauty from the inside starts with general good health. That's right, if you're not healthy then your skin will be poor too, and struggling to glow. So here are nine steps to follow for glowing skin:
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
You need loads of fiber in your diet so that your digestive system can run smoothly; this will also help to keep any tummy pudge away! Not only are fresh veggies packed with vitamins and minerals but they're low in calories as well - which means less fat under the skin! It may seem boring but we should always have at least 2 servings of fruit (or equivalent) per day.
Drink enough water.
If you're eating fresh fruit, then you need to be drinking water so that your body can flush out waste, and if it doesn't have enough liquids in it, it'll hold onto anything it gets - like any excess fat! So make sure you drink at least 3 glasses of water a day. During winter it can be especially tricky to stay hydrated, so we recommend brewing a gallon of Our Healing Tea to sip on during the day. It's delicious, warming and will support your body's natural detoxification pathways.
I know, hard work! But exercise is well worth the effort; it may seem counter-intuitive but when we exercise our muscles actually build up more as they repair than before. This is what we want; our muscles to bulk up so they look more muscular and firm. Plus, exercise will stop you from storing fat (and any extra in your tummy), and build up the nutrients that are eaten into your body - because it burns off/uses the most calories from your diet first.
Don’t eat too many processed foods.
Processing a food strips it of its nutritional value; for instance, if you see meat that's been cured in salt or marinades then the sodium content is way too high. If you can't pronounce what all the ingredients are - don't eat it! You want to get most of your food from natural sources (e.g. fruits + veggies), which are packed with vitamins and minerals.
Supplement your diet.
Supplementing important, acne fighting vitamins and minerals that are hard to get from diet alone is key to achieving skin that glows from the inside out. Often, the multivitamins we use can actually make us more unhealthy if they're filled with chemicals and additives; so it's important to read the labels carefully and look for reputable and trusted brand. This skincare supplement is designed to correct acne-causing nutritional imbalances. It's a potent blend of 13 anti-acne organic ingredients, including selenium, milk thistle and zinc!
Prioritize gut health.
Many of us have issues with our digestive systems: bloating, acid reflux, and gas. It's never too late to help the situation so see your doctor if you think this may be affecting how your skin looks. If you do suffer from similar problems though, you should definitely try Newport Natural Health Microencapsulated Probiotic. Not only does it helps break down proteins into smaller pieces that are easily digestible and stop the gas, but this probiotic arrives in your gut alive and well—delivering 5 times the probiotic power.
Stick to a skincare routine.
When we are consistent with a skincare regimen, our natural beauty shines through - at least I think so anyway. No matter how diligent we are with our daily cleansing, sometimes our skin can fall victim to late-night mishaps - or alcohol indulgences. This is where Keeva's Clarifying Acne Face Wash comes in; by sloughing off dead/extra cells from our face we reveal smoother and softer (and healthier!) skin underneath. This powerful tea tree oil-based acne face wash kills acne bacteria within seconds and leaves our face clear.
Get your zzzzs!
Finally, get enough sleep. Our bodies need lots of uninterrupted sleep at night so that they can repair themselves physically and mentally. If we don't get enough sleep then our bodies won't be able to produce enough energy let alone get a good immune system (making us more prone to diseases) or help with all those other repairs! So make sure you're getting at least 7 hours of solid beauty sleep each night which subsequently will work well at keeping our complexions healthy and fresh looking. Your skin should be glowing from the inside out - not just your face, but your whole body too! When we're having trouble getting consistently good sleep, we use Sleep Now for a non-addictive, all natural and super effective herbal sleep aid!
All in all, there is no such thing as having an overnight skincare success. It takes time and commitment to have glowing skin and, for sure, investing in a good skincare regime. These are my recommendations for how choosing the right skincare product and supplements will benefit you in ways that just might get you closer to having glowing and flawless skin. So start out by incorporating them into your daily routine and you will definitely see transformative results!