Beauty Talk: How To Detox Your Skin Inside Out.

Glowing, radiant skin starts from within—which is why you should also consider forgoing some trigger foods like dairy, sugar, and coffee during your skin detox.
While little can be done about external contaminants, it’s very much within your control to keep your skin, youthful, healthy and glowing with the right regime and tools.
For total skin rejuvenation, it’s important to adapt your diet to your skin cleansing goals. Stay off dairy products, fried foods, and added sugar, these clog your pores and can lead to skin-dulling, for the duration of your detox. Instead, opt for lots of alkaline-rich fruits and veggies like peas, broccoli, kale, watermelon, and bananas. Alkaline minerals (like calcium, magnesium, and potassium) keep skin strong (and hair, bones, and teeth, just for added bonus points). Glow from the inside out with healthy fats like avocados and walnuts.
Eat a balanced diet: A good skin detox and rejuvenation diet should include a combination of:
1- Vitamins C and E to act against the damaging effects of UV light and free-radicals.
2- Minerals such as zinc and selenium to build tissues and heal wounds. These minerals are found in foods such as seafood, nuts, grains, and vegetables, leafy greens, bell peppers, broccoli, sesame and sunflower seeds.
3- Vitamin B6 which is found in meats, whole grains, nuts, vegetables and bananas, to balance hormone levels.
4- Vitamin A to help reduce sebum levels in the skin. It’s present in coloured fruits such as mangoes, papaya, peaches, green leafy vegetables, milk and eggs.
5- Essential fatty acids which are found in oily fish, flax seeds, black currant seed, hemp, and evening primrose.
In addition, you should avoid eating fried and trans-fat containing foods such as biscuits, chips, cakes , etc.
It’s also advisable to avoid red meats and refined foods.
Practice Good Skin Care Routine
Now while taking care of your insides do not forget about the outside, I love using my home-made oils on my skin, I also love using natural herbs to exfoliate and cleanse my skin giving me that extra bit of glow I need.
Think of your body/skin as a car. If you only put in the cheapest gasoline, eventually, you’re going to get build-up that leads to bigger issues. But, if you’re filling it with only the best, it’s going to perform at it’s best.
Deeply cleansing your skin is important when detoxing. It speeds up the process and helps to remove any buildup from the outside. I did a post recently about some amazing products (Here). I also love using homemade skincare remedies because I do have an oily skin and we have to do a lot more work when trying to achieve clearer skin.
If you can, avoid wearing makeup while detoxing your skin. When I’m home, I try to not wear makeup, just SPF. If you need to wear makeup, go light and use safe products that are free of toxic ingredients.
Lastly, Get Enough Sleep
I can not stress how important sleep is to us, while you are asleep your body's hydration rebalances and recovers extra moisture. This makes sleep a natural moisturizer that can help to smooth out wrinkles on the skin. If you miss out on sleep it can also affect the moisture levels in your skin and lower your complexion's PH level.
Sleep deprivation affects wound healing, collagen growth, skin hydration, and skin texture. Inflammation is also higher in sleep-deprived patients, causing outbreaks of acne, eczema, psoriasis, and skin allergies. Sleep deprivation can be caused by artificial light, shift work, sleep disturbances, and social life. So if there is someone or something in your life that deprives you of good sleep my darling get rid of it because it is doing you more harm than good.
I do hope my little write up has been informative, please feel free to leave your thoughts below in the comment section and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Linda O Bella




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