Beautiful glowing, smooth skin is big business. Despite what the big brand cosmetic companies may tell you, the less you do to your actual skin the better it looks and feels.
You may feel despondent that despite your best efforts, your skin gets a little drier with every year that passes, it’s perhaps not as smooth as it used to be and you start to see lines and wrinkles forming. You have a bathroom full of cosmetics, beauty creams and serums and yet you feel you are fighting a losing battle.
Let’s take a step back and consider that maybe your beauty products are actually causing the problem. All those cleansing, toning, moisturizing, re-vitalising and other make up products are full of harsh chemicals. Do you really thinking that petroleum, embalming fluid ingredients; formaldehyde and ammonia are going to give you younger, fresher looking skin?
Here are the real secrets to beautiful skin:
1. Nutrition – beautiful skin starts from the inside and not from what you put on it. A healthy glowing complexion is impossible unless you have a well functioning digestive system and a good diet. A clogged up colon not only means clogged up skin but it also prevents you absorbing all the nutrients from your food that feeds your skin.
2. Exercise – we are not meant to be sedentary creatures, sitting at a desk all day, topped and tailed with a car or train journey either side. Being motionless is certainly not going to stimulate our intestines or bowels. The time taken for our body to expel waste is key to how much our body is holding onto toxins. Exercise also helps get both the blood and lymph moving effectively. A pale, washed out complexion is not symptomatic of good, oxygenated blood flow. Our lymph is part of our body’s waste removal system, but unlike our blood it doesn’t have a pump to assist its flow so movement is vital. If time is limited as it is for many of us then invest in a rebounder as it's a great way to get blood and lymph going. I jump on for 10 minutes every morning to get things moving.
3. Water – around 2 litres of good quality drinking water, (not tap water) a day is necessary for the body to perform all its functions including clearing out your body’s waste. After all we are made up of around 75% water! This does not include other drinks.
4. Oils - like a car engine, we need oils too and not just water to run smoothly. Omega 3 sources like flax seed, fish oil and krill oil are vital for many bodily functions, but additionally the difference in skin of a person that is receiving these fabulous oils in the diet compared to one that isn’t is very noticeable. Do you have dry scaly skin anywhere on your body? If so, you are probably not getting enough of the right oils. A cup of flax seed tea a day is a fabulous way to keep skin nourished with both water and oil. I have one every morning before my breakfast and never miss a cup!
5. Cut down on or eliminate skin challenging foods - the biggest culprits are pasteurized dairy (particularly milk and cheese), wheat and gluten, damaged oils and fats, caffeine, alcohol, artificial sweeteners, salt, sugar and food additives. Despite what your doctor may say the food you eat DOES affect your skin.
6. Eat your greens – just like our bodies, our skin needs to be fed too and there is no better nourishment than dark green leafy vegetables. They are more jam packed with nutrients than any other food. If you struggle to eat your greens then try making a smoothie, they really do taste surprisingly delicious. A smoothie disguises the taste of greens, and keeps them raw so they are even more jam-packed with goodness. All those greens makes for a quick passage of toxic waste and so keeps your colon healthy too. A healthy colon = healthy skin!
7. Colonics and enemas – sometimes, even with the best diet, our bodies need a helping hand. Colonics have to be performed by a colonic hydrotherapist in a clinic and are more thorough than an enema as they use pressurized water and are great for kicking off a new detox program if you are really overhauling your lifestyle habits. Enemas are an easy low cost way to improve the health and function of your bowels at home. I do at least one a week and more if I feel my skin is looking a bit congested. A sure sign my colon is too.
8. Beauty products you can eat - there is always a natural alternative for your skin routine. At the very least rule out buying any products with toxic petroleum, parabens and sodium lauryl sulphate or go the whole hog and decide to only use what you are happy to eat! After all we absorb into our bodies 80% of what we put on our skin. Get savvy on your product ingredients and don’t be persuaded by glossy adverts of beautiful women with digitally enhanced flawless skin.
Follow my secrets and not only will you have great looking skin, you’ll declutter your bathroom of all those unnecessary beauty products and toiletries and save yourself a fortune to boot!
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