Healthier Skin from the Inside Out
Moisturize your skin from the inside out, every skin cell consists of a little bag of water, not enough water leads to cells that look like raisins instead of grapes.
Every skin cell that is a little bag of water needs essential fatty acids to hold the water in. Omega 3 fatty acids from foods like avocados, eggs, nuts and seeds and fish are especially important.
Vitamin A, C & E
Because of their antioxidant value, vitamins A, C and E are important for healthy skin. The antioxidant effect helps fight free radicals that can damage the skin. Topical vitamin C cream has also been shown to improve skin quality.
Make it edible
I always recommend that you only use products on your skin that you would put in your belly. At least 25% of the chemicals that you apply to your skin are absorbed into your blood stream and the liver must then detoxify them and remove them. I like extra virgin organic coconut oil to protect my face and lips from winter’s dryness and wind.
Exfoliation can damage the skin because it strips off protective oils that keep moisture in. It also removes layers of skin before underneath layers are ready, exposing tender new skin cells to the elements.
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By Dr. Pamela Frank, BSc,ND.