Tips for Glowing and Healthy Skin
© Autumn Goodman
Happy, relaxed or stressed – it is our face that gives us away.
Our busy life tends to make our skin look dull and tired.
Enhance your natural beauty with the following tips to regain that glow with a healthy skin regime.
Eat vegetables that are easy to digest and contain lots of water, such as asparagus, zucchini, cucumber, radish, lettuce and eggplant.
You Are What You Eat
The golden rule for achieving glowing skin is: feed your skin with the right food. If your skin cells are properly nourished, your skin will definitely mirror it.
Consume lots of fresh whole foods, like fruit, vegetables, legumes and grains. Avoid all canned, processed and packaged foods that are difficult to digest and lack nutritional content. This will support the digestion, reduce the production of impurities in your body, repair damaged tissues, regenerate skin cells, fight against skin problems and give you smooth and supple skin.
Drink a lot of Tea
Drinking warm herbal teas throughout the day helps to counter the dry, rough and cold qualities of Vata. Adding ginger and lemon will make the rejuvenating effect on your skin even greater. This also improves your digestion, which is important for keeping your skin healthy.
Add Nuts to Your Diet
According to traditional as well as Ayurvedic medicine, consuming nuts and seeds will improve the condition of your skin by providing it with healthy vitamins and minerals.
Pumpkin seeds are a great source of Vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps skin repair itself quickly. Walnuts are packed with Vitamin B and therefore beneficial for stress management, mood improvement and prevention of skin disorders.
The high amount of magnesium in sunflower seeds calms your nerves, muscles and blood vessels, meaning better blood flow for your skin and resulting in youthful skin. Peeled almonds are loaded with fiber, protein, essential fatty acids and a natural anti-inflammatory – essential for a healthy, reduced blood pressure and for treating skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis and eczema.
Make Exercise a Daily Habit
Exercise helps to sweat out toxins, improve circulation to your skin, enhance digestion and give you a healthy blush. Therefore, it will not only keep you healthy and toned but it will also keep your skin looking great. Choose the right exercise for you so that you can enjoy your workout and be sure not to overdo it.
Massage Your Skin with Warm Oil
Keeping your skin cells hydrated throughout the day is very important to keep your skin healthy.
An oil massage is the best remedy for dry and rough skin. Try massaging your body with warm herbal oil 1 or 2 times a week (or ask your partner, to keep your romantic relationship exciting). The nourishing herbs and warm oil provide long-lasting hydration to the skin cells. Regularly done, massage also stimulates healthy blood circulation, lymph drainage, reduces water retention, increases muscle tone, improves complexion, calms the mind and balances emotions.
The stress and anxiety that many of us experience regularly in our busy lives can place a taxing toll on our skin and physical wellbeing. As a result, our skin and body become dull, dark and aged.
Meditation is one of the most effective ways to get rid of stress, anxiety and tension. So, start practicing daily and enjoy stress free living and a healthy glowing exterior.