Natural Skin Care is not just about what you put on your skin, but it’s also important how you nourish your body from the inside out. Here are some natural skin care tips that can be used to refresh, rejuvenate and restore your skin. Healthy nutrition plays a major role in keeping your skin supple and young looking. If you provide all the necessary nutrients needed to maintain a healthy body, your skin will also show it.
Eliminate all processed foods, sugar and hydrogenated oils from your diet and you will feel younger and more energetic. It is very important to get plenty of rest and sleep so skip that late night snack. You will sleep better through the night and will wake up refreshed, rejuvenated and well rested.
Staying well hydrated will help keep youthful complexion, but drinking plenty of water is not the only thing you need to do. It is also very important to reduce the amount of salt in your diet. Raw fruits and vegetables are naturally high in water and will help hydrate and nourish your body. Read on to learn more about hydrating and nourishing your skin.
Your skin is starving for attention. And I’m not just talking about dusting on a coat of blush or some lip gloss to help you look your best. On the inside, your skin is craving nutrients, hydration, and a little bit of TLC.
When you take the opportunity to give your skin the nutrients that it needs below the surface, it will reward you with a fresh, youthful complexion that’s obvious for everyone to see.
The best part is that giving your skin what it’s craving is pretty simple. It all boils down to two basic needs to refresh, rejuvenate, and restore your skin from the inside out:
That’s it! When you think about the fact that your body needs adequate hydration and a healthy dose of nutrients to keep you up and running all day long and protect your health in the future, it only makes sense that your skin would function in the exact same way.
So let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. What is it going to take for your skin to have that fresh, supple glow that’s soft to the touch? My favorite good-for-you skin nutrient that I love to recommend to my clients is CoQ10. CoQ10 benefits your skin on the inside to improve the quality of your complexion on the outside. If you want fresh, healthy skin for the long haul, there’s truly no other way.
So how does CoQ10 accomplish this? CoQ10 increases cellular rejuvenation and supports the structure of your skin below the surface – meaning firmer skin with better elasticity on the outside. And this elasticity will greatly reduce the depth of wrinkles by toning your skin from the inside out.
In a study called The Importance of CoQ10 for Anti-Aging Skin Care published in the Biofactors Medical Journal, researchers proved that CoQ10 helps older skin cells to function like younger skin cells would1. And once your skin cells start acting young on the inside, they’ll soon start looking young on the outside, too.
In another intriguing study done by the University of Miami School of Medicine, researchers discovered that the powerful antioxidant CoQ10 could be used to kill cancer cells when it was applied topically2. The real kicker was that CoQ10 triggered cancer cell death but left normal cells intact, emphasizing its ability to preserve and protect healthy cells while neutralizing damage in the skin.
And the CoQ10 protection doesn’t stop there. When the micronutrient CoQ10 is applied topically, it penetrates deeply into the skin to rejuvenate healthy cells and dramatically reduce the depth of wrinkles caused by outside damage, like sun damage and pollution.
CoQ10 protects the skin underneath the surface from free-radical damage caused by UV rays, meaning significantly less wrinkles in the long run3. This protection from environmental toxins will also reduce water loss in your skin, ensuring that it gets the hydration it needs to stay moist and balanced.
When it comes to younger, fresher skin, it’s time to give your hungry skin the nutrients it’s been craving.
CoQ10 can be applied topically in a gentle toner like CoQ-Tone to give you all of the same anti-aging protection without drying out your skin – so it’s safe enough for every skin type. Order CoQ-Tone today from a full list of Radiance products.
Kamila Fiore, ARNP, NP-C
[Ed. Note: Kamila Fiore is the resident Nurse Practitioner at the Sears’ Center for Health and Wellness in Royal Palm Beach, Fla. Kamila is passionate about taking a natural approach to healthcare. She believes it’s a vital necessity in this day and age – a time when our health is being jeopardized by the chemicals, toxins and processes that are incorporated in almost everything we consume, touch or breathe. She earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Florida and became state-licensed and board-certified in 2007. Her professional experience includes Aesthetics, Internal Medicine/Geriatrics and Anti-Aging. Kamila educates her patients on health promotion and disease prevention. She also is experienced in laser hair removal.]