The way we eat and live has an impact that only grows larger the more that we learn about our bodies. The foods that we put in our bodies and the way that we manage our mental health have long-lasting effects and can touch every aspect of our health.
Skin care is no different. Depending upon how you manage your body and your diet, you can see huge changes in the condition of your skin. If your skin is dry, cracks, redness, or just seems generally unhealthy, there are a number of things that you can do to change things for the better.
Healthy Fats Are Great for Skin
For the uninformed among us, hearing the word “fats” can feel counterintuitive. We associate the word with fat in our bodies, something that we typically try to discard. But healthier fats contain acids that can plump up and moisturize your skin, making it look healthier and more youthful.
You can find fatty acids through a number of different foods like coconut oil, olives and olive oil, udo’s oil, high quality fish oil, avocados, and nuts. Even better is that those foods will keep you feeling fuller for longer, resulting in you eating far less.
Lighten the Load on Your Liver
Your liver deals with the toxins that come into the body and if it is overtaxed, it can have an affect on other processes in your body, including the overall health of your skin. Giving your liver a detox and avoiding toxins and chemicals, as well as drinking lemon water, can stimulate your liver and also do wonders for your skin. Also, make sure you’re only consuming clean drinking water as contaminated water can cause waterborne diseases. Have your water tested by using a TDS meter or find a reputable independent lab who can do it for you.
A big key is to also avoid or lessen your alcohol and caffeine intake. When you drink a ton of each, your liver works overtime to try to detoxify your body and your skincare can suffer as a result.
Don’t Take Boiling Hot Showers
While it may feel good to get a hot shower in at the end of the day, a really hot shower can steal moisture from your skin and dry it out. That doesn’t mean you have to take ice cold showers, but try to mitigate the overwhelming heat of a boiling hot shower.
It is also imperative to not take long baths or showers in hot water for the very same reason. If you have to have hot water, take shorter showers to balance it out.