Dos And Don'ts For Beautiful Skin
The skin is the largest organ and a visible indicator of our internal health. Mind and body imbalances on the inside often externally fare up on the outside, on the skin.
Common skin ailments include acne, eczema, psoriasis, hives and athletes foot. Keeping a combined food and skin diary may give us an idea of those foods we are intolerant or allergic to which may be contributing to a skin problem. Whilst we can cover up our skin with make-up and fake tan, it is important not to ignore what our natural skin tone and colour is telling us. Take a look at the following easy-to-follow skin advice to help you look after your skin and hopefully improve your natural glow!
- Keep skin clean and dry and do not vigorously scrub any problematic areas. Be gentle and don’t exfoliate too often or use cheap cleansing products.
- Eat the rainbow of colours of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis as this will help you get adequate antioxidant and beta-carotene levels.
- Get more fats from oily fish, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds and walnuts whilst eliminating, or reducing, margarine and deep fried foods.
- Go to bed at a regular time and get good quality sleep. This will help to strengthen your immune system and balance hormone production.
- Learn how to deal effectively with stress as stress makes skin problems worse.
- Drink dandelion tea for a general detox.
- Boost circulation with stretching, yoga, massage or myofascial release.
- Use a thyme and chamomile infusion as a skin wash if you need to reduce any inflammation or prevent bacteria build up.
- Expose your skin to chemical fumes and always wear gloves when working with chemicals like bleach.
- Use skin products that prevent your skin from sweating. Sweating is one of the ways your body removes bacteria and toxins from inside. Products that contain aluminium should definitely be avoided.
- Consume large amounts of sugars and processed starches like biscuits, sweets, cakes, pasta and bread.
- Spend lots of time in adrenaline creating situations such as stressful work environments, doing intense exercise regimes or being in unhappy relationships. Negative people are best kept at arms length too as they often transfer, or project, negative emotions onto us.
- Let yourself become dehydrated. Try to drink little and often, aiming for approximately 2 litres a day, depending on your size and activity levels. If you drink alcohol, try to drink equal amount of water to alcohol, to help your skin stay hydrated.
See how you get on and be patient if you are trying to make improvements to your skin complexion or tone. Be sure to get in touch with any questions and thoughts.
‘Hypnotherapy – A handbook,’ – Windy Dryden
‘Your Body Speaks Your Mind,’ – Deb Shapiro
‘New Medicine,’ – Professor David Peters