Glowing skin starts from within. When it comes to our skin’s health and radiance, what we put into our body matters more than what we put on our skin. No cream, mask or serum could ever replace good nutrition. Even if you buy the most expensive and promising cream on the market, you will never reach the full potential for your skin’s glow if you continue eating the wrong foods.
A week is definitely not enough time to reach maximum skin radiance, but with 2 Health’s Glowing Skin programme you will see visible results sooner than you expect. A week is just right for you to initiate healthy habits and start making changes into your nutrition.
Here’s what is essential when it come to our skin’s health:
1. Incorporating more beauty foods into your diet
To give an extra boost to your skin you have to follow this golden rule: 80% of the food you eat on a daily basis has to be plant-based (fruit, vegetables and greens); and 20% has to be healthy protein, carbohydrates, starches and fats. There’s nothing beautiful or healthy about meat, dairy, trans and saturated fats, caffeine, wheat or sugar. Try to avoid these at all times for the sake of your healthier and purer skin.
The food we eat is very much connected to our digestion. Our digestion is connected to the process of detoxification, and detoxification: to the way our skin looks. Whole plant foods are easy to digest and help cleanse our system of toxins. Hence, digestive health equals beautiful skin.
Here is a list of some specific beauty foods, great for the digestion, that will get your skin in great shape in no time:
Coconut products: water, butter, yogurt.
Raw unsweetened cacao
Nuts, nut butters and milks
You will find those foods and many more in abundance in 2 Health App’s Glowing Skin programme. Here are some healthy substitutes to common foods that we consume and are damaging to our skin:
Switch the artificial chemical vitamins to natural supplements as spirulina, wheat-grass, chlorella.
Drink hot water with lemon instead of coffee.
If you love coffee and there is no way to avoid it, use coconut creamer or nut milk instead of dairy.
Consume a powerful green smoothie instead of an omelette for breakfast.
2. Pulling the toxins out
As we said glowing skin comes from within. If your body is full of waste, preservatives, additives and toxins, you will not get the results you are looking for. Exercising is a must if you want to detoxify your body. Trough sweating our body flushes out all the waste and our skin rejuvenates. Find something that you like doing that is physical and do it, frequently and consistently. Yoga, cross-fit, fitness, jogging: it doesn’t really matter what it is as long as it makes you move and sweat.
Water is the best way to flush the toxins out of your body. Try to drink at least 1 ½ litre per day. For better results try 2Health’s recipe for Natural Detox Water.
3. Hydration, hydration, hydration
Water and water-rich fruit and vegetables are natural ways to hydrate your skin from within. However, taking care of your skin on the outside through good skin care products and routine is also essential.
The first step is to remove any chemical-laden or unnatural products from your beauty arsenal. Use only natural bio cosmetics. You can try natural moisturizers such as nut and plant-based oils: coconut oil, jojoba (great for oily skin), olive, argan, avocado, apricot, almond oils.
The second step is starting up a proper, consistent cleansing and hydration routine. 2 Health App’s Glowing Skin programme gives you a healthy step-by-step skin-care routine.
Step number three is protection. Always protect your skin with natural sunscreens and try to minimize your makeup for everyday purposes as much as possible.
To get 2 Health App’s magical Glowing Skin programme download 2 Health App and go to the TIPS section.
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