December is going to be all about getting my skin in tip top condition for Christmas 🎄& the New Year 🎉
Our skin is the largest organ in the body weighing around 5kg and the surface area of a double bed. No other organ is so exposed to damage or disease from the outside such as injury, sun damage, smoking, pollution, and germs.
The skin can reflect many health conditions and tell us what is going on inside our body.
For example cold sores show there is some internal infection or compromise of the immune system ; a yellow tone may indicate a problem with the liver; pigmentation can reflect oxidative stress, vitamin A deficiency, and sun damage; puffy eyes or heavy bags can indicate an overloaded liver or kidneys; pale skin may reflect anaemia, or an iron or zinc deficiency; dark circles vitamin D deficiency or anaemia; skin tags can be seen in insulin resistance; loss of eyebrows a thyroid disorder; dry skin in poor calcium metabolism, deficiency in essential fatty acids or dehydration.
The first step to great looking skin that requires very little makeup and an easy skin care routine is a balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. I always advise plenty of plant based foods and limited meat and dairy which can be loaded with hormones and pesticides.
The second step is to ensure that you drink plenty of clear fluids 6-8 glasses daily (water or herbal teas)
The third step is a an effective skin care regime which should include a gentle xenohormone free cleanser, regular dry brushing to improve circulation and remove impurities, and a nutrient rich serum, or moisturiser with antioxidants vitamins A and/or C.
The final step is to keep a check on stress levels as this can place the body under pressure that in turn increases its need for extra nutrients
Remember what you eat and how you feel today is how you will look tomorrow ❤️ #skincare#ordinaryskincare#skindeep#christmasbody#partydress#partytime