What Is Holistic Skin Care?
Have you wondered how you can give your skin that healthy glow? Holistic skincare is one way you can achieve beautiful, radiant skin. Holistic skin care is a synergistic approach to healthy skin achieved by treating the skin and body as a whole. Here are some elements of holistic skin care
Nourishing the Skin From Within
Holistic skincare starts by maintaining a healthy and nutritious diet. What you eat most definitely reflects on your skin, hence the, “you are what you eat” holds true.
Consuming healthy foods provides adequate nutrition for the body resulting in healthy, beautiful skin. Avoid highly processed foods and foods with low nutritional value. Include plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, which are rich in antioxidants.
Keeping the skin well hydrated is a must for healthy skin. The key is to include plenty of foods that are high in water content, and of course drink lots of water. Juices may also be added into your diet. Prime juices are those coming from freshly juiced fruits and vegetables. Keeping hydrated also helps to prevent accumulation of toxins in the body. When dehydrated, the skin can become dry, flaky, show more obvious fine lines and wrinkles, and even have a dull appearance.
Proper Skin Maintenance
The first step to proper skin care is to use products suited for your skin type. Your esthetician can analyze whether you have dry, oily or a combination skin, and recommend products formulated for your skin's specific needs. A good skincare routine is central to healthy skin.
There is no way around it, exercising is key for healthy looking skin. Exercise is good for the overall functioning of the organs of the body, and your skin is the largest organ. Everyone is well aware how exercising improves cardiovascular health, as it increases the intake and absorption of oxygen in the blood.
This brings oxygen and nutrient rich blood to your skin, nourishing and energizing the skin. In addition, exercising is one of the best ways to aid the body in releasing toxins and waste products through sweating. People who exercise have youthful, fresh looking skin, which in turn, reflects their good health.
When stressed, your body will produce the hormone cortisol. These hormones can lead to inflammation and skin irritations. Stress also impacts the immune and the digestive system. And imperfect digestion affects skin health in two ways – first, your body does not absorb all the nutrients from the foods you eat and second, undigested impurities tend to accumulate in the body faster than the body can get rid of them. Take the time to decompress. Meditate, get plenty of sleep, and remember to breathe. Less stress more oxygen healthier skin.
Holistic skincare really comes down to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Embrace healthy living and you will look younger, feel better, andradiate healthy beauty. Taking care of the “whole you” is what holistic skincare is all about.