By Cate Holliday • July 24, 2018

How to Care for Your Skin, From the Inside Out

The skin is the largest organ of the body, and is a mirror to our inner health! What we see on the outside is a reflection of what is happening on the inside. For most things in life, you get out what you put in and your own body is no different. Proactively taking care of your body and skin is one of the best things you can do to ease the aging process. You can use sunscreen every day and get all the botox in the world, but our skin doesn’t lie about what we put in it! From exercising and drinking water to proper dieting there are a million ways to promote healthy, glowing skin from the inside out.

Having a healthy diet to improve skin conditions may seem normal to some people. But when our Master Providers speak with different clients, we have found that many do not know what to eat to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle! There are certain types of food that you can add to your diet which will help prevent breakouts and acne, and slow the aging process!

One of the most important things you can do to improve your skin is DRINK WATER! There is a reason you always hear the advice of “drink your water.” Skin cells are made up of water and without it, the cells will not function properly! If you are not drinking enough water your skin can  dehydrate, and become dry and flaky. By drinking more water the skin will retain moisture and hydration, and will improve the condition of your skin over time. Water should be your skin’s best friend, apart from sunscreen! Juices and smoothies are also great for getting nutrients into your body. The vitamins and nutrients they contain are good for healing your skin and maintaining its health. The most important thing to keep in mind when caring for your body is to avoid preservatives and added sugars. Sugar is one of your body’s worst enemies and wreaks havoc on the skin. Sugar has no nutrients, it only contains calories that can create a host of health problems from your head to your toes. Not only can sugar make you gain weight, it will also destroy your teeth, cause diabetes, and increase heart concerns.

Sugar should be avoided, but if you’re craving something sweet you can snack on fresh fruits and berries! A few ways to add berries to your daily diet is including it in your Greek yogurt, oatmeal, salads, smoothies, or just having them as a snack! Greek yogurt is the healthiest yogurt that you can find on the shelf in the supermarkets. It’s packed with protein, calcium and good bacteria for the gut and colon. It also contains probiotic which helps to detoxify, reduce inflammation and aids in preventing acne. If you suffer from acne, you might consider reducing or removing milk and dairy from your diet, which can enhance breakouts. When selecting Greek yogurt pick the one that is fat-free or low in fat. Berries are a good source of antioxidants (A substance that removes potential damaging agents in a living organism). Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries are proven to help to slow down the rate the skin ages. One of the properties of blueberries is water! In fact, blueberries are made up of 80% of water and it can hydrate the skin from the inside out. Strawberries are acidic which helps remove excess oils in the skin to prevent acne. Raspberries aid in restoring and preserving the skin.

Some clients have decreased their consumption of nuts due to the high calories to prevent weight gain. But nuts are actually a healthy source of fat which the body needs. Fats from nuts are healthier than animal fat and it’s rather easier for the body to process fats from nuts than fat from animals. A diet rich in nuts will help prevent skin rashes, similar to small bumps that are found on the body and the scalp! The vitamin E found in nuts such as almonds can also help to nourish your skin and protect it from the suns damaging UV rays. Omega 3 fatty acid is another necessary component for our bodies, but the only way to get omega 3 is through food or supplements! When you're grocery shopping, foods that contain Omega 3 fatty acid are things like Salmon, Tuna, Nut oils, Crab, and Trout. You can also look into Mackerel, Sardines, Herring, Tofu, Spinach, Walnuts and Pumpkin seeds. If you are not a seafood or nut lover, Omega 3 supplements are also found in supermarkets and drug stores! The advantage of taking omega 3 helps reduce skin inflammation and stimulate the production of healthy skin. It also acts as a moisturizer from the inside out.

Wholly taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do! From proper diet and skincare to your aesthetic treatments done here at Juvly, our goal is to make you look and feel like the best version of yourself. We want you to feel empowered, confident and rejuvenated. Juvly Aesthetics is committed to ensuring that you love the way you look and the way you feel, so we offer completely FREE Skincare Assessments with our Master Aestheticians! Book a free consultation at any of our locations using the button below to get started on your aesthetic journey and get the best recommendations to care for your skin. We can't wait to see you! 

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