As we get older, no one wants to get dry, wrinkled skin full of age spots. Most women don’t realize that most of the aging skin problems are life style related. Smoking or drinking alcohol will dry your skin and deprive it of all the necessary nutrients. Very important part of skin care is actually getting plenty of sleep and relaxation. That’s the easiest way to get rid of puffy, tired eyes and dark circles. It also helps to bring your skin back to life. Exercise will also oxygenate you whole body, help improve and rejuvenate your skin.
Out of all this the most important aspect of skin care is actually our diet. See what Dr. Lark has to say about the effects of diet on our skin.
What natural skin care ingredients you use ON your skin are important for the health and well-being of your skin.
But what you eat can have a significant impact on your skin, as well. For instance, refined sugar in particular can exacerbate a host of skin problems, like acne. (And it doesn’t matter if you are in your reproductive years, premenopause, or menopause…all women get acne!) First, sugar prompts the secretion of androgens, hormones that cause oil glands to go into overdrive. Second, sugar causes an insulin response in the body, which leads to inflammation. When pores become blocked, then inflamed, bacteria get trapped under the skin, which leads to pimples and blackheads. This inflammatory response can also aggravate other conditions like rosacea and eczema.
So, along with taking skin-supportive nutrients, using the best natural skin care products on the market, and balancing your female hormones, give your kitchen pantry a major overhaul. Get rid of all refined carbohydrates and foods high in sugar, fat, and ingredients you can’t pronounce. Your diet should be overwhelmingly rich in vegetables and fruits (preferably organic), whole grains, raw nuts, legumes, occasional free-range poultry, and wild-caught fish like salmon, tuna, and mackerel.
Eating a low glycemic diet is very important for your skin and your overall health. Adding plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and raw nuts will nourish your body and make your skin look younger too. Diet and natural skin care are closely related parts of our life.