NUTRITIONAL SKIN CARE
How to Maintain Healthy Skin through Food
By Summer Leigh
Few people can honestly say that having healthy skin comes easily. Even the “best” skin is no match for a daily dose of environmental pollutants, chemicals and more. As the body’s largest organ, however, skin is important. Healthy skin has a tremendous effect on overall health and wellness. It also looks better, feels better and can be a source of confidence. What is put on the skin and how it’s protected are key elements of good skin care, but any store’s beauty aisle is a testament to the fact that skin care has become complicated. It doesn’t need to be.
Achieving healthy skin is simple. Skin needs nourishment, vitamins and nutrients to thrive. Contrary to popular belief, those core elements are not found inside a mountain of manufactured ingredients and chemical-laden products. They are found inside a few nutrient-rich, vitamin-packed superfoods that, when infused into skincare products, have the power to naturally transform the skin.
Nourish Your Skin with Food
The connection between food and skin certainly involves the food we eat. The adage is true: “Beauty starts from within.” A diet full of processed foods and sugar can lead to dull, lackluster skin. Likewise, a diet packed with vitamins, nutrients and healthy fats works to improve the skin’s health and appearance.
This concept works not only with dietary foods, but also with food-based skin care. Skin care products containing nutrient-dense superfoods, instead of toxins and potentially harmful chemicals, provide skin with the nutrition it needs to thrive. These products are packed full of raw ingredients that are rich in vitamins, essential fatty acids and natural fats. When integrated into a skin care routine, these superfood products work to renew damaged skin, restore moisture and rejuvenate skin back to optimal health.
Less is More
The key to maintaining healthy skin through food is breaking free from the mainstream skin care message that more is better. Skin thrives in an environment where less is more—it’s quality over quantity. Just like a nutritional diet, a nutrient-rich skin care routine only needs a few key superfoods for nourishment and health. An elaborate routine full of countless products, especially those with chemicals and GMOs, increases the risk of exposure to toxins.
Natural Ingredients Only
Food-based skin care has the power to fully nourish skin, but to maintain optimal skin health, the ingredients in products must be completely natural. The abundance of natural skin care products available can make choosing the best products tricky. It’s advised to look for ingredients that are raw, organic and non-GMO.
Superfoods are truly nature’s best kept secret to maintaining healthy skin.
Summer Leigh is the founder of Nature’s Repair. a toxin free company providing nutritional skin care for all. See ad page 40.