The secret to getting your best skin is to start from the inside to support your body’s ability to heal itself from the cellular level up.
The skin is the largest detoxification organ in your body, so any kind of inflammation, mineral deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, toxic buildup, food intolerances, dehydration, stress, (the list goes on) ends up showing up on your face in the form of blemishes, fine lines, uneven tone, and wrinkles.
There’s really no avoiding it.
When I first started having issues with my skin, I wasted a lot of time experimenting with different products, supplements, and medication.
The changes didn’t happen until I focused on what I was eating and how I was living.
Here are the four most important factors that made the biggest difference in the health of my skin:
01 | EAT YOUR WAY TO GLOWING SKIN
Your skin needs enough of the right nutrients to stay clear, supple, firm, and bright — especially minerals like zinc, B vitamins, selenium, magnesium, healthy fats, protein, and vitamins A, C and E.
When I started eating the best foods for my body, I noticed a difference in my skin within the first 10 days. My complexion was smoother, softer, and so much brighter. My pores got smaller, the dry patches were gone, and my skin tone was finally even.
Eating real, whole foods is one of the most important things you can do for your skin.
It’s far better, more effective, and cheaper than buying expensive skincare products that only do half the job.
02 | LOVE AND SUPPORT YOUR GUT
The health of your gut microbiome affects the health of your skin in a huge way.
The gut is where your body absorbs all the nutrients from the foods you eat, as well as the place where toxins are eliminated.
You could be eating all the right, healthy foods, but if your gut isn’t functioning properly, your body won’t be able to utilize those important nutrients — which are critical for transforming your skin from the inside out.
Optimizing your digestion and cultivating good microbes with probiotics are crucial to repairing your gut-skin axis.
03 | BALANCE YOUR HORMONES
Excess hormones in your body can wreak havoc on your complexion. Your body needs the right building blocks to produce them correctly, as well as a healthy gut microbiome to help regulate them.
You can’t have healthy, glowing skin without balanced hormones. When you see changes to your skin, it’s a combination of two health issues — a damaged or depleted gut microbiome and a deficiency in key micronutrients for healthy skin.
Again, it goes back to eating the right foods to help support the healthy production of hormones — specifically clean proteins, hormone-balancing healthy fats, and antioxidant-rich veggies.
04 | STRESS LESS
Stress is another thing that plays a huge role in the health of your skin.
Too much stress creates excess cortisol, the stress hormone, which creates an imbalance in your hormones.
When you have any type of hormonal imbalance, whether it’s triggered by stress, lack of sleep, or eating the wrong foods for your body — it will manifest on your face.
Finding the right stress management methods helped me manage anxiety — for me, deep breathing, morning meditation, and body movement all helped tremendously.
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