Healthy, glowing skin is something everyone wants. And there are many ways you can improve the health of your skin naturally. From topical treatments to simple changes in your lifestyle, you can improve the health of your body using healthy, natural skincare and nutrition. Here are our top skincare tips for naturally glowing skin.
Tips for Treating Your Skin Topically
Try Dry Brushing
Dry brushing is an ancient natural skin care regimen that is having a major revival. If you’ve never heard of dry brushing, here’s how it works: you take a soft, natural bristle brush and brush your skin in long, upward strokes. So, why is this good for your skin? The skin is the body’s largest organ of elimination. By dry brushing it, you remove dead skin cells, naturally detoxifying the skin. Dry brushing is also said to improve circulation and remove puffiness.
Dry brushing can be done on both the body and the face. But when dry brushing on the face, make sure you use a softer, even more gentle brush than you use on your body. And on both the body and the face, be sure to use only gentle pressure. You don’t want to scratch the skin, only gently exfoliate it.
Try Natural Facial Treatments
Regular facial treatments are one of the best ways to get flawless, healthier looking skin. They help remove impurities, fight aging, increase hydration, and reduce stress. And there are many facial treatments that can help nourish your skin naturally.
At the Z Center for Cosmetic Health, we have a goji berry mask that we incorporate into facials to help skin fight against aging. Goji berries have excellent anti-aging properties, as they contain 11 essential dietary trace minerals that help fight the skin-damaging effects of free radicals. Additionally, goji berries are exceptionally high in vitamin C, which helps the skin look hydrated and smooth.
We’re currently running a special on all our facials! Because we know facials work best when done regularly, we now have the ZMD Skin Club membership, where you can get 50% off regular pricing. The Skin Club membership can be a 6 or 16 month membership and includes one customized 50 minute classic facial each month, as well as discounts on upgrade treatments, unlimited additional facials at the membership price, and special membership pricing on cosmetic aesthetic services when booked on the same day as a facial service.
Learn more about the ZMD Skin Care Club!
Tips for Getting Good Skin with Nutrition and Exercise
Good skincare starts from within. While topical treatments are important for your skin’s health and appearance, it’s just as important to practice healthy diet and exercise habits. Let’s go over some health tips that will help your skin look its very best.
Digestion and Your Skin
Many nutritionists and alternative medicine practitioners have noted that a healthy digestive system is important for good skin. To improve your digestion, you should keep your body hydrated and make sure you’re eating enough fiber. To stay hydrated, drink plenty of water throughout the day. To improve your fiber intake, you should increase the fiber in your diet. Try eating more fiber rich foods, such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seeds.
Sugar is linked to increased inflammation in the body, which can be damaging for your skin, as it breaks down collagen. Collagen is a protein that gives the skin its firmness. As we age, the collagen in our skin goes down naturally. But when you consume excessive amounts of sugar, this process can be sped up, making the skin look older more quickly.
It can be very challenging to completely cut sugars from your diet. But, for the health of your skin, try to limit them where you can. Avoid or try to cut back on white sugars wherever possible and your skin will thank you.
Eat Healthy Fats
Healthy fats (omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids) are excellent for your skin. They help to nourish your skin, improving hydration and texture. Try incorporating more healthy fats into your diet to help your skin look its best. Foods with healthy fats include ground flaxseeds, fortified eggs, nuts, grains, green leafy vegetables, avocado, soybeans, and oily fish (such as salmon and sardines).
Keep Your Body Active
Getting enough exercise is important for every aspect of your health, including your skin. It keeps your blood moving throughout your body, which provides oxygen for the skin and helps carry away free radicals. It also helps reduce stress, which can have a negative effect on the skin.
It can be hard to exercise if you have a sedentary lifestyle (like those who work in offices where they sit all day). But you can add extra exercise into your daily routine by making time to go on a quick walk on your lunch break, hit the gym before or after work, take stretching breaks, or by doing simple workouts at home. Any exercise is better than no exercise so, if you haven’t worked out it in a while, try starting with small, daily walks or stretching to improve your health (and your skin).