A Note From Katie...
This post is brought to you by Caroline Mundell, Co-Owner of Function Health Club and certified nutritionist, personal trainer and yoga instructor. Through-out the year look for her Function Health Club posts for fitness and nutrition tips. We would love to hear what fitness facts you the reader are most interested in learning about, make sure to let us know in the comment section below.
Skin care is a hot topic, especially as we age. How can I reduce fine lines around my eyes? Why do I still break out?! What can I do to stay looking young? All of us have had theses questions and here are some great PROACTIVE tips to keep that healthy glow!
1. EAT FAT
Fat is important for all organ systems. Eating raw nuts and using cold pressed vegetable oils in your salad dressing recipes will be your best options for fat sources. Evening Primrose Oil is a great supplement has also been known to aid with many skin problems ranging from acne to dry wrinkled skin.
2. STAY HYDRATED
We hear it time and time again, remember to drink enough water! An average adult should consume a minimum of 2 litres of water per day. If you want to really get you skin hydrated, I’d recommend checking out Kangen Water. I recently started drinking this water myself and have noticed huge improvement in my health all around! (email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding Kangen Water, Subject - Re: Tell Me More About Kangen Water).
3. REDUCE SUGARS
Sugars are extremely acidifying for our bodies. This includes natural sugars. Eating excessive amounts of dates or mangos is not much better than eating candy, (although it is still preferable if you are craving sweets)! Limit your sugar intake. Aim to eat fruit in the morning when your body digests the sugars more effectively. Try to stick to berries as they have a very high antioxidant level, which is again excellent for your skin!
4. AVOID CHEMICALS
Your skin is an organ. Just like your heart, lungs, liver and kidneys, the skin is effected by chemicals that you ingest. How does your skin excrete excess chemicals you may ask? ACNE, those good old blocked pores are just your bodies way of trying to get rid of toxic build up. Yes, there are other reasons for acne, such as hormones, food allergies or pollution in the air, (to name a few). However, the chemicals that you ingest can also result in toxic excretions through the skin. Tip: avoid prepackaged food and read all food labels to ensure that you know what you are eating. Sticking to lean proteins and fresh vegetables is the easiest way to ensure you are chemical free!
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