The condition of your skin is an excellent indicator of healthfulness and wellbeing. And since your skin is your body’s largest organ and responsible for how you sense its surroundings, it is imperative that you treat it well by nurturing and protecting it.
Here are five skin care reminders:
Beautiful, healthy skin needs pure, nutritious food. Fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains are the most health-giving fare. A diet rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants found in whole, ripe fruits and vegetables helps complexions glow. For an extra dose of pure goodness, drink fresh juices and smoothies on a regular basis. Your skin will show its thanks.
Our bodies need water to survive. Our skin needs water to keep it supple, remove toxins and to regulate temperature. Our bodies are made up of water and our skin would be dry and brittle without it. Drink water freely throughout the day and keep a glass by your bedside. Water is your skin’s best friend.
It is through your skin that your body changes sunlight into vitamin D. Vitamin D promotes strong bones and teeth and helps improve eyesight. Skin benefits directly from the warm energy of the sun, too. A vibrant, rosy complexion is an indicator of optimum health. Just don’t get too much sun. Between 10 and 20 minutes a day is the perfect amount to benefit from its healing rays. After that be sure to wear a hat.
Because skin is always exposed to the elements it is a good idea to protect it by applying quality skin lotions. Read the label to be sure you are buying a product made with natural ingredients that soothe and hydrate your skin while not leaving it oily or irritated. Many companies are now making luxurious creams and lotions that are good for your entire body.
Many essential oils such as doTERRA products are excellent for your skin. Lavender oil is well known for its beneficial properties and lovely fragrance. Essential oils of geranium and rose can also help reduce skin problems. These powerful oils can help alleviate skin irritations. Essential oils are highly concentrated, so go easy when first using them to see how your skin responds.
Take good care of your skin so you can be comfortable wherever you go. Feeling good in your own skin is a gift you give yourself.