By understanding the mechanisms of what makes healthy skin we can learn what to do to get this delicate formula right. From here we can craft our diet and cosmetics regime in a way that fuels the the results we are all after ~ Gorgeous glowing radiant skin that shines out to the world and says ‘World, we’ve got chemistry. We are made of all the things that shine.’
There are 3 parts to healthy skin + anti-aging.
- Nourishment: skin needs to maintain collagen for plumpness and wrinkle protection, lipids in the cells for hydration and protection, and important minerals and vitamins for healing, maintenance and repair. A balance of the right nutrients from our diet will support all these pathways. Missing anything? Well it’s blocked, simple as that.
- Protection: the skin is both a shield and a detoxifier, it’s our filter to the inside and outside world. What we put into our body and onto our body are of the utmost importance. Wearing something on your face to block out free radicals and damage is essential for anti-aging.
- Detoxification: the skin is the largest detoxification organ in the body and any overload of toxins in our gut, liver and lymphatic system will naturally be pushed to detox through the skin. In addition, in today’s modern world, we have to be diligent about avoiding additional environmental toxins our bodies were not naturally designed to deal with.
Our liver, gut and lymphatic system all influence the health of our skin. This is why breakouts, dullness, dark circles and the overall condition of your skin are such an important indicator of your internal balance. Your skin is literally speaking to you.
Here’s how you can feed gorgeous skin.
Nourish your skin from the inside out. In a nutshell your diet is the key. Eat plenty of healthy fats like extra virgin olive oil, avocado and grass fed butter, and diligently avoid industrial oils like cottonseed, safflower and ‘vegetable’ oils. These damage the integrity of your phospholipid bilayer (every cell has a lining of fats – not to be confused with cellulite – inside) and leave skin cells vulnerable to damage. They are literally wobbly in structure when you eat the wrong fats. I know! You also need adequate protein which is a precursor to collagen. And if you want to take this up a notch, get a high quality collagen supplement. This stuff is literally life changing for your skin. Minerals and vitamins are essential and there are many factors that can affect your absorption. You need zinc, vitamin A, sulfur, vitamin K2 and so many more. A diet free of sugar and processed food will change your inner health and the way you look.
Book a 1:1 Deep Beauty Session to learn more and get personalised advice to revamp your diet.
Protect your skin by applying minerals and nutrients to the outside, not chemicals. Because our skin is a 2 way filter we need to ensure we don’t clog it, and it can still ‘breathe’, but we also need to ensure we do something to protect it. Leaving your skin ‘natural’ is not necessarily the best idea. Make up choice is everything, and this is why I only use and recommend high quality nutraceutical cosmetics and professional mineral make-up. Youngblood is a brand that I have been personally using for years now and the reason is that their make up not only looks good, it also protects the skin and nourishes it with natural minerals the skin needs and loves. Using this make-up everyday is like putting a multi-vitamin onto your face. Your skin looks better the more you wear it! Minerals also provide an important shield from free radicals and air pollutants as well as UV.
Detoxification is something your body is built to do. Don’t worry about ‘doing a detox’, what you want to do is support the body to simply do what’s natural. Our gut, liver and lymphatics all work together with the skin to help us get rid of toxins. My Mind Body Reset program guides you through the perfect diet to support this with supplements and lifestyle tools included. In addition there’s another important area to look at, and it’s the toxins in many cosmetics. Many of these are affecting our skin integrity, hormone balance and may even induce early menopause.
Many chemicals are now being flagged as potential hormone disruptors, and when we disrupt our hormones this will ultimately impact our gut, liver and skin. Dioxins, Phthalates, PCB’s, Phenols, Organophosphate pesticides, Surfactants, PAH’s are all commonly used in cosmetics. Researchers found that women with the highest amounts of these chemicals in their body had a 2-4 year earlier menopause.
The chemicals being used in cosmetics designed to help us look good, are not only wrecking our health and hormones, they are making us look worse.
I want you guys to have tools to look great and I want you to be empowered. The beautiful part I want you to focus on is that YOUR BODY IS SMART. When given the right tools and ingredients it will start to heal, repair and sort itself out. Be a savvy consumer and do your research. Educate yourself about your products and invest in your beauty regime.
It’s 100% about the food. On the inside, and the outside. Get your nutrients into and onto your skin!
This is the science of gorgeous skin.
Yours in shining health,