When I was 12, I gifted my mother with a facial at a fancy Beverly Hill’s salon. At one point during the process, the esthetician looked at me and asked “What do you wash your face with?” I responded “Soap.” What followed was a 5 minute lecture on how I should never again use soap on my face as it was drying and not good for my skin. Well, I was 12, and I continued to use soap on my face and frankly, I still use soap on my face. Over the years however, I have come to appreciate the impact that different products and soaps make on my skin. I have also come to appreciate how much our diet impacts the quality of our skin. So I’m sharing the top 5 things that I have found to be the best contributors to healthy skin.
- Drink Water – Our skin cells need hydration, and water is the best way to make that happen. Water also flushes out the toxins that we are exposed to daily through food, air and the environment. Water helps to push those havoc wreaking toxins out of our body and cells.
- Eat Healthy Fats – Healthy fats are great for your skin. Avocadoes, olive oil, vitamins E, D and A. All are wonderful contributors to smooth and blemish-free skin.
- Cleanse with Honey – I started cleansing my face with raw honey a year ago and its made a huge difference. Honey hydrates, has anti bacterial properties and taste yummy. Apply to your face prior to a shower, wash off and get set to see and feel your skin glow with happiness. Importantly only use RAW HONEY. You can find it in most supermarkets or health stores.
- Say NO to Junk Food – Three out of five times when I’m working with someone who has skin problems, they also have an unhealthy diet. So get rid of (or at least limit) the “unnatural” foods. Most common offenders are fake sweeteners like corn syrup and packaged / processed foods.
- Use Natural Products – In recent years there has been a host of wonderful natural skin products on the market. They have natural bases such as aloe vera or fruit juice and natural oils. My favorite is the new line of skin products from Soaptopia. They are soothing and hydrating and smell wonderful. And I use their natural soaps on my face as well.
Any “tried and true” tips, tricks, rituals that you use to keep your skin nice?
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