04 Feb Skin Care
We would all love a flawless complexion. A radiant glow is not only attractive and a sign of beauty, but also it is an indication of our health. I believe it is something we can all achieve if we look at what we put in and on our bodies.
Each day we are exposed to toxins in the air, water, our food and what we use on our bodies and around the home.
Thank fully we have a team of organs that deal with the toxic load including the skin, lymphatic system, liver, kidneys and digestive system. If the liver, our primary organ for detoxification is over challenged, then it can show in our skin; rashes, itching, redness, dryness and generally sallow for example. It is therefore beneficial to keep our exposure to toxins as low as we can, by removing potential toxic chemicals from our environment.
When it comes to nutrition, avoid processed foods including sugars, and unhealthy processed fats and lean towards a whole food diet; foods in a state as close to nature as possible. This includes organic or wild produce, which is lower in toxic chemicals.
There are a number of easy to follow dietary guidelines;
- Plenty of pure water and herb teas
- Foods naturally high in fibre: whole grains, beans, lentils, root vegetables
- Sources of Antioxidants: carrots, tomatoes, peppers, watercress, berries, grapes, beetroot, cabbage, broccoli, kale, onions, garlic, seeds, nuts
- Sources of essential fatty acids: seeds, nuts, oily fish
- Fresh, unprocessed foods
- Minimise refined foods, sugar, coffee, tea, alcohol, trans-fats, saturated fat
- Eat organic as much as possible
- Eat simple meals, mostly plants – chew thoroughly
Later this month I am holding a workshop to show you how you can make natural products that really work for your face and body care. Click on the image and download an info graphic with just a few of the essential oils that provide benefit for healthy skin. We’ll cover more in class. I look forward to seeing some of you there.