A healthy way to feed your skin
If we're considering what we put in our bodies, are we also considering what we put on our bodies too?
There has been a considerable movement toward healthy eating over the last decade or more. This movement has led to a rise in the popularity of increasing plant-based foods. Plant-based foods are high in antioxidants and fibre, both excellent for your health.
So if we're considering what we put in our bodies, are we also considering what we put on our bodies too?
Absolutely, it's essential to consider what you put on your skin as well. Many personal care products, including haircare, can contain harmful chemicals that can adversely affect your health. When choosing personal products, read the ingredients label and look for environmentally friendly ingredients free of harmful chemicals.
Nicotine patches demonstrate an example of just how absorbent our skin is as a popular way to quit smoking. But did you know that nicotine patches can also be used to study how our skin is porous?
Researchers at the University of Utah have been using nicotine patches to study how nicotine gets into the body. They found that nicotine patches are very effective in getting nicotine into the body. What this means is that what we put on our skin ends up in our body, and it's not always clear what it is.
Your skin is the largest organ in the body, and it's responsible for protecting you from the elements, absorbing nutrients, and regulating your body temperature. To keep your skin healthy and hydrated, you must take care of it. Here are five tips for taking good care of your skin/scalp and hair.
1. Check your products for harmful ingredients and opt for natural products that nourish the skin and avoid hormone disrupters.
2. Drink plenty of water. Water helps keep your skin hydrated and helps remove toxins from your skin.
3. Exfoliate regularly. Exfoliating removes the dead skin cells that can build up and cause skin dryness. Don't forget about your scalp; a really good, long brush on your scalp can do wonders for exfoliating away those dead skin cells on your crown.
4. Apply moisturiser every day to your skin and hair. Moisturisers help keep your skin hydrated and protect it from the sun. Use a deep hair conditioner to moisturise your locks.
5. Exercise. Don't underestimate how impactful exercise is to your overall health, skin, and scalp. Exercise has been shown to improve skin health in a variety of ways. Exercise helps to increase the production of elastin and collagen, two essential proteins for skin elasticity and resilience. Additionally, exercise has been shown to decrease the levels of inflammation in the body, which is necessary for keeping the skin, scalp and hair growth healthy.
So, take care of that beautiful skin and consider all the products and ingredients you are putting on it!
Yours in health and well-being,
Heather and Linda XO