6 Tips for Healthy Skin
As we age, our skin becomes less supple due to many factors that we can control. Here are
some ideas to keep your skin healthy, prevent dryness, and inhibit wrinkle formation.
Healthy Skin Care Tips:
1. Healthy skin is moist skin. Drinking plenty of water helps hydrate your skin from the
inside out. Alcohol and caffeinated beverages dehydrate your skin, so limit them.
2. Protect your skin from the sun and wind, which can have aging effects. Keep your skin
covered during very hot or cold weather.
The sun harms your skin due to radiationÂ exposure, and all harsh weather dries the skin out.
3. Protect your skin by eating foods rich in omega-3 and omega-7 fatty acids, which give
your skin the tools it needs to repair itself.
Try eating nuts,whole grains, or flaxÂ seeds on a regular basis. Only about a handful of nuts a day is all thatâ€™s needed for yourÂ skin to develop a nice texture and be flexible.
Borage seed, black current seed,evening primrose and sea buckthorn oil supplements may also be beneficial.
4. Eat colorful fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants and bioflavonoids. These can help
with skin repair and hydration and provide protection from the elements.
The vitamins inÂ fruits and vegetables help repair cuts, burns, and scars.
5. Use antioxidant-rich skin care products on the outside of your body for an extra layer of
protection. Green and red teas help prevent aging and sagging.
6. Feed your skin from the outside as well as the inside. What we put on our skin is as
important at the foods we eat.
If you â€œfeedâ€ you skin with moisturizers and cleansers thatÂ contain toxins and preservatives, your skin will absorb them.
Opt for plant-based skinÂ care products. Apricot kernel oil is a wonderful, fragrant oil that benefits dry, sensitiveÂ skin. Jojoba oil nourishes mature skin.
There are several plant oils on the market, too.TryÂ various ones and see which one feels and works best on your skin.
Many of the herbs used for skin care work via the liver. That may sound odd until you considerÂ what the liver and skin do. The liver is a major organ of elimination, as is the skin. The liverÂ detoxifies harmful substances.
If chemicals are eliminated without being detoxified first, those substances cause inflammationÂ and irritation.
Toxic substances which have not been broken down by the liver may cause
redness, irritation, itching, and breakouts if eliminated via the skin.
A healthy liver makesÂ healthy skin.
Herbs that help the liver help the skin. Many liver tonics are roots, which reach down deep
into the earth, extracting nourishment and healing energies more than any other plant parts.Great root for skin care is burdock root.